Location: Dana 3556
Department of Management, Politecnico di Milano
Topic: Modeling the Climate Change Challenge
Abstract: Understanding climate change requires a major integration of different disciplines, from social sciences to environmental science to technology. This talk will describe how integrated assessment tools can help model climate change and inform the policy debate. We will discuss the major challenges and opportunities of transitioning towards a low carbon society, highlighting the repercussions on the economic and energy systems, the role of international climate cooperation, and the inequalities and uncertainties characterizing the climate impacts. The results of numerical and empirical models will be used to discuss the role of climate and energy policies in managing the climate challenge.
Co-sponsored by Ross Strategy
Location: Dana, 2024
Topic: Organizational change and energy reforms
Sara Soderstrom & Todd Schifeling, University of Michigan
Co-sponsored by Ross Strategy
Location: 1040 Dana
Co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Systems
*By invite only
In a fast-paced, hands-on #BeTheSignal workshop, Andy Revkin, the prize-winning New York Times Dot Earth blogger and Pace University Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, will show how anyone can cut against the noise and overload on the Web and become an effective online communicator, community builder and information sleuth. The session will start with a high-speed tour of cutting-edge material on blogs, Twitter, Facebook (yes, Facebook) and YouTube. The class will shift to workshop mode, as Revkin works with participants in live demonstrations to build their comfort level with these Web tools.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ann Arbor starting with an informal reception on Thursday, October 13. Scheduled programming will run from Friday, October 14-Saturday, October 15. The registration site is now open. We will continue to update the agenda as we fill in programming.
Erb Returns is a time to reconnect and network with fellow Erb alumni and to reinvigorate your passion for sustainability! Programming will include breakout sessions and hands-on workshops. We are looking for alumni to give Ted Talks, lead sessions, present on innovative work, share major lessons you’ve learned navigating careers that incorporate your passion for sustainability and share best practices in your work. We will be sending out a call for proposals in early summer.
Co-sponsored by Ross M&O
Location: Ross School of Business, Robertson Auditorium
Kathleen McLaughlin is the Chief Sustainability Officer for Walmart, and the President of the Walmart Foundation. Walmart uses its strengths to create economic opportunity for individuals and foster inclusive economic development; enhance the sustainability of food, apparel, and general merchandise supply chains; and strengthen the resilience of local communities. Last year, in addition to business initiatives investing in people and businesses in supply chains, the company surpassed over $1.4 billion in giving worldwide, including $1 billion of food donations. McLaughlin joined Walmart in 2013. Before that, she spent over 20 years with the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. McLaughlin earned a Bachelor of Science from Boston University, and she also earned a Master of Arts from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.