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November 15, 2011

FedEx Shares Sustainability Efforts with MBA Students at Net Impact

“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.  

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October 27, 2011

Net Impact 2011: What We’re Thinking About

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:

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October 3, 2011

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:

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December 9, 2008

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.

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November 21, 2008

Social Responsibility is a Discipline, Not a Department

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?

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November 21, 2008

Net Impact Conference: Bill Margaritis

FedEx executive Bill Margaritis participated in a panel discussion "Ethical Globalization: An Exploration of Opportunities and Challenges" at last week's 16th annual Net Impact Conference at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  The conference's theme this year was "The Sustainable Advantage: Creating Social and Environmental Value".  Bill spoke about the topic of Access.  The conference was attended by approximately 2,000 MBA students from accross the country and around the world.

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