Business Sustainability for Practitioners

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Business Sustainability for Practitioners

What is the benefit of a lot of great thinking in the pursuit of business sustainability if it can't be put into practical application? We asked ourselves the same question and decided that the ability to take what is known and learned and put it into action, needs to be a crucial part of what the Erb Institute is about.  In this campaign we will share specific examples of where faculty, partners, researchers (and students) have turned science into action in order to move the needle on business sustainability.

Content from this campaign

Video: The Erb Institute Talks Business Sustainability at the Global Climate Action Summit
This September, a delegation from the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute traveled to San Francisco to attend the Global Climate Action Summit. The Erb Institute also hosted an Affiliate event: Developing Climate-Business Strategies: Partnering with...
Nov 15, 2018 3:15 PM ET
Shining a Light on Government Support of Emerging Industries – New Research by Former Erb Postdoc Panikos Georgallis
Emerging industries depend on government support to grow, but they may be seen as threats to an incumbent industry, and they need to prove their technical feasibility and market promise. So how do emerging industries garner government support? A group of researchers led by former Erb Institute Postdoctoral Fellow ...
Nov 7, 2018 3:30 PM ET
Kellogg’s Amy Senter Sits Down With the Erb Institute Ahead of Innovation Forum Detroit
How did sustainability become a career for you? When I was going into undergrad, I wanted to do something in the sciences and had always had a strong affinity for the environment. I can remember back to my elementary school days when we had a “cans for critters” campaign, where we collected soda cans, and all the money from the recycling went to the San Diego Zoo....
Oct 3, 2018 11:30 AM ET
Erb Institute Managing Director, Terry Nelidov Is Panelist on Innovation Forum Webinar
Innovation Forum is partnering with the Erb Institute in Detroit Oct. 2-3rd, to talk about the latest approaches to materiality, and how to establish a robust business case in 2018.  Want to be a part of the conversation? ...
Sep 26, 2018 4:00 PM ET
Erb Featured Business Sustainability Case Study | Dow and the Circular Economy: Trash to Treasure?
Erica Ocampo, sustainability and advocacy manager at The Dow Chemical Company, is getting ready to present her report on the pilot Energy Bag program to her boss. The waste-to-energy program has been met with success in converting plastics to energy, but Ocampo is wondering how she can take the project a step further and truly make Dow a participant and leader in the circular economy....
Sep 21, 2018 5:00 PM ET