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

Invisible Consumption
“Consumption,” another word for tuberculosis, is still a major killer even though it doesn’t get a lot of mainstream press. “Consumption” in the form of the goods and services we consume – particularly in the United States – gets a fair amount of press from the sustainability community. Consumption is a part of everyday life; overconsumption is the sticking point. Typically when...
Sep 18, 2015 8:40 AM ET
The Problem With Little
We love the convenience, the portability, the mobility of little. No one seriously considered hauling a desktop computer to work, on the plane or to the beach. Those were simpler times. Simpler end-of-life handling, too. Thinner, sleeker, and lighter are hallmarks of the marketing strategy that inoculates consumers with the obsolescence bug long before...
Sep 10, 2015 8:50 AM ET
Searching for Heroes of Innovation
My company, Arrow Electronics, is likely older than you are. For the last 80 years, Arrow has been supplying components to technology innovators around the globe. We happen to think that these innovators deserve much more ink than they’re getting — and not just electronics innovators, but all the innovators who are making the world a better place. #...
Sep 2, 2015 4:25 PM ET
Mega E-Waste
Most of us have a pretty tough time grasping magnitude. If we haven’t experienced it directly, it’s often difficult to imagine. And I think our inability to comprehend enormity contributes to our complacence toward environmental stresses. For example, we don’t come into direct contact with 7 billion people – we experience...
Aug 12, 2015 2:10 PM ET
Toward Greener Computing
Technology consumes power. More technology consumes more power. A growing population consumes even more technology, which consumes more power. In the past 20 years, we’ve gone from people who turn technology on and off to people who are connected to and reliant on technology 24/7, so the power consumption is continuous. Technology growth has momentum that is running unchecked,...
Aug 6, 2015 11:00 AM ET