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UPS Longitudes | Circular Solutions in a COVID-19 World

Patrick Browne @ UPS
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As demand for sustainable packaging solutions reached its apex, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to stall progress as disposable gloves and single-use shopping bags returned to even the most sustainable consumers’ homes.

The annual celebration of Plastic-Free July last month felt a bit ironic as single-use solutions remained necessary to protect health and safety in this unprecedented moment in time.

UPS Longitudes | How to Make E-Commerce More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

Ann Starodaj @ Optoro
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Online shopping has become an essential way consumers access goods during the coronavirus pandemic. But many retail chains generate up to 75 percent of their revenue from brick-and-mortar stores in non-pandemic times — meaning they’re now looking for other ways to sell and move their inventory.

UPS Longitudes | How Cities Around the World are Handling Coronavirus

Robert Muggah @ SecDev Group, Rebecca Katz @ Georgetown University
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When it comes to infectious disease outbreaks, cities are dual-edged. To be sure, cities are a big part of the problem. They intensify the spread and transmission of infectious disease through increased human contact.

Celebrating International Day of Education Focused on Inclusion and the Future of Work

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
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Today, January 24, 2019, marks the first International Day of Education. The United Nations established this global day to acknowledge the essential role quality education plays in advancing the Sustainable Development agenda and in building sustainable and resilient societies. Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all is not only one of the 17 Global Goals (SDG 4)—it is a catalyst for the success of the other 16 SDGs.

Electrification of Transport at the Convergence of Mobility, Energy for Smarter City Transformations

CEO of Schneider Electric & Enel in partnership with World Economic Forum provide their thoughts on how businesses can help in solving the challenges of mobility and energy
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by Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric and Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager, Enel Group

Merck for Mothers Blog | A Note from Dr. Etiebet: Reflections from WEF 2018

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The MSD for Mothers team recently returned from the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, where we joined leaders from business, government, civil society and academia in discussions around the theme, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” In keeping with the focus on the global economy, MSD for Mothers and our partners made the business case for investing in maternal health, argued for greater private sector involvement in innovative financing for development, and advocated for more research on the experiences of wome

Are Companies Ready for the New Energy Economy?

Schneider Electric survey of 236 leading companies reveals how companies are placed to tackle the new energy economy
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The recently concluded 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos focused extensively on energy and environmental challenges that companies are facing to ensure they attain their sustainability commitments. Most of the corporate participants at Davos agreed that they need to integrate and advance their energy and sustainability programs on an urgent basis to address the issues arising out of rapid climate change.

Perspectives from World Economic Forum

by Karen Quintos, EVP and Chief Customer Officer
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This year, I had the opportunity to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, which brought together over 3,000 leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts. I’ve attended the gathering in the past, and can say that this meeting was my favorite experience for a few reasons.

Merck for Mothers Talks Innovative Financing at the World Economic Forum: Unlocking the Potential of Development Impact Bonds

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Achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 will require new tools, financing mechanisms and partnerships to fill the estimated $3 trillion investment gap.

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