NEXT month, a coterie of business minds will descend on New York to attend the 2016 United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit.

For those who may not be aware, UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative aimed at encouraging businesses to take a seismic leap away from their traditional one-dimensional bottom-line focus.

This is especially true of the transport sector – inextricably linked to regional, national and global trade flows – which has historically been castigated for leaving behind immense carbon footprints, whilst trying to simultaneously be kinder to the environment and society.

Doing this and still making acceptable profits is proving to be a difficult feat for those operating in the air cargo and logistics supply chain, writes Thelma Etim.

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