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Your Warehouse in the Sky

Geri Spieler | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Geri Spieler

Your next online order may drop from a warehouse in the sky. No, really! Just look up. You see that airship? No, it is not the Goodyear blimp. Its...

How Investors Pushed Corporates to Disclose Climate Risk in 2016

Steve Zwick | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Steve Zwick

Kelli Barrett compiled this retrospective for Ecosystem Marketplace. Market research firms are reporting strong holiday-season sales for 2016, number...

Can Radical Transparency Fix Global Supply Chains And Slow Climate Change?

Steve Zwick | Posted 12.05.2016 | Business
Steve Zwick

This story is cross-posted on Ecosystem Marketplace. Kevin Rabinovitch stands straight and speaks in clear, clipped tones - more like a naval offic...

To See Or Not To See: Transparency And The Climate Conundrum

Steve Zwick | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

This story is part of an Ecosystem Marketplace series on the Marrakesh Climate Talks If you go grocery shopping in the Netherlands, chances are you'l...

The Spooky Halloween Supply Chain

Richard Howells | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Richard Howells

Have you noticed the scary number of Halloween pop-up stores that are mystically appearing in your local mall this year?

Putting courage at the heart of business

Monique Villa | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Monique Villa

Courage. In the past few weeks, I've seen more evidence of this amongst global corporations than I could ever have imagined. When I launched the Tho...

Lost at Sea - Will I Get Christmas Presents This Year?

Richard Howells | Posted 09.22.2016 | Technology
Richard Howells

Just this month, one of the largest shipping lines in the world, Hanjin Shipping Co., hit a major roadblock. After filing for bankruptcy, the company stopped loading new cargo on ships and was turned away from docking at major shipping ports. This left 73 out of their 141 ships stranded in the ocean carrying $14 billon in clothing, electronics, toys and furniture.

Going Against the Flow: Nader Mikhail, Founder & CEO of Elementum

Charu Sharma | Posted 09.11.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Nader Mikhail is the Founder & CEO of Elementum, real-time supply chain platform unifying procurement, logistics, manufacturing, & inventory operation...

Glory Days: Athletes Aim High With 3D-Printed Products

Richard Howells | Posted 08.08.2016 | Technology
Richard Howells

Emerging victorious on the world's biggest sports stage requires a level of sacrifice, determination, and talent that only a few special individuals possess.

Teaching Supply Chain Managers How to Fight Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Free The Slaves

By Maurice Middleberg Executive Director | Free the Slaves They typically work in nondescript cubicles in corporate office parks -- and they usuall...

Dark Supply Chains

Dante Disparte | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

The concept of a supply chain as it is now understood borrows heavily from military strategy, where those armies that could assure the supply of critical materiel when it was needed won wars and spared lives.

Making Procurement Inclusive for a Stronger and Fairer Economy

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Mayank Shah We all buy goods and services, and when we spend our money on these goods and services, it sustains businesses large and small, pay...

What If We Put Our Energy Into Showing The Way Instead Of Pointing Fingers?

John Friedman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
John Friedman

It is time to admit that the 'Blame Game' actually prevents us from implementing solutions In business, politics and culture the idea of finding out ...

Supply Chain Industry Look to Vets to Plug Gaps and Sustain Industry Growth

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Colonel David W. Sutherland

The following is excerpted from an interview with Abe Eshkenazi, CEO of APICS. As supply chain management's premier professional association, APICS is...

Ending Child Labor: The Dirty Business of Cleaning Up Supply Chains

Skoll Foundation | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

Made by Children. Instead of Made in China or Made in India, what if this was the label inside the neatly stacked sweaters on a department store shelf?

Six months after the COP21: 4 ways to unleash the power of Sustainable Development

Sylvain Guyoton | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Sylvain Guyoton

In September, British think tank Volans and the UN Global Compact will together launch the Breakthrough Innovation Platform, a showcase for innovations that could feasibly counter-balance the bleakest of prophecies.

Global Supply Chains: Time for a Convention on Decent Work

Judy Gearhart | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Judy Gearhart

Over the next two weeks in Geneva, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will dedicate part of its annual conference to an important discussion ...

Bringing Venture Capitalism to Sustainable Development

John Friedman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
John Friedman

Can market forces shift the model from premiums for (sustainable goods) to lowering upfront costs? It's no secret that people are generous. They ...

Winn-Dixie: From One To a Thousand-A Journey Of a Hundred Years

William Morrow | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
William Morrow

The popularity of the Winn-Dixie chain of stores has remained for nearly a hundred years - a difficult feat to accomplish in the face of competition such as Wal-Mart.

The Traditional (and Flawed) Concept of the Circular Economy

Tom Szaky | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Tom Szaky

The most common 'solutions' for waste today are linear in nature, treating waste materials as useless outputs to burn in an incinerator or be buried i...

iPhone Assembly Workers Would Have To Spend A Month's Pay To Buy An iPhone

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.19.2016 | Technology

Workers at the Pegatron iPhone factory in China make an average of $650 to $850 a month, Bloomberg recently reported. That means some of them make jus...

The Evolving Perception of Human Trafficking: Technology and Fair Labor

Robert J. Benz | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Robert J. Benz

Human trafficking, modern slavery, commercial exploitation. Whatever you call it, Evolving Perceptions is a series of interviews with individuals working to address the issue.

To Combat Human Trafficking, Hope Isn't a Strategy

Greg Iaquinto | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Greg Iaquinto

Supply chains need a modern approach to eliminating modern slavery Stories like Vannak Prum's are all too common. He left his home in Cambodia...

Putting Human Trafficking Out of Business

Monique Villa | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Monique Villa

$150 billion. According to the International Labour Organization, that's the revenue generated by each year by forced labor for those who place more value on profit than people.

Walmart: The Awakening of an Environmental Giant

Fred Krupp | Posted 02.17.2017 | Green
Fred Krupp

Walmart is no stranger to controversy, and EDF's decision to enter into this long-term partnership has not gone unchallenged. But the scale and purchasing power of Walmart couldn't be ignored 10 years ago, and it can't be denied today.