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UPS Longitudes | The Power of the Pedal

Peter Harris @ UPS
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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).

Does Your Company Live Up to Why It Exists?

Talking the talk is not enough. You have to walk the walk.
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Sebastian Buck | Fast Company
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How Blockchain Can Drive Supply Chain Sustainability

Blockchain can accelerate a transition from owning to sharing.
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Mike Edmonds | Pactera
This piece originally appeared on UPS Longitudes.

Sustainability is one of the defining issues of our time. Businesses are overhauling the way they source, create and distribute products to build a sustainable future.

3 Changes for Women and Business in 2019

To accelerate the pace of change in workplace gender equality, business can implement and scale solutions to reach more women.
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We celebrate International Women’s Day this year, as ever, with the launch of a wealth of new initiatives and commitments from companies, governments and civil society organizations. And yet, the pace of change is still too slow.

Empowering Women in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

We must reinvent learning to ensure STEM fields reflect our diverse world.
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Cheryl Oldham | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dan Mantz | REC Foundation

5 Ways to Reinvent Your Business Through the Circular Economy

You can help the planet and your business at the same time.
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Interested in how to reinvent your business through the circular economy? You can learn more about how UPS is enabling the circular economy for small business on this webinar recording.

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Interested in how to reinvent your business through the circular economy? You can learn more about how UPS is enabling the circular economy for small business on this webinar recording.

4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods

Urban planners too often exclude those must vulnerable to the dangers of climate change. Here's how to make the dialogue more inclusive.
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Lubaina Rangwala | World Resources Institute
Lauretta Burke | World Resources Institute

As 21st century cities continue to grow, their capacities to adapt, learn and transform need to increase as well, especially in vulnerable neighborhoods. Cities are key players in the global movement to address the threats posed by climate change.

A Breakthrough Moment for Women in Global Trade

If we’re serious about inclusion, we must help more women take their business global.
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More than 1 million people celebrated the first large-scale International Women’s Day event in 1911, when citizens across Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland gathered to mark social, economic, cultural and political progress for women.

Logistics and Distribution Innovation in China: Part I

East meets West: These logistics solutions in China could have ripple effects up and down supply chains around the world.
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Patricia Daugherty | Iowa State University

Editor’s Note: This is Part One in a two-part series. You can read Part Two here.

This Is What a Smart City Should Do for Its People

Citizens, businesses and governments must work together to develop the tools to help cities become truly smart and sustainable.
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Zeynep Bodur Okyay | Kale Group

We are living in interesting times. As Charles Dickens might put it, it is perhaps the best of times for tech companies. The digital revolution is mind-blowing. But for some people, it could be the worst of times, given the global crises and challenges for humanity.

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