Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

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To Go Circular, First Go Vertical
Alan Barton | Lehigh Technologies Early last year, the waste management world was abuzz with news of furniture manufacturing giant Ikea’s minority stake in the Dutch plastics recycling company, Morssinkhof Rymoplast Group. Part of the $1 billion Ikea earmarked for...
Apr 19, 2018 10:55 AM ET
Inside UPS’s Electric Vehicle Strategy
Andrew Winston | Harvard Business Review Passenger electric cars get all the press, especially when someone launches one into space. But something important is going on in the...
Apr 10, 2018 10:20 AM ET
Managing Supply Chain Water Risk
Erik Davies | BSR In 2016, the information and communications technology (ICT) industry came under fire when environmental inspections found that 18 centralized water treatment plants in Shanghai had issues with heavy metals exceeding legal limits. As a result, the two large-...
Mar 26, 2018 11:05 AM ET
How AI Is Helping Control Malaria
Oliver Bent | IBM Bed nets, insecticides and repellents are all effective intervention strategies to control the spread of malaria, but with a continuously dwindling budget, how can public officials and policymakers know what to use – where and when – to be most effective?...
Mar 22, 2018 2:40 PM ET
A Supply Chain of Freedom: Made by Free Women
Greg Ross | UPS There are nearly 46 million people in 167 countries living in some form of slavery today, and women and girls in developing nations make up more than 70 percent of those exposed to constant...
Mar 20, 2018 10:15 AM ET