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May 2024

Fall Workshop Series: Passion to Business with Maria Emilia Correa

May 26 @ 10:45 pm EDT

As part of its fall speaker series, please join the Erb Institute for a workshop with Maria Emilia Correa, Co-Founder and Senior Strategist of Sistema B for a workshop focused on integrating passion, sustainability and business. Sistema B was created to solve social and environmental issues using financial results as a tool to achieve an organizational mission. Sistema B focuses on transforming markets to become spaces where success is measured in terms of the well-being of people and the planet.…

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The Elements of Business Sustainability Series: Sustainability Strategy with Tiffany Finley

May 26 @ 10:45 pm EDT

Join us on Monday, November 12 for a workshop with Tiffany Finley! Tiffany will share experiences from her current role as the Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement Lead at Target and her time consulting across many different industries and geographies. We are happy to present the annual Erb Institute Fall Workshop Series: The Elements of Business Sustainability. Through this series, we bring business and sustainability experts to the University of Michigan to share their insights on a variety of sustainability opportunities…

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The Elements of Business Sustainability Series: Social Impact in the Workplace with Chhavi Ghuliani

May 26 @ 10:45 pm EDT

As part of its fall speaker series, please join the Erb Institute for a workshop with Chhavi Ghuliani, Associate Director for BSR HERproject:  a model that brings together global brands, their suppliers, and local partners to create and implement workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Chhavi will discuss the key social and labor risks and opportunities that face businesses and the variety of roles that practitioners can play in mobilizing the private sector; from internal business roles, working with firms…

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The Elements of Business Sustainability Series : Business and Human Rights with Roger McElrath

May 26 @ 10:45 pm EDT

As Associate Director at BSR, Roger has nearly 15 years of experience advising some of the world’s largest brands on a broad range of social, labor, and environmental issues—from factory working conditions, to migrant labor in agricultural production, to living wage across global supply chains. Few people in the world today have more practical, hands-on human-rights experience—in the factories, fields, and board rooms of global sustainability! Informal conversation with Roger McElrath about the opportunities and obstacles to having social, environmental,…

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The Elements of Business Sustainability Series: Global Value Chains with Sean Ansett

May 26 @ 10:45 pm EDT

As part of its fall speaker series, please join the Erb Institute for a workshop with Sean Ansett, President of At Stake Advisors Ltd. Sean is a sustainability executive with 20 years’ experience managing complexity, building multi-stakeholder partnerships, and spearheading change across the apparel, electronics and food sectors. He is founder of At Stake Advisors Limited, a global sustainability consultancy focused on transforming strategy into practice in the areas of human rights, ethical trade, and environmental sustainability. Prior to founding…

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The Elements of Business Sustainability Series: Cultivating Detroit — Diversity, Entrepreneurs and Good Food

May 26 @ 10:45 pm EDT

In promoting social change, organizations benefit from diverse membership, yet diversity is difficult to achieve. Using data collected over a 15-month field study, Professors Sara Soderstrom and Kate Heinze examined how a social movement organization (SMO), FoodLab, mobilized a diverse collective of entrepreneurs, aligned with the good food movement. FoodLab articulated a vision for an imagined future of a diverse good food economy in Detroit that aligned movement goals and entrepreneurs’ livelihoods. This vision supported diverse recruitment, and the organization…

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The Elements of Business Sustainability Series: Metrics with Jennifer Princing

May 26 @ 10:45 pm EDT

Learn to "Measure what Matters" -- a workshop with Dow's Jennifer Princing.

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September 2015

Shared-X Lecture

September 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

12:00pm - 2:00 pm Ross School of Business Former Silicon Valley venture capitalist, John Denniston and Tony Salas (former undersecretary of Agriculture for Peru) are coming to the University of Michigan to give a talk on the genesis of Shared-X, "A for-profit impact company." Shared-X is a partnership formed between Denniston and Salas  to find novel ways to develop rural agriculture in developing countries to achieve 3 goals: "generate attractive financial returns for our customers, lift people out of extreme poverty…

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April 2020

The Elements of Business Sustainability Series: Sustainability Consulting with Robert Kuhn

April 27, 2020 @ 12:00 am EDT

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February 2021

Anti-Racist Community Engagement (For Students)

February 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

This interactive virtual workshop will interrogate the role white supremacy often plays in university community engagement experiences and will explore anti-racist approaches to our work in and with communities. The workshop is designed for students with prior knowledge or experience with community engagement who are interested in learning more about how to practice anti-racism in their engaged course, service, project, or research. Workshop content will build on basic concepts of race, racism, social identity, power, and privilege. If you’re newer…

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