Erb Institute Sustainability Experts in the News

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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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Shutdown’s Economic Impact Is a Forceful Reminder of Why Government Matters
As the United States endures the longest shutdown in its history, Americans are getting a taste of life without government. The absence of some services are clearly visible, such as a buildup of trash at national parks or longer lines at airport security checkpoints. Others, like those felt primarily by businesses, are less noticeable but arguably more important, such as an inability to...
Jan 23, 2019 1:30 PM ET
Business Leaders Make Their Predictions for 2019
What will happen in 2019 at the intersection of business and society? As our team in the Business & Society Program looked ahead to the new year, we realized the best answers lie in our network of business leaders and academics. From Artificial Intelligence to worker voice to lifelong learning, these diverse predictions impart a powerful sense of possibility, even in facing some of the...
Jan 9, 2019 8:15 AM ET
Forecast 2019: Climate Change Reality Takes Firmer Hold
Andy Hoffman, professor of management and organizations at the Ross School of Business and professor of environment and sustainability at the School for Environment and Sustainability, studies the relationship between environmental issues and organizations. His latest book is...
Dec 18, 2018 3:30 PM ET
What Makes a Good Sustainability Leader? Research by Former Erb Postdoc Judith Walls
What kind of leader can move companies toward better social and environmental performance? Research has shown that evaluating certain individual traits can help identify the leaders of tomorrow who will have the tools to address the serious sustainability challenges businesses face today. Former Erb Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Judith Walls describes these traits in “...
Nov 28, 2018 11:00 AM ET
Erb Faculty Director, Joe Arvai Talks Metrics at Innovation Forum: Measuring Business Outcomes and Impacts, and Capacity Building
The Erb Institute partnered with Innovation Forum during their recent visit to Detroit, Oct. 2-3rd, for their conference on “How business can measure the impact—and ROI—of corporate sustainability.” The conference delved into the best ways to assess materiality, build a business case and deliver...
Nov 20, 2018 10:05 AM ET