News and Events
September 3, 2015
The Erb Institute was featured in September’s issue of Delta Sky Magazine for the dual degree MBA/MS program and it’s work to create a sustainable world through the power of business. Erb Managing Director, Terry Nelidov and Erb Student, Marianna Kerppola share how the Erb Institute is shifting business and student culture for careers in sustainable impact.
“Millennials, [Terry Nelidov] notes, crave work with purpose. They want more than just a job, they want to positively influence their world; they crave community at work and want to see a rapid and direct link between what they do and real social change. ‘It’s no longer enough for them to have a traditional MBA,’ says Nelidov. ‘They want an MBA with impact.’”
“In her final year, [Marianna Kerppola] plans to dive deeper into sectors outside of retail in her search for sustainable solutions to what she calls ‘the tough issues in business.’ ‘On paper, none of these things seems connected, but I’m not unique in the Erb program,’ she says. ‘We’re all extraordinarily curious and have a broad range of ideas about how we might make an impact in the world.’”
July 10, 2015
Terry F. Yosie, President & CEO of the World Environment Center shares his thoughts on Pope Francis’ recent climate change Encyclical letter accompanied with responses from sustainability leaders including Erb Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman.
Read the GreenBiz article “A thoughtful conversation about the Pope’s Encyclical” (pdf) or read it online.
June 17, 2015
Erb Faculty Director Andy Hoffman says the Encyclical on climate change could be a ‘game changer’. Read more about this topic in recent The Conversation blog by Andy Hoffman and Erb student Jenna White titled “The pope as a messenger: making climate change a moral issue“.
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April 15, 2015
Erb student, Marianna Kerppola was featured as a top innovative female student at the University of Michigan to watch in 2015 for her startup, BetterHope. Read the featured blog “15 Innovative Female Students to Watch in 2015″ (pdf) or read it online.
April 14, 2015
Erb Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman was interviewed by Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Hays Advantage about “why people reject climate change” while speaking at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Conference on April 13, 2015. Listen to the interview on “Why People Reject Climate Change” (audio mp3)
April 10, 2015
A blog written by Erb Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman and Erb Student, Jenna White was recommended by New York Times reporter, Andrew Revkin on the topic of climate change as a moral issue.
April 9, 2015
March 17, 2015
Congratulations to Erb student Mikaela Rodkin and her U-M Fresh Fare student team members on winning 2nd place at the SPH Innovation in Action competition! Fresh Fare strives to increase access to healthy food through a transportation collaboration between grocery retailers and a rideshare program.
March 12, 2015
12:00pm – 2:00 pm
Ross School of Business
Former Silicon Valley venture capitalist, John Denniston is coming to the University of Michigan to give a talk on the genesis of Shared-X, “A for-profit impact company.” Shared-X is a partnership formed between himself and Tony Salas (former undersecretary of Agriculture for Peru) to find novel ways to develop rural agriculture in developing countries to achieve 3 goals: “generate attractive financial returns for our customers, lift people out of extreme poverty and deploy sustainable agricultural techniques to a region of the world that has rarely seen them.”
12:30 pm – 5:00pm
Room 1024, U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment
Time and location TBD
This event is open to the Erb Community
Open to Erb community members
Open to Erb EAB members
Location: Ross Colloquium
Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy
Mark Tercek is President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the global conservation organization known for its intense focus on collaboration and getting things done for the benefit of people and nature. He is the author of the Washington Post and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling book Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.
Growing up as a city kid in Cleveland, Mark was a late-bloomer to conservation. It was becoming a parent that sparked his passion for nature. “I want to be able to look my kids in the eye,” he says, “and tell them I did all I could to leave the world a better place.”
A former managing director and Partner for Goldman Sachs, where he spent 24 years, Mark brings deep business experience to his role leading the Conservancy, which he joined in 2008. He is a champion of the idea of natural capital — valuing nature for its own sake as well as for the services it provides for people, such as clean air and water, productive soils and a stable climate. Read more about Mr. Tercek