University of Michigan: Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability

Do’s and Don’ts: Communicating to Customers About Your Circular Products and Services

By Paula N. Luu

Until recently, we have lived in a linear economic system that operates under a “take, make, and dispose” philosophy, which ends in waste. In contrast, circular economies develop services and products that are guided by three main principles: design out waste and pollution, extend the life cycle of materials and products, and regenerate ecosystems.

Former Erb Institute PostDoc, Georgallis Receives Veni Grant of $290K


Former Erb Institute PostDoc, Panikos Georgallis received one of five Veni grants that were awarded to researchers from the fields of economics and business, out of 59 total grants to researchers from the social sciences and humanities.  Veni grants are targeted at “outstanding researchers who have recently obtained their PhD and allows them to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years.”

Popularity of Erb Institute Business Sustainability Case Studies on the Rise at WDI Publishing

Erb Faculty member, Andy Hoffman key to case study output
Press Release

September 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - “The volume of publishing over the past year is unprecedented within WDI Publishing,” said Sandy Draheim, manager of marketing and case publishing at WDI.  Among the new cases are 10 from graduate students in Professor Andrew Hoffman’s “Strategies for Sustainable Development” course.

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