The year 2020 will undoubtedly go down in history as a watershed moment in our time. As a global community, we’ve faced immense challenges, hardships, and grief. In addition, many inequities that existed prior to the pandemic have been laid bare.
Awareness of our impact on nature is now greater than ever. A tiny virus spilled out of the wild, and through human activity spread rapidly across the globe—changing life as we know it. We continue to see wildfires of unprecedented scale and destructiveness, as well as catastrophic storms that devastate coastal regions with increasing frequency. Our oceans and waterways are being polluted with immense amounts of waste, including discarded plastics, with potentially catastrophic effects on ecosystems and wildlife, all of this made worse by habitat loss and reduction in biodiversity. Attitudes are changing and new solutions are emerging; corporations such as Oracle are increasingly united in addressing these challenges as part of their strategic plans. As we continue our path forward at Oracle, we will embrace this opportunity to build a better future—for people, for the planet, and for businesses.
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