News Archive

Why Systems Thinking is the Next Step in Sustainability

October 23, 2014

Erb Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman unpacts his and John Ehrenfeld’s analysis of the fourth wave in the sustainability movement: Systems Thinking. Read more about Why Systems Thinking is the Next Step in Sustainability (pdf) or read it online.

Erb alum Nina Henning heading up innovative work in Ghana through SC Johnson

October 22, 2014

WOW-bundlebErb alumna Nina Henning is heading up innovative solutions to reduce the threat of malaria infections through SC Johnson’s WOW™ product bundle. The bundle is focuses on serving at-risk populations at the base of the pyramid (BoP).

Read more through Nina Henning’s blog (pdf) or read it online.

Read more about SC Johnson’s WOW™ concept (pdf) or read it online.

What’s in a word? Politics of “Climate Change”

October 22, 2014

New Radio Logo simple halfsizeAndy Hoffman, Faculty Director of the Erb Institute and John Flesher, Environmental Reporter from the Associated Press discuss the politics of climate change and how people, communities and companies are approaching the subject and it’s significance.

Listen to the Michigan Radio conversation with John Flesher and Andy Hoffman and read the recording summary

The Climate Change Debate and Politics

October 22, 2014

Erb Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman is quoted in National Journal for the climate change debate and how it’s represented by political candidates. Read the article

Clean Energy Ministerial Releases CEM5 Roundtables Report

October 7, 2014

New Report offers insights from clean energy stakeholders in Seoul Korea in May 2014. Erb Executive in Residence, Tom Catania participated as a moderator at the event.

Read the report on Public-Private Roundtables at the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (pdf) or read more about the report online.

Two Erb students featured in Poets & Quants article on the Ross School of Business and the Erb Institute

October 1, 2014

Kelsea Ballantyne and Joanna Herrmann (both Erb ’16) were featured in Poets & Quants on Ross’ positive impact on social and sustainable business education.

Read “Ross: Making an impact before it was cool” (pdf) or read it online.

Video from the Michigan Ross Nespresso MBA Challenge Finalists

September 29, 2014

Watch the Nespresso MBA Challenge finalist’s from Michigan Ross “ground truth” their winning Nespresso recommendations in Costa Rica. Special thanks to Terry Nelidov, Erb Institute Managing Director for advising the team and Emma Wendt, Erb Institute Student Affairs Manager for accompanying the team in Costa Rica. Read more about the winning team and the Nespresso MBA Challenge.


New report from the National Academies on Climate Change Education

August 21, 2014

The National Academies Press recently released Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders. Ross Associate Dean Valerie Suslow is quoted on climate change in the curriculum in Chapter 3 and Erb Institute Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman is quoted in Chapter 4 on incorporating climate change education into business schools. Andy Hoffman also served on the report’s steering committee.  Read more

New article on hybrid organizations and corporate sustainability

August 21, 2014

Former Erb Post-doc, Nardia Haigh and Erb Institute Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman recently published the article on hybrid organizations and corporate sustainability in Organization & Environment.  Read the article: The New Heretics: Hybrid Organizations and the Challenges They Present to Corporate Sustainability (pdf) or online here.

This paper was featured in a Management Ink article, “Can a business be socially responsible and still make a profit?”.

Honey Bee Population Decline in Michigan

August 20, 2014

U-M Students Mike Bianco and Michelle Fournier and Erb student Jenny Cooper published their research on the interconnected relationship between industrial agriculture and the decline of honey bee colonies: Honey Bee Population Decline in Michigan: Causes, Consequences, and Responses to Protect the State’s Agriculture and Food System in the Michigan Journal of Public Affairs.