by Lara Birkes, HPE’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Living Progress
As world leaders gather in New York City next week for the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, I am reminded what a difference a year makes. Last year, at their 70th session, the UNGA released a bold set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to advance social, environmental and economic progress by 2030. Then in December, 195 country leaders gathered in Paris to adopt the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.
by Rebecca Wang, Senior Manager, Community Engagement at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
It’s always gratifying to be recognized for good work, whether it’s for a personal accomplishment or meeting a professional goal. Our team was thrilled to hear that Hewlett-Packard Company was named one of the Civic 50’s top 50 most community-minded companies in 2016, and the Technology Sector Leader for the third consecutive year.
How can technology change the world? Ten innovative organizations share ideas that will help improve lives and offer economic opportunities at the Living Progress Challenge Finals. Judges, finalists and visionaries share thoughts on the experience. How can you use technology to benefit society?
In August 2015, the progressive Rainbow PUSH Coalition lauded HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise for creating “the most diverse boards of any tech company in America.” And, earlier this year, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce commended our company for “…seeking to reflect the diversity of the communities it serves in its Board of Directors.” Take a seat with CEO Meg Whitman and HPE Board of Directors.
by Mireille Heijnen, Head of Social & Environmental Responsibility, EMEA/APJ
Shell Eco-marathon is one of the most challenging student innovation competitions in the world, where teams are challenged to design, build and test ultra-energy-efficient vehicles with the aim of creating a vehicle that can drive the furthest on the equivalent of one kWh or one litre of fuel. The team that goes the furthest, wins.
by Joy King, Product Marketing and Field Engagement for Big Data Platform
I had the privilege of being one of five judges for the HPE Living Progress Challenge, a program that issued a challenge – “Millions of people who can’t access the power of technology are being left behind, excluded from a world of opportunity. What software applications and digital services would you create to improve people’s lives?” This program made me proud to be an HPE employee and I expected to be impressed. I didn’t expect to cry.
Detect IT: Fish, MentorME, Worth 2.0 and All For Good to help millions of people and accelerate opportunity
Revolutionizing volunteerism, helping high school students find the mentors they need, expanding financial inclusion, and cracking down on illegal fishing—what would you do to help change the world and accelerate opportunity for millions of people around the world using software and digital services?
by Chris Wellise, Director of Strategic Initiatives for HPE Living Progress
It was a day full of inspiration, creativity and emotion.
On August 3, I was honored to watch as the 10 finalists of the Living Progress Challenge gathered on stage at the New Lab venue in New York, and pitched their prototypes for digital solutions to accelerate social good.