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Defining Systems Change in Sustainable Business: Part II — Opening Statement

Posted May 23, 2022 | Sustainability | Leadership | Technology | Amplify
Defining Systems Change in Sustainable Business: Part II
This issue explores how to make needed changes happen by examining three systems change topics. First, how can we use the linkages between environmental and economic systems to change market structure and, consequently, how actors compete? Second, how do we redefine waste to alter how market actors impact the natural environment through producing and disposing of materials? Third, what system changes can we accomplish through innovation or by using technologies like IT, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain to address unsustainable practices?
About The Author
Andrew Hoffman
Andrew J. Hoffman, opening keynoter at the recent Arthur D. Little Summit 2022, is the Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). He is a globally-recognized thought leader in the area of Sustainability and, among the many honors and awards he has received, is winner of The Page Prize for Sustainability Issues (2020). Dr. Hoffman’s… Read More
Nicholas Poggioli
Nicholas Poggioli is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, a partnership between the Michigan School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). His research and teaching address how business management can be both profitable and compatible with stable ecological and social systems. Dr. Poggioli soon will be joining the Appalachian State… Read More
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