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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability

Astrid F. Kowlessar
  • Miami, FL
  • United States
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What is your Interest?
Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development
Name of Company / Organization:
Vezta Co.
What is your current job title / department?
Seniority Level
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Networking, Share Best Practices, Research, Potential Investors, Potential Partners
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
Corporate Governance
Corporate Responsibility
Sustainable Project Management
Business Lobbying

Astrid F. Kowlessar's Blog


Posted on February 9, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Trinidad & Tobago is too vested in oil and gas to fully focus on renewable energy. Barbados is miles ahead with solar power in the Caribbean, and thankfully so!  The island of Grenada, however, is the new up and comer for renewable energy, and is currently making progress towards renewable energy efficiency

Grenada is truly a recent success story in development. Hurricane Ivan devastated the island in 2004, leaving a trail of physical and financial destruction that could…


The Financial Power of Impact Investing

Posted on June 3, 2017 at 6:16pm 0 Comments

Written for the Financial Policy Council

For many years the divide between instruments of philanthropy and investing has been clear cut. Investing strategies typically did not involve social organizations focused on non-governmental organization (NGO) concerns. However, the advent of millennial investing power, the rise of social enterprises, and the need for…


Employee Engagement: A Crucial Metric for Company Performance

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

To date, senior management has paid attention to employee engagement as a means to reduce company costs, and rightly so. The bottom line will always be the most telling benchmark of company performance, and it is no secret that employee turnover packs a punch. The majority of Leadership considers recruitment costs and new employee onboarding costs when working with Human Resources on human capital management issues. However, there are numerous absence costs resulting in process and…


US Infrastructure: A Case For Public Private Partnerships

Posted on June 20, 2015 at 2:46pm 0 Comments

A nation is nothing without infrastructure. It is the literal blueprint which allows education, healthcare, commerce and trade to expand and progress within rural and urban areas alike. A country is identified and remembered by its most outstanding infrastructure, from longstanding historic monuments to major highways. Thus, it goes without saying that it must be primary business of federal, state and municipal governments to maintain replenish and expand physical infrastructure to ensure…


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