At the Erb Institute, our mission is to create a more sustainable world through the power of business. The Erb Institute is unique among its peer institutions in that we are fortunate to have both a dedicated Faculty Director, Tom Lyon, and faculty supported by three endowed professorships: the Dow Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce; the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise; and the Max McGraw Professor of Global Sustainable Enterprise.
Together, these core faculty members serve as the cornerstones of the institute’s work in the areas of engagement, scholarship and applied research. They work together to teach a diverse array of courses, from Energy Markets and Energy Politics to Strategies for Sustainable Development: Enterprise Integration and Market Transformation.
Our faculty conduct research and engage with experts and the public on topics ranging from market transformation to consumer behavior and policy change.
“In a world where business has a powerful voice in politics, it is not enough for business to simply maximize profits while staying within the rules. Business needs to help craft the rules so that they are inclusive, equitable and do not externalize costs.”
– Tom Lyon, Erb Institute Faculty Director
Each of our new faculty affiliates works to advance the institute’s mission in various ways, including teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, teaching in our executive education programs, advising student projects and conducting new research.