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What a Sustainable Business Looks Like – Erb Institute Professor Sara Soderstrom Comments on Brewery Vivant

U-M Alum: Brewery Vivant Sustains People, Planet, Profit
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BY GRETA GUEST

ANN ARBOR—When Kris Spaulding started Brewery Vivant, she did so mindful of the possibilities to create a sustainable business with inspiration sparked at the University of Michigan.

“At Michigan, I developed a more well-rounded perspective of what it means to be a good citizen of the world,” she said.

Erb Managing Director, Shadow Companies in Palm Oil Supply Chains, and Business’s Social License to Operate: A Conversation with Innovation Forum’s Ian Walsh

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While in London recently, Erb Institute Managing Director, Terry Nelidov sat down with Ian Welsh at Innovation Forum to discuss trends in how companies approach their social license to operate, and why it is increasingly regarded as essential.   

Do You Have Sustainability Figured Out? | Sustainability Twitter Chat Q&A with Erb Institute

We want to hear about the challenges your business is facing on the road to sustainability and your ideas!
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To continue the important conversation around sustainability, we’re partnering with The Dow Chemical Company to host a Twitter chat Tuesday, July 31 at 12 p.m. ET.

How Are You Rising to Sustainability Challenges? | Sustainability Twitter Chat Q&A with Erb Institute

We want to hear about the challenges your business is facing on the road to sustainability and your ideas!
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To continue the important conversation around sustainability, we’re partnering with The Dow Chemical Company to host a Twitter chat Tuesday, July 31 at 12 p.m. ET.

When Corporations Take Credit for Green Deeds Their Lobbying May Tell Another Story

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Tom Lyon,  Dow Chemical Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce Faculty Member, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability.

Magali (Maggie) Delmas Professor of Management Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles

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Authors:

Tom Lyon,  Dow Chemical Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce Faculty Member, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability.

Magali (Maggie) Delmas Professor of Management Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles

Cobalt, Lithium-ion Batteries and Social Sustainability

By Evan Leon, MBA/MS Candidate 2020 Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Cobalt is key in emerging low-carbon technologies, specifically lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. It forms part of the cathode active material (for example, lithium cobalt oxide, LiCoO2) that receives positively charged lithium ions during the battery’s discharge (see image on upper-right). (Source: https://sites.psu.edu/hjoisrclbl )

In Clean Energy Portfolios, Money Isn’t Everything – Research by Erb Institute Faculty Director, Joe Arvai

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People may be more willing to pay for clean energy and strategies that dramatically reduce emissions than previous studies have suggested, according to new research by Michigan State University Professor Douglas Bessette and University of Michigan Professor Joseph Árvai, “Engaging Attribute Tradeoffs in Clean Energy Portfolio Development,” published in Energy Policy. Árvai is the Erb Institute’s faculty director.

How Driscoll’s Is Creating Shared Value in Berry Supply Chains

By Rosie Sharp, MBA/MS Candidate 2020 Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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The buyer-supplier relationship is changing in more ways than you might imagine. Consumers and retailers are increasingly demanding that suppliers demonstrate their sustainability: How are buyers and suppliers collectively adapting to changes in the market, as well as labor and environmental pressures?

Collaborating Toward the Good Life: A Conversation with Keurig Green Mountain’s Monique Oxender

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Erb Institute student, Lauren Baum sat down with Monique Oxender, CSO Keurig Green Mountain (and Erb Institute almuna) ahead of the Sustainable Brands Conference in Vancouver earlier this month to talk about collaboration, the circular economy and supply chain and what this means in terms of delivering the Good Life.

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Erb Institute student, Lauren Baum sat down with Monique Oxender, CSO Keurig Green Mountain (and Erb Institute almuna) ahead of the Sustainable Brands Conference in Vancouver earlier this month to talk about collaboration, the circular economy and supply chain and what this means in terms of delivering the Good Life.

Erb Featured Business Sustainability Case Study | Dell: Upcycling Ocean Plastics Through Supply Chain Innovation

By Daniel Partin, Luke Sawitsky, and Allison Ward. This case was written under the supervision of Andrew Hoffman and Ravi Anupindi.
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This case focuses on Dell’s efforts to develop an open-source, scalable, and cost-effective supply chain capable of delivering ocean plastics waste to its production facilities, and potentially to those of partnering companies through a consortium.

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