posts tagged with Net Impact

FedEx Shares Sustainability Efforts with MBA Students at Net Impact

IMG_3355.JPG “How is FedEx a sustainability company?!?” puzzled one MBA student. The question surprised me a bit since I work here and regularly receive our sustainability updates.

I responded, “FedEx is absolutely, positively a sustainability company!” I began to enlighten the MBA student (and her accompanying friend) on the many investments that FedEx has made to foster a better world for its employees, customers and overall stakeholders in Disaster Relief, Child Pedestrian Safety, Education, Diversity and Environmental Sustainability.

Net Impact 2011: What We're Thinking About

netimpact-conf-logo.jpg The 2011 Net Impact Conference starts this week. A great many young professionals and students will convene to hear about and discuss sustainability. If you think about it, these are the individuals that will set the course for our society in the coming decades. So, what perspectives do I hope they take away from the conference? Several things really:

1. Be a leader, not a pinball leader.
2. Practice practical environmentalism
3. Make a Difference.
4. Collaborate with others.

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Net Impact Q&A with Mitch Jackson on FedEx: Starting the Shift to Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” - Henry David Thoreau

I have the privilege of speaking again at this year’s upcoming 2011 Net Impact Conference. In preparation for this, Net Impact, an international nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire and educate in creating a more sustainable world, interviewed me on some of the actions that FedEx is taking, why we’re doing so, and what the attendees should take away from it. The piece follows here:

Gen Y - Tell Us About Access

Gen-Y is a generation that has never been without today’s level of access to goods, information and even their friends with new social media. But the journey is never-ending. Where do these new consumers of Access see it taking us next? For the past three years, FedEx has been talking about Access to influencers, customers, employees and other key audiences. Now we want to hear back from this Access Generation.

Social Responsibility is a Discipline, Not a Department

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This past weekend, more than 2,000 MBA students and graduates from around the world converged on the Wharton Business School in Philadelphia to grapple with the question: Can we change the world through business?