Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

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Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm
Nobody ever said, Curbsides are cool. Perhaps that’s why we so often overlook curbs – one of a city’s most valuable assets. Everyone wants to work on expanding small business districts, improving health and education outcomes and leveraging data and technology to transform cities (because that’s all the rage these days). But curbs? Curbs don’t get the attention they...
Feb 13, 2018 11:15 AM ET
Disrupting the Electricity Industry
Edouard Barreiro | UPS It’s no secret that going green is challenging. Governments, businesses and individuals must consider several factors when making the shift to alternative energy, including availability, cost and storage. In the case of electric energy, rising demand means we...
Feb 8, 2018 10:55 AM ET
Faster, Smarter, Greener
Venkat Sumantran | The MIT Press Charles Fine | The MIT Press David...
Feb 6, 2018 1:25 PM ET
The Brewing Environmental Problem of Retail Returns
Ann Starodaj | Optoro Today’s consumers have been trained to expect enjoyable, efficient and personalized shopping experiences – all at a bargain price. But this no longer just applies to the front-end purchasing experience. Now consumers expect to be delighted even when...
Jan 25, 2018 11:15 AM ET
The Final Delivery
Ash Kosiewicz | World Food Program USA When Jeremias Ngwenya opened his eyes one morning last March in Mozambique, he remembers exactly how he felt. He rested upon a soft, white mattress with a faded blue flower print, just underneath a...
Jan 23, 2018 1:20 PM ET