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

The Five Ws of Supply Chains: Who, What, Where, When and Why Corporations Should Care
Not a month goes by without a media campaign linking the supply chain of a well-known brand with unsavory labor practices or environmental mismanagement. Such exposés can devalue brands and reduce well-meaning corporate sustainability initiatives to hypocrisy. Beyond financial and reputational risks, a corporation that doesn’t know its supply chain can be caught flat-footed when the regions it...
May 24, 2019 1:00 PM ET
The Future of Business Sustainability — Extending Inclusiveness to People With Disabilities
People with disabilities constitute the largest minority group, at an estimated one in six people globally, but their needs often are overlooked. Businesses and other organizations that aim to be more inclusive might opt to create an environment where these people’s needs are understood. However, it is...
May 21, 2019 11:25 AM ET
Conversations with Consequence: Metrics and Sustainability at Innovation Forum Detroit
The Erb Institute engaged with several speakers and participants around key questions that relate to business, academia and sustainability, during a partner event with Innovation Forum in Detroit. We asked two sustainability leaders one question: Which metrics matter most when it comes to measuring sustainability?
Apr 29, 2019 10:30 AM ET
WeWork: Oil Money and the Challenge of Achieving Carbon Neutrality
The Erb-branded case study program was established by Professor Andy Hoffman as a way to engage students in addressing timely and topical sustainability issues through various lenses. Case studies help improve flexibility in considering alternatives and allow students to compare their decisions with actual outcomes. Here we share a newly developed case on WeWork, a company that is...
Apr 19, 2019 2:45 PM ET
Simple Interventions Can Help to Inhibit the Spread of Fake Climate Change News on Facebook
Research by Lauren Lutzke, U-M SEAS Master’s Student; Caitlin Drummond, Erb Institute Postdoc; Joe Arvai, Erb Institute Faculty Director Article by Lauren Lutzke, M.S. Candidate in Behavior, Education, and Communication at the University of Michigan  “Fake News” has become a hot topic covered by a variety of legitimate reporters and news outlets. But, despite...
Apr 12, 2019 12:05 PM ET