The City of Cambridge, Harvard University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology originally founded the Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future in 2013. They viewed the Compact as a community partnership and encouraged non-profits and businesses to join. Now, the Compact is at almost 20 members with the goal to keep growing.
Compact members want to make larger, more meaningful contributions to the challenges global climate change presents. Every member signs the Compact and agrees to, “work to create broader collaboration among themselves and with other community partners in order to leverage the combined capacities in research, teaching, innovation, entrepreneurship, and program development” to “create a more healthy, livable, and sustainable Cambridge.”