The Sustainability Academy

Executive Education

Named a Top 5 global provider by the Financial Times

For nearly 25 years, we’ve helped companies make better business decisions, drive change and create innovative solutions. The Sustainability Academy is Erb’s signature business program, designed to leverage Michigan Ross Executive Education’s renowned leadership expertise with our experience empowering executives to transform sustainability risks into business opportunities. 

Customize your executive education experience

The Sustainability Academy is a fully customizable program, devised to achieve radical change in the format that works best for your company—from two-hour executive briefings to two-week skills-development workshops, to long-term culture-change initiatives. We help your company build internal capacity, external stakeholder networks and a systems approach to turning sustainability challenges into competitive advantages.

Designed to meet your business needs

One size does not fit all. Work with our leadership team to develop an executive education program tailored to your unique business challenges. Whether you’d like to focus on empowering “intrapreneurs” to spark innovation and lead change or equipping executives and managers with a road map to better align decisions with business objectives, we will work with you to define the faculty, sessions and materials that will best suit your needs.




We identify your business’s most pressing issues, priorities and objectives.



We co-create an action-based suite of educational activities.



We engage your talent in innovative learning experiences.



We help you implement solutions to achieve lasting results.

Our programs are implementation-friendly and results-oriented, covering business and sustainability essentials:

  • leadership
  • triple-bottom-line decision-making
  • stakeholder engagement
  • public policy
  • resilient business strategy
  • metrics, impact and reporting


Sample Sessions

Human Bias and Consumer Perceptions

Executive Decision-Making When the Stakes Are High

The New Carbon Economy

Sustainability Communications in a Crowded Media Landscape

Design Thinking and Innovation Culture

Global Value Chains and Integration

Lifecycle Assessment and Systems Thinking

Difficult Stakeholder Conversations

Partner with Us

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Melissa Zaksek

Associate Director