Peer-Reviewed Publications

Peer-reviewed articles are scholarly papers submitted for publication in academic journals. Because peer-reviewed journals will publish articles only if they meet the standards established for a given discipline, peer-reviewed articles that are accepted for publication exemplify the best research practices in a field.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Maize Papers

Maize Papers are scholarly papers that provide fresh, novel and market-transformative thinking that informs our thought leadership and direction for applied research—and pushes the boundaries on sustainable thinking today.  These papers increasingly highlight our thought leadership areas:  human development, global change, conscious consumption and corporate governance.

Maize Papers

Blue Thought-in-Action Reports

Erb Thought-in-Action Reports (Blue Papers) showcase examples where the Erb Institute has taken research and applied it for impact in our thought leadership areas.

Blue Thought-in-Action Reports


Our faculty have authored and co-authored many books, as well as book chapters, on business sustainability. Please browse this section for a list of titles.

Books/Book Chapters

Erb Branded Case Studies

Erb is proud to have established itself as a recognized leader in developing business sustainability case studies, which are used by top business school programs the world over.  (All cases are available for purchase through WDI Publishing.)

A sample of case study topics available:

  • H&M’s Global Supply Chain Management Sustainability: Factories and Fast Fashion
  • Recycling at Keurig Green Mountain: A Brewing Problem
  • Dow and the Circular Economy: Trash to Treasure?
  • General Mills Commits to Sourcing 100% Sustainable Cocoa
  • Uber and the Sharing Economy: Global Market Expansion and Reception

Erb Toolboxes

Erb-branded toolboxes, a new initiative for the institute, provide actionable step-by-step processes for “doing” sustainability. These toolboxes form the foundation of our Executive Education programming. Please contact the institute for more information about our growing toolbox collection.

Toolbox topics available:

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Materiality Assessment
  • Global Supply Chain
  • Metrics and Reporting
  • Decision-Making for the Triple Bottom Line – New!
  • Human Rights Impact Assessment
  • Human Rights Implementation