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Delivering Real Change in Ghana

Building on a successful campaign in Rwanda, drones in Ghana will make on-demand, emergency deliveries of 148 high-priority products.

As you read this, drones are making emergency deliveries of vaccines, blood products and life-saving medications. What’s remarkable is that this scene is playing out in Ghana. The story began in Rwanda in 2016. In a groundbreaking collaboration between The UPS Foundation, Gavi and Zipline, life-saving medical supplies began reaching Rwandan patients in minutes — […]

The UPS Approach to Giving After Disasters

Strategic philanthropy helps a company’s reputation and brand, but if you really want to mobilize an organization, you need to go further.

One of the biggest needs after a disaster is logistics – getting food, water, medicine and other supplies to the affected region. UPS has leveraged its expertise to become a leader in the field, routinely winning awards for its contributions around the world. Eduardo Martinez, the president of the UPS Foundation and UPS’s chief diversity […]

Five Years of Building a More Resilient Private Sector in Turkey

Preparing for when – not if – the next disaster strikes.

On Oct. 23, 2011, the Van earthquakes rocked eastern Turkey, leaving more than 11,000 buildings with sustained damages and at least 60,000 residents homeless. This devastating event spurred a disaster preparedness initiative entitled Business Disaster Resiliency Program for Turkey (or Sağlam KOBI in Turkish), developed by the World Economic Forum, Corporate Social Responsibility Association of […]

The Ebola Crisis Is Another Call to Action

We in the private sector need to do better, do more and act more quickly to prevent another deadly catastrophe.

The Ebola outbreak that emerged recently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo came just one week after a previous Ebola outbreak ended. Although new cases seem to be plateauing, thanks to an early distribution of vaccines and experimental treatments, experts warn that this is no time to cease fighting this deadly, highly contagious disease. […]

Making a Global Commitment to Sustainability

The success of the SDGs will rely on stakeholder partnerships, along with the strong backs and good hearts of volunteers from all corners of the world, including the private sector.

“Sustainability” is a word used all too casually these days. As different stakeholders attach their own definitions and agendas, sustainability has morphed into a way of life for some, a strategy for others and a thinly veiled marketing gimmick for too many. But in September, when the United Nations launches its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), […]