TIAA Weekly Newsletter - 10-19-2018

Published Friday, October 19, 2018

Join the Oct Webinar: How is sustainability profitable? •  Help Tbirds Kick Some....Goals!  •  Join the Fund: How Andreas Kraemer '96 Helped Build a Tech Sector  •  Visit the downtown campus this November

The perfect follow-up to our Penang Conference:

Sustainability – the connection between profit for your business and our world

with Paula Ivey, 92, President and founder of The CSR Group LLC 


Wednesday, October 24 @ 10:00 am AZ Local time

What this global sustainability revolution means for your business and how to integrate sustainability to drive profitability.

A Sustainability Revolution? Triple Bottom Line, Resiliency, Impact, Climate Change, Ocean Plastics, Resource Depletion!!…what does it all mean? How does it impact my business? Paula will address all of this and more – guiding you through the current corporate sustainability landscape, what’s ahead for tomorrow, and how you can integrate sustainability into your business model to benefit all of your stakeholders. Whether corporate or entrepreneurial, your business can not only survive, but also profit…sustainably.

About our speaker:

Paula Austin Ivey, a Thunderbird alumnus from 1992, is a pioneer in the field of corporate sustainability. She is president and founder of The CSR Group LLC, a leading sustainability advisory firm that she founded in 2002. Paula has played a global leader­ship role in the rapidly evolving field of sustainability/CSR.


Join TIAA on Wednesday, October 24

10:00 am AZ / Noon EDT / 1:00 pm London / 1:00 am HK on Thursday, October 25

Register today.


September WEBINAR REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE: Bruce Hirsh "Maneuvering Through Rough Waters – Global Trade Trends in the Trump Era." 

TIAA MEMBERS: From the TIAA home page, log-in, open the Menu, select Videos, then search for 2018 Webinars.


How to Help Tbirds Kick Some....Goals 

 TIAA is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Tbird Futbol Club

2017 Alumni Game

Thunderbird Football/Soccer Club, one of the original clubs on campus, has been re-energized this year with 25 students and alumni playing weekly at the new downtown campus. The team is excited to attend the MBA World Cup tournament hosted by University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the weekend of November 10th, for the first time since 2008. The tournament will take place UCLA’s main campus and will host 24 top ranked MBA university clubs from around the world.

Thunderbird FC is also planning two events for Spring 2019, an Alumni game and a trip to the MBA World Cup tournament at Dartmouth/Yale. Updates on finalized event dates and times to come. In the meantime, please feel free to follow our Thunderbird FC Facebook page, (

Thunderbird FC looks to build continued interest and support from the TIAA community.

Attend the Games. Support the Club.

Reach out to Co-Presidents, Eric Cowan ( and Rachel Masterson (, and/or Vice Presidents Ashley Esquivel ( and Andres Rebollado ( for game schedules, how to help defray UCLA game expenses, and/or to learn more about opportunities to support these fellow Tbirds. 

New Issue Released for October 2018 

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained...

Developing the Venture Capital and Tech Ecosystem in Latin America

Posted by: Andreas Kraemer, '96 on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

“Did you just wake up one morning and ask yourself: What is possibly the hardest thing you can do?”  

Andreas Kraemer, '96 Tbird and TIAA member, says he gets that question a lot.  Guadalajara, Mexico, has long been considered the “Silicon Valley of Mexico”. Companies such as Oracle, IBM, Intel, Jabil, Bosch and Flextronics have established a presence here, some for over 15 years. Young companies such as Wizeline have large operations with over 200 software developers. That’s today. But of course, it’s easy to look at the present and forget that the road here had to be forged through unknown territory by brave explorers. Read the full story.   (Photo: Thundercouple Andreas and Carol Kraemer at their Tbird graduation in 1996)


TIAA is pleased to forward these invitations to our global TIAA community. 

Join these November Tbird the new downtown campus

The Thunderbird Student Government invites you, your family, and friends to two Thunderbird events this fall, an Open House on November 1st and our next Regional Night on November 17th
The Open House is an opportunity to see the temporary campus at the Arizona Center and interact with Dean Khagram, current students, faculty, and the Thunderbird staff. Following the Open House, there will be an after-party next door at the 1130 Restaurant. Register for the Open House here 

Date: Thursday, November 1 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Place: One Arizona Center Tower, Floors 7, 8, & 9

400 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85004




Thunderbird is also introducing downtown Phoenix to Regional Night with a celebration of Latin American culture this fall. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a Thunderbird tradition. Register for Regional Night here.
Date: Saturday, November 17 from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Place: A.E. England Building
424 North Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
 Two great opportunities for Tbird Alumni to visit the new campus!

Register for Regional Night here.

Register for the Open House here.

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