Events Archive

November 2014

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

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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Nov 5 – EDF Climate Corps Internship Info Session

Ross School of Business, R2310

The Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps will be presenting an info session for graduate student summer internships.

Nov 5 – Michigan Business Challenge Info Session and Start-up Workshop

Michigan Business Challenge Info Session
W2760, Wyly Hall, Ross School of Business

Startup Workshop: How to Ideate
W2760, Wyly Hall, Ross School of Business

The Michigan Business Challenge is a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition where student teams pitch their ideas for the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling over $75,000, gain feedback from judges and expand their business network. Round 1 kicks-off December 5 – Be a part of it! This challenge is sponsored jointly by ZLI, the Center for Social Impact, and the Erb Institute.

New This Year: Social Impact Track! This $15,000 award recognizes the business plan that best pursues a mission driven goal through its product/service offerings and underlying operations. Eligible teams will be selected during the first round of MBC to compete in the Social Impact Track starting during the second round. This award is co-sponsored by the Zell Lurie Institute, the Center for Social Impact, and the Erb Institute.

Any student that submits an application will be invited to compete in Round 1. Intent to Compete due Nov. 17 at 8:00 a.m.

Nov 3-4 – Erb Peer Roundtable Meeting

By invitation.

October 2014

Oct 31 – Amcor Workshop on Sustainable Packaging


Feeding People and Reducing Waste: Is Sustainable Packaging a Paradox?

  • David Clark, VP, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability and member of the Erb External Advisory Board
  • Charlie Schwarze, Manager, Sustainability and Erb Class of 2014
  • Leonore Hijazi, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability Specialist and Erb Class of 2010
  • Leah Beal, Sustainability Specialist

This event is closed to the public and is by invitation only.

Oct 31 – Anthony Heyes / Erb Colloquium

Room: Ross, 1220

Topic: “NGO’s as Shiners of Light”

Anthony Heyes is the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Economics, Department of Economics, University of Ottowa

Co-sponsored by: Business Economics at Ross

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Oct 27 – Business and Sustainability: Markets, Policy and Country Context

Dana, Room 1028

Jorge Rivera, Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy, George Washington University

Free and open to the public

Oct 20 – The Lilliputians and the Future of Environmental Regulation / Michelle Pautz

Ford School of Public Policy, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Free and open to the public. Pizza will be provided.

Michelle Pautz, Associate Professor, Director of the Master of Public Administration Program, University of Dayton

Description: The modern environmental regulatory state in the U.S. has been dictated by statutes that are more than four decades old and is in need of updating.  However, in the face of a gridlocked Congress and growing partisanship nationwide, it is unlikely those changes will come from our elected leaders; therefore, we have to turn elsewhere.  The often-unnoticed actor in environmental policy is the state regulator—the Lilliputian.  Together, these Lilliputians comprise the foundation of environmental regulation and the future regulatory state should increasingly rely on these little giants of environmental protection.

Co-sponsored by: the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) and the Erb Institute

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Oct 20 – Cultivate Hope: Found, Not Lost / Positive Links Speaker Series

Ross, Colloquium
Free and open to the public

“Cultivate Hope: Found, Not Lost”

Oana Branzei is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University; and Visiting Professor with the Center for Positive Organizations and the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at Michigan Ross.

Neil Hetherington is the Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity New York City.

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Oct 16 – Aspen Institute Business Education: Meeting our Highest Aspirations for Capitalism

Ford Foundation, New York

Hosted by: The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program

Erb Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman presented on the Globalens case study “Coke in the Cross Hairs: Water, India and the University of Michigan“. The case explores the relationship between the University and Coca-Cola in the face of demands of activists concerned with the company’s environmental and labor policies.

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