The Fourth Wave
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The Fourth Wave

Supply chain disruptions keeping you up at night?

These technologies can help.

Hear of factory delays before they happen

Capitalizing on this trend, DHL America, the express delivery company, is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect disruptions in a company’s supply chain before they cause financial losses and potential reputational damage.

Environmental benefits can be huge, too

From where I sit, businesses have a compelling reason beyond potential disruption to invest in supply chain tracking solutions. Today, 48 percent of Fortune 500 companies have at least one climate or clean energy target they’re trying to meet — and for which the public, investors and customers will hold them publicly accountable.

An app that builds trust with customers

Fishcoin, a blockchain project still under development, could soon give fishermen economic incentives to collect data on a smartphone or via a tablet app and reliably transfer such data throughout their supply chain. It will inspire confidence in with seafood buyers and consumers — including Americans, who get 90 percent of their seafood from abroad.

We are entering a new era of environmental innovation that is driving better alignment between technology and environmental goals — and results. #FourthWave



Environmental progress doesn't just happen. It's been propelled by successive waves of innovation, each unleashing powerful new tools: Land conservation. Force of Law. Power of Market-Based Solutions. Today we are seeing the emergence of a Fourth Wave of environmental innovation.

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