Business sustainability at the university of michigan - September 2018

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The Global CO2 Initiative at the University of Michigan

‘Carbon negative, dollar positive’

Removing carbon dioxide from the air and turning it into useful products is the long-term goal of a new initiative at the University of Michigan.<p>The …

Carbon Dioxide

Dow Sustainability Academy at the Erb Institute

<i>The world’s most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company</i>, “New Dow” is setting the bar high in reinventing …


Innovation Forum on measuring sustainability impact

In June, Erb Managing Director Terry Nelidov and I traveled to London to attend Innovation Forum’s two-day conference, “How business Can Measure the …


A fresh perspective on agro-services

By using renewables to tackle energy poverty, projects like AgroHub can address the SDGs in ways such as these.<p><b>No poverty:</b> Increasing agricultural …


Sustainability Management for a Rapidly Changing World

In the spring of 2017, BSR spoke with a number of our members and key stakeholders about sustainability management, including what is working and …


Solving water access issues with solar energy

ANN ARBOR—Imagine living in a community where your drinking water must be trucked in because the wells in your town were so depleted that seawater …


Partnerships and purpose at Sustainable Brands

Once community partners were identified, the next step was communication and outreach. The Lions mindfully considered both what their role should be …


Greening financial systems, from a UN Environment perspective

University of Michigan

Get the lead out

Copper or lead? That is the question, as U-M researchers use data science to speed the process of finding which Flint homes need new pipes.


Making an Impact: Researcher Sarah Mills gives Michigan communities the straight story on wind turbines

<i>“The goal is to share the pros and cons of wind energy so communities can make their own decisions based on facts.”</i><p>Public Engagement & Impact<p>A …

Wind Power

Climate change is coming to Michigan. How are experts preparing our state?

In June this year, flooding devastated two counties in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It was so bad, three people died and Gov. Rick Snyder declared the …