Rackham Amphitheatre, 915 E. Washington St.
Free and open to the public
Mayor George Heartwell will talk about challenges and successes of implementing sustainable practices within the City of Grand Rapids.
This event is hosted by Program in the Environment (PitE) and co-sponsored by Graham Sustainability Institute; Center for Local, State, & Urban Policy (CLOSUP), Ford School; Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Environmental Law and Policy Program; Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute
Time and location TBD
This event is open to the Erb Community
12:30 pm – 5:00pm
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.”
Radrick Challenge Course, 1120 N. Dixboro Rd.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Theme: Opening Governance
Register for the webinar
During this prospective student webinar, we’ll talk about the application process to both Ross and SNRE, timelines for the year, and interesting projects that our students are working on.
June 2 – Supply Chain Sustainability: Emerging Trends and Opportunities for Action / BSR Connect Event
The event will feature an interactive dialogue with BSR issue experts and industry peers highlighting best practices and opportunities for action, followed by an informal reception to continue the conversation.
During this event, we will discuss:
- Commodities of concern: From conflict minerals and leather to electronics and beyond, what are significant sustainability issues in the commodities and components used in automotive and other industrial supply chains?
- Human rights and working conditions: How do new global standards on business and human rights apply to company supply chains, and how can companies engage effectively?
- Climate resilience: What role is climate change, as well as potential regulatory responses, likely to play in global supply chains, and how can companies prepare?