Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

UPS Longitudes | Supplier Diversity Will Help Businesses Large and Small Recover From Pandemic

Geri Stengel @ Ventureneer
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After ensuring Americans’ health, economic recovery will be next on the to-do list. Access to financing will play a huge role but so, too, will access to customers and vendors. Having customers who spend billions on goods and services such as the Fortune 1000 companies increases your chances for high growth.

UPS Longitudes | Sustainable Startups Should Consider Corporate Venture Capital

Deborah de Lange @ Ryerson University, Dave Valliere @ Ryerson University
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Urgent issues like the climate crisis, environmental degradation, social inequality and other challenges mean the global economy needs to immediately transform itself to become sustainable.

Sustainable startups with smart business models have economic, social and environmental value.

UPS Longitudes | Why Sustainable Business Matters During a Pandemic

Pete Davis @ Greenprint
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Right now, sustainably minded business is good business. The global coronavirus pandemic has jeopardized the health of our communities, impeded our ability to support local business — causing a historical spike in unemployment — and prevented us from connecting with friends and families.

In damaging the wellbeing of communities around the world, coronavirus has also hurt the wellbeing of small business stakeholders. So, if we want the economy to thrive in this new world, we need to do well by our neighbors.

UPS Flight Forward, CVS to Launch Residential Drone Delivery Service in Florida Retirement Community to Assist in Coronavirus Response

Press Release

UPS (NYSE:UPS) and CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS.N) today said UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward will use drones to deliver prescription medicines from a CVS pharmacy to The Villages, Florida for the largest U.S. retirement community, home to more than 135,000 residents. The service will use Matternet’s M2 drone system.

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Marie Mutskui Mockett: American Harvest

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Anyone who has gone to the grocery store during the COVID-19 health crisis must have wondered to themselves at some point why there was no toilet paper, milk or flour all of a sudden. It’s an important reminder that most of us have very little idea how things go from being planted in the ground to being stocked on our shelves. On this week’s Sea Change Radio, we speak with Marie Mutsuki Mockett, an author whose family owns a wheat farm in Nebraska. Her new book, American Harvest, takes us inside the world of wheat harvesting.

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

Business Disruption and a Just Transition

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Over the past decade, major economic and social trends have been shifting the nature of work both in the U.S. and globally. The climate crisis, automation, the gig economy and eroding labor rights are just some of the disruptive forces that have upended business as usual for companies and workers. And, now the coronavirus pandemic has put these associated systemic, financial and reputational risks into even sharper focus. Disruptions like these don’t just bring risk—they also offer us chances to learn, to innovate, and to envision a better and more sustainable way forward.

A Unique Recycling Solution to Biopharma Single-Use Plastic Waste

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Single-use plastic is a topic that receives a lot of attention in the press and has catalyzed efforts to reduce the amount that is found in the ocean. Although the bulk of this pollution comes from consumer waste, the growing use of plastic in laboratories and biopharma manufacturing has not gone unnoticed. It has been estimated that 5.5 million tons of plastic waste is being generated globally for scientific research. In biopharma manufacturing, the utilization of single-use technologies (SUT) is said to be increasing by 20-24% each year.

Johnson & Johnson Recognized in the U.S. by ENERGY STAR as a “Partner Leader on Climate"

by Paulette Frank, Worldwide Vice President, Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability at Johnson & Johnson
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On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, I am proud to share that J&J is recognized in the U.S. by ENERGY STAR as a “Partner Leader on Climate”. We have had a long-standing commitment to the health of our environment because we understand that environmental health and human health are inextricably linked. we work to reduce our carbon footprint because we recognize that energy reduction and clean energy projects are good for the environment and for human health.

Black & Veatch NextGen Ag Develops Sustainable Infrastructure for Cultivated Meat Company

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Global food production is responsible for more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture uses half the world’s habitable land and consumes 70 percent of its freshwater withdrawals.

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