5th Class of Aspen Institute First Mover Fellows creates success for companies and communities

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5th Class of Aspen Institute First Mover Fellows creates success for companies and communities

Verizon Foundation Director of Education Initiatives Named one of 19 Aspen Institute First Mover Fellows
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 2:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Education

CONTENT: Press Release

New York, June 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program today announces the fifth class of First Mover Fellows, individuals who are working within companies to unite business growth with a sustainable society in the products and services they are developing. The 19 Fellows chosen this year come from a wide variety of industries including automotive (Toyota); food and beverage (PepsiCo); technology (Google, HP, and LinkedIn); pharmaceuticals (Janssen); energy (AREVA, CLP Holdings, and SolarReserve); waste and recycling (Waste Management); and telecommunications (Verizon Foundation). 

"The accomplished and creative business professionals selected for this program are redefining business success," says Nancy McGaw, creator and director of the First Movers Fellowship Program.  "They are looking over the quarterly horizon and creating long term value for their companies in diverse ways such as lowering operating risks, managing supply chains, meeting the needs of underserved markets and, embedding sustainability practices throughout their organizations."    

The 12-month Fellowship, which includes three seminars, is built around the core themes of innovation, leadership, reflection and community. The program offers individuals a chance to become part of a growing community of innovators who share a passion about their work and belief in new possibilities for business. It also serves as an innovation lab where Fellows develop the skills to make their innovations real and successful in their organizations. The program offers both a leadership development opportunity for the Fellows and an organizational development strategy for their companies.

Part of the First Movers experience is stepping out of the corporate fray to reflect with other fellows about the projects they’re trying to implement and the challenges they’re facing. 

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Ellen Yu
Verizon
Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | AREVA | Aspen Institute | Aspen Institute Center for Business Education | CLP Holdings | Education | Energy | Environment | Google | Green | HP

CAMPAIGN: Education

CONTENT: Press Release

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