Tag: Sustainable Business

May 5, 2022May 5, 2022
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Erb Institute Webinar: John Erb & Next Generation Sustainability Leaders

On April 14th, 2022, John Erb joined a panel of next generation sustainability leaders at the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute. He talked about his parents’ legacy and their desire to train students in sustainability, and he challenged the students to work at a business and make sustainability changes from the inside. Watch...

Systems Change Is Harder Than It Looks: Systems Shift May Be the Answer
May 5, 2022May 5, 2022
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Systems Change Is Harder Than It Looks: Systems Shift May Be the Answer

This article was originally published by Cutter on April 26, 2022. By Neil Hawkins, President, Erb Family Foundation And Laura Asiala, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wholeworks All systems are perfectly designed to produce their results — even when their results are far from perfect. W. Edwards Deming observed that decades ago. Don’t like the results? Change the...

A ‘Value Proposition Framework’ for Sustainable Development
July 14, 2021December 21, 2021
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A ‘Value Proposition Framework’ for Sustainable Development

This article was originally published by GreenBiz on July 7, 2021. By Neil Hawkins, President, Erb Family Foundation and Laura Asiala, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wholeworks Value. It’s the name of the game. Create it economically; capture it distinctively. Whatever theoretical economic framework (such as game theory or decision analysis) or business model you want to...

May 14, 2021December 21, 2021
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Grants and Operations Manager Receives Professional Certificate in Sustainable Business Practices

Mary Lyons-Richards, the Foundation’s grants and operations manager, recently received a professional certificate in sustainable business practice after completing the “Leading the Sustainability Transformation” program through GreenBiz. This 10-week simulation-based program had participants from around the world. There were three components: introducing core sustainability concepts through self-paced modules; a team simulation transforming a conventional business...

The Grand Bargain
January 13, 2014December 21, 2021
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The Grand Bargain

A Statement to the People of Detroit – Monday, January 13, 2014 A foundation working group, which includes the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, William Davidson Foundation, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hudson-Webber Foundation, Kresge Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, McGregor Fund, and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation...