WEF: New Circular Economy Book Highlights Dell’s Sustainability Leadership

By on February 27, 2021

first_imgAt Davos this week, global leaders are talking about the pressing issues of the day. One of the most important is the strategic shift to a circular economy – something Dell sees as an opportunity for innovation, new market development and a more sustainable approach to the future. It is, therefore, both humbling and exciting to be included in the new book, The Circular Economy Handbook, released on January 20 during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.For those not familiar, there are a lot of models and theories on what the circular economy is. I prefer a simpler explanation that starts with its opposite: the linear economy.In a linear economy, manufacturers take resources, make products, and then consumers throw them away. It’s a one-way conveyor belt. In a circular economy, manufacturers reuse the resources they already have: products get recycled and they use the recycled material or other renewable resources to make new products. They also look for ways to create value without creating more stuff at all.So what is all the excitement about? The new handbook is a follow up to Waste to Wealth, also published by Accenture under Peter Lacy’s guidance back in 2015. It demonstrated that a shift to the circular economy had the potential to create $4.5 trillion in value by 2030 through the adoption of five key business models: circular supplies, resource recovery, product life extension, sharing platforms, and product-as-a-service.At that time (also during the World Economic Forum), Dell was awarded the inaugural Accenture Award for Circular Economy Pioneers. They recognized us for our work developing a closed-loop process for recycling plastics from old computers back into new ones. This was on top of our existing programs for recycling and using recycled-content materials, as well as finding innovative new materials for our packaging. We were engaging some of those circular business models, if even just in a basic way.Now, five years later, I am very proud that Dell is recognized multiple times within the handbook for our vision, our creativity in product circularity, our contributions to thought leadership and as a case study for the way we bring the power of multiple circular business models together.Maybe more exciting for me, however, is where the future can take us. Last fall, we set our most ambitious goals ever in this realm as part of our Progress Made Real Social Impact Plan for 2030. By 2030, for every product a customer buys, we will reuse or recycle an equivalent product. 100% of our packaging will be made from recycled or renewable material. More than half of our product content will be made from recycled or renewable material.Success will require ingenuity, further research and development, and continued strong partnerships with our customers, suppliers, academics and the nonprofit community.The payoff is worth it. The social and environmental pressures the world is facing are daunting, but as the authors make clear in The Circular Economy Handbook, circularity offers an alternative. It has the potential to give organizations a competitive advantage while helping society address those challenges in a positive way.The Circular Economy Handbook: Realizing the Circular Advantage is available at Amazon. Learn more about Dell’s approach to the circular economy here.last_img read more

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FAU Donors Barry and Carole Kaye Pass Away from COVID-19

By on August 12, 2020

first_imgCarole and Barry were noted philanthropists who donated millions of dollars to various causes in the community, including City of Hope, the Whitney Museum, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Ben-Gurion University and Florida Atlantic University.At FAU, the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, the Carole and Barry Kaye Great Hall in FAU’s alumni center and the Barry Kaye Hall in the College of Business are named in their honor. Barry Kaye was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from FAU in 2005.Because of the coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service for the Kayes was held Tuesday via Zoom. “We appreciate the generosity of Carole and Barry Kaye and their family to the College of Business,” said Daniel Gropper, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s College of Business. “Prior Business Dean Dennis Coates and Barry Kaye were good friends, and I have enjoyed getting to know Howard Kaye and his family. Their support means a great deal. Many of our business faculty have their offices in Barry Kaye Hall, and our students take classes there as well. It is sad that the COVID-19 virus has taken Carole and Barry Kaye and so many others. But as I listened to the memorial ceremony, I could not help but admire their love for each other over a 58-year marriage, as well as their devotion to family and friends. They have left a great family legacy, and they certainly lived a full, adventurous and remarkable life together.”The couple is survived by their children, Howard and his wife, Andrea; Alan and his wife, Michelle; and Fern Tessler and her husband, Lenard; Barry’s son, Rory; 15 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. The Kayes were predeceased by Barry’s son, Ronald. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of a beloved Boca Raton couple known for their philanthropy. Barry Kaye, a longtime Boca Raton resident died April 21 from complications due to COVID-19. He was 91. Carole Kaye, his wife of 58 years, also succumbed to the disease and passed away five days later. She was 87.Barry and Carole Kaye, prominent Boca Raton philanthropists and benefactors, passed away from COVID-19.— Boca Raton Magazine (@bocamag) May 1, 2020last_img read more

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By on December 24, 2019

first_imgA man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested after becoming abusive with Gardaí, a court has heard.Gerard O’Connor, 54, was arrested at Lower Main Street Letterkenny after becoming aggressive and abusive and for failing to comply with the instructions of the Gardaí.Gardaí were called to Lower Main Street, after they received reports of a man who was extremely intoxicated and was causing disturbance in the area. Gardaí found O’Connor in an extremely inebriated scene and was deemed a danger to himself and others, Letterkenny District Court was told.He was subsequently arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station.On the 8th of October, Gardaí received reports of a man causing severe disturbance outside the Bus Station in Letterkenny who was becoming abusive towards members of the public.Gardaí found O’Connor in a dishevelled and drunken state and when instructed to leave by Gardaí he launched into a tirade of expletives and called the Gardaí b******s.He was again arrested and brought to Letterkenny Garda Station.The court heard how O’Connor has had a long-history of problems with alcohol and despite efforts to reform had fallen off the wagon in recent years.The court also heard how he had 73 previous convictions, most of which were alcohol related although some included criminal damage.The court heard how Mr O’Connor was willing to enter into a rehabilitation unit in Galway and if granted bail would proceed straight to the facility after his hearing.Judge Denis McLaughlin agreed that “another stint in Catlerea wouldn’t help” the matter and allowed Mr O’Connor to go to the rehab facility.He also added that it was clear Mr O’Connor couldn’t come to grasp the seriousness of his problems and needed help urgently in order for him to stay out of trouble.He adjourned the case until the 25th of January.MAN WITH 73 PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS CALLED GARDAÍ B******* was last modified: November 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtsnewslast_img read more

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SADC calls on Egypt to restore order

By on December 18, 2019

first_img19 August 2013 South African President Jacob Zuma joined regional leaders at the conclusion of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Malawi on the weekend in calling on the Egyptian authorities to restore constitutional order in the violence-torn country. Zuma said the SADC leaders had rejected the Egyptian army’s removal, in July, of constitutionally elected president Mohamed Morsi from power. “And we said that we do not accept it and we call on Egyptians to return normalcy in that country,” Zuma told reporters as he prepared to leave Malawi on Sunday. “The crisis has been deepening, and we must do everything we can to help the Egyptians.” Zuma described the two-day SADC summit as generally successful and said South Africa was happy with the outcome. The summit elected Malawian President Joyce Banda as the new chairperson of the regional body, with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as her deputy. Banda becomes the first woman to chair the SADC. In her first speech as SADC chairperson, Banda said the SADC had steered the region towards economic integration, peace and democracy. She called on regional leaders to continue attracting investors to partner in the region’s infrastructure development programmes. “I’m pleased to note that we generally have peace and stability in the region despite a few pockets of political insecurity,” Banda said. “On the economic front, the summit noted food security and nutrition as a major economic challenge for the region.” Earlier, the summit called for the lifting of international sanctions against Zimbabwe so that country could find its way towards economic recovery. The leaders also welcomed the deployment of the SADC’s intervention brigade to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to contain the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in the eastern part of that country. Source: read more

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An EDGY Conversation with Dan Waldschmidt – Episode 31

By on December 9, 2019

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (45.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSToday’s guest, Dan Waldschmidt, is a business strategist uninterested in short term tactics for success. He understands the rules of success shift by the time you tap into them. Instead, Dan offers a formula and lifestyle to achieve lasting success. He unleashes his passion for your success in his book, EDGY Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success. This is a book about achieving mindset, before worrying about skillset. Dan’s loud living is visible in his business endeavors, popular speaking events, and ultra-races. If Dan wants it, he goes and gets it. Listen in to his story of attempting to break records in ultra-running and in business. Get In the Arena with Dan Waldschmidt.How big will your success be?Click To TweetHow the ordinary can achieve the extraordinaryDan’s acronym, EDGY, began by analyzing why people who were not set up for success, became successful. People who were relegated to the middle class, or bound to be weekend warriors, achieved extraordinary success through extreme effort. Their weaknesses were made up for and equalized through effort. The question is no longer, will you be successful, it is how big will your success be? We are often told to work smarter, optimize our presentation and avoid wasting time. Today, Dan brings us back to one of the greatest assets available: good old fashioned sweat. Listen in for your own outrageous success.When will it start working?Dan says that if you stop doing the right thing before it starts working, you’ve done the wrong thing. Discipline action is part of the formula for success that separates the extraordinary from the ordinary. Disciplined action looks like doing what you need to do everyday, even when it means denying yourself quick fixes of quick success. Dan teaches to stay the course, and continue to take action. It it not the final blow that splits the granite: it is all the chinking and clinking away before that final blow. Re-think the popular quote of insanity being the definition of doing the same thing over and over, with the same results. Put in brute force and do not stop too soon. If you are willing to do what everyone else is making excuses for, you are In the Arena, with the best shot at success.Don’t stop doing the right thing before it starts workingClick To TweetSomething not working? Try giving. Success is often talked about in terms of self and wrapped up in me-me-me. Today, Dan Waldschmidt shares about his own shift from selfish ambition, to giving from his heart. Dan looked at successful leaders and found that they were not just taking, they were giving. Even if it meant defying industry experts, they did things that made them awesome. Successful leaders attracted their ideal customers, by giving. From Ford’s story, to Dan’s personal story, giving is an essential aspect of success. It is a fine line to walk, between giving and trading, but giving equals greatness. Learn how to create value and demonstrate value from today’s conversation with ring leader, Dan Waldschmidt.Heros healThe final piece of Dan Waldschmidt’s formula is all about healing. We are humans, and pretty primal, whether we’re in the jungle or in business suits in the boardroom. People understand the importance of healing in most settings, but when it comes to business and achieving goals, it is often left out. The person you are selling to might just need to be healed. Dan knows that everyone calls the healer. If you want to be successful, look past the business suit and into the soul you are selling to. They will hear you, and want to hear from you again. Get EDGY today, and on your way to success, with Dan Waldschmidt on Into the Arena.Effort as the great equalizer, with Dan WaldschmidtClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Introduction of today’s guest, Dan Waldschmidt. Dan’s decision to do more than just an ultra-event. The EDGY acronym: E is for extreme behavior. How and where you start success. There are no sick days: disciplined action. Salespeople: This is prospecting. It’s about giving, from your heart not your head. Anthony’s example of giving in business. The healing aspect. Details about Dan’s book & workbook.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodehttp://danwaldschmidt.comB00IH3K2AK The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeIf things are not working the way you want them to, try giving ~ Dan WaldschmidtClick To TweetWe’re pretty primal, in the jungle or in the boardroom.Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

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Alessia Cara unveils sophomore album details The Pains of Growing

By on October 15, 2019

first_img Facebook Advertisement Cara released her debut album, Know-It-All, in 2015. She has made the Canadian and U.S. Billboard charts several times now and is a four-time Grammy nominee. In 2018 the Brampton, Ont., native won her first award — a Grammy biggie — for Best New Artist.In an interview with Billboard, she gave insight on the process of writing her 15-track album.“In terms of lyrics, this is a lot more introspective for me, conceptually. [It’s] a lot more personal than anything I’ve put out before.” She added, “I wanted to make the album title feel like it’s a story, like you’re about to read a book about someone. It feels more like a full album, it’s more impactful.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Up-and-coming Canadian pop sensation Alessia Cara revealed details of her highly-anticipated second album on Wednesday night.She unveiled the album art, tracklisting and release date for The Pains of Growingvia Twitter. The 22-year old has been teasing her sophomore effort since its first single, Growing Pains, dropped back in June. Since then she released two further singles, A Little More and Trust My Lonely.WATCH BELOW: The latest single from the upcoming Alessia Cara album, Trust My Lonely Advertisementlast_img read more

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Alaska Highway down to single lane traffic

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A collision Thursday evening has the Alaska Highway down to single-lane alternating traffic between the Beatton Airport Road and Mile 80.The collision happened at around 8 p.m. Thursday and initial reports suggest no one was seriously injured.  A truck is still blocking part of the highway. says the high could be open in both directions by 10 a.m. Friday.The collision is located between the Beatton Airport Road and Mile 80 frontage road, which is approximately 33 km south of Wonowon. Yellowhead Road and Bridge posted a warning Thursday night at area highways would be slippery after the area received a mix of snow and rain.For more updates on the Alaska Highway, visit www.drivebc.calast_img read more

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Blackbuck case Fresh notices to Tabu Sonali Saif Neelam

By on October 12, 2019

first_imgJaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Monday served fresh notices to Bollywood stars Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari and Dushyant Kumar, a local resident, in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case following the state government’s appeal against their acquittal. On the state government’s plea, the High Court earlier issued notices to the five respondents on March 11. On Monday, Justice Manoj Garg issued them fresh notices after prosecution counsel Mahipal Singh told the court that none, except Neelam Kothari, received its earlier notices. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The court asked all the five respondents to reply to the notices within eight weeks. In its plea filed on April 5 last year, the Rajasthan government questioned the acquittal of the five persons for lack of evidence, when actor Salman Khan, who was accompanying them, was proven guilty. Khan was awarded a five-year imprisonment, along with a penalty of Rs 10,000, after being held guilty under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act for killing two blackbucks in 1998 during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hai. His appeal is pending in the High Court.last_img read more

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Upcoming Back Surgery Ends Arian Fosters Season

By on September 30, 2019

Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster’s season is officially over as plaguing back issues will force the star player under the knife.Foster sought the advice of multiple doctors who all recommend surgery to repair a bulging disc.Foster has been experiencing chronic injuries since he hurt his calf muscle earlier in training camp. He also had hamstring issues, which led to his back problems. Arian Foster will have surgery to repair a herniated disk on Thursday in Los Angeles by Dr. Robert Watkins.In the last two Texans’ games, Foster was involved in only 10 plays, all during the first drives of the games.  He was immediately taken out due to pain and couldn’t return.  This season Foster has 121 rushes for 542 yards with 22 receptions and two total touchdowns.His absence is a major blow for a Texans team that has lost six games in a row. The team will have to fall back on Ben Tate, Deji Karim and rookie Dennis Johnson for replacements for the remainder of the season.The Houston Texans are currently 2-7 and have no chance of going to the playoffs.  They play the Oakland Raiders next Sunday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. (ET) on CBS. read more

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What Were The Giants Thinking

By on September 28, 2019

Embed Code FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed This week on the show, Hot Takedown analyzes the data behind the New York Giants’ controversial No. 6 pick in the NFL draft, Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. Todd McShay, an analyst for ESPN, is skeptical of Jones’s NFL potential based on his performance under pressure. While we agree that the stats don’t paint a bright future for Jones in the NFL, we disagree on how best to assess his prospects.For our second segment, ESPN NBA analyst and FiveThirtyEight contributor Kirk Goldsberry joins the team to discuss his new book, “SprawlBall: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA.” Through detailed data visualizations, “SprawlBall” describes how the 3-point line has transformed the NBA and how it risks ruining the game’s future.In our Rabbit Hole of the Week, Geoff exposes his lifelong appreciation of (and poor betting record on) the Kentucky Derby. He explains the rationale behind voting for the favorite across sports and why he still won’t take his own advice.Here’s what we’re looking at this week:“SprawlBall: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA” by Kirk Goldsberry, illustrated by Aaron Dana.Patrik Stefan’s epic miss that broke Neil’s heart.FiveThirtyEight’s Josh Hermsmeyer devised a metric for projecting college quarterback success in the NFL.ProFootballFocus’s analysis of Duke’s Daniel Jones ahead of the draft. read more

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