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10 Game Changers for a Cleaner, Fairer World

We’re living in a moment of heroic problem-solving when it comes to the supply chain, climate change and vaccine access. Here are some of the innovations that can make our world better, cleaner, an...

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  • Digital/Tech
  • Emerging Markets
  • SMEs
  • Sustainability
  • Trade
  • Ventures & Technology

The Business Case for Sustainability

As environmental, social, labor and governance imperatives come into sharper focus, the business case (again) for putting sustainability at the core …

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  • Supply Chain

Emissions

Goals to cut CO2 emissions include a pathway agreement with Maersk to cut emissions by 15 percent per Agility container by …

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  • Environment
  • Supply Chain

Solar

A look at the Gulf region where solar energy has been a tough sell in the face of cheap electricity …

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  • Environment
  • Supply Chain

Best Practices for Sustainable Supply Chain

Best practices for sustainability in supply chain also mean tough questions for companies. Agility’s Mariam Al-Foudery lays out some key …

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  • Environment
  • Fair Labor
  • Logistics How-To
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehousing

Small is Beautiful

A sustainable vegetable garden in the arid demilitarized zone between Sudan and South Sudan brings relief to workers supporting the …

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  • Environment
  • Supply Chain

Modern Slavery

The United Nations calls modern slavery – human trafficking, child labor and debt labor – the world’s second-largest criminal industry. …

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  • Fair Labor
  • Supply Chain

The Green Warehouse

Businesses are greening their warehouses to lower costs and reduce resource in pursuit of zero-net energy (ZNE) even without the …

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  • Environment
  • Warehousing

Fair Labor in the Middle East

Agility’s fair labor program in the Middle East was a groundbreaking initiative more than 10 years ago and has helped …

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  • Fair Labor
  • Supply Chain
  • Trade

Supply Chain Sustainability at the heart of Corporate DNA

Expert Tensie Whelan argues that sustainability as an intrinsic part of corporate DNA drives operational efficiency and innovation, and delivers …

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  • Environment
  • Ethics
  • Logistics How-To
  • SMEs
  • Supply Chain
  • Trade

Social Purpose

Blackrock, the largest investor in the world, says it’s time to consider ‘social purpose’ along with profits. Laurence Fink, CEO …

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  • Supply Chain

Innovation in Sustainability

Sustainability is driving innovation in a variety of business areas including product reformulation and process modification. Researchers say companies that …

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  • Digital/Tech
  • Environment
  • Supply Chain

Africa’s aviation industry has a problem

Africa is a single continent, comprising of 54 separate countries. Trade with the rest of the world can often be …

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  • Africa
  • Trade

This is the secret of the most successful small businesses

Small businesses can benefit hugely from global trade, but they face many hurdles.  Image on top: REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer In 2016, …

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  • SMEs
  • Trade

Value Engineering

Operating in volatile areas of the Middle East & Africa Exploration and production are high-cost and high-risk in volatile areas …

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  • Africa
  • Supply Chain

Agility’s Humanitarian Response in Peru and Yemen

Delivering life saving aid In 2017, Agility responded to humanitarian crises around the world, notably in Peru and Yemen where …

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  • Community
  • Environment
  • Ethics
  • Logistics How-To
  • Sustainability

A Collaboration to Support Women’s Education in Africa

Agility recently partnered with the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) to fund the schooling of 100 female students in rural …

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  • Africa
  • Community
  • Ethics
  • Supply Chain