18 articles

Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide

New technology, infrastructure and route-to-market investments could be the panacea for our largest cities and most remote communities.

At first glance, the rural Mississippi Delta and bustling metro Atlanta don’t have much in common. The Delta spreads across 19 counties in northwestern Mississippi with a population of just more than 400,000 in an area roughly the size of Massachusetts. Persistent poverty and lack of job opportunities continue to nag this largely agricultural region. […]

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Bold ideas, ethical insight and diverse viewpoints are tools you need to thrive in the 21st century.

Editor’s Note: It’s Graduation Week on Longitudes. With many college students set to take the plunge into the “real world,” we’ve put together a series of commentaries from senior UPS leaders aimed at making the transition a little easier. Today’s article features a speech given by UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David Abney, to […]

NAFTA Is Nearly 25 Years Old – Let’s Modernize It

We must focus on what’s at stake, drawing on the art of negotiation and enlightened self-interest to create a brighter future for us all.

The art of negotiation is so important – harmonizing different points of view, experience and needs is a challenging task. As the CEO of a global business, I know a thing or two about negotiation and compromise, as well as the resulting benefits. Negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico have resumed talks to modernize […]

Time to Flex the Muscles of the Global Economy

Empowering women to participate equally in the global economy could add $28 trillion in GDP growth by 2025.

For the last 30 years, trade has been one of the stabilizing pillars of the global community – creating jobs, supporting the development and spreading of technology and ideas, raising productivity, expanding consumer choice and enabling cross-border communications channels and supply chains. In material terms, our global economy has never been more prosperous. Yet open trade […]

Globalization Got Stuck in the 20th Century

Global trade needs a major reboot. Here are four areas where we can start.

Despite the best efforts of the global policymakers, we are eight years removed from the global financial crisis and still haven’t enjoyed the broad-based rebound we need to create a world that is safe and more prosperous. Yes, the stimulus provided by the central banks helped stabilize the Western economies, but where’s the catalyst that […]