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UPS Horizons Newsletter | Accelerating Sustainable Solutions

Sustainability Insights and Updates | Fall 2020
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Accelerating Sustainable Solutions

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

Newsletter

Accelerating Sustainable Solutions

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

Can Job Training Close the 'Opportunity Divide' Post-Pandemic?

Words by Mary Mazzoni
Article

Roughly one in five U.S. workers are collecting unemployment benefits, and as coronavirus case numbers surge across the country, job prospects seem slim for many.

Fight Homelessness By Bridging the Gap Between Shelter and Housing

Words by Nithin Coca
Article

The U.S. has a shortage of around 7 million affordable housing units for renters whose household incomes fall below the poverty line, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. As Americans struggle to find affordable housing, homelessness is on the rise across the country. On any given night, more than 560,000 Americans find themselves homeless, per a 2019 point-in-time count.

Education Isn’t Always Top of Mind After Natural Disasters, But It Should Be

Words by Maggie Kohn
Article

This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

When natural disasters strike, people and corporations are generous, donating millions of dollars worth of food, medicines and other needed supplies. But often, in the urgency to address immediate life-threatening realities, the long-term needs of rebuilding communities are overlooked.

The Glass Isn’t Half Empty: Reasons To Be Optimistic About Water Issues

Words by Kate Zerrenner
Article

The news about climate change’s impacts on water supply and availability is often dire and can feel overwhelming.

Tackling the Decarbonization of Transportation

Words by Mark Mondik
Article

By now, many of us have heard the statistics and news reports: Organizations need to be moving at a much faster pace to address the global climate crisis and meet the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report’s warning of limiting warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. 

Lyft Makes All Rides Carbon Neutral, But That’s Only the Beginning

Words by Roya Sabri
Article

This article series is sponsored by 3Degrees and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Stackable Credentials and Modular Programs Bring More Options to Postsecondary Education

Words by Jim Witkin
Article

The future of postsecondary education will be modular, stackable and more democratic. That’s according to edX, a nonprofit organization founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that is re-imagining the postsecondary education model.

In their view, our rapidly evolving economy, fueled by constant advances in technology, requires workers to continually update and refresh their skills to find employment, stay employed, and advance their careers. 

Investing in Career Development Helps Companies Attract, Keep and Promote Top Talent

Words by Tina Casey
Article

In today’s tight labor market, companies cannot afford to ignore untapped reservoirs of smart, motivated potential employees. Yet many have just such a pool of talent right before their eyes. By innovating on outreach, continuing education and career development, some companies are finding new ways to ensure their workforce is the best it can be—and that can mean a more diverse workforce, as well.

Diversity and outreach

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