Erb Institute ICYMI: How Can Academia and Business Collaborate for Sustainability?

Feb 7, 2019 10:20 AM ET

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.

In the videos above, we take a look at what academia has to offer business sustainability professionals and how the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.

  • Erb Institute Managing Director, Terry Nelidov, on the power of universities to leverage research, teaching and business engagement in helping businesses achieve sustainable outcomes.
  • Erica Ocampo, Global Sustainability Strategy Manager, Dow Chemical, shares specific ways in which businesses can extend their resources through university relationships.
  • David Clark, VP of Sustainability, Amcor explains that today's  complex business sustainability problems require systems thinking, data and collaboration with universities.

At this conference participants discussed the latest methods being applied by business to measure the impact of their sustainability programs. Conversation revolved around the pros and cons of the different tools and techniques available, while assessing what has really worked for companies in practice.

Moving forward we are looking forward to being a partner in facilitating the research and debate to improve sustainability in business.  Read more about the Innovation Forum here, or read our report here.

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