Saturday, July 26, 2014
Jul 222014What occasion is big enough to bring together Prince Daniel of Sweden; Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA; and FedEx? The answer: the Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Worldwide Swedish National Finals, a competition among high school entrepreneurs with big startup dreams. The event took place in May at the Stockholmsmässan center in Stockholm.
Jul 112014...I witnessed high school students who have completely developed and run successful businesses, professors and mentors who are genuinely passionate about helping their students learn and young people from all over the United States with unequaled ambition...
Jun 302014Fifteen years ago, the FedEx Global Citizenship team discovered a unique nonprofit called Safe Kids Worldwide (known then as the National Safe Kids Campaign). Their mission is to help prevent childhood injuries. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways and with safety a central value of the company, we approached Safe Kids about developing a child pedestrian safety campaign with support from FedEx...
Jun 252014I’m Terry Allen. By day I’m a Dallas-based FedEx Account Executive in our sales department. To my family, I’m “dad” – coach, mentor and positive role model. If you ask my son, I am the bank, the chauffeur and the nosey guy who meddles in all of his decisions.
I know all too well that for various reasons, not every family has a father figure. Growing up in a single parent household, I saw the challenges my mom had as a widower raising, at the time, seven siblings. What was so amazing is that my mother made sure that there were male role models for my brothers, sisters and myself. My uncles, grandfathers and older cousins were ever present in our lives. Looking back...
Jun 242014For the past seven years, FedEx has supported Teach for America and their commitment to provide students of diverse backgrounds with educational opportunities that will reward them and their communities for a lifetime.
I recently spent the morning in a ninth grade classroom at Arlington High School in Indianapolis as part of “Teach for America” week. That visit had special meaning for me. My son Johnny, who recently graduated from Rhodes College, is joining the TFA corps and will begin teaching in Memphis this fall. We both share a passion for learning and the belief that every child deserves the same opportunity for achievement and advancement through education...
Jun 122014This is the first in a series of three guest blog posts from FedEx-EMBARQ Transportation Fellows. This month we will hear from Magdala Satt Arioli from EMBARQ Brazil.
In November of 2011 I had the unique opportunity to be immersed in the FedEx “world”. As a FedEx-EMBARQ Transportation Fellow I received training in different areas of knowledge such as leadership, vehicles and fuel technologies, and asset management among other topics. The Fellowship program was a great experience that provided great depth of knowledge in many technical areas and helped develop and strengthen relationships between EMBARQ and FedEx staff.
Because I participated in the FedEx-EMBARQ Fellowship program, when I returned to Brazil I was selected to work on the Sustainable Urban Transportation Fuels and Vehicles Program (SUTFV). This is a research program that aims to develop practical tools to help cities make informed decisions about their vehicles and fuels selection...
Jun 042014...For years, large FedEx Express freighters have been named after the sons and daughters of company employees. Two years ago at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, the plane-naming tradition expanded to include one Caravan on display at the tournament.
It’s only fitting that Allie’s name will adorn this year’s cargo plane. Her father is one of a select breed in a profession that requires enormous skill, bravery and the ability to operate under any stressful condition that might arise.
He’s a proud FedEx Express pilot. But more important, he’s Allie’s proud dad...
May 272014What do you get when you put 900 students and several big FedEx trucks together? A lot of fun and lessons about the transportation industry.
As a pickup and delivery manager for FedEx Ground in Las Vegas, I have the opportunity to support many community projects. So, when Snyder Elementary asked FedEx to be part of its Careers on Wheels day, we were ready to make an important delivery: education.
May 212014The following is a guest post by Jackie Norris, Executive Director and Yvonne Siu Turner, Senior Manager, Corporate Resources and Programs, Points of Light Corporate Institute. It first appeared on the CSRwire Blog.
This is part five in a seven-part blog series exploring the community engagement practices of winning companies in The Civic 50, an initiative launched in 2012 by Points of Light, the National Conference on Citizenship and Bloomberg. The Civic 50 identifies the top 50 community-minded S&P 500 corporations that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
Today, we explore how FedEx has integrated volunteering and community engagement into its core business strategy and specifically how it helps communities in times of disaster...
May 202014The following is a guest blog from Fernando Bretos, Curator of Ecology and Field Conservation at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
With its warm sunshine, cool ocean breezes and tropical setting, South Florida is truly paradise, bringing thousands of new tourists and residents here every year. But that beauty has a cost, as encroaching development over the years has threatened our verdant ecosystem.
Due to its location at the confluence of the tropics and continental North America and two large bodies of water: the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, South Florida enjoys a unique climate...