Sustainable Business

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? 

Sustainable Development Goals: Corporate Citizenship to Unveil Latest Findings

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August 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Corporate Citizenship has launched its fourth annual global survey on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 2015, Corporate Citizenship has been monitoring and sharing insights on the SDGs and their implications for business.  The 2017 survey, with respondents spanning 42 countries, revealed that corporate commitment to the SDGs appeared to be dwindling and focus was shifting in light of new political priorities.

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.

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.

Bloomberg’s European Headquarters Shortlisted for Prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize

RIBA judges call the project a ‘Tour-de-force’
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July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced that Bloomberg London is on its shortlist for the 2018 Stirling Prize, the UK's highest architectural accolade.

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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.

Science for a Cleaner, Healthier World

Johnson Matthey launches next phase of sustainable business framework, including ambitious new target to double positive impact of its products by 2025
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Johnson Matthey launches next phase of sustainable business framework, including ambitious new target to double positive impact of its products by 2025

Johnson Matthey, the global leader in science that makes the world cleaner and healthier, has set out its ambitious new sustainable business framework to drive growth and value creation in its latest annual report: matthey.com/ar-18

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