Business sustainability at the University of Michigan - June 2018

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Do Green Company Acquisitions Make Multinational Corporations More Sustainable?

Do corporate buyouts of small, eco-conscious companies really lead to more sustainability? It's a mixed bag, says one expert. We explore the …

Sustainable Business

How even one automated, connected vehicle can improve safety and save energy in traffic

Stack of long exposure images of downtown Ann Arbor, MI. Image credit: Marcin Szczepanski, Michigan Engineering<p>ANN ARBOR—Connected cruise control …

Ann Arbor

Harvesting clean hydrogen fuel through artificial photosynthesis

The colorized electron microscope image shows the gallium nitride towers of the artificial photosynthesis device at 25k magnification. These …


ICYMI! - A Magazine for the Business Sustainability Professional

The University of Michigan’s Erb Institute launches new bi-annual publication – ICYMI!<p><i>ICYMI!</i> is a business-focused publication sharing the work of …

Bendable concrete, with a design inspired by seashells, can make US infrastructure safer and more durable

Spring construction season is underway, and many tons of concrete will be used in the coming months. Unfortunately, concrete is a brittle material: …


US team examines greenhouse-gas emissions meal by meal

Individual meal choices have a profound effect on our environmental footprint, but much of the analysis has been based on aggregated or stereotyped …


Making way for business sustainability in Cuba

The group included Ovidio D’Angelo, Mirlena Rojas, Jusmary Gómez, María Vilaboy and Liana Bidart. CIPS works with at-risk families, aging …


University of Michigan students go off the grid with straw-bale building

The building, located next to the UM Campus Farm, will provide an informal meeting space for students and faculty in what is UM's first off-the-grid …


A right to water - Is water a human right or a commodity?

University of Michigan

Aspen Institute

Professor Andy Hoffman was honored today as a recipient of the 2017 Ideas Worth Teaching Awards for his class on Sustainable Business in Iceland …

Business School

The Green Room: Can Automated Vehicles Drive An Energy-Saving Future?

Driverless technology is here! Two fully-automated, 11-passenger, all-electric shuttles manufactured by French firm NAVYA will soon begin …

University of Michigan

Twelve MBAs prepare to Hit the Open Road

Meet the Teams that Will Head out on Ross Open Road<p>Three teams of four MBAs each are preparing to embark on road trips across America in May 2018. …

Financial Services

U-M Graham Institute grants target sustainability challenges in Puerto Rico, Michigan

ANN ARBOR—The Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan has awarded more than $200,000 to support three sustainability-related …

Puerto Rico

Erb Institute Hosts SB '19 Networking Reception in Detroit

University of Michigan