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Advice for Breaking Down Sustainability Silos in 2018

The barriers between corporate functional silos are already crumbling
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As I reflect on 2017, one of the positive changes I noticed was the breaking down of silos.

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.

UPS Longitudes | Top 5 Podcasts of 2017

A year-end look at the best podcasts from Longitudes
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We fully embraced the podcasting craze in 2017, launching Longitudes Radio in October. The mission? To bring more conversations about where the world is heading straight to you.

In our inaugural season, we explored how UPS is building the Network of the Future, talked about the qualities of an effective public speaker and predicted what blockchain means for international commerce as we know it.

TED@UPS: Turning Skeptics into Believers

How did we finally succeed in creating the world’s largest operations research project?
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Jack Levis | UPS

TED@UPS: Taking Trash Talk to a Whole New Level

Globally, there is a huge amount of organic waste. What can we do about all that methane?
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Peter Harris | UPS

Summary:

Thirty years ago, I was a young engineer, working as a volunteer in Indonesia, trying to prevent the rice stored in warehouses and on loading docks from rotting.

The Changing Character of Urban Growth

How a massive increase in employment is radically transforming cities.
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Peter Harris | UPS

The world economy is picking up speed—Oxford Economics projects solid worldwide growth of 2.8% this year. But the character of tomorrow’s growth isn’t shaping up as in the past; much of it will be concentrated in the world’s cities, especially in Asia.

The Transportation of the Future

How rail enables economic, social and environmental sustainability.
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Peter Harris | UPS

When the Chinese New Year kicked off across China several weeks ago, millions of Chinese citizens hit the road in what is often described as one of the world’s great annual migrations.

The pilgrimage allows families to reunite, and also gives the government a chance to show off its spectacular investments in high-speed bullet trains.

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