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Pandemic E-commerce Surge Spurs Race for 'Tesla-like' Electric Delivery Vans

Nick Carey @ Reuters
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Delivery fleet operators face regulatory pressure in California and other states to buy electric vehicles, but a surge in package deliveries thanks to coronavirus lockdowns has major firms itching to switch to electric right now.

And they want far more than just battery-powered versions of diesel- or gas-guzzling trucks and vans.

Duke Energy Provides More Than $1 Million in Grants to Support Social Justice, Racial Equity

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy, through its foundation, today announced the recipients of more than $1 million in employee-directed grants to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity.

Grants will be distributed to 80 organizations across seven states where the company has electric and gas customers – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

UPS Infographic | Sustainability by the Numbers

Take a look at the latest facts and figures about sustainability at UPS.
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This infographic is from UPS's 2019 Interactive Sustainability Report: Accelerating Sustainable Solutions. Visit ups.com/sustainability to see the Highlights brochure with translations, GRI Content Index, and other stories of innovation.

UPS Infographic | UPS Global Value Chain

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As a global leader in logistics, we provide a broad range of solutions to more efficiently manage the world of business. Take a look at the inputs, outputs and impacts across our value chain.

SCS Offers Verification of GHG Projects that Achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

SCS Achieves Accreditation for SD VISta Standard
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) is proud to announce its recent accreditation to verify projects against the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta).

Shared Values, Shared Successes

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Working with suppliers who reflect UPS’s diverse markets helps us better serve customers and contributes to the economic development of our communities. Belle-Pak, a minority-owned business and long-time supplier to UPS, provides packaging materials such as polyethylene bags, waybill pouches, and clinical bags. Belle-Pak shares many UPS values, including building a diverse workforce and supplier base. Vice President and cofounder Yves Nahmias shares how his company is advancing sustainable packaging innovation for customers like UPS.

Duke Energy Announces $750,000 in Grants for North Carolina Nonprofits Dedicated to Social Justice, Racial Equity

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  • $25,000 grants to be awarded for general operating funds to nonprofits led by, and serving, communities of color.
  • Nonprofits with history of championing social justice, racial equity work on behalf of Black Americans are program’s priority.
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  • $25,000 grants to be awarded for general operating funds to nonprofits led by, and serving, communities of color.
  • Nonprofits with history of championing social justice, racial equity work on behalf of Black Americans are program’s priority.

UPS Names Angela Hwang to Board of Directors

Increases female representation on BOD to 31 percent
Press Release

UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced that its board of directors has appointed Angela Hwang to the board, effective immediately.  

UPS Longitudes | The Power of the Pedal

Peter Harris @ UPS
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In 1907, two teenagers with one bicycle between them started a business running errands, shuttling notes and telegrams and making home deliveries by foot and by bike. Eventually, their fledgling messenger service became what is now UPS.

More than a century later, we are back on our bikes. More specifically, electrically-assisted cycles (e-cycles).

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