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The Erb Institute is a family. There are no two ways about it. I don’t say that lightly, unlike some organizations. The Erb family, like any strong family, is full of people willing to give with no expectation of reciprocation—from material things like a tube for river floats to intangibles like their time, energy and […]
One of the Erb Institute’s biggest draws was its numerous hands-on learning experiences. Last fall, Heidi Graves ’22, Wes Davis ’22 and I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) through the Friends of Ocean Action initiative. Friends of Ocean Action is a group […]
I now know I did not have to be a great environmentalist to join Erb, and the experience and resources at Michigan and Erb are helping me start my career in environmental sustainability strategy.
Here are a few pieces of advice I’d like to share with prospective students, especially those considering a less traditional post-MBA career in local government or nonprofits.
In the summer of 2019, I was brimming with existential dread related to my role (or lack of role) in helping to solve the climate crisis. I was working for an automaker with an advanced electric vehicle program, but my work was focused on automated driving software that stopped drivers from reversing into people or […]
Growing up, I was fascinated by sustainability and how climate change affects society. My actions started out small, from ensuring my family strictly followed local recycling guidelines to launching my high school’s recycling program. This interest grew into a passion, but one that I was uncertain how to channel into a career. I pursued a […]
A group of Erb Institute MBA/MS students prepared a sustainability strategy for Delta Airlines as part of their curricular course, Erb Seminar. This report is a critical analysis based on publicly available information, tackling everything from Stakeholder Engagement to Human Rights Business Integration.