Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

Longitudes is the UPS blog discussing the macro forces shaping the global economy today and over the horizon.

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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
These 3 Elements are Crucial to the Future of Electric Cars
Jean-Pascal Tricoire | Schneider ElectricFrancesco Starace | Enel Group As urbanization increases – an additional 2.5 billion people will live in cities by 2050 – cities and suburbs will undergo significant transformations to create sustainable living conditions for...
Feb 26, 2018 11:15 AM ET
How and Where Diversity Drives Financial Performance
Rocio Lorenzo | Harvard Business ReviewMartin Reeves | Harvard Business Review  Diversity is both an issue of fairness and, some say, a driver of innovation and performance. To assess the latter claim, we undertook a large, cross-country study into the relationship between multiple aspects of managerial diversity, the presence of enabling...
Feb 20, 2018 10:55 AM ET