Director MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, MIT
Dr. Alexis Bateman is a Research Scientist and MITx Course Lead at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. She also directs MIT Sustainable Supply Chains that engages with public and private partners on research to address social and environmental challenges in supply chains.
Dr. Bateman has over ten years of experience in the public sector, industry, and academic settings. She received a PhD from the University of California, Irvine in Planning, Policy, and Design as well as a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. Her work focuses on deep tier supply chain traceability and transparency. Through her research, she has engaged closely with major industrial partners, public agencies, and non-governmental organizations on a number of projects.
As supply chains become increasingly multinational and complex, some of the most significant impacts occur deep in the supply chain – greenhouse gas emissions, child and slave labor, deforestation, and more. Consumers, investors, employees, and taxpayers are increasingly demanding that companies and governments be responsible for the environmental and social impacts of their supply chains. … read more >>