Events Archive

November 2015

Nov 20 – Erb Prospective Student Info Session

Room R0230, U-M Ross School of Business

Nov 20 – Glen Dowell / Erb Colloquium

Location: Ross, R2320

Glen Dowell
Area Coordinator of Management and Organizations; Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Johnson School of Business, Cornell University

Co-Sponsor: Ross Strategy

Nov 13 – Roger McElrath / Erb Workshop

Location TBD

Business and Human Rights Workshop with Roger McElrath
Students will gain a practical approach to helping companies, particularly transnational food-and-agriculture companies, make sense of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, and take practical steps to assess human-rights risks in their global operations.

RSVP to be announced

Nov 12 – Joe Arvai / Decision Consortium

4464 East Hall
530 Church Street, Ann Arbor

Supporting decisions for sustainability

Joe Arvai is the Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise and the Faculty Director of the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan.

Event details

Nov 12 – Career Impact through Sustainability Consulting / Roger McElrath

Dana 1028

Informal breakfast conversation with Roger McElrath about the opportunities and obstacles to having social, environmental, and human-rights impact through sustainability consulting to companies.

October 2015

Oct 30 – Transportation, Economics, Energy and the Environment (TE3) Conference

U-M Michigan League

Registration closes on October 22, 2015
Visit the conference site for more information.

Hosted by: University of Michigan Energy Institute
Sponsored by: Apparent, Ford, Oak Ridge National Labratory, Toyota, Michigan Mobility Transformation Center and the Erb Institute

Oct 30 – Sharon Flynn / Erb Workshop

Sharon Flynn (1)12:00-1:30pm
Ford Commons, Dana

What’s next for stakeholder engagement?: An impact-focused approach

Read more about the workshop

Oct 29 – Mark Tercek / Erb C-Suite

Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Ross Colloquium (6th Floor)

Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy

Nature’s Fortune: why saving nature is the smartest investment you can make

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

Oct 27 – Panikos Georgallis / Erb Colloquium

Location: Ross, R2320

Panikos Georgallis
Dow Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Erb Institute; Energy Institute, University of Michigan

Title: “Shine on me: Industry coherence, social movement support, and government endorsement of the solar photovoltaic industry”

Oct 23 – Dev Jennings / Erb Colloquium

Location: Dana, 2024

Dev Jennings
Academic Director, CCCSR: Winspear Professor of Business, University of Alberta

Title: “Institutional theory and the natural environment: Research in (and on) the Anthropocene”