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To accomplish the mission and goals that we have set for ourselves, for our clients, and for the community, we are constantly on the look out for  people with the passion and tools to solve big environmental, economic, and social challenges, and this month we are specifically looking for: Marketing & Communications Manager Events & Logistics Manager Account Manager Marketing…

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Where Can I Have the Greatest Impact? Entrepreneurship, MNC, NGO, or Government | AsktheCollective 022

In this episode of #AsktheCollective, I talk about where individuals can have the greatest impact as entrepreneurs or employees of NGOs, multinational companies, or as government officials. As always, we hope you find this series engaging, and if you do, please remember to like, share, comment, and SUBSCRIBE! #About the AsktheCollective Series: As a way to engage with you, our audience,…

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Quick Wins, Networking, and Engaging Internal Ambassadors – Roy Zhang | Sustainable Ambassadors 011

  When building up networks of sustainability leaders and innovators, it often takes the progressive action of a single individual to catalyze real change. These individuals are Sustainability Ambassadors, and they have the capacity and the drive to inspire change at any level of an organization – from the new talent to the visionary executive. ABOUT Zhang Hui As the Director of UT…

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Sustainable Leadership and Legacy, Patrick Riley | Sustainable Ambassador 010

In this episode, we speak with Patrick Riley, the former General Manager of Interface China, to discuss the influence of Ray Anderson, the culture of sustainability in China, and leadership. We hope that you will enjoy this episode, and if you do, please remember to like, comment, and share! To learn how to foster similar leaders in your own company, check out our Building a Sustainability A…

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Selling Sustainability Solutions to China: Engagements and Pilots | AsktheCollective 021

In this episode of #AsktheCollective, I talk about the scale of China's market for sustainable products and services, and how to leverage stakeholder engagements and pilot projects. As always, we hope you find this series engaging, and if you do, please remember to like, share, comment, and SUBSCRIBE!   #About the AsktheCollective Series: As a way to engage with you, our audienc…

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Pursuing a Corporate Sustainability Career, Echo Bao | Sustainability Ambassadors 009

In this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, we speak with Echo Bao, Sustainability Manager at DSM, about how she developed her career in corporate sustainability. A career path that was unexpected at first, but through which her flexibility, curiosity, and ability to engage her business leaders, has allowed her to drive the value proposition of sustainability further in a company that already…

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E-Waste: Does the Informal System Do It Better?

In our extensive research into the informal waste systems of Shanghai over the last year, we have recently begun to explore the inner workings of a specific branch of this system: the e-waste stream. As the fastest growing waste stream, with over 16Mt generated in Asia, e-waste is hazardous, complex and costly to treat. It is also incredibly valuable with a thriving economy set up around it. Du…

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Do Migrants Still Want an Urban Hukou?

The past 40 years of China’s economic transformation has drastically changed the relationship between its rural and urban populations, and through this process more than  277 million rural migrants have moved to the cities to find work.  Migrants who do not lack access to social services like healthcare, housing and education because they hold a rural Hukou, and thus are not considered urban resid…

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Will China Save or Destroy World? What’s the Business Opportunity? | AsktheCollective Episode 020

In this episode of #AsktheCollective, I talk about whether China will destroy or save the world, a question I am frequently asked about, and what the opportunities for business and entrepreneurs are to deliver solutions to the market. As always, we hope you find this series engaging, and if you do, please remember to like, share, comment, and SUBSCRIBE! #About the AsktheCollective Series: A…

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Passion, Experience, & Executive Engagement: 3 Keys to Developing a Sustainability Career | Raymond Fang

In this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, we speak with Raymond Fang, Sustainability Director at Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) about his career in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. A self proclaimed pioneer in the industry, Raymond offers a lot of great insights for the aspiring young professional about the importance of understanding the business case for sustainability, the…

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What Education and Skills Will You Need When AI Takes Over?

Automation has the potential to dramatically increase human productivity and enrich lives.  But at the same time this potential benefit is also one of the greatest stumbling blocks to be navigated by society.  If AI and automation are not implemented with careful and thoughtful oversight these technologies have the potential to perpetuate inequality; low class jobs will be automated and an innovat…

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Rural Healthcare: Field Notes From Shaanxi

In 2009, the Chinese government introduced a healthcare reform plan aimed at providing affordable medical care for its entire population by 2020. This ¥850 billion reform called attention to inequalities within the country’s public healthcare system, notably the urban-rural healthcare disparity. Reforms have focused primarily on strengthening primary care in lower-tier and remote areas, which will…

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Earthworm Farms: Solving China’s Food Waste Challenge

“Food waste is a HUGE issue and hard to tackle, but (for us) we see it as a resource and opportunity.” - Earthworm Farm Manager With China’s population explosion, the ever-growing food waste has become an increasing pressure for cities. One innovative solution is earthworm cultivation. During our research on food waste, we visited one earthworm farm in Shanghai, who officially help dispos…

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CSR Programs, Partnerships, and Pitfalls in China | #AsktheCollective 019

In this episode of #AsktheCollective, I talk about how firms can develop CSR programs and partnerships in China, and speak about some of the common pitfalls to be avoided. As always, we hope you find this series engaging, and if you do, please remember to like, share, comment, and SUBSCRIBE! #About the AsktheCollective Series: As a way to engage with you, our audience, we are happy to b…

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Green Initiatives, Engagements, Actions, and Impact | Nitin Dani

In this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, we speak with Nitin Dani, Founder of Green Initiatives to learn about the work that he has done in Shanghai to develop one of the strongest platforms for sustainability minded young professionals to come together, to be engaged, and be catalyzed to act. It is an interview that offers a lot of insights into how he, as a young entrepreneur, had taken…

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