Shaping A Sustainable Future – Getting to Net Zero Michigan Ross 2023 MAP Project with The University of Exeter and the UN Climate Champions Story by Lynnette Iannace of Michigan Ross Cover photo by Thomas Richter on Unsplash One of our international MAP projects this year “The Tipping Point Project” has the potential to truly […]
As governments and public entities remain slow-moving, companies backing their values with action matters more than ever. But for those unsure how to respond to shifting expectations, how do they know they’re leading in a responsible way?
Detroit is poised to become a global leader in business sustainability, but this will require a new approach to collaboration. The newly formed Sustainable Business Network of Detroit (SBN Detroit) recently held its inaugural event, “Detroit’s Moment: Accelerating the Sustainable Business Revolution.” The landscape Detroit’s environmental, social and economic issues are intertwined, and sustainability is […]
How do you measure a company’s social impact? Many sustainability metrics and reporting frameworks offer ways for companies to assess their environmental and economic impacts, but social impact is more difficult to measure—and even to define. A company’s social impact might encompass a wide range of issues, from worker health and safety, to diversity, to […]
By Amelia Ahl Reposted from Triple Pundit Feb. 22nd, 2021 In the wake of the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and concerns about a peaceful and democratic transition of power, many businesses are reconsidering their relationships with government – including the effects of corporate political contributions. A reckoning with corporate political contributions There […]
The disconnect between many companies’ public sustainability ambitions and their non-public lobbying efforts can no longer be excused. The Erb Institute’s Corporate Political Responsibility Taskforce is helping companies connect the dots. The January 6 US Capitol insurrection shined a light on the role of corporate money in political action; and within a week, many companies […]
Dear friends and colleagues, I’ve been thinking a lot about our community and — especially — our Black community members today. I also haven’t been able to stop myself from thinking about what feels like a never-ending series of injustices and crises that have led us — once again — to a day like this […]
The term “environmental justice” still may be unfamiliar to some people, but you don’t have to be familiar with it to understand what it means when you see it. With the Flint water crisis and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the people who were hit hardest were poor and black. “What Flint did was make […]