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Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe

Could cluster-based freight corridors bolster economic activity in Europe?
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A hyper-connected network of logistics clusters could play a key role in achieving the European Union’s goal of creating a sustainable, more efficient freight transportation system.

Disrupting the Electricity Industry

By changing the way we think about and create energy, we can make our communities greener and more self-sufficient
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Edouard Barreiro | UPS

It’s no secret that going green is challenging. Governments, businesses and individuals must consider several factors when making the shift to alternative energy, including availability, cost and storage.

In the case of electric energy, rising demand means we have to start rethinking the way electricity is produced, transported and consumed. Here’s how:

Faster, Smarter, Greener

An in-depth look at the future of the car and urban mobility
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Venkat Sumantran | The MIT Press
Charles Fine | The MIT Press
David Gonsalvez | The MIT Press
 
Economics and mobility

The Final Delivery

How the World Food Program provides life-saving food assistance and a pathway to self-sufficiency
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When Jeremias Ngwenya opened his eyes one morning last March in Mozambique, he remembers exactly how he felt.

He rested upon a soft, white mattress with a faded blue flower print, just underneath a teal-colored mosquito net. Small rays of sun burst through the uneven spaces in the walls of tethered reeds surrounding him.

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.

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.

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