The Erb Institute brings sustainability thought leaders to Ann Arbor each fall and winter as part of our Colloquium series, an informal research seminar series featuring the latest insights and cutting-edge thinking in a broadly defined sustainable enterprise field. Prior to her Colloquium, the Erb Institute sat down with Tima Bansal, Professor of General Management, Sustainability and Strategy at the Ivey Business School, to discuss the gap between business and academia and what both groups can do to better understand each other.The Erb Institute is a partnership between the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan. The institute’s mission is to create a socially and environmentally sustainable world through the power of business. We do that through researchteaching and business engagement—all focused on preparing and supporting bold business leaders who can adeptly transform companies, industries and entire economies for systemic sustainability.

If you are interested in working with the Erb Institute to connect sustainability efforts in academia and business, contact us!