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 46th Earth Day
If Earth Day were human, it might be suffering a midlife crisis. “I’m 46 years old and what can I say about my life?” Sure there’s a growing environmental movement and Earth Day is celebrated in 192 countries, but is the Earth really any better off than it was 46 years ago? Like any 40-something facing an annual physical when leading a somewhat decadent lifestyle, Earth Day might not really...
Apr 22, 2015 2:00 PM ET
Convenience is the Enemy of the Good
The aphorism “The perfect is the enemy of the good” is well known to many who routinely meet deadlines. With more time, we think, “I could make this better,” but the commitment to delivering on time often rules. En route to sustainability, I think the bigger culprit is convenience. In last year’s IDC Directions conference, an...
Apr 20, 2015 2:00 PM ET
In my recent blog “Stop. Don’t Recycle That,” I put heavy emphasis on the first R of the sustainability mantra – namely, REDUCE. In our digital world, it’s easy to forget about paper and its environmental costs. I continuously get reminders from companies that insist that I should get all my information from...
Apr 10, 2015 2:40 PM ET
Heavy Metal(s)
“Heavy metal” isn’t associated only with rock music. In sustainability, it refers to real metals like cadmium, mercury and lead. And we can all agree that while a little heavy metal ringing in our earphones is OK, we really don’t want to find heavy metals in our water or soil. However, they’re in the electronics we use every...
Apr 8, 2015 10:40 AM ET
Why Not Just Let the Landlord Handle It?
Often the first challenge sustainability practitioners face, once they’re given a green light, is gathering basic utilities expenditures from facilities where an “all-inclusive lease” gives them no visibility into actual utilities usage. A prevalent but far more insidious practice buried in the comprehensive lease might not catch their attention – but it should. The practice is rooted...
Apr 6, 2015 11:25 AM ET