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Erb Institute Sustainability Experts in the News

The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise is renowned for its contributions to business sustainability through research, teaching and engagement. Erb faculty are respected and sought after by business and the media for their expertise on matters relating to markets and their connection to, and ability to drive, sustainable innovation.

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A Seemingly Symbolic Activist Action Actually Shifted the Climate Change Debate
  New study by Erb Institute faculty, Andy Hoffman and former Erb Postdoc Todd Schifeling shows McKibben's fossil fuel divestment effort to have positive, if unexpected results. On the face of it, Bill McKibben’s effort through to have universities divest fossil fuel assets had limited success. Only a handful of...
Oct 20, 2017 12:20 PM ET
As Long as Climate Change Does Not Touch the Rich, Nothing Will Change, Says Andrew J. Hoffman
Should we focus on persuading the deniers...?Without any thoughts I will tell you that on the table. Do not waste time with people who have already formed their opinion and are unwilling to withdraw from their position. We should concentrate on those people who are not sure, but willing to listen to your views. But how should climate change be communicated...
Oct 12, 2017 1:45 PM ET
Corporate Sustainability Insights from Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability's Strategic Advisory Member, Neil Hawkins
“It’s extremely important to have a few goals that will lead a company to have a truly positive impact, but also to stick to those goals and align everyone around them,” he says. “These are hugely important for culture, identity, recruiting and retention. They need to be simple and easy to understand, helping the company to stay focused… It’s about constancy of purpose; you want to...
Oct 11, 2017 10:15 AM ET
Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Experts in the News - Thomas P. Lyon 'A Test for Corporate Sustainability Leadership'
Private Sector Opportunity to Lead Many companies have stepped up, joining campaigns such as the We Are Still In movement. With over 2,300 members (more than 900 of them from the business sector) and $6.2 trillion of economic might, We Are Still In is the broadest cross...
Oct 5, 2017 1:00 PM ET
Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Experts in the News - Can Hollywood Movies About Climate Change Make a Difference?
“Typically, if you really want to mobilize people to act, you don’t scare the hell out of them and convince them that the situation is hopeless,” said Andrew Hoffman, professor of management and organizations, and environment and sustainability, commenting on the way climate change is often depicted in Hollywood movies.” Erb Professor and author of How...
Oct 4, 2017 12:10 PM ET