Arrow's CSR Mission: Innovating Today

Arrow's CSR Mission: Innovating Today

Good ideas are everywhere. But innovators are rare. Innovators punch through the status quo to deliver a solution that is both practical and provides an exciting new solution. 

To identify innovators and guide them forward, Arrow partners with incubators, accelerators and technology competitions. We pursue these partnerships in the conviction that the organized process of iteration, presentation, mentorship and competition distills interesting ideas into real innovations that may benefit society and turns dreamers into entrepreneurs. 

Content from this campaign

The Silo
Organizations of significant size and longevity often complain about silos – departments or functions that operate in isolation from the rest of the organization, making the interchange of information difficult, if not impossible. It’s difficult to get a comprehensive picture without cobbling together into cumbersome kluges systems that are often unique. Frequently these...
May 14, 2015 2:05 PM ET
The Global E-Waste Monitor 2014
Electronics have been at the core of my career for decades. Seven years ago, I became aware of the very serious end-of-life issues related to electronics. Since then, despite growing awareness, regulation and commitment, the planet’s mountain of e-waste[1] continues to grow. Historically, measuring e-waste on a global scale has been very...
May 8, 2015 9:15 AM ET
See you at CleanMed 2015?
Not all conferences are created equal, and CleanMed is one of my very favorites. Some of the founding members of Practice Greenhealth and Healthcare without Harm...
May 6, 2015 1:30 PM ET
Upcycling for Good: Meet the Digitruck
Here in Arrow’s Value Recovery business, we say that recycling is a last resort. Not that recycling is a bad thing, but in the scheme of things sustainable, reuse is a whole lot better. But there’s a grander notion still – that of upcycling. Recycling is an energy-intensive process that fundamentally...
May 1, 2015 1:35 PM ET
Electronics and Earth Day
I’m grateful to those companies that use Earth Day as a rallying cry to bring awareness of the environmental risks associated with electronics to their employees and communities. While I emphatically believe that every day should be Earth Day, I’m fully aware that it isn’t for most people, and that the education gap remains huge. Although ...
Apr 22, 2015 4:00 PM ET