The future of a clean and sustainable shipping industry
Cambridge

The future of a clean and sustainable shipping industry

The shipping industry is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. This article explores the options we have to make the global shipping industry more sustainable.
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The Feminicidio Crisis in Mexico
Inequality

The Feminicidio Crisis in Mexico

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated communities all over the world. In Mexico, women have been disproportionately affected due to increasing domestic abuse and the rise of feminicidios.
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Are All Generic Drugs Created Equal?
Global Health

Are All Generic Drugs Created Equal?

For rich and developing countries alike, it is imperative to confront issues of drug safety, quality, and manufacturing to ensure an equitable distribution of essential medicines to the populations who need them most.
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The World Economic Forum: Its Past and Present
governance

The World Economic Forum: Its Past and Present

https://miromico.ch/world-economic-forum-2020/?lang=en Every January, the world’s attention turns to the small Swiss town of Davos, as societal elites gather for the World Economic Forum (WEF). This meeting of
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Artificial Intelligence: Stopping Violent Attackers in Their Tracks
Development

Artificial Intelligence: Stopping Violent Attackers in Their Tracks

“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” For decades, the NRA and other pro-gun special interest groups have justified their exorbitant lobbying spending – over $250 million total – on this line of logic.
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Shoes for Social Impact: An Interview with the Chief Strategy and Impact Officer of TOMS
ESG

Shoes for Social Impact: An Interview with the Chief Strategy and Impact Officer of TOMS

When I was ten years old, my mom and I purchased matching navy blue and floral shoes from TOMS.  I was elated; I thought it was cool to match with my mom, but
Financial Inclusion: Designing Solutions to Provide Vital Economic Services
Development

Financial Inclusion: Designing Solutions to Provide Vital Economic Services

Localized financial literacy and digital transaction capabilities can create scalable financial access to unbanked communities in emerging markets.
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M-Pesa in East Africa: A Means for Social Change
Development

M-Pesa in East Africa: A Means for Social Change

Safaricom's revolutionary M-Pesa mobile money system offers the potential for transformative change in East Africa and worldwide.
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The Movement for Agricultural Reform in India
Development

The Movement for Agricultural Reform in India

Economists generally agree that India’s agricultural sector needs reform, starting with reducing incentives to produce crops like rice and wheat. As of September 2020, 70 million tons of rice and wheat were
The Future of the Keystone Pipeline
ESG

The Future of the Keystone Pipeline

Source: Mother Jones.The election of Joseph R. Biden in early November will return to the normal diplomatic and economic relationship between Canada and the United States from the “America First” policy implemented
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Trends in Education in Typically Academically-Focused Countries
Education

Trends in Education in Typically Academically-Focused Countries

Credits: HomeTutors, SingaporeIt was a special day in Singapore for twelve-year-old children and their parents on November 25, 2020. This day marked a milestone for many of these students, and for some, it
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Fracking: Its History in the US and Its Impacts on Climate Change
Climate Change

Fracking: Its History in the US and Its Impacts on Climate Change

Credit: Forbes.What is Fracking? Fracking is a drilling technique that allows oil and natural gas to be produced. Processes similar to fracking have been around since the 1860s. It was first used
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Green Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future?
Energy

Green Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future?

Source: H2 View Scientists are certain that without drastic countermeasures and new technology, global warming will continue to cause ever more disruptive environmental, economic and social disasters. Furthermore, current research emphasizes that to
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Telemedicine: From Face-to-Face to Interface
Technology

Telemedicine: From Face-to-Face to Interface

The re-energized advent of telemedicine has opened doors to additional opportunities that will not only reduce exposure to COVID-19 and mitigate strains on hospital systems, but also expand access to healthcare and improve overall health outcomes for years to come.
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Impact Investment in Argentina: From "Growth Disaster" to High Growth State?
Impact Investing

Impact Investment in Argentina: From "Growth Disaster" to High Growth State?

Argentina has been known as a “growth disaster” due to its decades-long economic stagnation despite promising growth trends in the early 20th century. In the first few years of the 1900s, Argentina’s
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Why is American Healthcare so expensive?
Development

Why is American Healthcare so expensive?

Source: Forbes$3.6 trillion or 17.7% of America’s GDP is spent on healthcare every year – nearly twice that of the average OECD country.(1)(2) Despite this, Americans do not
The Forgotten Pandemic: The Rise of STDs during COVID-19
Global Health

The Forgotten Pandemic: The Rise of STDs during COVID-19

Credit: womenshealth.govThe COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken the world, radically changing the nature of healthcare and treatment, disrupting daily life, and causing widespread illness and panic. As the world’s focus has shifted
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Understanding the Disconnect between the Stock 
Market and the COVID-19 Economy
Business

Understanding the Disconnect between the Stock Market and the COVID-19 Economy

The S&P 500 has reached multiple record highs this year, despite the nation’s worst unemployment rate since the great depression. For many Americans, this obvious disconnect between the stock market and the economic health of America is confusing and hints at stark inequalities in society.
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Geoengineering: An Efficient Method of Climate Change Mitigation or a Future Global Catastrophe?
Climate Change

Geoengineering: An Efficient Method of Climate Change Mitigation or a Future Global Catastrophe?

Climate change is widely perceived as an existential threat to global biodiversity and to the human race itself. New climate modeling consistently suggests that without enormous, rapid changes to the carbon-based world energy infrastructure, there will be vast temperature increases
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Lifeboat Ethics: Understanding How a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Exacerbate Global Inequality
Global Health

Lifeboat Ethics: Understanding How a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Exacerbate Global Inequality

The lifeboat ethics dilemma is easy to understand, hard to resolve, and entirely a problem of resource allocation. Proposed by ecologist Garrett Hardin, lifeboat ethics is a metaphor depicting a lifeboat with the capacity to save only a limited number of vulnerable swimmers without capsizing
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Coronavirus and Colleges: Coughs, Classes, and Considerations
Education

Coronavirus and Colleges: Coughs, Classes, and Considerations

Over the past six months, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has delivered a very significant and systemic impact on the way that we lived our lives. However, nowhere is the impact of COVID-19 felt than on the economics of America’s colleges and universities.
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An Epidemic Inside of a Pandemic: How COVID-19 has impacted the Ongoing Opioid Crisis
COVID-19

An Epidemic Inside of a Pandemic: How COVID-19 has impacted the Ongoing Opioid Crisis

Source: KVC Health SystemsNearly three-quarters of a million people have died due to the opioid epidemic from 1999 to 2018 (1). This crisis has affected individuals throughout the entire economic and geographic spectrum
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Team Performance in Long-Duration Space Exploration
Development

Team Performance in Long-Duration Space Exploration

NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir collect research samples in the International Space Station for analysis. Credit: NASA. (Apr. 5, 2020)2020 has been an important year for space exploration, amongst other
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GRC Project Spotlight: Arc Thrift Stores
Project Spotlights

GRC Project Spotlight: Arc Thrift Stores

Credit: Arc Thrift Stores.This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project, the skills they leveraged from their
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GRC Project Spotlight: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Project Spotlights

GRC Project Spotlight: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Credit: JDRF.This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project, the skills they leveraged from their experience, and
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The Race to the COVID-19 Vaccine
Global Health

The Race to the COVID-19 Vaccine

A volunteer receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine candidate as part of a portion of the global Phase 2/3 study. This is the first human clinical trial in South Africa. Credit: Reuters. (June 24,
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Corporate Social Responsibility: The Two Extremes
Development

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Two Extremes

In 2015, the UN adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which clearly outline the world we want. Fast forward five years later, certain companies in the American corporate world are aligning themselves with these SDG’s by leading efforts of their own.
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Switzerland as a Guide for Environmental Policy
Sustainability

Switzerland as a Guide for Environmental Policy

For decades Switzerland has consistently been ranked among the best of other OECD countries for its policies towards the environment; most recently, it ranked 1 out of 180 countries in Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI), that measures environmental health and ecosystem vitality.
How Pharmaceuticals Are Damaging the Environment
Global Health

How Pharmaceuticals Are Damaging the Environment

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest and most lucrative industries in the world, valued at over $1.2 trillion globally. Almost 50% of Americans take prescription drugs, and that number is steadily climbing. Drug abuse, especially of synthetic drugs, is also at an all-time high.
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How Technology is Improving Access to Quality High School Education in South Africa
Education

How Technology is Improving Access to Quality High School Education in South Africa

South Africa’s education system is one that is plagued by a lack of resources and access to quality teaching which can be attributed to apartheid and governmental mismanagement since. The integration of technology in the classroom, however, is serving as a tool for change and improvement.
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The Water Crisis in Qatar
Development

The Water Crisis in Qatar

From winning the 2022 World cup bid, to becoming the target of an extensive political and economic embargo led by the Saudi elite and their allies in the Emirates and Egypt, the tiny sheikhdom in the Gulf has made news headlines many times.
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The Fitness Divide
Leisure

The Fitness Divide

Within the past year alone, the for-profit health-club industry amassed almost $32 billion in profits, growing almost 8% compared to previous years. Health and fitness have undoubtedly emerged as trends that parallel stereotypes of American success and ideals.
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Shaping the World…Without Women?
Inclusion and Diversity

Shaping the World…Without Women?

Despite composing a whopping seventy-five percent of the nonprofit workforce, women only occupy twenty-one percent of leadership roles in large nonprofits (those with budgets in excess of $25 million). Indeed, the bigger the nonprofit, the bigger the gap.
GMOs Changing the Way Communities See Food
Food Systems

GMOs Changing the Way Communities See Food

Given current trends, the global population is expected to reach an estimated nine billion people by 2050. While this raises a whole host of questions that affect the medical and scientific industries, one of the most important impacts has been on the agricultural sector.
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From Open Skies to Big Data: The Next Force for Creative Destruction in the Airline Industry
Technology

From Open Skies to Big Data: The Next Force for Creative Destruction in the Airline Industry

Leveraging big data is the next key goal for airlines as greater understanding of clients’ needs and requests from dietary requirements to entertainment preferences allows for greater customization and better practice of second-degree price discrimination.
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Transforming Cities for Sustainability
Sustainability

Transforming Cities for Sustainability

Photo Link: The Future Depends on Sustainable Cities Majority-wise cities have become synonymous with being overpopulated, cramped, noisy, crime-ridden, and polluted. Approximately 70% of global carbon emissions currently originate from cities themselves, and
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Fostering entrepreneurial spirit and innovation in post-genocide Rwanda
Development

Fostering entrepreneurial spirit and innovation in post-genocide Rwanda

In the 25 years since their devastating genocide, the Rwandan government 's innovative strategies have helped to redefine the nature of business on the African continent.
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Hospitals Vanishing from Rural America
Global Health

Hospitals Vanishing from Rural America

The increasing rate of rural hospitals closures is negatively impacting the health of rural Americans and the economy of rural communities.
Fashion Emissions: Fashion Industry’s Environmental Costs
Sustainability

Fashion Emissions: Fashion Industry’s Environmental Costs

The global fashion industry is having a catastrophic impact on the environment. This industry is the cause of significant carbon emissions, water pollution, natural resource depletion, and enormous waste generation. In fact, according
Challenges and Benefits of GMOs in the Fight Against the Global Food Shortage Crisis
Sustainability

Challenges and Benefits of GMOs in the Fight Against the Global Food Shortage Crisis

How we can utilize genetically-engineered crops to solve the world hunger crisis
Down, but not out: Climate change and the future of Nuclear Energy
Sciences Po

Down, but not out: Climate change and the future of Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy has slowly disappeared from the focus of most policymakers. In the shadows of accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima, the risks were deemed too high. However, new technologies and the climate urgency
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More than Meats the Eye: The Growing Industry of Alternative Proteins
Cambridge

More than Meats the Eye: The Growing Industry of Alternative Proteins

Sales of plant-based meat alternatives in the US have almost doubled every month in 2020. This article examines the reasons for such growth and the potential challenges ahead.
Preventing the next pandemic
Cambridge

Preventing the next pandemic

With a glance at the epidemiological data reflecting recent trends in the incidence and distribution of disease, the COVID-19 pandemic was distressingly easy to predict.
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GRC Project Spotlight: Project Somos
MIT

GRC Project Spotlight: Project Somos

This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project, the skills they leveraged from their experience, and the lessons
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Do Children Benefit From Internet Access?
MIT

Do Children Benefit From Internet Access?

Opening Statement: In Peru, providing laptops and free internet access to school children led to improved computer and internet proficiency. However, no significant impact on math and reading achievement, cognitive skills, self-esteem, teacher
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Mass Transit after COVID-19
NUS

Mass Transit after COVID-19

Credit: Image from BloombergImportance of transit systems Mass transit services serve millions of people by bus, train, and rail for work, education, and business purposes, among others. Throughout history, a reliable and accessible
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The COVID-19 Crisis in Africa

The COVID-19 Crisis in Africa

Credits: The Straits Times, SingaporeThe coronavirus pandemic swept across the world at an alarming pace in 2020. With modern cross-border air travel, what started as a frightening, highly transmissible virus in Wuhan, China,
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US Healthcare: The Need for a Universal System Becomes Apparent With COVID-19

US Healthcare: The Need for a Universal System Becomes Apparent With COVID-19

For the Americans fortunate enough to recover from a case of COVID-19, a crippling set of numbers awaits them on the other end: their medical bills. The pandemic has strained the healthcare system
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Reimagining Infrastructure for Sustainability
Sustainability

Reimagining Infrastructure for Sustainability

Photo by Marian Kroell / Unsplash The Paris Agreement of 2016 was a landmark achievement in international cooperation. It laid out a comprehensive set of objective measures for countries to reduce their footprint and
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Effective Practices for Nonprofits Considering a Split from Physical Office Space
Columbia

Effective Practices for Nonprofits Considering a Split from Physical Office Space

Image by Vanessa Schotes from Wikimedia Commons By now, it’s evident that COVID-19 has upset regular practices of work, forcing whole organizations to work from home. Yet before COVID-19, physical workspaces
Bright Edge Fund: Shaping A Bright Future
Global Health

Bright Edge Fund: Shaping A Bright Future

Cancer is the cause of hundreds and thousands of deaths each year. Far too many people know what it feels like to be at the mercy of the illness, whether it be facing