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October 2022

CPRT Expert Dialogue: The Bridge Alliance: Tapping Ideological, Racial, Generational & Gender Diversity to Renew Civic Space… and How Business Can Help

October 13, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
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A CPRT Expert Dialogue with Debilyn Molineaux and Rev. Dr. F. Willis Johnson of The Bridge Alliance Though many business leaders are concerned about the effects of polarization and partisan conflict internally and externally, few are aware of the burgeoning movement to build bridges and renew civic space. Members of the Bridge Alliance, a coalition of over 90 organizations representing over three million Americans, are embracing ideological, racial, generational and gender diversity and collaborating to promote healthy self-governance in our…

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November 2022

CPRT Expert Dialogue: A Conservative Perspective on Clean Energy Innovation: Implications for CPR Following the 2022 Midterm Elections

November 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST
On-line event

A CPRT Expert Dialogue with Tyler Duvelius of the Conservative Energy Network Thursday, November 17, 3-4:15pm ET Tyler Duvelius has built his career bringing conservative viewpoints into the clean energy conversation, working to educate, train, and organize conservative grassroots support for clean energy issues, and actively participating in clean energy policy discussions at the local, state, and federal levels. Please join us for an engaging Expert Dialogue with Tyler where we will explore: How would you describe a conservative approach to clean…

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December 2022

CPR, Externalities & Fiduciary Duty: Why Investors are Concerned about Corporate Impacts on People & Planet

December 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm EST
On-line event

A CPRT Expert Dialogue with Josh Zinner of ICCR and John Keenan of AFSCME Investors are increasingly concerned about the impacts corporations have on people and the planet, and the risks these can create for businesses, investors, and beneficiaries. Institutional investors in particular worry about “externalities” that can undermine a firm’s financial performance or amplify systemic risks across all portfolios. Given these impacts, some investors view it as central to their fiduciary duty to engage more actively with portfolio companies,…

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January 2023

Racial and Economic Equity, Inclusion and Long-term Sustainability: The Critical Role of CPR

January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST
On-line event

A CPRT Expert Dialogue with Mahlet Getachew of PolicyLink Over the past few years, business leaders have become more aware of racial discrimination and economic inequity, and how they affect employees, customers, communities and their businesses. Many are now working to create cultures of equity and inclusion, promote economic opportunity and invest in the communities where they operate, yet important questions remain if their efforts are to be effective. Please join us for a timely interactive dialogue with Mahlet Getachew,…

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February 2023

The Paradoxes of Shareholder Voice: CPR & the Investment Manager Perspective

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST
On-line event

A CPRT Expert Dialogue with Jonas Kron, Chief Advocacy Officer at Trillium Asset Management Amidst the current debate about ESG and impact investing, fund managers are taking a deeper look at the political activities of the companies they invest in. Some push companies into active advocacy. Others focus on ensuring that political influences are not adding risk, or insisting that firms stay out of politics altogether. Yet all of these strategies raise enormous practical questions.  Please join us for our…

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March 2023

CPRT Expert Dialogue: Better Disclosure: Could a Voluntary Lobby Disclosure Platform Improve CPR While Lowering Reporting Requirements?

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
On-line event

An Expert Dialogue with Christine Mahoney of the University of Virginia Despite the enormous burden of current reporting requirements on lobbying activity, there is surprisingly little useful information to enable problem-solving or accountability. Meanwhile, companies now face pressure to report in more depth on the issues they advocacy priorities and their positions on key issues.  Lawmakers and their staffs struggle to make sense of the policy landscape and cumbersome comment processes, while constituents are demanding more accountability from their elected…

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The Battle Over ESG: Profits, Purpose & Politics

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

We are excited to host a timely discussion about ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) at Ross Business School in March, featuring Elizabeth Doty (Director, Erb Corporate Political Responsibility Taskforce); Bennett Freeman (Associate Fellow of Chatham House and former Senior Vice President of Calvert Investments); Vik Khanna (William W. Cook Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School); and moderated by Erb Institute Faculty Director, Tom Lyon.  As the ESG agenda has gained traction and momentum over the last decade, it has attracted inevitable criticism and a backlash—and now even a…

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December 2016

Sara Soderstrom & Todd Schifeling / Erb Colloquium

December 1, 2016 @ 12:00 am - March 25, 2023 @ 5:07 pm EST

Sara Soderstrom and Todd Schifeling presented on emerging research based on following the 2016 cohort of fellows in EDF's Climate Corps program. These change agents are tasked with achieving substantial improvements in energy practices at major organizations in about ten weeks. This is an ideal research setting for learning about how to accelerate the changes in the trenches that are urgently needed to address climate change. Co-sponsored by Ross M & O

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October 2016

Marian Chertow / Erb Colloquium

October 21, 2016 @ 12:00 am - March 25, 2023 @ 5:07 pm EDT

Marian Chertow is a professor of industrial environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, business/environment issues, waste management, circular economy, and urban industrial systems. Current research interests are: (1) industrial symbiosis involving geographically based exchanges of materials, energy, water and wastes within networks of businesses; (2) industrial ecology in resource-poor, emerging economies; (3) using material flow analysis and other methods to quantify and compare resource flows through urban…

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Kira Fabrizio / Erb Colloquium

October 28, 2016 @ 12:00 am - March 25, 2023 @ 5:07 pm EDT

Kira Fabrizio came to the Boston University School of Management in 2011 from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She received her PhD and MA from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her BA from Wesleyan University. Her areas of interest involve knowledge exploitation, firm strategy, innovation, intellectual property rights, and environmental policy. In addition, she has received various awards for her scholarly work, including the Crawford Dissertation Fellowship and the Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship.…

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