Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Climate Finance: Moving Forward After COP26

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The need for climate finance – the local, national, or transnational financing that enables climate change mitigation and adaptation – was much debated at COP26. Indeed, a proliferation of government commitments towards increased financing count among the key achievements of the conference. However, the onus is now firmly on government, policy and corporate stakeholders to translate ambition into impact. Supply chain finance plays a key role in unlocking investments towards decarbonization tech and making climate action more accessible to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). By enabling green financing and accelerating your supply chain’s progress towards climate action and reliable ESG data, your company can play a critical role in catalyzing this transition at scale.

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The need for climate finance – the local, national, or transnational financing that enables climate change mitigation and adaptation – was much debated at COP26. Indeed, a proliferation of government commitments towards increased financing count among the key achievements of the conference. However, the onus is now firmly on government, policy and corporate stakeholders to translate ambition into impact. Supply chain finance plays a key role in unlocking investments towards decarbonization tech and making climate action more accessible to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). By enabling green financing and accelerating your supply chain’s progress towards climate action and reliable ESG data, your company can play a critical role in catalyzing this transition at scale.

Global Leaders Urging Businesses to Continue to Advance Action to Ensure a More Inclusive and Sustainable Future.

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TORONTO, October 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Leaders from the Canadian business community gathered virtually on October 5-6th to attend the Making Global Goals Local Business - Canada conference where they discussed how to continue to identify and implement impactful solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to gender inequality and inadequate climate action.

UPS Longitudes | Don't Give Up Hope: Steering and Growing a Small Business During COVID-19

Evelyne Nyairo @ Ellie Bianca
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After a literal bittersweet encounter in the African nation of Chad, I felt compelled to create a company to address gender inequalities and help empower women so they can find their voices.

Let me explain: Working as an environmental scientist and chemist, my consultancy work brought me to Chad, this land of the most beautiful wild mango trees. Never one to pass up the opportunity to indulge in succulent mangoes, I had my fill courtesy of a family whose mother and children climbed the trees in the hot sun to harvest the fruit for me to eat.

UPS Hosts Webinar to Help Small Businesses Adapt Digital Marketing During Novel Coronavirus

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April 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With most consumers sheltered in place, many small and medium-sized businesses are isolated from their customer base. To help them stay connected, UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a webinar designed to help SMBs adapt and transform marketing strategies to digital. The free webinar will be held at 1 PM (EDT) on Thursday, April 16.

UPS Longitudes | Podcast: Quality, Style and Respect for All Women

Kathleen Marran @ UPS | Alexandra Waldman @ Universal Standard
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Kathleen Marran, UPS Vice President of Marketing, Diverse Segments: women business owners face difficulties in raising money and handling that first big order — how exactly do you master the logistics needed to keep pace with rising customer demand?

Marran says it’s not just about shipping. Upstart entrepreneurs must navigate the challenges of streamlining payments, finding suppliers and going international, issues that make or break any small business.

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