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Erb Institute Managing Director, Terry Nelidov Is Panelist on Innovation Forum Webinar

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Innovation Forum is partnering with the Erb Institute in Detroit Oct. 2-3rd, to talk about the latest approaches to materiality, and how to establish a robust business case in 2018.  Want to be a part of the conversation? Register here!

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Innovation Forum is partnering with the Erb Institute in Detroit Oct. 2-3rd, to talk about the latest approaches to materiality, and how to establish a robust business case in 2018.  Want to be a part of the conversation? Register here!

Erb Featured Business Sustainability Case Study | Dow and the Circular Economy: Trash to Treasure?

By Sneha Rao, Chris Mills, Imani David and Nicholas Machinski. This case was written under the supervision of Andrew Hoffman, Erb Faculty Member.
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Erica Ocampo, sustainability and advocacy manager at The Dow Chemical Company, is getting ready to present her report on the pilot Energy Bag program to her boss. The waste-to-energy program has been met with success in converting plastics to energy, but Ocampo is wondering how she can take the project a step further and truly make Dow a participant and leader in the circular economy. Students are asked to identify with Ocampo and develop a plan of action for the company.

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Tom Lyon, ARCS President, Issues Statement in Concert with "Step Up Declaration" from Global Climate Action Summit

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This past week thousands of delegates were in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Spearheaded by California Governor Jerry Brown, the Summit showcases the commitments of states, cities and businesses to cut their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and protect the Earth from further dangerous warming. This is an urgently needed response to the U.S. vow to become the only country in the world to back out of its climate commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The Erb Institute at the Global Climate Action Summit Sept. 12-14th

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I hadn’t been to the California State Capitol for the longest time—probably since my visit back in elementary school, while growing up in Oakland, California. Fast forward to July 2017, and—after a quick selfie with “the bear” famously guarding the entrance to the California governor’s office—I was back in Sacramento to meet with the governor’s staff and make the case for the Erb Institute to be a part of the recently announced Global Climate Action Summit scheduled for the following year.

Erb Institute to Hold Affiliate Event at Global Climate Action Summit

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The Erb Institute is joining the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, CA on September 12, 2018, to host a roundtable “Developing Climate-Business Strategies: Partnering with Universities for Science-Based Impact.” This invitation-only affiliate event will bring together senior-level business, aca

Erb Faculty, Andrew Hoffman Honored With Distinguished Scholar Award at Academy of Management

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Each year, the Academy of Management recognizes four outstanding individuals, who have made significant contributions to the field of management through their service, research, innovative teaching methods, breakthrough developments, and more over the course of their career. The 2018 Career Achievement Awards were presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

One of four Distinguished Scholars, Erb Institute faculty member, Andrew Hoffman was awarded this honor in the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division.

Greening Financial Systems, from a UN Environment Perspective

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Erb alumnus Marcos Mancini is a country manager in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. He talked with Erb about the inquiry’s work and the sustainable finance issues involved.

Could you tell us a little about what the UNEP Inquiry team does? 

Dow Sustainability Academy at the Erb Institute Trains New Leaders

By Terry Nelidov, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Managing Director
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The world’s most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, “New Dow” is setting the bar high in reinventing this globally recognized brand.

“New Dow” is the internal name tag for the company’s Materials Science division, which is one of three planned spinoffs from last year’s DowDuPont merger. New Dow, with nearly $44B in 2017 pro forma revenue, aims to be nothing less than the “premier materials science solutions provider.”

Partnership and Purpose at Sustainable Brands

By Erb Faculty Sara Soderstrom, Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment University of Michigan
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I was excited to attend and present at Sustainable Brands 2018. My research focuses on how organizations are engaging with sustainability challenges, and my work’s motivation stems from my deep-seated hope that business will transform how we address the many societal challenges that we face today. I believe that business is uniquely situated to help solve challenges like climate change and poverty. It was inspiring to hear from hundreds of companies at Sustainable Brands that are working to redefine how they do business—to do well by doing good.

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