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Leading program profile: University of Michigan Ross School of Business

October 25, 2017

University of Michigan Ross School MBA students win Accenture award (Source: University of Michigan website)


University of Michigan Ross School of Business boasts one of the world's premier examples of sustainable business education and research, the Erb Institute for Sustainability in Business.


About Erb

In 1996, Frederick and Barbara Erb's made a foundational contribution of $5 million to establish the Erb Environmental Management Institute, a joint venture between the Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment (now the School for Environment and Sustainability). The Erb's vision and generosity continued totalling $20 million which, according to their website, represented the largest known commitment to university interdisciplinary teaching and research for sustainability. 


"Twenty years ago, the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise began with a noble concept: Create a better world by harnessing the combined power of business and science to drive positive, sustainable social and environmental change."


The Erb family gifts and vision of the university gave rise to an impressive institute which is pioneering new ways of educating business students and engaging with markets, leaders, technology, and community.


"The Erb Institute was designed with the intent to equip business professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to create environmentally, socially and economically sustainable organizations."