Tag: Sustainable Business

Collaboration – Our Key to a Sustainable Future
November 1, 2022November 1, 2022
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Collaboration – Our Key to a Sustainable Future

Climate change affects us all. The reliable patterns of the past are shifting, sometimes rapidly. Residents and businesses in the Great Lakes region will face new and increasing challenges from invasive species, lower crop yields, and harmful algal blooms. Metro Detroit will experience more flooding and unprecedented heat waves that test our infrastructure. The United...

September 21, 2022November 1, 2022
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Sustainable Development Through Sustainable Business

SBN Detroit is a network of innovative leaders and businesses working to accelerate sustainable business practices in Detroit. By connecting small businesses with global entities and local resources, the group aims to promote a flourishing society, a healthy environment, and an inclusive economy.

The Erb Institute at 25: Ready for the Transformation
June 10, 2022June 10, 2022
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The Erb Institute at 25: Ready for the Transformation

Pictured above from left to right: John Erb, chair of the Erb Family Foundation, Jonathan T. Overpeck, Ph.D., dean of the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, and Thomas Gladwin, Professor Emeritus of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business during a 25th-anniversary event for the Erb Institute. By...

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...

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