In 1907, two teenagers with one bicycle between them started a business running errands, shuttling notes and telegrams and making home deliveries by foot and by bike. Eventually, their fledgling messenger service became what is now UPS.
More than a century later, we are back on our bikes. More specifically, electrically-assisted cycles (e-cycles).
Sustainability is more than just a checkbox for businesses these days — it’s a requirement for success.
Making a social and environmental impact through your business has become table stakes, as consumers expect brands to take a stand on a growing number of topics material to their business and its long-term success.
It's no secret that the shipping business has a large carbon footprint. As companies & consumers look to reduce their own impacts on climate, companies like UPS are helping to make it easier. UPS has offered their customers a boost recently by matching carbon offsets on behalf of customers for the month of June. This is to mark World Environment Day which is June 5. We'll talk about how and why this offering is in place as well as where UPS is going in the future on their climate journey.
Each April, we see profound symbolism embedded in Arbor Day celebrations across the country. When we come together to plant trees, we collectively envision the world our grandchildren will inhabit - cleaner, safer, and more beautiful than the one we ourselves inherited.
As we rush to address the urgent, overwhelming global coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to overlook the long-term support systems that maintain our health and wellness.
For those sequestered in city apartments, with no access to parks, green spaces or even trees, the sense of loss is very tangible right now. Of course, that feeling pales in comparison to those dealing with the loss of a loved one or friend due to the unforgiving coronavirus — but it’s a sentiment we must also confront for society at large.
Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.
Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.