Sun, Mar 17, 2024

5 PM – 6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States

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It's heating up for sustainability + business more ways than one. Spend a week becoming the "coolest" person by building your sustainability knowledge. You'll be lit by the end of this with all your hot knowledge. 🔥

- 88% of consumers will be more loyal to a company that supports social or environmental issues (Forbes)
88% of business school students consider learning about social and environmental issues in business a priority, and 67% want to incorporate environmental sustainability into their future jobs. - Stanford Social Innovation Review
73% of Americans would stop purchasing from a company that shows disinterest in taking positive steps that tackle our climate crisis. (McKinsey)
- 98% of CEO's in 2022 believe that the role of a CEO is to make their business more sustainable (Accenture)

Join us for the second annual Ross Climate Week! Whether you're a sustainability nerd, or just curious, every job will be a climate job. But, we have your back to get up-skilled on the latest sustainability topics in the business world. 

Students from Erb/Ross/SEAS are putting together several amazing sessions to get you knowledgable and up-to-date on sustainability topics in the business world. All of these sessions will be focused on being as hands-on and interactive as possible, not just panel discussions.

Food is provided for all sessions. SIGN UP FOR INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS BELOW!


Monday March 18th 5:00-6:30 pm
Climate 101: Why Care about Sustainability for Business? 

This session is focused on giving attendees a 101 on Climate Science; the hope is that you'll be able to walk away explaining the nuts and bolts of climate change, and understand why it is important to making business decisions. Please bring your laptop. 

Tuesday March 19th 5:00-6:30 pm
The Little Known (and maybe most) Important Lever: Risk and Disclosure Reporting for Climate

Join Professor Lindsey Gallo for an opportunity to explore the risk and disclosure landscape - one of the most rapidly, and immientely, changing impacts to the climate landscape. Learn how to decipher the alphabet soup of the incoming and current regulatory regime and why it's important that we are all paying attention.

Wednesday March 20th 5:00-6:30 pm
Not Your Core Accounting Class: An Intro to GHG Accounting

Ever wondered how to account for greenhouse gases emissions? Attendees of this session will learn how to categorize and calculate GHG emissions and understand the basics of life cycle assessement. Co-led by Dr. Shelie Miller and 2nd year Erber, Jenna Weinstein. Come prepared to do some (light) math! Paper will be provided, but please bring your laptop.

Thursday March 21th 5:00-6:30 pm
Unpacking and Catalyzing the Economics of and for Climate Change

What should we understand as the market's role for intervention in the climate crisis? It's a question as old as time. We'll be exploring how climate risks (either material or not) impact the way a business can run and how market and financing interventions can help internalize those costs and catalyze the solutions we need.

Monday March 25th 5:00-6:30 pm

The EJE Trifecta: Looking Beyond Carbon Impact for Product Innovation

How do you develop products and innovate while keeping the environment, equity and justice lens front and center? This session will focus on the EJE trifecta (aka the environment, justice & equity) and explore what questions we, as business leaders, should be asking and how to appropriately center historically excluded voices in that process. Come hear from Professor Sara Soderstrom, Dr. Jennifer Brenton (Erb Institute Post-Doc), Supreya Kesavan (3rd year Erber) & Forrest Cox (MBA2).

Tuesday March 26th 5:00-6:30 pm
SYSK: The Pathway for Decarbonization

For the final Climate Week event, come hear the "Stuff You Should Know" about climate and sustainability as you head out into summer internships and full-time roles. How do we reach net zero? What does thst mean? And most importantly, what does this all mean for you?

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Reach out to us!
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701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States

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