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Arrow Electronics Refurbishing the Future: 600,000 IT Assets Donated

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Arrow Electronics and the nonprofit Close the Gap celebrated an important milestone:  Since 2003, the organizations have refurbished and donated 600,000 electronic assets that customers have designated for humanitarian donation, including computers, storage, servers and mobile devices.

New Technology is Shaking Up The Diamond Mining Industry in Côte d’Ivoire

Introducing new technologies in to help increase earnings and build more sustainable livelihoods for miners
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Terah DeJong, country director of the Tetra Tech-implemented U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD II) Project, discusses the introduction of new technology in the diamond mining areas of Cote d’Ivoire, and how technology has increased the volume of stones that enter the legal chain of custody, leading to increased earnings and more sustainable livelihoods for miners. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

The Character of Our Technology

New technology brings the promise of immense social welfare through previously unimagined connectivity, but to deliver, the tech industry must learn from Wall Street's mistakes.
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“We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly, founder of WIRED, in a recent interview with Krista Tippett. 

Catalyzing Supplier Climate Action in the IT Industry

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Companies leading on climate action are driving impact beyond their own business operations by leveraging their purchasing power to drive low-carbon strategies and engagement throughout the supply chain.

Dell’s New Jewelry Line Helps Consumers Visualize E-Waste Impacts

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Every year 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste is generated worldwide, but only 12.5 percent of that ends up being repurposed in other products. To narrow this gap and raise awareness on the growing issue among consumers, companies are coming up with creative ways to close the loop.

The Brewing Environmental Problem of Retail Returns

With the growth of e-commerce, we must get smarter about reverse logistics
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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 returning goods to retailers.

Logistics Emissions Move Into the Spotlight

The path to a more sustainable future runs through logistics.
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Transportation is the second biggest global emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG), yet the logistics sector is often left out of the climate conversation.

The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23), a major annual forum for climate policy dialogue, recently moved transportation into the spotlight, paving the way for more proactive emissions reduction measures.

UPS Longitudes | Our Top 5 Sustainability Articles of 2017

A year-end look at the best sustainability content from Longitudes.
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There are no longer separate paths for business and sustainability success – those two lanes are now one and the same.

But even as the corporate community reaches a consensus on the importance of sustainable practices, many questions remain about how best to balance environmental, efficiency and commercial concerns.

These questions take on an even greater urgency amid the rise of urbanization, straining already limited resources and congesting transportation networks around the world.

Microfiber Leadership Summit Accelerates Cross-Sector Collaboration on Microfiber Pollution

Companies, NGOs and academics plot key steps to advance microfiber research and innovation
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January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - You’ve invested in a steel water bottle, pack your lunch in glass Tupperware, and recycle any plastic you get your hands on. But your plastic footprint might be bigger than you think thanks to the ubiquity of plastic-based fabrics—from that polyester onesie you wore on Halloween to the fleece blanket you wrap yourself in every winter, and even the carpet beneath your feet.

Our Global E-Waste Challenge and the Need for Leadership

By Trisa Thompson, Sr. VP and Chief Responsibility Officer at Dell
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Trisa Thompson, Senior Vice President and Chief Responsibility Officer at Dell, shares in her article on thecirculars.org the growing challenge we face in dealing with the global rise of e-waste. Thompson shares some of the key barriers to innovation as well as provides insight into the work Dell is doing to lead the change. 

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Trisa Thompson, Senior Vice President and Chief Responsibility Officer at Dell, shares in her article on thecirculars.org the growing challenge we face in dealing with the global rise of e-waste. Thompson shares some of the key barriers to innovation as well as provides insight into the work Dell is doing to lead the change. 

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