Intersection of Sustainable Business and Community

On Wednesday, September 12, passionate members of the Detroit and surrounding community came together at the Michigan State University Detroit Center to discuss the important role that business plays in building a sustainable community. The almost sold-out room was the perfect environment for networking and dialogue spanning many different industries and perspectives. Setting the tone …

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Business Sustainability

The Death Knell of the Agency Theory

Dr. Andrew Hoffman, Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and School of Environment and Sustainability, recently published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review titled, “The Next Phase of Business Sustainability”. The piece is an excellent overview of the ways in which sustainable business practice is …

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"Them Changes"

If you’re a fan of ‘70’s rock and roll, you’ll recognize the title of this post: It’s a Buddy Miles tune he recorded with Jimi Hendrix. The lyrics express Buddy’s angst over the changes he’s going through. Buddy would have done well to remember what the ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, said: “The only thing constant …

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Recognizing Social Capital

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Social capital seems to be one of those terms that’s easy to spot, but difficult to quantify; yet it’s an essential element of the people value in the triple bottom line. How does the triple bottom line business leader recognize and build social capital? Within the business, …

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