In 1996, the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Environmental Management Institute, a joint venture between the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment (now known as the School for Environment and Sustainability), was established through a $5 million endowment gift from Frederick Erb, U-M BBA ’47, and his wife, Barbara. Subsequent Erb gifts, eventually totalling $20 million, represent the largest known commitment to a university for interdisciplinary teaching and research in the area of global sustainable enterprise.
Twenty years ago, the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise began with a noble concept: Create a better world by harnessing the combined power of business and science to drive positive, sustainable social and environmental change.
Over 20 years of impact, community, research and education.
Over 500 strong and counting.