Advancing Sustainability

Erb Institute Toolboxes and Case Studies

Erb Toolbox Series

Each of our Erb Institute toolboxes is designed to help you better implement decision-making strategies for sustainability at your company. These toolboxes cover a wide variety of topics and are routinely updated to keep up with changing innovations and trends.

We use these toolboxes as part of the framework for our Executive Education programs. We offer these toolboxes for free on our website as a way to democratize sustainability globally. Click on the toolboxes below to learn more!

Sustainability Toolbox: Stakeholder Engagement
Sustainability Toolbox: Decision-Making for the Triple Bottom Line
Sustainability Toolbox: The Business Case for Sustainability
Business & Human Rights Toolbox: Impact Assessment
Business & Human Rights Toolbox: Implementation
Sustainability Toolbox: Global Value Chains
Sustainability Toolbox: Materiality Assessment
Sustainability Toolbox: Strategy + Implementation
Sustainability Toolbox: Climate Change Strategies for Detroit Small Businesses
Sustainability Toolbox: Metrics and Reporting

Erb Landscape Assessments

Sustainability Landscape Survey: Corporate Environmental Responsibility
Sustainability Landscape Assessment: Social Sustainability

Erb Institute Case Studies

The Erb Institute for Business Sustainability has established itself as a recognized leader in helping top business school programs and businesses navigate sustainability challenges through its teaching case studies for almost a decade. Since 2008, over 100 titles have been published, with an estimated 43,000 copies in use worldwide. As of today, these cases have been adopted by over 200 business schools, from the Ivy League to the deserts of Arizona, and from Glasgow to Sydney.

The Erb-branded case study program was established by Professor Andrew Hoffman as a way to engage students in addressing timely and topical sustainability issues through various lenses. As such, students come away better prepared to grapple with the realities of the tough decisions they will face as business leaders. Case studies help improve flexibility in considering alternatives and allow students to compare their decisions with actual outcomes.