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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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Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Andy Hoffman and Dow CSO, Neil Hawkins Discuss Dow Sustainability Fellows Program – Featured in Corporate Eco Forum
In the below video and original article shared in Corporate Eco Forum, Hoffman and Hawkins talk about the unique partnership between Dow and the University of Michigan and how the interdisciplinary component sets it apart from other university-corporate partnerships.  Its success in breaking down academic silos is a major reason for why Dow...
Dec 5, 2017 2:15 PM ET
Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Faculty Member, Andy Hoffman Quoted in on Mars Billion Dollar Investment in Sustainability
In the US, and throughout the globe for that matter, the private sector is increasingly being looked to as a source of leadership for combating climate change. And many companies are stepping up, especially with the lack of leadership coming from Washington. Consider the family-owned company Mars, the world...
Nov 27, 2017 12:10 PM ET
Scarcity Is The Mother Of Innovation: Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group
On 15th November, during the India and Sustainability Standards 2017 conference organized by Centre for Responsible Business, there was a high-level panel discussion on ‘towards strategies for the commons – pro-sustainability innovations in business models and strategies’, which was convened by Terry Nelidov, Managing Director, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of...
Nov 22, 2017 10:05 AM ET
Moving the Circular Economy from Concept to Business Strategy and Operations – The Conference Board
Government policy, non-governmental organization (NGO) evaluations and advocacy, and university research each perform important roles in this transition. However, the primary focus and responsibility for circular economy implementation lies in the management and strategic alignment of value chains across individual business sectors as this will be the area of greater impact and market scale....
Oct 25, 2017 11:00 AM ET
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