July 10, 2014
George Washington University and American University recently made a deal to buy more than half of their power from solar power farms. Erb alumni Meghan Chapple and Mark Ellis led and were at the forefront of the George Washington University deal.
May 28, 2014
Erb student, Kelsea Ballantyne wants to make a difference through companies that “measure up to her moral and ethical standards”. Kelsea chose to accept her 2014 summer internship at local Detroit nonprofit Focus: HOPE vs. an offer from the Ford Motor company based on her measure of potential for a positive impact. Read the BBC article (pdf)
May 16, 2014
The sustainability and business education landscape is changing rapidly and on a global scale. Students, business leaders and professors are shifting priorities towards business practice focused on positive change. Dean Alison Davis-Blake of the Ross School of Business adds that it’s essential for educational experiences to “incorporate positive business, focusing on developing leaders who can create economic value, build great places to work, and contribute to their local and global communities.”
May 15, 2014
The Philippines were heavily damaged by a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Bohol and shortly after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2012. The mass devastation inspired Erb alumnus, Ryan Whisnant ’10 and his wife and Ross alumna, Aileen to set up a crowd funding site to collect donations for recovery efforts. Read the full story in the Ross Dividend magazine here.
May 13, 2014
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April 28, 2014
Algal Scientific received funding from Evonik to start their first commercial production plant in Michigan. Algal Scientific uses a sustainable technology to use B-glucan for animal feed, which produces healthier livestock. Algal Scientific was co-founded by Erb alumnus Jeff LeBrun (’09). Read the press release (pdf) or read it online.
April 2, 2014
President Mary Sue Coleman announced on April 1st that U-M will adopt a worker safety initiative by recommendation of the President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights. The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh initiative is a five year agreement to establish public reporting, independent fire and building safety inspectors and improving factory safety practices for workers. Read more
Erb faculty affiliate and Ross professor, Ravi Anupindi is chair of the advisory committee and Erb student, Kelsea Ballantyne (’16) serves on the advisory committee. Congratulations, Professor Anupindi and Kelsea, and thanks for your work on this important initiative!