At Ross, we believe we can build a socially and environmentally sustainable society through the power of business.  

Whether you decide to work in the nonprofit sector, a startup, or for a Fortune 500 company, we will prepare you to advance sustainability practices in organizations – and help connect you with employers interested in hiring the best and brightest talent.


The Erb Institute

The Erb Institute is a partnership between Ross and the School of Natural Resources & Environment – is committed to creating a socially and environmentally sustainable society through the power of business.

Building on nearly two decades of research, teaching, and direct engagement, the institute has become one of the world’s leading sources of innovative knowledge on the culture, technologies, operations and governance of business in a changing world.  If you enroll in the Erb program, you gain unparalleled knowledge about environmental sustainability and access to a vibrant global network of students and alumni who are transforming the world in business, government, and nonprofits.

Admission to the Erb Institute

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Sustainability Career Path

 

Curriculum Highlights

Sustainability Co-Curricular Activities

Net Impact @ Ross

Business meets impact here! Whether passionate about CSR, sustainability, or simply how business can affect more than a bottom line, join RNI.

Energy Club (ECR)

The Energy Club provides students with opportunities to explore and involve themselves in the rapidly-changing energy industry.

Emerging Markets Club (EMC)

The Emerging Market Club provides students with opportunities to engage with international development and poverty alleviation through market-based approaches.

Erb Student Advisory Board (Erb SAB)

The Erb Student Advisory Board (SAB) represents students in the dual-degree MBA/MS program with the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability.

Our Students in Sustainability

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Meet Miguel Sossa

Miguel Sossa, a sustainability strategist with Accenture and 2013 alum of the Ross School of Business MBA program, discusses how experiences at Ross through the Erb Institute helped shape his sustainability focused career path.


Recent MAP Challenges in Sustainability

MAP allows you to "dip your toe" into particular industries and functions during your time at Ross to help you figure out if this is the career path you want to pursue. It’s a great way to gain experience, stretch yourself, and explore something different. Take a look at some past MAP projects in this career path for an idea of what you can experience at Ross.

Portland, OR

Structure the launch and growth strategy for a new coffee brand and outline how to increase brnd exposure in retail and online spaces.

Las Vegas, NV and Detroit, MI

Analyze and develop a strategy for diversity and sustainability initiatives within MGM Resorts International's corporate social responsibility program.

Santiago, Chile

Craft a business case for growth in the residential sector of solar energy.

Sustainability Students

Christopher Jackson

Prior to coming to Ross, I worked at the US Army Corps of Engineers as a project manager overseeing environmental impact studies in the New Orleans area. I then transitioned to AECOM, and worked as...

Hyewon Kwak

Since college, I have had passion on global environment and economic development, I began my career by becoming one of the three founding members of the Climate Change...

Paula Luu

Before coming to Ross, I worked primarily in the nonprofit sector, working with water policy think tanks and most recently helping the international organization Net Impact run design thinking...