Global Economy

Jeremy Rifkin on the Next Industrial Revolution

UPS Longitudes Podcast

Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes

You probably know a little bit about the Industrial Revolution or even the Second Industrial Revolution.

But what if I told you we’re now on the cusp of another industrial revolution, a Third Industrial Revolution, to be exact?

This era will usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, changing the way we conduct business, govern society, educate our children and engage in civic life.

That’s the vision of the future as imagined by Jeremy Rifkin, one of the big thinkers of our time.

U.S. Manufacturers Find the Right Shore in Mexico

Mexico’s rise makes a compelling case for the right-shoring strategy for U.S. manufacturers.

Derrick Johnson | UPS 

Check out this podcast on U.S. manufacturers moving to Mexico and recent trade reforms:

The Fast Lane to Economic Opportunity

For U.S. and Mexican companies, cross-border trade can unleash unreached potential.

Augie Picado | UPS 

Wearable Tech: Shaping Logistics and the Smart Warehouse of the Future

Wearables have enormous potential to strengthen supply chains – and sooner than you think.

Rimas Kapeskas | UPS 

Imagine a factory or warehouse where employees can work freely, no longer constrained by computer workstations or scanners that can act as chokepoints on a shop floor. With the aid of multiple, hands-free devices, workers would simply follow real-time updates and instructions that appear in their line of sight, allowing them to work smarter and faster.

Asia Waits for No One

As Asia transforms into a center of consumer and commercial demand, it is changing global opinion.

Jim Barber | UPS 

Throughout its modern history, Asia has labored under a perception problem.

Carnival Corporation Honored With New Economy Award

Carnival Corporation Received Clean Tech Award For Best Marine Solutions
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LONDON, ENGLAND, February 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In an economy characterized by unrelenting and rapid change, innovation is critical for the survival of any individual or company. 2014 has been no exception. In recent months we've seen any number of big ideas change the global economy for the better. In The New Economy Awards 2014, we take a look at the biggest achievers of the past year: the firms and individuals that have redefined what it means to do business.

UN Report Paints Dark Picture of Climate Change Effects On World Economy - The Minute

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A draft of a forthcoming United Nations report on the effects of climate change paints a dark future for the global economy. It finds that the failure to take action has made large-scale climatic shifts inevitable. These shifts will result in catastrophic weather events that will have severe effects on the global economy: slow economic growth, scarcity of resources, disruptions in supply chains, increased poverty, and general business uncertainty.

One Carbon Fee Program to Rule them All

Practical carbon pricing models are materializing in unexpected places.

In our ever-evolving global economy, it’s becoming crystal clear that only the countries and companies that successfully merge sustainability with profitability will succeed in a resource constrained world. In the future, if organizations and governments divorce sustainability from financial growth, they’ll simply put themselves out of business.

WEBINAR: Sustainability Reporting — Who Trusts Your Data?

Who Trusts Your Data?
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In today's fast-paced and changing world, trust is vital for society and the global economy to function successfully and efficiently. The economic crisis that began in 2008 continues to challenge us today.


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