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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 Longitudes | Circular Solutions in a COVID-19 World

Patrick Browne @ UPS
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As demand for sustainable packaging solutions reached its apex, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to stall progress as disposable gloves and single-use shopping bags returned to even the most sustainable consumers’ homes.

The annual celebration of Plastic-Free July last month felt a bit ironic as single-use solutions remained necessary to protect health and safety in this unprecedented moment in time.

UPS Longitudes | Building a More Resilient Supply Chain: Part II

Amit Prasad @ Coyote Logistics
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Editor’s Note: This is part two in a two-part series. If you missed part one, check it out here.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every part of the global supply chain — from procurement and logistics to manufacturing and warehousing.

UPS Longitudes | Building a More Resilient Supply Chain: Part I

Amit Prasad @ Coyote Logistics
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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every part of the global supply chain — from procurement and logistics to manufacturing and warehousing.

This guide explores the far-reaching implications of this global crisis on key areas of supply chain operations, including: sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution and transportation and logistics.

It also identifies current trends and outlines strategies to support your business on the long road to economic recovery.

UPS Longitudes | Food Is the Best Antidote to Chaos

Barron Segar @ World Food Program USA
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During my organization’s more than 50-year history, we have witnessed countless disasters and responded to famines, cyclones, earthquakes and wars that devastated communities and left trails of hunger and poverty in their wake.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s leading hunger-relief organization, is no stranger to crises — but we have never seen anything like the coronavirus pandemic.

UPS Longitudes | Why Human Trafficking Worsens During a Pandemic

Mara Vanderslice Kelly @ United Way
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Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. According to the Global Slavery Index, more than 40 million people are living in modern slavery.

While human trafficking is most often associated with commercial sex, it also includes domestic servitude, child labor and exploitation in areas such as migrant farming. It can happen anywhere, to men, women or children; in suburbia and on city streets, in factories and mines and at truck stops, fields or fishing boats.

UPS Longitudes | Recognizing Business Dreams: Better Times on the Horizon?

Steve Chambers @ The UPS Store
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For almost all business owners, COVID-19 changed everything. Certain industries shut down for months or had to pivot operations to meet evolving consumer demands. Customers stayed home, either shifting their purchases online or not making them at all.

UPS Longitudes | From the Blank Canvas to the Bigger Picture

Elliott Hubbard @ Elliott Hubbard Fine Art
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The author Richard Wright said, “An artist deals with aspects of reality different from those which a scientist sees.” Right now, the reality that scientists — and most people — see is a pandemic. And right now, artists can’t help but see that same reality.

Art shows — the main way many artists show their work — halted. Art galleries closed. It’s not just about seeing the art, which is important, but about connecting with the artist.

UPS Infographic | Lessons From Our eBike Journey

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UPS is exploring a range of solutions to make deliveries within cities more efficient and with zero emissions, including with electric bicycles and tricycles. We launched our first eBike delivery pilot in Hamburg, Germany, in 2012. Today, we are working on more than 30 urban logistics projects in cities worldwide.

UPS Infographic | Sustainability by the Numbers

Take a look at the latest facts and figures about sustainability at UPS.
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This infographic is from UPS's 2019 Interactive Sustainability Report: Accelerating Sustainable Solutions. Visit ups.com/sustainability to see the Highlights brochure with translations, GRI Content Index, and other stories of innovation.

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