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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.

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.

Podcast | UPS Longitudes Radio: Moving Urban Logistics Forward (Part 2)

Can We Solve the Last-Mile Delivery Puzzle?
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Matthias Winkenbach | MIT 

As the director of the MIT Megacity Logistics Lab, Matthias Winkenbach has cities on the brain.

Whether it’s urban logistics, infrastructure design or data analytics, Matthias is at the center of the next wave of solutions to the urbanization movement.

In the second episode of a three-part series, Matthias provides a ground-level look at the most exciting innovations surrounding city delivery.

UPS Launches eBike in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for Dec. 2 at Laura Ward Riverwalk Plaza
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ATLANTA, November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages along Las Olas Boulevard and in surrounding neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The electrically-assisted tricycle supports Fort Lauderdale’s Green Your Routine program, geared toward  achieving the city’s sustainability goals, and, Vision Zero Fort Lauderdale, a citywide initiative to create safer streets for everyone.

Podcast | UPS Longitudes Radio: Moving Urban Logistics Forward (Part 1)

A new UPS/GreenBiz study provides a greener blueprint for city delivery.
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John Davies | GreenBiz 

Urbanization is arguably the defining challenge for how people will live and work in the world of tomorrow.

With two-thirds of the global population expected to live in cities by 2050, the need for efficient and sustainable logistics has never been greater.

That’s why we’re launching a three-part podcast series on how forward-looking businesses, academic institutions and sustainability leaders are reimagining the movement of goods in urban spaces.

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