‘What We Owe Each Other’ and building a better world

The single best thing you can do today (hint: it makes you smile)
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What’s new: The UPS Trailblazers ESG Book Club hosted a virtual event on International Women’s Day. Inspired by the book, “What We Owe Each Other,” the group explored social responsibility and how to create a new social contract within our communities and for our world.

What do we owe each other: Author Baroness Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics & Political Science joined the discussion and shared her suggestions to build better communities.

Top 3 takeaways:

  • The single best thing individuals can do is volunteer in our communities. Volunteering is a small act of kindness can make a big difference…it can even make you smile.
  • Democracies and market economies are the foundation for developing meaningful social contracts. For example, when investing in greener choices, partnerships between governments and the private sector can make all the difference.
  • Build inclusive societies through intentional engagement with diverse people and communities. Surround yourself with diversity of thought, race, religion, orientation and upbringing.

Check out this short video clip to hear from guest speaker Baroness Minouche Shafik and Penny Naas, President of International Public Affairs and Sustainability.

Why it Matters: Social contracts define how people interact with each other and how they’re expected to contribute to the common good. As a purpose-driven company, UPS is in a unique position to strengthen social contracts and build healthy communities.

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