About the Erb Institute
The Erb Institute is a partnership between the Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) 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 research, teaching and business engagement—all focused on preparing and supporting bold business leaders who can adeptly transform companies, industries and entire economies for systemic sustainability.
The institute was founded 20 years ago as a dual-degree program in which graduate students receive their MBA from Ross and their MS from SNRE. Today, the institute has grown to include scholarly and applied research on business sustainability, as well as direct business engagement to turn ideas into action through on-the-ground projects with companies, social enterprises and nonprofits committed to business sustainability.Read more about the Institute's Direction