Toyota Financial Services’ Elena Sacca Smith on Aligning Business and Social Goals
For more than 35 years, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has made it its business to help its customers achieve their dreams. Through flexible financing and leasing, comprehensive vehicle and payment protection plans, and well-rounded insurance offerings, TFS has helped make driving and owning a Toyota vehicle possible for so many.
And now, TFS is taking that same kind of problem-solving and innovation to a new level: serving the customers—and TFS employees—of tomorrow.
A Conversation with Kate Daly of Closed Loop Partners, Managing Director of the Center for the Circular Economy
With a population nearing 8 billion and an economy contributing to cascading impacts on the natural systems upon which our lives rely, the planet is buckling under the weight of humanity’s influence. Fortunately, a movement is underway, challenging communities, companies, and governments to solve the waste challenge, eliminating the concept of solid waste altogether with a circular economy.
You might think that at 39, I’m a little old for playing in the sandbox, but six years at Covia (NYSE: CVIA) proved just the opposite. It turns out there are still lessons to be learned, especially while leading the sustainability efforts in the largest producer of industrial sand in North America.
Hundreds of leaders from business, academia, government, and nonprofits were greeted with this refrain at the start of the 4th annual US Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) Summit on Sustainability and Circular Economy. If you know anything about the USCCF, you know they exist to unite the public, business, and communities through thought-provoking dialogue that inspires action toward creative solutions. The summit achieved this, and more.
On a steamy August morning in Atlanta, a 60-year old engineer and entrepreneur walked into a nondescript hotel conference room to kick off a new task force assembled to answer nagging questions about the environment from a few insistent customers. He had finally relented to multiple requests to share his environmental vision with the team, which he had only discovered a few days before.
Imagine what the future might look like if you are a girl attending a school with limited access to rigorous math and science courses, enrichment programs that expose you to new possibilities, and a support system that encourages dreams and aspirations. Would you know and believe you had the ability to achieve the economic promise of a future career in the science and technology fields? Would this vision of your future be different if you were exposed to STEM careers or had a parent working in Silicon Valley?
Leverage Online Tools to Engage Pro Bono Resources and Build Capacity for Your Organization
The social sector capacity gap is real. There are more than 1.6 million nonprofits operating across the United States alone, making up 10 percent of the national workforce and engaging an estimated 63 million volunteers. As critical as these organizations are to our economic and social fabric, they often face a challenging funding environment to support critical infrastructure and growth needs, with few options to build them.
October 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Network Journal (TNJ), a New York City-based magazine has named Renay Loper, Vice President of Program Innovation at PYXERA Global one of their ’40 under 40’ top achievers for 2019.
A video of a mantra ray and a British diver swimming in a sea of plastic off the coast of Bali went viral in March 2018, fueling public discussion on the issue of rampant and global plastic pollution. Mismanagement of plastic waste—and its subsequent journey into the world’s oceans—has long been a hot-button topic in global development, but its renewed exposure is giving way to a movement to reduce plastic waste.
Five skills necessary to survive in the 4th industrial revolution
It’s fair to say that a majority of jobs in industrialized economies today require some proficiency in Microsoft Office and other elementary computer skills. However, don’t be surprised when the next job description you see includes creativity or high emotional intelligence leading the list of required skills.