NYCLab: Bringing in Fresh Ideas From Future Leaders

NYCLab: Bringing in Fresh Ideas From Future Leaders

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“Working with these young leaders was very insightful for Moody’s, and I think the benefits went both ways,” says Jennifer Stula Rivera, Vice President, #CSR on utilizing fresh ideas from future leaders. http://bit.ly/2SY5bVL @MoodysCorp #mentoring #employeeengagement

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Moody's colleagues and NYCLab students at the presentation of their CSR strategy outlook

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“Working with these young leaders was very insightful for Moody’s, and I think the benefits went both ways,” says Jennifer Stula Rivera, Vice President, CSR. “These students brought in cutting-edge sustainability ideas from the academic realm and helped us translate them into actions that will help solve our real-world business challenges.”

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Posted from Moody's 2017 CSR Report

We believe that Moody’s can create a more sustainable world by mentoring — and learning from — the next generation of leaders. In October 2017, we partnered with a group of student consultants from Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability program. NYCLab, Bard’s yearlong experiential learning workshop, gives MBA students the chance to team with corporate, government and nonprofit organizations to solve sustainability-related business challenges. 

We see the Bard program as a unique opportunity: we gain the perspective of the smart young minds entering the sustainability field, and our employees gain an avenue to mentor the next generation of business leaders. Students delivered a strategic outlook for Moody’s environmental sustainability efforts, identifying opportunities and gaps in our current initiatives and providing a road map for program implementation.

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