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Tech for an Inclusive Recovery

We know that COVID-19 has reversed years of progress in global development. It has widened gaps in education, health, income and access to opportunity. It brought on the steepest economic decline sin...

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  • Africa
  • COVID-19
  • Digital/Tech
  • Ecommerce
  • Environment
  • Fair Labor
  • SMEs
  • Start-Up/Ventures
  • Supply Chain
  • Sustainability
  • Trade
  • Ventures & Technology

9 New Warehousing Technologies

Warehousing is in the midst of a tech-driven revolution as companies race to identify and adopt emerging technologies that cut …

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  • Digital/Tech
  • Logistics How-To
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehousing

Unlocking Africa’s Aviation Potential

Africans make up 12% of the world’s population but only 2.5% of the world’s passengers. Why the gap? Africa has …

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  • Africa
  • Trade

Trade, Entrepreneurship in the ASEAN Region

As the World Economic Forum comes to Ha Noi for this year’s ASEAN meeting, we’re reminded of how far Viet …

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  • Emerging Markets
  • Trade

5 things entrepreneurs need to know

After many years in early stage venture capital funding, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly of the …

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  • Digital/Tech
  • SMEs
  • Start-Up/Ventures

How technology is enabling SMEs

From 2007 to 2014, trade by ASEAN nations grew by a value of nearly US$1 trillion to a total of …

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  • Digital/Tech
  • SMEs

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

Harnessing Solar Power in the Middle East

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: New Model of Shareholder Engagement

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