Yesterday I was privileged to address the crowd gathered at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg and announce our commitment to educate 100,000 more entrepreneurs across Africa.
It was fitting that this year’s festival also marked what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. As a man famed for his commitment to equality and community, his legacy is reflected in the work both Global Citizen and HP are doing in South Africa and across the continent to tackle inequality and build communities.
Imagine turning a $25 loan into more than $21 million, impacting more than 1 million people globally, in just five years. No, this isn’t the latest Shark Tank pitch. It is the outcome of Hewlett Packard Company’s Matter to a Million employee-engagement program.
Tech giant outlines measures to meet its sustainability goals
by Keumars Afifi-Sabet
HP has admitted to experiencing "challenges" in regard to its progress on sustainability, but believes innovations like 3D printing and its own PageWide technology can help it reach its green goals.
Speaking at the company's annual Sustainability Summit in London yesterday, HP's UK MD, George Brasher, explained how the environmental benefits of "short run printing" could play a part in countering the carbon footprint of businesses' supply chains.
HP Inc. says that sustainable impact was a key differentiator for more than $700 million in new business last year. The company’s newly published 2017 Sustainable Impact Report shows a 38% year-over-year increase in sales bids with sustainability requirements.
“In 2017, customers with sustainable purchasing criteria — including criteria related to eco-labels — represented a total of approximately $15.8 billion of existing and potential business revenue,” the report says.
For HP’s Dare to Repair contest, entrants from around the world 3D-printed parts for broken goods to keep them out of the waste stream.
You’d rather not be part of our throwaway culture, but what choice do you have? When that perfect piece of rolling luggage you’ve used for years suddenly loses a wheel and you find there’s no replacement part, into the trash it goes.
Whether it’s your favorite coffeemaker or your always-dependable vacuum cleaner, you’re likely to find that the manufacturer stopped making the part, never made the part or it costs more to replace the part than it would to buy a new device.
The Project Steering Committee of the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility, an initiative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has approved HP Inc as a knowledge member of the facility.
by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP
By 2050, there will be 9.8 billion people walking the earth. Ninety-seven percent of that population growth will be in emerging economies, and most of these people will choose to call cities their home.