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Smithfield Foods Donates $25,000 to Expand Environmental Sustainability Research

Smithfield Foods continues partnership with the University of Minnesota’s NorthStar Initiative to facilitate ongoing supply chain sustainability research
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SMITHFIELD, Va., Feb.

From Davos: Terracycle Accelerates Circular Economy With Reusable Packaging

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This past fall, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on how the world could limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels – but only after undergoing “staggering transformation.” For companies, this means boldly eschewing “business as usual.” At the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, one company has announced a transformational innovation and has enlisted the help of some of the world’s largest companies

Can a Legacy E-commerce Brand Help Revive Brick-and-mortar Retail?

By Patrick Sisson
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When childhood friends Preston Clark and Frank Miller III started Seventh Floor Clothing in Akron, Ohio, in 2016, the new entrepreneurs quickly gained a boost from a hometown hero. One of the streetwear brand’s first products, a “Kiss the Trophy” hat hyping the championship chances of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, was promoted on Instagram by none other than LeBron James.

The Best 2018 Sustainability Articles From UPS Longitudes

A year-end look at the top sustainability content from Longitudes
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Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes

Diversification was the sustainability story of 2018.

From innovative urban planning to a greater understanding of online returns to a growing fleet of electric vehicles, sustainable solutions came in many different shapes and sizes.

Using Text Analytics to Help Reduce the Risk of Modern Day Slavery

By Tam Nguyen
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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its form.

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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its form.

Schneider Electric and Lidl Finland to Build Finland's Largest Distribution Centre

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The distribution centre will cover a surface of 60,000 sq m, the largest in Finland and equivalent to 10 football fields in size.

The warehouse will have an integrated Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ Microgrid and EcoStruxure Building Operation solution that runs on 100% renewable energy. 

Expert Interview With Bonnie Brandreth, Data Analytics Expert

Collecting, analyzing, and using data to build organizational strategies, drive decision making, and optimize performance
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For the past 25 years, Bonnie Brandreth has helped federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private companies collect, analyze, and use data to build organizational strategies, drive decision making, and optimize performance. Her areas of technical expertise include market research, data modeling, and statistical analysis.  She has led large data collection and analysis projects in the United States and internationally.

Teaching New Skills & Embracing Talent from Everywhere Fuels Growth in a Rapidly Changing Digital Economy

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Today, more than ever, we hear about issues related to the workforce and the age of a digital economy: from talent shortages and immigration to skills gaps and economic inequality to job creation and inclusion. On their own, these are big issues to solve for, but together they represent both opportunities and challenges for Cisco, our customers, and our partners.

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