Balletic isn’t a term that’s often applied to a pâtissier. But in Kuriko Miura’s case, the description seems a good fit. In the kitchen where she whips up batches of Swiss roll cakes – cylindrical sponge cakes with a swirl of cream inside – she moves with the swift, graceful efficiency of someone who, despite her youth, has been at it for years.
NEWSWEEK named NVIDIA the sixth-greenest publicly-traded company in the United States today, up four spots from last year’s ranking. Obviously, we’re honored. NVIDIA employees are passionate about going green. In June, leading environmental nonprofit Acterra gave NVIDIA its Acterra Award For Sustainability for large companies. In August, we became the first high-tech company in the… Read More
KESENNUMA, Japan – When you’ve been selling things for as long as Norifumi Sato has and have his talent for the hard sell, you recognize a good thing when you see it. From the moment a year ago when Sato reported for his first day of work at a mulberry tea company, in Japan’s northern prefecture of Iwate, “I just knew this was it,” he recalled.
Global citizenship is serious business at NVIDIA. In October, we climbed to No. 10 on Newsweek’s Greenest Companies list of the top 500 U.S. companies, from No. 314 three years earlier. In June, we received the Acterra Award for Sustainability for large companies from Acterra, a leading environmental nonprofit. And we’ve just become the first… Read More
If you had never visited Japan’s tsunami-ravaged coast until this week, the bleak landscape where homes and businesses once stood would be sobering. Having watched the relief effort and the recovery, my visits back to the Tohoku region have been increasingly reassuring. In fact, my recent visit with colleagues from PlaNet Finance Japan and Yukari… Read More
NVIDIA is using its passion for visual computing to help a dedicated group of volunteers and teachers in Korea enhance the artistic experience for the visually impaired. Launched in partnership with the Korean Art Association for the Blind (KAAB) in 2010, the NVIDIA Touch Visual program trains college art majors as volunteers to work with… Read More
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan, we’re partnering with Mercy Corps to invest $2 million to help rebuild micro and small-sized businesses in the affected areas. NVIDIA and Mercy Corps, together with support from Tokyo-based PlaNet Finance Japan, will provide startup grants for new businesses, employment… Read More
Five months after 1,000 NVIDIA volunteers converged on History Park in San Jose, Calif., vegetables are growing, flowers are blooming and families are literally enjoying the fruits of their labor. We decided to return this spring to see the progress families have made since our 2010 Project Inspire work day last December. As this video… Read More
There’s still time for schools and community organizations in Silicon Valley to apply to become a Project Inspire recipient. Last week, I told you about our 2008 Project Inspire winner Overfelt High School, which found the influence of Project Inspire continued long after the event actually ended. Today, we’re profiling the very first Project Inspire… Read More
This week we’re opening the application period for schools and community organizations to apply for NVIDIA HQ’s flagship volunteer event, Project Inspire. Project Inspire is our annual holiday “party with a purpose,” bringing together more than a thousand employees and community volunteers for one day, to transform a deserving local community resource. In total, Project Inspire… Read More
One goal of the NVIDIA Foundation is to identify opportunities for NVIDIA and its employees to engage and give back to their local communities. In that spirit, we launched this week at our Santa Clara headquarters, a partnership with HOPE Services, a Bay Area non-profit that provides services to more than 2,500 children, adults and… Read More