Guest Speakers & Lectures

October 24, 2019

John Viera

John Viera is currently an Executive in Residence for the Erb Institute, a partnership between the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. Previously, Mr. Viera served as the Global Director of Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford Motor Company. John Viera delivered the keynote address at the Center for Sustainable Business Launch Event, which brought in over 100 leading professionals.

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Ed Freeman talks to an audienceNovember 30, 2018

Ed Freeman

R. Edward Freeman is University Professor and Olsson Professor of Business Administration; Academic Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics; and an Academic Director of the Institute for Business in Society at the Darden School, University of Virginia.

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Wayne Balta November 2, 2017

Wayne Balta

"Environmental Leadership: From Control, Prevention, and Integration to a New Era of Innovation"

Wayne Balta discussed the evolution of corporate environmental leadership. He also elaborated on his role as IBM’s chief environmental executive. He is a member of IBM’s Growth & Transformation Team, a group of IBM executives that drive growth pursuant to innovation and shifts in business and technology. The event was moderated by by CB Bhattacharya, H. J. Zoffer Chair of Sustainability and Ethics at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Wayne Balta is is past chairman of the Conference Board's Chief Environment, Health, and Safety Officers Council. He was named a White House Champion of Change in 2012.

Jeffrey SachsSeptember 27, 2017

Jeffrey Sachs

"A New Strategy for U.S. Health and Healthcare"

Moderated by CB Bhattacharya, H. J. Zoffer Chair of Sustainability and Ethics

Professor Sachs discussed a practical pathway to reforming U.S. healthcare and public health with aims of reducing disease, increasing longevity, and substantially cutting healthcare costs.

Jeffrey Sachs is University Professor at Columbia University and is one of the world's leading experts in economic growth and public health. He is a New York Times bestselling author.


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