Events Archive

November 2014

Nov 20 – Michael Wara / ELPP Lecture Series

11:45am
South Hall, Room 1020

Professor Michael Wara, Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School

An expert on energy and environmental law, Michael Wara’s research focuses on climate and electricity policy. Professor Wara’s current scholarship lies at the intersection between environmental law, energy law, international relations, atmospheric science, and technology policy. Professor Wara was formerly a geochemist and climate scientist and has published work on the history of the El Niño/La Niña system and its response to changing climates, especially those warmer than today. The results of his scientific research have been published in premier scientific journals, including Science and Nature.​

A non-pizza lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Event details

Nov 20 – Erica Nevas / Exxon-Mobil Lunch

Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Location: Pizza House

RSVP to Jenny Cooper

Nov 19 – Erb Online Info Session for Prospective Students

5:00-6:00pm

Want to use business to make the world more sustainable? Learn about the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, and how you can join our dual MBA/MS program with the Ross School of Business and Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE). You’ll hear from the program’s student affairs manager, as well as students in the program, about courses, internships, scholarships, and career paths.

Register for the online info session

View U-M Staff and Erb students in attendance for the info session  here.

Nov 19 – Creating Sustainable Social Impact through Dignified Housing / William Davidson Institute

5:00-6:00pm
R1240
Free and open to the public

Presentation by: Henning Alts Schoutz, Marketing Manager for CEMEX – Patrimonio Hoy

Patrimonio Hoy is one of the first private initiatives that combine what most companies aspire to: it is a real inclusive business being profitable and at the same time producing important social and economic impacts to the participating families and communities.

CEMEX is one of the world’s largest building materials suppliers and cement producers. They provide high quality products and reliable services to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. They produce, distribute, and sell cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and related building materials in more than 50 countries, and maintain trade relationships in approximately 108 nations. CEMEX is also leveraging its core business strengths — institutional knowledge and experience, employees’ talent and time, and capital — to support the social and economic development of communities in ways that foster self-reliance and empowerment.

Read more about CEMEX – Patrimonio Hoy in the Erb Institute’s most recent Base of the Pyramid Blog: “Distinguishing between demand and need in the BoP”

Nov 18 – Workshop on Nonprofit Boards for Professional Development with Alice Korngold

2:00-4:00pm
Ross, R2210

This workshop is by invitation only

Nov 17 – Erb SAC Meeting

Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Nov 13 – Stacey Mitchell / ELPP Careers

11:45 am-12:50 pm
South Hall room 1020

Stacey Mitchell is the Deputy General Counsel for EPA in Washington, DC. She is a former head of the Environmental Crimes Section of the US Department of Justice. Ms. Mitchell earned her undergraduate degree from Colby College and attended Tulane University Law School. After graduating she joined the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted sex crimes, narcotics, and even murder, before returning to her original passion for environmental protection.

A free, non-pizza lunch will be provided. Event details

Nov 13 – Professor Timothy Smith / SNRE Public Lecture

4:00pm
1040 Dana

Dr. Timothy M. Smith is director of the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. He also holds appointments as associate professor of environmental sciences, policy and management, and bioproducts and biosystems engineering.

Dr. Smith’s work focuses on policy and market adoption of technologies that enhance environmental performance, public and private governance of sustainability, and sustainability systems modeling in decision-making.

Dr. Smith has held the rotating chair in sustainable entrepreneurship at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, served on the faculty at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica, and taught Corporate Sustainability and Marketing courses at the Carlson School of Management and Innovation Studies in the College of Continuing Education at UMN.

Nov 7 – Jim Rogers / Erb C-Suite Speaker Series

jim-rogers-dukeEnergy Policy, Environmental Policy and the Transformation of the Power Sector in the 21st Century
Friday, November 7
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.Visit the C-Suite Speaker page for additional events in this series. 

Coudn’t make it? Watch the keynote video here

Nov 5 – Shale Public Finance: Oil and gas development and local governments / Daniel Raimi

2014DanielRaimi11:30am-1:00pm
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)

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