Lauren Baum

MBA/MS Candidate 2020

Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability

Career Focus: Sustainable sourcing and supply chains
SEAS Track: Environmental Justice
Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Prior Industry: Non-profit
Favorite Activity: Horseback riding, photography, travel


Lauren comes to the Erb Institute with a passion for sustainable enterprise and a deep commitment to helping businesses embed sustainability and social impact into their core operations. Currently pursuing an MBA at the Ross School of Business and an MS in environmental justice at the School for the Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, Lauren focuses on sustainable supply chains and market-driven solutions to poverty.

Prior to joining the Erb Institute, she worked at the cross section of sustainability and communications, directing the communications strategy for agricultural impact investing pioneer Root Capital in Cambridge, MA and supporting the launch of a nonprofit climate change communications organization in New York City. Now with a focus on the private sector, Lauren is excited to roll up her sleeves and help businesses seize the tremendous opportunity of aligning their business operations more closely to their sustainability messaging. Lauren graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a B.A. in public relations and sustainability.