Passion, A Business Mindset, and Mentors | Sharon Xiao, UPM

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. In this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, we sp…

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Responsible Sourcing and Scaling Sustainability | Sandra Durrant, Target

In this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, we speak with Sandra Durrant, Director of Responsible Sourcing at Target about her career, the issues she is most concerned with, and how she looks to leverage the power and scale of business to solve these problems. It is an interview that we know aspiring and experienced professionals alike will be inspired by, and for more stories like Sandra’s,…

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Sustainability, Innovation, and Action | #AsktheCollective 015

In this episode of #AsktheCollective, I answer questions about environmental sustainability, business innovation, and individual action. As always, we hope you find this series engaging, and if you do, please remember to like, share, comment, and SUBSCRIBE! #Timestamps 00:22 - As environmental issues are increasingly emphasized by government, and environmental protection is formalized,…

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Engaging Executives and Mentoring Young Professionals | Lu JianZhong, Brunswick Group

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 Dr Lu Jianzhong Dr. Lu Jianzhong specialize…

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Executive Passion Meets Pragmatism | Chitra Hepburn

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. One excellent example of such an executive sustainab…

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Target Hackathon Makes the Connection!

Following a two-week period of desk and field research, the Target Design an APP for left-behind children hackathon was held in Shanghai last weekend. Six student teams brainstormed for 24-hours straight to design an innovative APP that transforms the way migrant worker parents communicate with their children left behind in rural China. The outputs at the end of the 24-hour deadline were some h…

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Sustainability Ambassadors: Launches This Weekend!

About the Sustainability Ambassadors Series For quite some time now, we at Collective Responsibility have been identifying and interviewing leaders who have stepped up within their company to inspire and drive effective change. These leaders, who we call Sustainability Ambassadors, have the capacity and the motivation to inspire sustainable practice at any level of an organization – from the new…

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AI, Future of Jobs, and Teaching Innovation | #AsktheCollective014

In this episode of #AsktheCollective, I answer questions from university students about AI, the future of jobs, and teaching creativity and innovation. As always, we hope you find this series engaging, and if you do, please remember to like, share and comment! #Timestamps 00:20 - Will AI take away jobs, and if so, what are the industries that will be most heavily impacted? 07:10 - Are…

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Dreams of a Sustainable Career, Design, and Waste | #AskTheCollective 013

In this episode of #AsktheCollective, I answer questions from university students about following their sustainable dreams, design, and waste. As always, we hope you find these questions and answers useful, gain some new insights, and possibly help catalyze you to take your next step! #Timestamps 00:34 -  I want to get into sustainable design, but my professors say that is impractical a…

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SME Opportunities in China’s Closed Loop Economy | #AskTheCollective 011

In this episode of AskTheCollective, we answered a question about the role of SME in China's circular economy, how they can play a part in the circular economy and the opportunities that present to them. As always, we hope you find these questions and answers useful, possibly gain some new insights, and feel compelled or inspired to ask questions of your own! Enjoy Episode 011 below, check out…

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Class ended at Vincci Real Estate Hackathon!

On 5-6 May 2017 , Vincci Group launched "The Educational Hub of Tomorrow" hackathon in Chengdu. Within 24 hours, six student teams from Sichuan University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Southwest Jiaotong University, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu University of Technology and Chengdu University successfully completed the following challenge and presented thei…

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Sustainability Trends and Social Entrepreneurship in Asia

This video is of our August 4, 2017 presentation at the Asia Value Advisors Sustainability Trends in Asia and the Role of Social Entrepreneurship event in Hong Kong. In it, Richard Brubaker, speaks abotu the environmental, social, and economic challenges that will be faced by the region over the next 25 years, and the opportunities for (social) entrepreneurs to build businesses built on solving…

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Sustainability, and Scaling China’s Progress to Africa | #AskTheCollective 010

In this episode, we answer questions about the point at which people will start to care about sustainability, and what are the lessons that Africa can take from China to tackle the environmental impact of international investments. As always, we hope you find these questions and answers useful, gain some new insights, and possibly help catalyze you to take your next step! If you enjoyed it,…

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Sustainability and Engaging Executive Leadership | #AskTheCollective 008

Welcome back to another episode of #AskTheCollective! This week we answer a question about how to engage executive leadership on sustainability – a common challenge, not just for passionate Sustainability Ambassadors, but for many who seek to move, or leverage, business as a medium for change. As always, we hope you find these questions and answers useful, gain some new insights, and possibl…

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Robots, the Future Jobs, and More Sustainability Career Advice | #AskTheCollective 007

As a follow-up to our previous episode in #AskTheCollective, "How to Start Your Career in Sustainability or CSR", in 007 we help answer a deeper question about finding one's first job in the field, and then open a discussion about the future of jobs and what we should teach our kids to prepare them. It is a huge episode, and as always, we hope you find these questions and answers enjoyable and…

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