News and Events
President Mary Sue Coleman announced on April 1st that U-M will adopt a worker safety initiative by recommendation of the President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights. The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh initiative is a five year agreement to establish public reporting, independent fire and building safety inspectors and improving factory safety practices for workers. Read more
Erb faculty affiliate and Ross professor, Ravi Anupindi is chair of the advisory committee and Erb student, Kelsea Ballantyne (’16) serves on the advisory committee. Congratulations, Professor Anupindi and Kelsea, and thanks for your work on this important initiative!
The Erb Institute Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman, joins pioneering leaders of the Corporate EcoForum advisory board who work to advance sustainability within the the Global 500. Congratulations Andy!
SustainAbility Report: Model Behavior: 20 Business Model Innovations for Sustainability, co-authored by Erb alum Ryan Whisnant and a SustainAbility colleague.
The report identifies 20 distinct business models falling into five categories, offering a closer look at what’s occurring in each of these models to produce more sustainable outcomes. Read the report
“During a recent World Environment Center roundtable in New York City, it became clear that modern challenges including urbanization, climate change and economic woes are forcing the public and private sectors to revamp their thinking about infrastructure.” Read the full blog
“This project was conceived as one where the environmental issues associated with what the industry had been using in the past were addressed, while also conveying a first mover competitive advantage over others who were forced to compromise on energy efficiency or product cost when choosing previous generations of blowing agent solutions,” Catania said. Read more
SNRE Honors and Awards, followed by the annual picnic at ~4:30 and the Ann Arbor Alumni Reception at 6:00.
Erb Community: come celebrate the class of 2014′s graduation as well as Tom Gladwin’s influential and impactful career.
All Erb Community members including students and alums are invited to attend.
Michigan Green Infrastructure Conference: Protecting water resources and promoting economic development
Location: Lansing Center