Using the Global Supply Chain as a Force for Good
You may think it is inconsequential how your coffee mug made its way into your kitchen, particularly when thinking about humanitarian aid & global warming. You couldn’t be more wrong. Global shipping is one of the most significant contributors to pollution & carbon emissions and the most substantial barrier to delivering aid, often taking up to 80% of an aid agency’s budget. In this session, three brands dedicated to tackling the two-sided problem of reducing our environmental footprint and responding to intensified humanitarian crises—Bombas, Cotopaxi, & Flexport will discuss how they are leveraging technology to create a more sustainable & socially conscious supply chain. They will also outline why it is crucial that we, as consumers, pay attention to how our favorite products get to us.
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- How can we leverage supply chain technology to tackle some of today’s greatest global challenges: climate change and humanitarian crises?
- What are the barriers to disseminating aid to folks in need, and how does Bombas deliver over 22M pairs of socks to people who need them most?
- Where does over 50% of a company's total carbon footprint typically come from and how can we work to offset those emissions?
Kassia Filkins, Associate, cred