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How and Where Diversity Drives Financial Performance

A survey of 1,700 companies discovers a relationship between diversity and innovation.
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Rocio Lorenzo | Harvard Business Review
Martin Reeves | Harvard Business Review

 
Diversity is both an issue of fairness and, some say, a driver of innovation and performance. To assess the latter claim, we undertook a large, cross-country study into the relationship between multiple aspects of managerial diversity, the presence of enabling conditions such as leadership support for diversity and innovation outcomes.

Seven Things Every Company Should Know About Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Business

From human rights to environmental issues, we have much to lose if AI does not evolve in ways that support the public good.
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Dunstan Allison-Hope | BSR
Jacob Park | BSR
Michael Rohwer | BSR

Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing rapidly, thanks to ever-more-powerful computing, massive growth in the availability of digital data and increasingly sophisticated algorithms.

The world’s largest technology firms are investing billions to develop their AI capabilities, and companies across industries, from travel to real estate to fashion, are racing to bring AI-enabled services to market.

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 Pre-Orders 125 Tesla Electric Trucks

Supports Company’s Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction Goals; Adds New Electric Tractor Technology to UPS Fleet; Improved Safety and Reduced Cost of Ownership Expected
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ATLANTA, December 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS), which operates one of the largest commercial trucking fleets in the world, today announced it has placed a reservation for 125 of Tesla’s new fully-electric Semi tractors. The new tractors will join UPS’s extensive alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet, comprised of trucks and tractors propelled by electricity, natural gas, propane and other non-traditional fuels.

Podcast | UPS Longitudes Radio: You Want to Return That Bad Gift … What’s Next?

Returning that ugly Christmas sweater isn’t as easy as you think.
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Today’s online shopper wants what they want when they want it. But they also want to return whatever they want whenever they want.

The problem?

Too many companies focus on that first reality while ignoring the latter challenge, Toby Moore, co-founder and CEO of Optoro, argues. In this episode, the leader of the reverse logistics company explains how an innovative returns approach creates return customers.

Podcast | UPS Longitudes Radio: Moving Urban Logistics Forward (Part 3)

Moving Urban Logistics Forward, Part III: How Can Business Curb Congestion?
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Peter Harris | UPS 

Thomas Madrecki | UPS 

There are essentially two avenues to pursue in addressing logistic and transportation issues facing cities of the future.

The first one is conventional: Build a better mousetrap.

UPS Named One of America’s Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital

UPS’s Commitment to Social Responsibility Recognized On “Just 100” Rankings for the Second Consecutive Year
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ATLANTA, December 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today it was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital, for the second consecutive year. The second annual JUST 100 ranks the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States on the issues Americans care about most, including leadership and ethics, worker well-being, job creation, supporting communities, supply chain impact, customer treatment, environmental impact, and more.

UPS And NYSERDA To Convert UPS Diesel Delivery Trucks In NYC To Electric

UPS to Work with Unique Electric Solutions to Bring Electric Vehicle Production to the Bronx; Supports Governor Cuomo’s Clean Energy Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030
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ATLANTA, November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- UPS (NYSE: UPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that new technology will be developed to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric. UPS and Unique Electric Solutions LLC (UES LLC) will design, build, test and make the conversions. The project supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s aggressive goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 by replacing diesel vehicles with clean technology.

UPS Launches eBike Solution in Pittsburgh

UPS Provides Cycling Solutions to Help Address Urban Challenges
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ATLANTA, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages in Pittsburgh, Pa. The electrically-assisted tricycle will help reduce carbon emissions in addition to traffic, noise and air quality challenges in Pittsburgh. The deployment is part of UPS’s Cycle Solutions and the company’s Rolling Laboratory, which tests alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles.

Breakthrough Approaches for Sustainable Cities

The long-term health of cities matters – we must work together for a lasting future for our urban centers.
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Mark Wallace | UPS

More and more of the world’s population is moving to cities.

According to the UN, by 2050 nearly two-thirds of the global population will live in cities, and urban populations will increase by 2 billion people.

While this mass migration will bring new, exciting opportunities for city residents, it also brings daunting challenges to urban environments and the businesses operating there.

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