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Sustainable City Innovation on the Global and Local Stage

Any path to real transformation requires collective action from a wide range of stakeholders.

Earlier this fall, I took part in two climate action events dedicated to a critical issue: how the continued growth of cities will challenge the way we live and do business. At the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) led by California Gov. Jerry Brown, thousands of people from around the world gathered in San Francisco […]

Circular Thought and Growth

A Q&A on the power of the circular economy.

We talked recently about the UPS-Optoro campaign to enable sustainable e-commerce. But you can’t have a forward-looking conversation about sustainability without discussing the circular economy. By circular economy, we mean an economic model based on a “continuous positive development cycle that preserves and enhances natural capital, optimizes resource yields and minimizes system risks by managing […]

Sustainability at UPS: The Road Ahead

Setting goals is the easy part. We’re getting to work on an ambitious sustainability agenda.

For more than a century, UPS has been helping people and businesses move goods by focusing on the road ahead — both literally and figuratively. Our success reflects relentless attention to emerging trends, innovative ideas and transformative technologies that enable global commerce, growth and sustainable solutions. Our 15th annual Sustainability Report, published Tuesday, reflects this […]

The Rise of On-Demand Problem Solving

An evolving approach to sustainability reveals how everyone has a seat at the table.

We’re all familiar with today’s I-want-it-now culture. That mindset, however, is also seeping into the problem-solving strategy employed by leaders tackling some of the world’s most daunting dilemmas. We can ill afford to leave today’s issues to the next generation, especially the challenge of conducting global commerce efficiently and responsibly. More and more people see […]