Market Transformation

Michigan Ross Professor Testifies Before Congress on Climate Change, Says U.S. Infrastructure Is 'In Bad Shape'

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Tom Lyon, professor of business economics and public policy and of environment and sustainability, spoke before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this week about ways he believes infrastructure improvement, as well as the free market, can help lessen the impacts of climate change.

Shifting Toward Business Practices to Address Human Rights: A Q&A with Caroline Rees

Shift President and Co-Founder Caroline Rees talks with Erb Institute about how companies can measure social performance, the mission of Shift and its most recent flagship project, Valuing Respect
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Shift is the leading center of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As a mission-driven organization, Shift works with companies, governments and other agents of change—around the globe—to help build a world where business gets done with respect for people’s dignity.

Sustainability, Commerce and Economics: How to Create the Right Balance – Andy Hoffman Quoted in Business Today

We may be losing the war against climate change, as we fail to approach sustainability-related issues in the right manner.
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In a recent article 'The Invisible Hand Won't Solve the Climate Crisis. Capitalism Must Evolve', US professor Andrew J. Hoffman well articulates the perils of global unsustainability and the need to redefine the role of corporation and market.

Nobel Award Recognizes How Economic Forces Can Fight Climate Change – Andy Hoffman in the Conversation

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Yale economist William Nordhaus has devoted his life’s work to understanding the costs of climate change and advocating the use of a carbon tax to curb global warming.

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.

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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Andy Hoffman, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability on Profit, Regs, and Rep: Why Companies Reduce Their Footprint

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Professor Andy Hoffman faculty at the University of Michigan's Erb Institute for Sustainability in Business, shares his research on "Profit, Regs, and Rep: Why Companies Reduce Their Footprint." This research is especially relevant today in the midst of COP23 where U.S. businesses are operating in the absence of federal regulation mandating compliance in carbon reductions. So, why are businesses reducing their carbon footprint? The business case!

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