Oceanworks is a global marketplace for recycled ocean plastic materials and products, connecting global demand for sustainable materials with supply. Oceanworks intercepts plastic waste—ideally before it enters marine environments—reducing the use and demand for new plastic. It’s an innovative idea: a world without plastic pollution waste. “Big ideas take a lot of work,” says Rob Ianelli, founder and president at Oceanworks. “Without partners like Oracle, it would be a lot harder for companies like Oceanworks and other startups to get a leg up out there.” Learn more on this virtual road trip stop.
2020 has definitely been the “virtual year”: virtual teams have changed the workplace, virtual happy hours have given us new social options, even virtual road trips have allowed us to visit friends across the country. Now you can add “virtual fundraiser” to that list as Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect, invites people to participate in the JDRF One Walk, a global fundraising effort to help fight type 1 diabetes. “Everyone around the world can choose to become part of Team Oracle,” says Screven of the company’s participating athletes. “Let’s make type 1 diabetes a thing of the past.” The goal: 1.6 million miles traveled by virtual participants. Learn more on this virtual road trip stop.
The global workforce is facing a mental health crisis, straining to deal with COVID-19 and related economic and political emergencies. Business is feeling the strain, struggling with a burned-out, stressed out, and depressed workforce. “The pandemic has pushed HR leaders to the front lines, and one of the biggest issues they’re dealing with right now is helping employees with mental health at work,” said Emily He, SVP of Oracle’s Human Capital Management Cloud Business Group.