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I’m heading to Columbus, Ohio, for the official opening of Arrow’s newly automated facility for processing electronics at end of life. I’m hoping to turn this into an opportunity to meet sustainability leaders in the greater Columbus area. Here in Boston, I co-organize the Boston Area Sustainability Group, knowing that continuing to connect with other…

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Centennial, Colo. – May 18, 2016 – Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), a global leader in IT asset disposition, today announced it upgraded its Columbus, Ohio-area value recovery facility, adding state-of-the-art automated equipment and a new layout to further increase processing efficiency and chain-of-custody security. As a result of the upgrades, the facility’s IT asset processing…

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“And there are those who do not yet know that they are good.” This quote is from Mandar Apte, one of the panelists on my “Building Substantive and Collaborative Networks” panel at Sustainatopia in San Francisco earlier this month. In his years at Shell Oil at the intersection of Sustainability and Innovation, Mandar learned that…

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I fell in love with the CleanMed conference when I first attended in 2010. CleanMed is a content-rich gathering, chock full of heart. It was started by two determined nonprofits, Healthcare without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, in 2001. For my money, CleanMed is positively the most inspiring of conferences. As the premier national conference for…

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Article featured in JustMeans: The sustainability expert for Arrow Electronics’ value recovery business, Carol Baroudi, was a featured speaker earlier this week at Sustainatopia, a multi-day event focused on social, financial and environmental sustainability and impact. Baroudi moderated a panel on “Building Substantial and Collaborative Networks” where participants discussed the need to grow one’s professional…

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Data sanitization is key to recovering value in mobile devices and IT assets Arrow bylined article published in China and Thailand An article written by Arrow Value Recovery’s Scott Venhaus has been published in China and Thailand. As Arrow’s Value Recovery business has now expanded to China, this timely article raises awareness among IT practitioners…

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On Earth Day, April 22, 2016, 175 countries signed the Paris climate accord. Literally decades of work led to this historic moment. Now what? The climate goal will be translated into goals set by countries and, within those countries, goals set by governments and corporations in what needs be the ultimate call for collaboration. But…

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Two weeks ago in Paris, EcoVadis held its annual conference, providing content to both its customers and its global staff of analysts, those ultimately responsible for scoring companies across a spectrum of corporate social responsibility and sustainability criteria. The content ranged from the macro – current trends as presented in the opening keynote by author…

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Find Cracks in the Corporate Armor to Improve Sustainability and Bottom Line. There seem to be, in my overly simplistic view of the world, two kinds of companies: – companies that use their sustainability values to inform their business practices, and – those who resist or don’t recognize the s-word. But regardless of their external stance…

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