In today's video interview, Ephigenie Banaynal dela Cruz, Director for Social and Environmental Accountability and Audit at Microsoft discusses the importance of educating our future generations.
Its a simple idea with tons of data attached to it. Yet, implementation has been difficult even within the the U.S. As dela Cruz explains, the importance of providing individual and corporate role models to kids who can actually demonstrate what can be done to solve world problems is critical and one that continues to get sidebared.
According to the Microsoft executive, another critical need is the creation of a pre-K through 8th grade curriculum that has sustainability concepts as its cornerstone.
Her advice: we need to figure out how to equip kids with the tools, knowledge, and inspiration necessary to spark their creativity, hope, competence, and empowerment in order to encourage them to become future leaders -- not just challenging entrepreneurs but also patient, resilient and forward-thinking leaders within corporations.