Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

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Female Workforces Can Revolutionize Latin American Business
Oscar Artiga | TechnoServe Daniel Velasquez owns a small snack manufacturing firm in Honduras, which produces plantain chips sold in bodegas across the country. A few years ago, Daniel was struggling to consistently find enough plantains that met the company’s quality...
Apr 23, 2018 11:15 AM ET
The Hidden Benefits of a Sustainable Mindset
Peter Harris | UPS In some respects, it’s great news that more than half of the global population now lives in cities – a figure expected to increase to two in three people around the world by 2050. This growth makes cities a great place to live and work and gives them...
Apr 21, 2018 1:25 PM ET
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