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UPS Longitudes | Supply Chains Still Recovering From Coronavirus

Chris Byrne @ UPS
Article

UPS has completed the sixth week of a study to measure the impact of COVID-19 on small and medium-sized businesses across the United States. This installment went to 400 U.S.-based respondents between April 29 and May 4.

UPS Longitudes | More Signs of Improvement for Small Business

Chris Byrne @ UPS
Article

UPS has completed the seventh week of a study to measure the impact of COVID-19 on small and medium-sized businesses across the United States. This installment went to 400 U.S.-based respondents between May 6 and May 11.

While the coronavirus remains a heavy burden on small businesses, this week’s results indicate that the pandemic’s impact continues to abate.

We observed the lowest point of the downturn four weeks ago, and since then, the survey data has shown consistent signs of improvement.

UPS Longitudes | How to Make E-Commerce More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

Ann Starodaj @ Optoro
Blog

Online shopping has become an essential way consumers access goods during the coronavirus pandemic. But many retail chains generate up to 75 percent of their revenue from brick-and-mortar stores in non-pandemic times — meaning they’re now looking for other ways to sell and move their inventory.

UPS Longitudes | Women in Trade Can Reinvigorate the WTO and Global Economy

Laura Lane @ UPS, Penny Naas @ UPS
Article

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And anyone who has looked at the global economic forecast lately is probably willing to consider a few ways to ensure that GDP growth doesn’t slow to a grinding halt.

UPS Supports Edwards Lifesciences’ Distribution of Critical ICU Monitoring Equipment and Other Medical Technologies

Press Release

May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced as part of its longstanding relationship with Edwards Lifesciences, it continues to help the med-tech company get necessary equipment to hospitals around the world in the ongoing battle against COVID-19.

ENR Rankings Put Black & Veatch at the Heart of Digital Transformation

Strong placements in power, telecommunications and water cement Black & Veatch’s position at the leading edge of utility infrastructure development
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At its heart the world’s digital transformation relies on clean energy and the rapid, resilient transmission of data and information. Securing top four finishes in three key Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) rankings puts Black & Veatch at the center of enabling the digital society. 

UPS Longitudes | Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Around the World

Ashraf Mahate @ Dubai Exports
Article

Women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face many barriers to finding resources to help them launch and grow successful businesses. But increasingly, governments, investors and multinational companies are recognizing and tapping into the value of empowering women economically in the region and around the world.

UPS Longitudes | Supplier Diversity Will Help Businesses Large and Small Recover From Pandemic

Geri Stengel @ Ventureneer
Article

After ensuring Americans’ health, economic recovery will be next on the to-do list. Access to financing will play a huge role but so, too, will access to customers and vendors. Having customers who spend billions on goods and services such as the Fortune 1000 companies increases your chances for high growth.

UPS Longitudes | Sustainable Startups Should Consider Corporate Venture Capital

Deborah de Lange @ Ryerson University, Dave Valliere @ Ryerson University
Article

Urgent issues like the climate crisis, environmental degradation, social inequality and other challenges mean the global economy needs to immediately transform itself to become sustainable.

Sustainable startups with smart business models have economic, social and environmental value.

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