Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
During her postdoctoral fellowship at the Erb Institute, Merriam will be applying these qualifications to develop a decision-support tool at Ford Motors to aid managers in measuring, and assimilating, sustainability performance information. This proposed tool will help businesses in leveraging key sustainability performance information into operational improvements, product innovations, and strategic management decisions. This tool will also help managers to navigate the complex trade-off decisions inherent in this process. In doing so, this tool will ultimately help businesses enhance their triple-bottom-line, as well as helping strengthen their contributions to wider, systems-level sustainability.