By Keith J. Peden, senior vice president of Human Resources and Security for Raytheon Company.
Over the course of our continuing series leading up to the release of our report, Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education
In Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steven Jobs, a transformative moment occurs when Jobs returns to Apple (where he’d been fired a few years before) and rescues the company from collapse.
The 2012 theme for World Environment Day isGreen Economy: Does it include you? The program’s emphasis is not only on growing inherently green sectors, but also in greening traditional businesses one wouldn’t necessarily regard as environmentally oriented.
We started the lead-up to the June 19th release of our report, Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education, with a look at the skyrocketing costs and inefficiency of higher education in the blog “One Really Expensive Graduation Party.” The second part of the series went into more detail on one of the leading causes of that inefficiency
Today, June 5th, the United Nations leads the 40th anniversary of World Environment Day (WED). World Environment Day aims to stimulate awareness of environmental issues around the world and encourage individuals to take action.
Recently I interviewed the Vice President of Public Social Responsibility at Allstate, Vicky Dinges (pictured below). We talked about why domestic violence is a cornerstone of the Allstate Foundation and how this issue is a reflection of Allstate's core mission.
In my last blog entry, “One Really Expensive Graduation Party,” I talked a bit about the skyrocketing costs of producing degrees at public two- and four-year colleges.
There is no doubt that the U.S. education system impacts every sector of our society. Some of the connections and consequences on the business community are easily understood, such as the impact of a widening skills gap. Some connections however, are not so obvious.
We’re nearing the end of May, which means we’re right smack in the middle of college commencement season. Maybe your child or another family member is graduating (congratulations!), and you’ll be taking part in some festivities yourself this year.