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UPS Longitudes | Sustainable Development in a Post-COVID World

Penny Naas @ UPS
Article

This year has unleashed an onslaught of global challenges: natural disasters, economic volatility, social protests and a pandemic that has upended our way of life and illuminated longstanding inequities. 

At the same time, as we begin to look to the future, we see some bright spots in terms of how companies are looking at the lessons from the past few months. Corporations have an opportunity to change the status quo, question decisions and start with a clean slate to develop more sustainable and equitable work policies, processes, products and investments.

UPS Longitudes | Women Small Business Owners Look Beyond the Pandemic

Nikki Brown @ SHE Media
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In a year unlike any other, with COVID-19 shutdowns disrupting millions of small businesses, the pandemic has proven especially disheartening for women entrepreneurs.

According to a study by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the number of women business owners dropped roughly 25 percent in the United States between February and April alone.

UPS Longitudes | Pursuing a More Equitable World

Marc Morial @ National Urban League
Article

Deadly disease; economic hardship; racial unrest — the United States is living through a triple pandemic. For more than a century, the National Urban League has been an economic first responder, helping families through their most trying crises. Now, in this triple pandemic, we’re rising to the challenge with urgency, expertise and deep compassion.

UPS Longitudes | Be Brave, Be Authentic: Women Business Owners Keep Us Vibrant

Jen Earle @ NAWBO
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Roughly a thousand women business owners gathered together recently for the annual NAWBO Women's Business Conference. This year, we did not travel to Austin, Texas, to a crowded conference center, walking the exhibit booths, exchanging business cards and giving our keynote speaker a standing ovation.

UPS Longitudes | Growing Support for Resilient Response

Shari Rudolph @ Good360
Press Release

The Good360 Disaster Recovery Council (GDRC) launched in the fall of 2017 during what would become one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record.

UPS Longitudes | Lesson No. 1 in Small Business: Agility Drives Innovation

Wendy Shen @ FLOMO
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Wendy Shen started her New Jersey-based small business in 1988 as an offshoot of her parents’ stationary company in Taiwan, selling fancy push-button pencil cases while in graduate school at Pace University.

“I was a one-woman operation,” Shen explained. “I would answer all the customer and sales calls, perform accounting and inventory management, as well as business development all on my own. I was a janitor, bookkeeper, sales person, shipping and receiving clerk and a full-time MBA student at the same time.”

UPS Longitudes | As UPSFF Women Blaze Trails in Aviation, Everyone Benefits

Sherri Roberts @ UPS
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When your company’s primary mission is to test the boundaries of logistics to better serve customers, a diverse, inclusive team — with women in leadership positions — is crucial to fostering the kind of innovation that leads to success.

A diverse team increases talent engagement, fuels creative thinking, enhances customer service and ultimately drives better financial performance.

ON Semiconductor Furthers Progress Towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals with the Bending Bamboo Program in Vietnam

Written by Cassandra Savel, Corporate Social Responsibility Intern
Blog

As signatory to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and a dedicated company committed to helping achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ON Semiconductor continuously looks for new opportunities to address pressing social and environmental issues.

Meaningful Business 100 Leaders Unveiled for 2020

Award recognises outstanding business leaders, across the world, who are combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Press Release

LONDON, October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  Meaningful Business, a global platform for leaders combining profit and purpose, has announced the 2nd edition of the Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) recognising outstanding contribution of business leaders in support of the UN 2030 agenda.

The MB100 was curated by an expert panel of 16 judges, following a global nomination process. The platform received over 500 nominations from 70 countries, with each one scored across 5 key areas: Impact, Leadership, Innovation, Durability and Scope.

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