Navigating Troubled Waters: A Primer for Managers on Water Challenges and Opportunities

November 5, 2014

  • Water everywhere? An emerging global water crisis
  • The impacts of a water crisis
  • ‘Water Wars’: Understanding emerging conflicts
  • Industry focus: Sectors facing tensions
  • Moving forward: Opportunities and solutions

Driving Sustainable Changes in our Food Systems

September 16, 2014

Topics within this report include:

  • Erb community members leading the way toward food sustainability through:
    • Exploring the benefits of buying locally grown food
    • Taking the waste out of takeout
    • Sowing the seeds for food system sustainability
  • Breaking new ground in food systems research
  • A Cargill executive speaking out on world food security with U-M students and faculty

Driving Sustainable Changes in our Global Food Systems, Report No. 142

Innovations in Biodiversity Management

July 29, 2014

  • Global biodiversity loss and ecosystem services
  • The science of biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Biodiversity management strategies
  • Open considerations about how companies can make the business case for biodiversity management, working with and through the unknown–a systems approach, complementary action and use in the business context


The Role of the Private Sector in Addressing Resource Scarcity Risk

January 27, 2014

Promoting the Sustainability of Our Water Resources

October 16, 2013

Innovating for a Sustainable Built Environment

July 12, 2013


Innovating for a Sustainable Built Environment
Report No. 135, 4 pages

  • First Erb Case Study Competition Award Winners
  • Creating walkable neighborhoods with Richard Bole
  • Turning vacant urban land into green spaces with Josh Newell
  • Michele Diener on moving the needle in the sustainable hospitality sector
  • Providing safe, portable housing to improve health
  • Jenn Layke on fostering thought leadership in building efficiency
  • Andy Hoffman and Rebecca Henn’s New Green Building book from MIT press
  • Andy Hoffman’s green building curriculum award
  • Lots of great research reports and case studies on Yellowstone, Greening Brownfield Properties.. and much much more.
    Innovating for a Sustainable Built Environment (pdf)

Sustainability Cases Attract Global Audience

July 12, 2013

Sustainability Cases Attract Global Audience / Report No. 134, 4 pages

  • Winners announce in first sustainability case competition
  • Popular Erb Strategy Course Fills Niche
  • REI Rentals Case Study

Sustainability Cases Attract Global Audience (pdf)

Erb Alumni Engage

April 1, 2013

Erb Alumni Engage / Report No. 133, 4 pages

  • Boston alumni dodge drifts to attend Erb Road Show
  • Student Affairs Manager exploring innovative ways to connect community
  • Alumni funding
  • Ways to engage
  • Comparative Ross and Erb salary data for class of 2012

Erb Alumni Engage (pdf)

Sustainable Entrepreneurship at the Erb Institute

February 15, 2013

Sustainable Entrepreneurship at the Erb InstituteReport No. 132, 4 pages

Erb students and alumni demonstrate leadership in turning planet-friendly innovations into profit-making ventures. Erb entrepreneurs collaborate with distinguished experts from across the University of Michigan, and leverage the award-winning resources offered by the Ross School of Business. Chief among these resources is the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies (ZLI), a key partner in providing Erb students with the skills and opportunities they need to pilot and scale sustainable enterprises. Through a combination of coursework, grantawards, competitions and master’s projects, the Erb Institute is empowering the next generation of socially and environmentally motivated entrepreneurs.

Working at the Forefront of Climate-Change Action and Opportunity

February 15, 2013

Working at the Forefront of Climate-Change Action and Opportunity / Report No. 131, 4 pages

Energized by overwhelming scientific evidence and agreement that human activity is causing serious changes in the Earth’s climate, the Erb Institute has joined environmental, social, and economic leaders around the
world in promoting climate-change research, action, and opportunity on a global scale. Reaching across business sectors and national borders, the Institute has identified and disseminated strategies for advancing energy-efficient technologies, informing the climate policies of key decision-makers, and encouraging climate-wise behavior by corporations and consumers.
Working at the Forefront of Climate-Change Action and Opportunity (pdf)