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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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What Does Society Look Like in the Future of the Anthropocene? A Q&A With Andy Hoffman
We have entered a new geologic epoch, called the Anthropocene, that recognizes people’s effect on the Earth’s ecosystems—harming them in ways that are likely irreversible. So what will Anthropocene society look like in the future? Erb faculty member Andrew Hoffman and P. Devereaux Jennings, of the University of Alberta, recently published “...
Apr 17, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Ross Professor: There's Something Terribly Wrong With How We Make Decisions About Climate Change
For over two decades, Joe Árvai has studied how we actually make choices — compared to how we think we make them. It will come as no surprise to even the most casual observers that the gulf between them can be large. In a recent study, Árvai and ...
Mar 22, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Michigan Ross Professor Testifies Before Congress on Climate Change, Says U.S. Infrastructure Is 'In Bad Shape'
Tom Lyon, professor of business economics and public policy and of environment and sustainability, spoke before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this week about ways he believes infrastructure improvement, as well as the free market, can help lessen the impacts...
Mar 1, 2019 9:35 AM ET
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