Sustainable Business

Sustainable Brands Announces New Metrics 2018

400+ brand, sustainability and financial experts to convene October 29-31 in Philadelphia
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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 )

Dispatches from the Sustainable Brands Conference - Vancouver 2018, Days 2-3

Erb Institute faculty Sara Soderstrom takes center stage at Sustainable Brands 2018
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Purposeful partnerships
June 6, 2018

Dispatches from the Sustainable Brands Conference – Vancouver 2018

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Not able to make the Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver this year? The Erb Institute is on the ground and sharing some of the highlights. Here is a dispatch from day one. Enjoy!

by Allison Burtka for the Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Not able to make the Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver this year? The Erb Institute is on the ground and sharing some of the highlights. Here is a dispatch from day one. Enjoy!

A Right to Water – Is Water a Human Right or a Commodity?

By Allison Torres Burtka and Wren Montgomery, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Is water a human right or a commodity? It’s treated like both.

As water scarcity becomes more pressing, both public and private entities have had to examine their stances on how water resources should be controlled. These issues frequently arise in the developing world, where water resources and sanitation often are inadequate—but are now arising increasingly in U.S. cities, when drinking water gets contaminated or residents can’t pay their water bills.

Activism: Help or Hindrance to Business?

Former Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability PostDoc, Jocelyn Leitzinger
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Activists and industry 
For many people, the combination of activists and industry brings to mind images of protestors chanting while marching with signs and banners in front of a company’s store, headquarters or production facility. For others, it suggests the maneuverings of shareholder activists—equity stakeholders using their investments to pressure a company’s management into some form of policy change.

What it might not evoke is visions of support, cooperation or collaboration.

World Business Leaders to Share New Sustainable Vision in June

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Ethical Corporation is delighted to confirm that the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment UK Government and CEOs from; United Nations Global Compact, Allianz, L’Oréal, Oxfam, VF Corp, LEO Pharma, GRI, Hermes Investment, American Institute of AI, KEMET Corporation, IIRC will share their visions for a sustainable and transformational business at the 17th Responsible Business Summit Europe (London, 13-14 June).

Erb Institute and Ross School of Business Professor, Andy Hoffman Honored with 2017 Aspen Institute "Ideas Worth Teaching Award"

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Professor Andy Hoffman was honored today as a recipient of the 2017 Ideas Worth Teaching Awards for his class on Sustainable Business in Iceland offered through Global Initiatives at the Ross School of Business.

Upon receiving the award Andy Hoffman commented,

“I am truly honored to be receiving this award, both for its own sake, and also for the impressive company of other award winners.

ICYMI! - In Case You Missed It! The latest news from the Erb Institute

A New B-Annual Publication for the Business Sustainability Professional
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The University of Michigan’s Erb Institute launches new bi-annual publication – ICYMI!

ICYMI! is a business-focused publication sharing the work of the Erb Institute. In this and future publications, we will share how our research, teaching and engagement are providing ideas and frameworks that will help businesses move forward in meeting their sustainability challenges. We invite you to have a look inside and see how our work is helping to move the needle on business sustainability.

What is Market Transformation and Why Should Business Care?

Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Erb Faculty Member Andy Hoffman dives into the future of business sustainability through the lens of enterprise integration and market transformation.

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