News and Events
October 23, 2014
Erb Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman unpacts his and John Ehrenfeld’s analysis of the fourth wave in the sustainability movement: Systems Thinking. Read more about Why Systems Thinking is the Next Step in Sustainability (pdf) or read it online.
October 22, 2014
October 22, 2014
Andy Hoffman, Faculty Director of the Erb Institute and John Flesher, Environmental Reporter from the Associated Press discuss the politics of climate change and how people, communities and companies are approaching the subject and it’s significance.
October 7, 2014
New Report offers insights from clean energy stakeholders in Seoul Korea in May 2014. Erb Executive in Residence, Tom Catania participated as a moderator at the event.
September 29, 2014
Watch the Nespresso MBA Challenge finalist’s from Michigan Ross “ground truth” their winning Nespresso recommendations in Costa Rica. Special thanks to Terry Nelidov, Erb Institute Managing Director for advising the team and Emma Wendt, Erb Institute Student Affairs Manager for accompanying the team in Costa Rica. Read more about the winning team and the Nespresso MBA Challenge.
August 21, 2014
The National Academies Press recently released Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders. Ross Associate Dean Valerie Suslow is quoted on climate change in the curriculum in Chapter 3 and Erb Institute Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman is quoted in Chapter 4 on incorporating climate change education into business schools. Andy Hoffman also served on the report’s steering committee. Read more
August 21, 2014
Former Erb Post-doc, Nardia Haigh and Erb Institute Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman recently published the article on hybrid organizations and corporate sustainability in Organization & Environment. Read the article: The New Heretics: Hybrid Organizations and the Challenges They Present to Corporate Sustainability (pdf) or online here.
This paper was featured in a Management Ink article, “Can a business be socially responsible and still make a profit?”.
August 20, 2014
U-M Students Mike Bianco and Michelle Fournier and Erb student Jenny Cooper published their research on the interconnected relationship between industrial agriculture and the decline of honey bee colonies: Honey Bee Population Decline in Michigan: Causes, Consequences, and Responses to Protect the State’s Agriculture and Food System in the Michigan Journal of Public Affairs.
August 14, 2014
These scholarships are available to “MBA students [who have] achieved a meritorious GPA and [have] demonstrated exemplary academic standing, strong entrepreneurial knowledge and interests, and engagement with courses, programs, and leadership at the University of Michigan”. Read more about their scholarship achievements (pdf) or read it online
Feeding People and Reducing Waste: Is Sustainable Packaging a Paradox?
- David Clark, VP, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability and member of the Erb External Advisory Board
- Charlie Schwarze, Manager, Sustainability and Erb Class of 2014
- Leonore Hijazi, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability Specialist and Erb Class of 2010
- Leah Beal, Sustainability Specialist
This event is closed to the public and is by invitation only.
Betty Ford Classroom (1110), Weill Hall, Ford School of Public Policy
Free and open to the public
Daniel Raimi, Associate in Research, Duke University Energy Institute
Sponsored by: Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
Co-sponsored by: the Erb Institute and the Program in the Environment (PitE)
Ross School of Business, R2310
The Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps will be presenting an info session for graduate student summer internships.
Energy Policy, Environmental Policy and the Transformation of the Power Sector in the 21st Century
Thursday, November 6
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: Ross School of Business, Colloquium (6th Floor)
Jim Rogers was chairman of the board for Duke Energy until his retirement on December 31, 2013. Rogers served as a CEO in the utility industry for 25 years. Over that period, he delivered an average total sharefholder return of more than 12 percent per year by focusing on sustainable growth and executing a series of well-timed mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. In 2013, Rogers was awarded the Edison Electric Institute’s Distinguished Leadership Award by his industry peers in recognition of his 25 years of service and exemplary contributions to the electric utility industry.
Title: “City Revitalization from the Ground Up: The Case of a Local Food Collective in Detroit”
Aron Cramer is the President and CEO of BSR. Aron is an authority on corporate responsibility by leaders in business and NGOs. He advises senior executives at BSR’s 250 member companies and other global businesses, and is regularly featured as a speaker at major events and in a range of media outlets. Under his leadership, BSR has doubled its staff and significantly expanded its global presence. Aron is co-author of the book Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World, about the corporate responsibility strategies that drive business success.
Time and Location: TBA
Location: Assembly Hall, Rackham Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
This Michigan Meeting will be a culmination of an 18 month dialogue on an issue of interdisciplinary and global importance: the engagement of the academy in creating informed decision-making with the public and political realms.