Erb Institute Sustainability Experts in the News

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 Director, Joe Arvai - Big Data Will Not Save Us
The rise of what is broadly called “big data” has given new impetus to those who believe that more and better information will solve our decision-making troubles. The term big data is generally taken to refer to the digital exhaust from our time spent online: our searches, commercial transactions, social media interaction, movements tracked by GPS devices and so on. The sheer amount of...
Sep 26, 2017 12:30 PM ET
Andy Hoffman, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability, quoted in "The Troubling Return of Al Gore" - New Republic
Gore is the most polarizing figure in climate politics—disputed on the left, and widely loathed on the right. According to research by environmental scholar Andrew Hoffman published in 2011, nearly 40 percent of all articles casting doubt on climate change mentioned Gore. “He had become extremely provocative for many people, and that limited his voice,” Hoffman told me. “Now that he’s stepping...
Aug 8, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Business Has Much to Do If It Wants to Be a Climate Leader
Joseph Árvai is the director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. He can be reached on Twitter at @DecisionLab. If there’s one group that’s basking in the long shadow cast by Donald Trump’s ill-fated decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord,...
Jul 6, 2017 10:00 AM ET
EPA Science Advisory Board Member Offers Take on Pulling out of Paris Climate Accord
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/michigan/audio/2017/06/20170602_SS_Arvai_Paris_agreement.mp3 Listen to the full interview above to hear why the businesses that Trump claims to be helping are...
Jun 30, 2017 5:00 PM ET
When Politicians Cherry-Pick Data and Disregard Facts, What Should We Academics Do? – (The Conversation)
When politicians distort science, academics and scientists tend to watch in shock from the sidelines rather than speak out. But in an age of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” we need to step into the breach and inject scientific literacy into the political discourse. Nowhere is this obligation...
Jun 30, 2017 5:00 PM ET

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