business sustainability at the university of michigan - August 2018

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U-M alum: Brewery Vivant sustains people, planet, profit

By Greta Guest<p>ANN ARBOR—When Kris Spaulding started Brewery Vivant, she did so mindful of the possibilities to create a sustainable business with …

Ann Arbor

A conversation with Innovation Forum's Ian Walsh

While in London recently, Erb Institute Managing Director, Terry Nelidov sat down with Ian Welsh at Innovation Forum to discuss trends in how …

Innovation

In clean energy portfolios, money isn’t everything

University of Michigan

When corporations take credit for green deeds their lobbying may tell another story

Today most large companies like Exxon Mobil, Ford and GM issue slick reports extolling their efforts to conserve resources, use renewable energy or …

RBC partners with University of Michigan on ‘green principles’

This month we launched an exciting project with the University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems to develop the “green principles” for …

Sustainable Brands Vancouver: Redefining the good life

Design thinking is a solutions-focused methodology that designers use in business and beyond to solve complex problems. Building from the conference …

Design

How Driscoll's Is Creating Shared Value in Berry Supply Chains

The buyer-supplier relationship is changing in more ways than you might imagine. Consumers and retailers are increasingly demanding that suppliers …

University of Michigan

Could recycling more steel, aluminum temper the impact of a trade war?

On Friday, President Trump's first tariffs hit $34 billion worth of Chinese imports. Beijing quickly responded with its own tariffs on equal amounts …

Globalization

Is unequal judgment of equal failings real?

Research by behavioral scientists over the past decades has unearthed valuable insights about how human cognition subconsciously produces biases in …

Psychology

This is Mcity

Salmon farming and sustainability in Chile

A team from the Ross School of Business immersed themselves in the salmon farming industry in Magallanes, in the Patagonia region of Chile. As part …

Aquaculture

Cobalt, lithium-ion batteries and social sustainability

Cobalt is key in emerging low-carbon technologies, specifically lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. It forms part of the cathode active …

Poll: Record number of Americans believe in man-made climate change

A record number of Americans believe that global warming is real and that humans are at least partially responsible, according to a new poll from the …

Global Warming

New scholarly focus needed to help solve global food crisis, U-M experts say

ANN ARBOR—The global food system is unsustainable and urgently needs an overhaul. Yet current approaches to finding solutions through applied …

Sustainability

Entrepreneurship, Empowerment, and Papaya

And, third, we celebrated the center’s launch by hosting the Women’s Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop, the first of what we hope will be many …

University of Michigan

Tesla owners’ battery data show it won’t win through chemistry, only a better factory

Tesla fans love data as much as their cars. A few hundred recently banded together to share data on their cars’ battery performance.<p>A massive Google spreadsheet pooled data from 419 users mostly in the US, Europe and Asia covering all of Tesla’s models (the S, X and 3). They found that Tesla’s …

Tesla

Refillable Water Bottle Usages Jumps

Refillable water bottle usages jumps from 48 to 77 percent Water refill stations increase student awareness, use of refillable bottles<p>With more than …

Student Government