The Issues of Gentrification
Economics

The Issues of Gentrification

By Azkia Hasan From the National University of Singapore “The local shop where I usually get my pizza turned to be a hipster spot so expensive that even happy hour is no longer a happy hour” told Ray, a New Yorker who has been living in his house for five
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Decarbonization of Real Estate with Machine Learning
AI

Decarbonization of Real Estate with Machine Learning

By Sara Memon From The Wharton School By using technology like machine learning and AI, property owners can swiftly reduce carbon emissions in their buildings. This involves assessing present heating and cooling systems,
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Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) the Legal Revolution We've Been Waiting For?
AI

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) the Legal Revolution We've Been Waiting For?

By: Júlia Heindel Teixeira de Gouvêa From: Sciences Po Menton Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, including generative AI tools, have undeniably permeated organizations, experiencing widespread adoption. Artificial intelligence involves machines, particularly computer systems,
Advancing the Armenian Economy: Policy and Action
Economics

Advancing the Armenian Economy: Policy and Action

Despite its capital's grandiose façade, Armenia is currently the poorest country in the South Caucasus. The aftermath of the 1988 Spitak Earthquake, remnants of the Soviet Union, current geopolitics, high rental rates, and failures of social security efforts might be the reason.
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The Circular Economy and the Fashion Industry
Fashion

The Circular Economy and the Fashion Industry

Source:Startups: Clothing the height of Mt Everest is sent to landfill every 7 minutesThe circular economy is a buzzword that has been mentioned a lot in recent years, and its link to
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Examining the U.S. Response to Covid 19: An Externalities-Based Approach
COVID-19

Examining the U.S. Response to Covid 19: An Externalities-Based Approach

This article analyzes the United States' response to the pandemic, emphasizing the public policy initiatives launched to confront externalities linked to COVID-19.
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Why Teenage Mental Health Is Spiraling
Mental Health

Why Teenage Mental Health Is Spiraling

The publication of a CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey–claiming that teens in the U.S. are experiencing record levels of depression and suicide rates–shocked that nation. Increased social media use, poor-quality interpersonal relationships, and global political and societal issues could be the cause.
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Poverty Alleviation Comparison: China and the U.S.
POVERTY

Poverty Alleviation Comparison: China and the U.S.

Poverty alleviation is characterized by a plethora of sub-policies but is generally spearheaded by the federal government and aims to grossly improve quality of life and initiate economic growth. Targeted poverty alleviation enacted by the Chinese government focuses specifically on rural entities;
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The Future of Food: Why We Need to Think Beyond the Factory Farm
Food Systems

The Future of Food: Why We Need to Think Beyond the Factory Farm

The highly industrialized manner of meat processing prioritizes mass production over all else. With origins in the rise of industrial agriculture in the United States (1850-1950s), the factory farming industry has since proved practically impervious to lawsuits and social movements
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Renewable Energy Investing: How Investors Can Maximise Returns Whilst Saving the Planet
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Investing: How Investors Can Maximise Returns Whilst Saving the Planet

By: Krishiv Jain Source: SolarUnion, 2023Renewable energy is crucial to helping humanity combat and mitigate the impact of climate change on society, the economy, and the environment. Renewable energy investing, which can occur
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Thinking Period Poverty Economically
Woman's Rights

Thinking Period Poverty Economically

Disclaimer: Most research conducted on period poverty has been done through a gender binary view, indicating people who menstruate as “females''. Because this article is based on secondary research, it will mainly cover
The Impact of Pedestrian-Friendly Urban Planning on Communities
Civil Society

The Impact of Pedestrian-Friendly Urban Planning on Communities

Introduction Sydney, Venice, Boston, Madrid — each of these cities are uniquely beautiful with their own rich cultural histories. At first glance, this may seem to be the only common thread; however, these cities
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Key 3 Challenges for ESG Investing: What’s Next?
ESG

Key 3 Challenges for ESG Investing: What’s Next?

Traditional investors have been evaluating investment performances primarily based on financial or accounting factors. Unlike in the past, making an investment based on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors has become a trend in recent years.
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Investing in America’s Economic Health Through Broadband Equity
Telecom

Investing in America’s Economic Health Through Broadband Equity

By: Cecilia Marrinan Broadband inequality has an increasingly deleterious effect on American economic growth. Nineteen million Americans – six percent of this country’s population – lack access to broadband (FCC). Who is Most Impacted?
What Really Is Corporate Social Responsibility?
ESG

What Really Is Corporate Social Responsibility?

In this podcast, the Kellogg branch of GRC Insights collaborates with Dr. Tracy Dathe, a business management professor, to conduct a cross-cultural analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility.
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Tak Boleh Tahan! 2023: A Snippet of Singapore’s Civil Society
Civil Society

Tak Boleh Tahan! 2023: A Snippet of Singapore’s Civil Society

The "Tak Boleh Tahan! 2023" event took place at the Orange & Teal Cafe, providing a platform for open discussions regarding civil social issues in Singapore. The event focused on key topics such as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike, "Working to Death," and the need for affordable homes...
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Societal Stigma Surrounding Community College
Development

Societal Stigma Surrounding Community College

With the looming threat of a recession, community college appears to be an attractive option for many people seeking higher education (Potter, 2023). Community colleges have already been popular options, with nearly half
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The Difference Between Public and Private Healthcare in the United States
Healthcare

The Difference Between Public and Private Healthcare in the United States

Introduction The debate over healthcare financing in the United States has been a decades long conversation. The discussion mainly focuses on whether the healthcare system should be financed through public or private funding,
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An Attempt to Excavate the Causes of Construction Workers’ Poor Mental Health
Mental Health

An Attempt to Excavate the Causes of Construction Workers’ Poor Mental Health

By Caresse Chin On 4th August 2020, Reuters -- an international news organization -- published an article regarding a slew of suicides among migrant workers with the pandemic (or more specifically, the overly
Why Did China Abandon Its “Zero COVID Policy” and How Will It Affect the Rest of the World?
ESG

Why Did China Abandon Its “Zero COVID Policy” and How Will It Affect the Rest of the World?

The Zero-COVID policy signed by President Xi Jinping was put in effect at the beginning of the pandemic, and is a strategy that seeks to eliminate the transmission of COVID-19 within China. This
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The Environmental Impact of AI
ESG

The Environmental Impact of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to have a significant impact on the environment, both positive and negative. The development and implementation of AI have revolutionized many aspects of our lives, including the
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Tourism and Animal Decline: The Future of Canada's National Parks
Sustainability

Tourism and Animal Decline: The Future of Canada's National Parks

Crowds at Lake Louise in Banff National Park Introduction Canada is famous for its breathtaking scenery and stunning national parks. Among them is Banff National Park, located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Every
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Cleaning Up Clean Beauty
Sustainability

Cleaning Up Clean Beauty

The clean beauty industry has become a trending topic in recent years, with many consumers opting for products that are supposedly free of harsh chemicals and harmful ingredients. However, behind the glossy marketing
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Technology Development: Making Accessibility More Accessible
Technology

Technology Development: Making Accessibility More Accessible

By: Lana Wehbeh The role of technology in accessibility is one with endless possibilities, and one where we have already seen massive developments. Whether in improving the quality of life for disabled users
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Building a Sustainable Web 3.0
Sustainability

Building a Sustainable Web 3.0

While there are certainly concerns with the adoption of Web 3.0, its untapped potential should not be overlooked. As we continue to explore and develop Web 3.0 applications, we must keep our shared goals of environmental and social sustainability at the forefront of our minds.
Entering the New Era of ESG: The Current State of the Canadian ESG Reporting Environment
Toronto

Entering the New Era of ESG: The Current State of the Canadian ESG Reporting Environment

Environmental, Social and Governance, also known as ESG, is a rising topic in today’s world. The importance of carbon footprints, sustainability, human rights and the organizational structure of a firm are more important than ever to ensure the success of a firm in the long term.
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Why the Energy Transition Begins with Metals
Energy

Why the Energy Transition Begins with Metals

The imperative of a transition away from fossil fuels towards climate-friendly energy sources is becoming clearer by the year. However, financial obstacles and ESG concerns make the path towards a greener future much more complicated than anticipated.
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U+ Education Addresses Public Speaking Anxiety Through Gavel Club
Northeastern

U+ Education Addresses Public Speaking Anxiety Through Gavel Club

By Brett Netkin and Greta Magendantz U+ Education offers online language learning for students across the globe, with courses in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Korean. One of their programs, in
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The Rise and Implementation of Additive Manufacturing
Biotechnology

The Rise and Implementation of Additive Manufacturing

By: Emily Wu and Mayher Bedi Source: Cpl. Alexandra Amor Santosarambulo, One for the Books [Image 3 of 5]Introduction Additive Manufacturing, the industrial term behind three-dimensional printing, is the idea of constructing
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Ethiopia’s Fatal Drought
Sustainability

Ethiopia’s Fatal Drought

By Darin Materman As Ethiopia enters its third year without sufficient rainfall, malnutrition and thirst plague local communities. With three failed rainy seasons denying Ethiopians crucial water, the drought haunting the Horn of
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How Should the U.S. Deal with its Opioid Crisis?
Development

How Should the U.S. Deal with its Opioid Crisis?

By: Shiny Han (Kellogg) Opioids are substances that work in the body's nervous system or in specific receptors in the brain to reduce pain intensity. Since 1999, more than 932,000 in the
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Progressive without Progress: Reining in Rainbow-Washing
LGBTQ2S+

Progressive without Progress: Reining in Rainbow-Washing

Contextualizing Rainbow-Washing Rainbows paint the streets and flyer promotions are plastered all over: from store windows to web pages, they are everywhere – until they aren’t. In recent years, Pride Month has no
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Speeding Into the Future: High-Speed Railways and Their Impact on Sustainability
Sustainability

Speeding Into the Future: High-Speed Railways and Their Impact on Sustainability

By: Derrik Chen Transportation is evolving with the modern world. Central to this transformation are high-speed railways (HSRs), which are emerging as efficient forms of transportation for both passengers and freight alike. High-speed
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Discrepancies in the clean energy industry
Sustainability

Discrepancies in the clean energy industry

Problem 1: The clean energy industry is white-male-dominated. Introduction The energy industry is in a state of transformative flux, riding on the back of renewables. Clean energy provides the chance to bring far-reaching,
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Digitizing a New Donor Outreach System for a Canadian-Christian Charity
Project Spotlights

Digitizing a New Donor Outreach System for a Canadian-Christian Charity

This is a project spotlight for one of the consulting projects at GRC Toronto. This project aims to digitalize and implement a new donor outreach and marketing system for a Canadian-Christian charity, Effect Hope.
What Role Does AI Play in Systemic Racism?
Development

What Role Does AI Play in Systemic Racism?

Technology dominates today’s world, playing a significant and consequential role in the lives of billions of people. Society has been revolutionized by tech industry innovations, a revolution that is currently being led
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Hertz Quarter Three: Post-Covid Car Rental

Hertz Quarter Three: Post-Covid Car Rental

On October 27, 2022, Hertz reported Q3 total revenue of 2.5 billion, a significant boost compared to the 1.8 million in quarter 1. Looking back now at the close-to-bankruptcy statistics in
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Healthcare Sustainability in the US: Environmental Considerations

Healthcare Sustainability in the US: Environmental Considerations

By Kanan Nozaki Introduction to Sustainability and the US Healthcare System Sustainability is the idea of meeting the needs of the present generation while not compromising the ability of the future generation to
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Global Carbon Tax: Necessary, Viable and Urgent

Global Carbon Tax: Necessary, Viable and Urgent

By: Sara Chemello Abstract International cooperation on climate change has not yet managed to incentivize governments and corporations to stop  the continuous rise in global carbon emissions. However, immediate action is needed to
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The Shroom Boom: the potential behind Mycelium technology

The Shroom Boom: the potential behind Mycelium technology

By: Sara Chemello Abstract: The search for biodegradable materials and products that fit the aspired circular economy model is a global priority in the race against climate change and degradation. Interestingly, a solution
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Patagonia: ESG's Golden Child
Kellogg

Patagonia: ESG's Golden Child

Patagonia: The Brand It’s no question that Patagonia has revolutionised the ESG world. When you hear “Patagonia”, you don’t just envision the outdoor clothing line: you envision social goodness. As one
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Reimagining the Voluntary Carbon Market
ESG

Reimagining the Voluntary Carbon Market

A growing industry of carbon capture is attempting to remove these harmful emissions from the atmosphere. Facilitating their growth through an efficient voluntary carbon market could accelerate the path to a cleaner future.
Exploring Sustainable Energy Solutions for Companies
Sustainability

Exploring Sustainable Energy Solutions for Companies

Introduction It seems that every week, a new Fortune 500 company commits to lowering its carbon footprint. Companies such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, and Nestlè have all committed to being carbon neutral, meaning a
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Fintech and Social Impact: Financial Accessibility in the 21st Century
Development

Fintech and Social Impact: Financial Accessibility in the 21st Century

Applications of financial technology (fintech) can be seen everywhere in our day-to-day lives. Ranging from small transactions with Apple Pay to revolutionary creations such as blockchain, fintech is becoming instrumental in shaping the
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Reshaping Gig Work and Redefining Worker Classifications
Reframing American Poverty as a Human Rights Issue
Boston’s Disparities In Access to Clean Energy
Is Online Learning a Sustainable Learning Approach? An Examination on the Response to the Pandemic
The Urban-Rural Health Divide: Technology’s Role in Enhancing Rural Medicine
Development

The Urban-Rural Health Divide: Technology’s Role in Enhancing Rural Medicine

Technical innovation is critical to improving both the efficiency and accuracy of medicine across society...
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Healing Addiction in Universities: Drug Courts
Development

Healing Addiction in Universities: Drug Courts

Addiction has become a serious problem impacting many college students, which is why in 2020, the prevalence of any illegal drug use for college students was 46%, showing it is a serious problem
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Improving Data Interoperability through Blockchain Technology
Technology

Improving Data Interoperability through Blockchain Technology

With the advancement of information technology to store large amounts of data, it is not surprising to see databases becoming the backbone of modern healthcare systems. As such, a good metric to evaluate
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Revisiting Jets for Ukraine: A Now Feasible Option?
Development

Revisiting Jets for Ukraine: A Now Feasible Option?

A Polish Air Force MiG-29 fighter, one of the primary airframes being suggested for donation to Ukraine (Wilson). In March 2022, the Polish government proposed a deal to the United States to exchange
Renewable Energy in Vietnam and Opportunities for Implementation
Sustainability

Renewable Energy in Vietnam and Opportunities for Implementation

Vietnam, a booming economy with approximately 100 million residents, is currently embracing renewable energy, especially solar and wind, as part of its industrialization process due to its abundant natural resources. The United Nations
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Climate Change And Its Disproportionate Effect On Education Access
The Unsustainability of Buffet Food Waste
Sustainability

The Unsustainability of Buffet Food Waste

Source:Four Seasons: The Market Kitchen DiningBuffets are a key part of the dining experience – whether it be in hotels, buffet-style restaurants, soup kitchens, or even in a college dining hall. The word
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How are Companies Implementing Inclusion and Diversity to Combat Hiring Discrimination?
Inclusion and Diversity

How are Companies Implementing Inclusion and Diversity to Combat Hiring Discrimination?

Issues in the Corporate Hiring Process One of the central controversies of the business world over the past decade has been hiring discrimination, especially in the financial services and tech industries. Over the
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How Healthcare Fails Half the Population: an Investigation of Gaps in Women’s Healthcare
ESG

How Healthcare Fails Half the Population: an Investigation of Gaps in Women’s Healthcare

How Healthcare Fails Half the Population: an Investigation of Gaps in Women’s HealthcareKey points:Women’s health has been neglected for decades due to gender biases in medical research and healthcare providersTo
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From Canada to Pakistan: Making an Impact From Across the Globe
Project Spotlights

From Canada to Pakistan: Making an Impact From Across the Globe

Founded in 1995, The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a non-profit organization that provides quality educational opportunities for children in Pakistan. Their model involves building schools with teacher training, customized textbooks, and professional management.
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A Case for Regulation: The Role of Technology in Global Conflicts
Development

A Case for Regulation: The Role of Technology in Global Conflicts

While Meta has begun to institute policies to combat hate speech and discrimination on their platforms, the consequences that ensued from their negligence during the Rohingya Muslim genocide warrant a larger discussion about the role social media platforms play in global events.
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Future Harm-Minimization Policies with Gambling Behavior can Assist Low-Income Communities
Development

Future Harm-Minimization Policies with Gambling Behavior can Assist Low-Income Communities

How does Gambling Really Work?Gambling is a habit that comes in many different forms for different communities of individuals. For most individuals, gambling is a harmless pastime that causes them no real
Immigration: US vs. Canada
Inequality

Immigration: US vs. Canada

By: McConnell Bristol & Kate Choi
The lived realities of migrant domestic workers in Singapore
Project Spotlights

The lived realities of migrant domestic workers in Singapore

Picture of a foreign domestic worker. (Wham, 2016)Flying from hundreds to thousands of kilometres from their home country to Singapore, migrant domestic workers (MDWs) have been a crucial part of Singapore’s
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The Nuclear Family & Women - The Foundation of Singapore’s Society?
Project Spotlights

The Nuclear Family & Women - The Foundation of Singapore’s Society?

In light of the recent repealing of Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalises sex between men in Singapore, many breathed a sigh of relief as the Singapore government finally took a
Technology for Liberty: Reproductive Surveillance in an Era Post Roe V. Wade
Women's Rights

Technology for Liberty: Reproductive Surveillance in an Era Post Roe V. Wade

Author's Note: While I use the term "women" throughout the article, I recognize that many identities beyond cisgender women and girls can be impacted by abortion legislation. Source: Forbes: 100 Days Since Roe
Can Microfinance Improve Sustainability?
Sustainability

Can Microfinance Improve Sustainability?

Background on Microfinance Originally pioneered by Muhammad Yunus in 1976 in Bangladesh, microfinance is a banking service targeted at low-income and vulnerable groups who face significant barriers to accessing financial services such as
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The Hidden Costs behind China’s “Zero COVID Policy”
Development

The Hidden Costs behind China’s “Zero COVID Policy”

Mass COVID-19 testing in Macau, ChinaEver since the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China has consistently pursued the Zero COVID Policy, which aims for zero new infection cases by suppressing occasional regional breakouts. While
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Sustainable Architecture: Net-Zero Design and Energy Efficiency
Sustainability

Sustainable Architecture: Net-Zero Design and Energy Efficiency

Image credit: Vincent Callebaut ArchitecturesSustainability is quite simple. We depend on our natural  environment to provide us with everything we need to survive. Sustainability is an effort to preserve the future by addressing
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Sustainable Future for the Oil and Gas Industry
ESG

Sustainable Future for the Oil and Gas Industry

Source:EY:Four trends driving the oil and gas industry in 2022 and beyondGiven the rising oil price of above $105 per barrel due to Russia-Ukraine tension and China’s COVID lockdown, there
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Plastic in our Body
Sustainability

Plastic in our Body

Microplastics. Photograph: David Kelly/Photograph David Kelly https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/24/microplastics-found-in-human-blood-for-first-timeWe live in a world surrounded by plastics, from water bottles to shopping bags, to clothes we wear
The importance of early diagnosis of autoimmune diseases
Global Health

The importance of early diagnosis of autoimmune diseases

What are AI diseases? Throughout the process of evolution, our bodies have developed an immune system capable of facing external threats to our bodies through the production of specific antibodies. Oftentimes, healthy cells/
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Is the Belt and Road Initiative Going Green?
Sustainability

Is the Belt and Road Initiative Going Green?

The Belt and Road Initiative is a landmark Chinese infrastructure project that aims to establish global trade routes from Eastern Asia to the Southern tip of Africa. A primary goal of the initiative
The Hypocrisy of Hungary’s Refugee Crisis Response
Inequality

The Hypocrisy of Hungary’s Refugee Crisis Response

“UN High Commissioner for Refugees Urges States to Urgently Lift Pandemic Restrictions on Asylum.” SchengenVisaInfo.com, Schagenvisainfo News, 23 May 2022, www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/un-high-commissioner-for-refugees-urges-states-to-urgently-lift-pandemic-restrictions-on-asylum/.As nations open their borders to those
Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem – Are Young Professionals' Potential Being Wasted?
Sustainability

Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem – Are Young Professionals' Potential Being Wasted?

Youth is Africa’s greatest asset, and its greatest challenge. Africa’s youth population is rapidly growing and expected to double to over 830 million by 2050 (3). In spite of this growth,
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“Anti-Feminism” and Gender Politics in South Korea
Feminism

“Anti-Feminism” and Gender Politics in South Korea

AFP-JIJIJust over a month ago, South Korea (referenced as “Korea”) elected its new president. Candidate Yoon Seok-yeol of the right-wing “People Power Party” defeated candidate Lee Jae-Myung of the incumbent left-wing Democratic Party,
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Examining Food Aid in Latin America
Sustainability

Examining Food Aid in Latin America

AbstractAffecting more than one billion people in 2009, the worldwide ‘hunger pandemic’ has left many nations struggling to ensure the health and well-being of their citizens in a globalized society. Despite increases in
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How Computational Medicine Technologies Can Improve Health Delivery in Developing Countries
Development

How Computational Medicine Technologies Can Improve Health Delivery in Developing Countries

Fig. 1: Harnessing emerging technologies and analytics to increase healthcare availability (11) Computational medicine, an emerging field that seeks to improve patient care and accessibility through technology and data, promises to revolutionize healthcare
Fast Fashion: A Fast-Growing Problem
Sustainability

Fast Fashion: A Fast-Growing Problem

Schlossberg, Tatiana. “How Fast Fashion Is Destroying the Planet.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 Sept. 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/books/review/how-fast-fashion-is-destroying-the-planet.html.The fashion industry
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The Sustainability of Bitcoin and its Impact on the Environment
Sustainability

The Sustainability of Bitcoin and its Impact on the Environment

Source: NBC News: Mining rigs at work in Romania farming for Ethereum and ZilliqiaWhen it comes to cryptocurrencies, anyone with the right hardware and software can become miners. Consequently, the ease of availability
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Why Companies are Leaving Silicon Valley: The “Ideal” Location for Startups
Entrepreneurship

Why Companies are Leaving Silicon Valley: The “Ideal” Location for Startups

Silicon Valley has earned itself the reputation of being a startup heaven, with major tech giants like Apple, Google, and HP establishing their headquarters there. Located in the South San Francisco Bay Area
Why Uber Failed in Russia
Technology

Why Uber Failed in Russia

Uber, the world-wide ride hailing sensation, meteorically rose to success. It is often cited as the pinnacle of the start-up, and is a company whose growth new entrepreneurs strive to emulate. Uber was
Unethical Mindset of Instagram Users
Development

Unethical Mindset of Instagram Users

Diverse demographics of people use various forms of social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. Social media allows people to build relationships, explore contents, and make partnerships. However, social media may
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U.S. Hospital Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition
Development

U.S. Hospital Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition

The U.S. healthcare sector’s fragile cybersecurity infrastructure continually suffers from cyberattacks that threaten safe healthcare delivery. In 2020, the first patient death attributed to a ransomware attack occurred (6, 8). Cyberattacks
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Selling Space: Are we entering a new era of commercial space exploration?
Development

Selling Space: Are we entering a new era of commercial space exploration?

You may have noticed billionaires like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk making headlines recently for announcing their new involvements in outer space. These men are not trained astronauts or astrophysicists, yet they have
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The Social and Economic Cases for Paid Parental Leave in the United States
Inequality

The Social and Economic Cases for Paid Parental Leave in the United States

Bangs, Molly. “The Facts Behind Why Americans Need Nationwide Paid Family Leave.” The Century Foundation, 11 May 2016, https://tcf.org/content/facts/facts-behind-americans-need-nationwide-paid-family-leave/?agreed=1.The United States is the only developed
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Impact of immigration restrictions made by the Trump Administration on the "American Dream" and immigrant businesses in the US
Goverment

Impact of immigration restrictions made by the Trump Administration on the "American Dream" and immigrant businesses in the US

We’ve all heard of the American Dream, the belief that regardless of background, race, or socioeconomic status, one can achieve success on the lands of the United States. But is it really
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The Impact of Solar Energy on the American South
Sustainability

The Impact of Solar Energy on the American South

Image Credit: Tsvetan IvanovSolar power has grown immensely in the last decade, becoming a dominant energy source in the transition to renewable energy. Already, solar power employs more US workers than oil, gas,
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Refuting the “Revenue Argument” in Women’s Soccer Pay Inequality

Refuting the “Revenue Argument” in Women’s Soccer Pay Inequality

Richard Heathcote (Getty Images)The US women’s soccer team has won four FIFA World Cup titles in the nearly 37 years since its first game in Italy in 1985. (US Soccer, Lenthang)
The Question of Digital Illiteracy in Older Adults and COVID-19
Technology

The Question of Digital Illiteracy in Older Adults and COVID-19

Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/photos/yyMJNPgQ-X8)Entering the 27th month of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not difficult for us to grasp a sense of how substantial the
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Radical South Asian Solidarity Through Times of Crisis
Inequality

Radical South Asian Solidarity Through Times of Crisis

TODAY Illustration / Getty ImagesWe currently live in a world where racial, gender and class-based divisions reign over the ways society is shaped. Our history with organized and systematic oppression has not been eradicated
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China is a Major Player in the Electric Vehicles Market
Sustainability

China is a Major Player in the Electric Vehicles Market

The term “electric vehicle” (EV) refers to both solely battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which use a battery and an electric motor instead of the tradition gasoline tank and internal combustion engine, and plug-in
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Why American Airlines is the Leader in DEI in the Airline Industry
Inclusion and Diversity

Why American Airlines is the Leader in DEI in the Airline Industry

The airline industry in the United States has a complicated history when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Many Americans will be unsurprised to learn that few members of minority groups flew
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Impact of Texas’ 2021 Abortion Ban on Women In The Workplace
Woman's Rights

Impact of Texas’ 2021 Abortion Ban on Women In The Workplace

Author’s Note: I use the term “women” in this piece but recognize that many different identities can be affected by lack of access to abortion. Babies aren’t magically dropped from the
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The Hidden Implications and Social Cost of Climate Colonialism
Sustainability

The Hidden Implications and Social Cost of Climate Colonialism

Briggs, Helen. “Carbon: How Calls for Climate Justice Are Shaking the World.” BBC News, BBC, 2 May 2021, www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56941979.Climate change is rooted in the intersection of capitalism and
Human Rights Abuses from the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War

Human Rights Abuses from the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War

The Caucasus region broke out in war in September, 2020 as tensions rose over Armenia and Azerbaijan over who would control the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. This article gives a special look at some of the human rights abuses committed during this war.
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Tackling the E-Waste Problem by Encouraging Ethical Tech Consumerism
Columbia

Tackling the E-Waste Problem by Encouraging Ethical Tech Consumerism

By Eleanor Yeo, Columbia GRC Image source: E-waste Day aims to increase recycling rates of electronicsThe Status Quo It has been no secret that humankind is facing an increasingly dire environmental crisis, with
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Big Data Analytics: The Future of Supply Chain Management
Columbia

Big Data Analytics: The Future of Supply Chain Management

By Kelly Mi, Columbia GRC Harnessing technology and analytics to optimize supply chains.The volatility of the global supply chain has never been more evident than now. By definition, a supply chain is
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Sex bias in Drug Development, and Why It Will Grow Even Faster Unless Regulators Step in

Sex bias in Drug Development, and Why It Will Grow Even Faster Unless Regulators Step in

Cover image credit: Roberto Sorin, Unsplash.com By Jan K. Kryca The tragic launch of Thalidomide, a general purpose tranquilising drug which eventually became a standard recommendation for morning sickness relief by clinicians
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Homelessness and Covid in the US

Homelessness and Covid in the US

Cover Image credit: Jon Tyson, Unsplash.com By Beatriz Terres Homelessness has been an issue in the US since 1870. At that time, the Industrial Revolution pushed skilled workers and farmers out of
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The Environmental Impact of Cryptocurrency

The Environmental Impact of Cryptocurrency

Cover image credit: Art Rachen, Unsplash.com By Andrew Lobo The last few years have been characterized by mask-wearing, social-distancing, and an unprecedented rise in cryptocurrency demand. Cryptocurrency is defined as a digital
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Ban the Box: An Effective Component of Reintegration Efforts

Ban the Box: An Effective Component of Reintegration Efforts

Cover image credits: Tim Hüfner, Unsplash.com By Grant Williams Perhaps nothing communicates the dismal state of the United States’ criminal justice system more immediately than its staggeringly high recidivism rates; around 46%
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Do we know the real cause behind the lack of women in tech?

Do we know the real cause behind the lack of women in tech?

Why is 57 percent of the U.S. workforce made up of women and yet they only hold 26 percent of tech-related positions? Why do only 56 percent of Silicon Valley start-ups have
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Has China already entered the "low fertility trap"?

Has China already entered the "low fertility trap"?

An infant with their father in China. (Credit: Alexander Muller/Providence Magazine). Licensed under CC BY 3.0.What is the "low fertility trap"? Recently, Minister of Civil Affairs Li Jiheng wrote in
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The Effect of Covid-19 on Economic Inequality
Harvard

The Effect of Covid-19 on Economic Inequality

A demonstrator calls attention to income inequality during the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York several years ago. Photo: Mat McDermott (CC-BY)Today, the magnitude of the economic inequality present in the
The Tragedy of Workplace Gender Inequality: Why Fewer Women Occupy Managerial Positions
Harvard

The Tragedy of Workplace Gender Inequality: Why Fewer Women Occupy Managerial Positions

Fewer CEOs are women than are named John and David. (Source: Execucomp). Licensed under CC BY 2.0.This article consists of two interviews, one with Professor Laura Kray and one with organizational
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Quantum Computing and its Effects on Our Productivity
Harvard

Quantum Computing and its Effects on Our Productivity

IBM researcher Jerry Chow in the quantum computing lab at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center. (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM). Licensed under CC BY 2.0.What is quantum
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The State of the World's Children
Harvard

The State of the World's Children

In 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1). We — as a global community — thus began to hold these truths to be self-evident, that the
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The Complexity Around Fair Trade
Harvard

The Complexity Around Fair Trade

The rise of fair trade can stem all the way back to the age of colonization when traders exploited countries in Asia, South America, and Asia of their commodities. While traders profited off
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Diversity and Inclusion in Outdoor Sports
Harvard

Diversity and Inclusion in Outdoor Sports

Deschutes Wild and Scenic River, Oregon (Credit: Bureau of Land Management). Licensed under CC BY 2.0.Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor recreation has come to the forefront of social life as an
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Health Interventions for Indigenous Communities in Canada
Development

Health Interventions for Indigenous Communities in Canada

Abstract Indigenous communities in Canada face a decreased life expectancy due to higher rates of chronic illnesses. Increased physical activity is considered a key factor in reducing the risks of these chronic diseases
GRC Project Spotlight: Lift4Life
MIT

GRC Project Spotlight: Lift4Life

Project Background: Lift4Life is a non-profit organization in Canada and a registered charity in the US that is focused on empowering marginalized communities through strength training and powerlifting. It was founded by powerlifter
GRC Project Spotlight: FRAXA
Project Spotlights

GRC Project Spotlight: FRAXA

Boy with Fragile X syndrome playing with toy. Source: Peter Saxon 2014/Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.On the evening of July 22, 2020, over 60 monuments around the world
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Vaccine Nationalism and Inequities in the Global Vaccination Campaign
Harvard

Vaccine Nationalism and Inequities in the Global Vaccination Campaign

Officials of Jalandhar Civil Hospital hand over the vaccine to the staff of community health centres. (Credit: Sarabjit Singh/Tribune India). Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.As of May 1, 2021, India
ESG: A New Mindset for Investing
Harvard

ESG: A New Mindset for Investing

For many outside the industry, the lexicon used by the world’s financial leaders and firms can often seem built more on buzzwords than meaning, with terms rising and falling out of fashion
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Africa and Its Struggle in the Quest for Vaccination
Berkeley

Africa and Its Struggle in the Quest for Vaccination

Since the introduction of COVID-19 in late December of 2019, COVID’s rampant spread has locked down families, communities and global economies. With a host of problems ranging from vaccine procurement to administration, Africa’s vaccination effort is in dire need of assistance.
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COVID-19’s Impact on America’s Food System
Harvard

COVID-19’s Impact on America’s Food System

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States of America, people across the country have been heavily impacted economically, socially, and physically. COVID-19 has exposed a multitude of problems outside of only the
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The History and Growth of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Profession
Berkeley

The History and Growth of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Profession

As employees discuss their discriminative experiences in the workplace, executives are scrambling to improve their organizations' hiring practices and company culture. This has led to the rapid expansion of corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs.
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China’s Current and Future Role in Climate Change
Harvard

China’s Current and Future Role in Climate Change

Spurred by an increasingly industrialized world since the mid-20th century, climate change and global warming have risen to the forefront of international issues that have and will continue to define environmental policy for
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Climate Change and Climate Justice in the Pacific Islands
Harvard

Climate Change and Climate Justice in the Pacific Islands

The U.N. International Organization for Migration projects that there will be 200 million climate change migrants by 2050 (1). Some estimates range up to a billion, or more than one in every
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Environmental Destruction Predating Climate Change Has Plagued Low-Income Communities of Color for Decades
Harvard

Environmental Destruction Predating Climate Change Has Plagued Low-Income Communities of Color for Decades

Image credit: Ezra Acayan / Getty ImagesAs environmental disasters strike with greater frequency, the conversation around climate action is at its peak. In the last year alone, the United States lost $95 billion in
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Challenging times for Education in Kazakhstan due to the pandemic
Development

Challenging times for Education in Kazakhstan due to the pandemic

The economic crisis is only the tip of the iceberg of the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its underwater part is damage to national educational systems, human capital due to the interruption
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3D-Printed Buildings: Concrete Advances
Harvard

3D-Printed Buildings: Concrete Advances

When many think of 3D printing, they probably imagine a desktop printer about the size of a toaster oven layering thin strands of plastic or resin to build small, unique shapes. They probably
Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19
Harvard

Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19

Intellectual property is a field of law that is critical to be aware of in understanding inequities in access to medicine and especially relevant in the time of Covid. Before understanding how Intellectual
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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
Harvard

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Image credit: Wyeth Nutrition Science Center The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our macro-level societal functions and our micro-level personal lives cannot be understated. The pandemic has brought serious — and perhaps
The AI/ML Revolution in Agriculture
Harvard

The AI/ML Revolution in Agriculture

As one of the biggest producers of agricultural goods in the world, the United States features domestic economic and social development that is deeply intertwined with the continual growth of its agricultural sector.
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An In-Depth Look at Wall Street's Latest Phenomenon: SPACs
Harvard

An In-Depth Look at Wall Street's Latest Phenomenon: SPACs

Over the course of the pandemic, methods for companies going public other than traditional IPOs have expanded to include using SPACs. SPACs, otherwise known as special purpose acquisition companies or blank check companies,
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: What Covid-19 Tells Us About the History of Racialized Medicine
Harvard

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: What Covid-19 Tells Us About the History of Racialized Medicine

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports as of March 15, 2021, race and ethnicity is known for about 53% of individuals who have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine
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Supporting Sustainability in Afghanistan
Wharton

Supporting Sustainability in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a developing country burdened by limited resources, climate change and political instability. Promoting sustainability initiatives in the region can help maintain low per capita carbon emission levels, while simultaneously growing its economy.
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The Future of Canadian Energy: How Can Canada Shake its Economic Dependence on Oil?
Wharton

The Future of Canadian Energy: How Can Canada Shake its Economic Dependence on Oil?

With the third-largest proven oil reserves in the world, oil has long played an important role in the Canadian economy. While this resource has been extremely valuable in the past, there are signs
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The World Needs a Vacation: How Covid-19 Created a Crisis in the Global Tourism Economy
Harvard

The World Needs a Vacation: How Covid-19 Created a Crisis in the Global Tourism Economy

In Seychelles, a group of islands off the coast of East Africa that serves as home to just under 100,000 people, tourism comprises around 60% of the country’s 1.7 billion
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The Role of Venture Capital in Fueling the Movement to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions
Sustainability

The Role of Venture Capital in Fueling the Movement to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

The world is in a race to oppose the continuously growing threat of climate change. Put simply, climate change is one of the most pressing of our time. Even the UN Secretary-General has
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Permanently Altered: How Covid-19 Has Impacted Leisure and Travel
Harvard

Permanently Altered: How Covid-19 Has Impacted Leisure and Travel

Since last March, Covid-19 has become a global antagonist of the global community. People from every corner of the world have been forced to change their everyday routines in various ways including decreasing
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Chinatown Moves Out: Demography and Hate Crime in Modern Asian America
Brown

Chinatown Moves Out: Demography and Hate Crime in Modern Asian America

Take a look at Sugarland in Texas, Rockville in Maryland, and Richmond in British Columbia. What do all of these places have in common? On the surface, they may seem to be average,
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The Journey Towards Net Zero in Transportation
Harvard

The Journey Towards Net Zero in Transportation

In February 2020, a coalition of airlines, airports, and manufacturers known as UK Sustainable Aviation announced they were committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050 (1)(2). Their claim is
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A New Scramble for Africa: US and Chinese Engagements in the Region
Harvard

A New Scramble for Africa: US and Chinese Engagements in the Region

As of March 13, 2021, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the United States topped 30 million. On the other side of the Pacific, the number of cases in China has yet
Brett Kopf: Remind.com, Omella, and the Reflections of an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship

Brett Kopf: Remind.com, Omella, and the Reflections of an Entrepreneur

American entrepreneur Brett Kopf reflects on his entrepreneurial journey, the challenges along the way, and the importance of optimizing for learning rather than a pay-check.
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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

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 world leaders, top business executives and
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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

TOMS Shoes (Credit: Ajay Suresh 2021). Licensed under CC BY 2.0.When I was ten years old, my mom and I purchased matching navy blue and floral shoes from TOMS.  I was
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.
4 min read
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

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 during the Trump
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Trends in Education in Typically Academically-Focused Countries
Education

Trends in Education in Typically Academically-Focused Countries

It 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 was a
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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

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 on hard
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Green Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future?
Energy

Green Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future?

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 slow global warming
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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?

$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 have better
The Forgotten Pandemic: The Rise of STDs during COVID-19
Global Health

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

The 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 to this
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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

Nearly 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 in the United
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Team Performance in Long-Duration Space Exploration
Development

Team Performance in Long-Duration Space Exploration

2020 has been an important year for space exploration, amongst other things. Space missions of a startling variety and ambition are scheduled for launch this year. Indeed, space engineers have not planned so
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GRC Project Spotlight: Arc Thrift Stores
Project Spotlights

GRC Project Spotlight: 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 experience, and the lessons
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GRC Project Spotlight: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Project Spotlights

GRC Project Spotlight: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (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 the lessons
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The Race to the COVID-19 Vaccine
Global Health

The Race to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Since the initial identification of COVID-19 in China in December of 2019, the push to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – has been unprecedented, in terms of the fast-paced
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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

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 according to the UN, the world’s population
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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
Reshape the Future: The Resale Fashion Trend and Sustainability
Fashion

Reshape the Future: The Resale Fashion Trend and Sustainability

By: Summer Xu From: Northwestern University Introduction Welcome to an era where sustainability meets style — Vintage shops and resale markets are weaving a story of classic styles’ comeback. The rise of resale, remake,
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The Great Canadian Epidemic: Structural Issues Fueling the Canadian Housing Crisis
housing

The Great Canadian Epidemic: Structural Issues Fueling the Canadian Housing Crisis

By: Gurnoor Gujral From: University of Toronto Photo by Sean Pollock / UnsplashUnaffordability has become synonymous with the Canadian housing market over the past decade. Housing costs have ballooned tremendously in major Canadian metropolitans
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Eyecare: A Better Life For All
2023 Essay Competition

Eyecare: A Better Life For All

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 5 By Alexandra Ma We are in the midst of a worldwide deficit in vision care: over 2 billion people are blind or visually impaired, and 1.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Companies
2023 Essay Competition

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Companies

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 30 By Ruth Kahn Just 100 companies produce 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet many of these same companies have made promises to be carbon neutral
Beyond the Rubble: Nurturing Dreams Amidst Conflict
2023 Essay Competition

Beyond the Rubble: Nurturing Dreams Amidst Conflict

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 30 By Arnav Jain “Amidst the relentless bombings, my childhood is shattered, and I yearn for the sanctuary of my school, which is a pile of rubble.
Harmony in Progress: Solutions for a Balanced World
2023 Essay Competition

Harmony in Progress: Solutions for a Balanced World

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 30 By Khahn Quynh Tran As society progresses, social inequality and overuse of resources is often seen globally. With the Gini coefficient of wealth inequality for the
Technological Transformation: Navigating Progress for the Common Good
2023 Essay Competition

Technological Transformation: Navigating Progress for the Common Good

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 30 By Hyunwon Ro In a time of revolutionary developments in AI, automation, and telecommunications, technology emerges as a powerful force with the potential to propel our
AI Revolution in Alzheimer's Research and Treatment: Navigating Challenges, Unleashing Potential
2023 Essay Competition

AI Revolution in Alzheimer's Research and Treatment: Navigating Challenges, Unleashing Potential

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 5 By Sooyeon Tung According to the National Library of Medicine (2023), it is estimated that 6.7 million Americans aged 65 and older are living with
GMO Technology
2023 Essay Competition

GMO Technology

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 10 By Sieun You GMOs, short for genetically modified organisms, are organisms that have specific traits to survive in certain adverse environmental conditions (Zilberman, n.d.). Generally,
Forecasting the Future: Exploring the Role of AI in Weather Prediction
2023 Essay Competition

Forecasting the Future: Exploring the Role of AI in Weather Prediction

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 10 By Carolina dos Santos Hurricane Otis in Mexico, initially labeled a tropical storm by weather forecasts, revealed itself as a destructive category 5 hurricane, resulting in
Global Health: Teenage Pregnancies
2023 Essay Competition

Global Health: Teenage Pregnancies

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 10 By Kahn Nguyen Around 21 million girls aged 15-19 get pregnant in developing regions every year (WHO). Adolescent pregnancy, with the practice of child brides as
Addressing the Educational and Psychological Needs of Children in Conflict Zones
2023 Essay Competition

Addressing the Educational and Psychological Needs of Children in Conflict Zones

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 30 By Kavin Khanna Wars and conflicts are as old as the history of humankind. Since times immemorial, humans have engaged in violent conflict for survival and
Bridging the Nourishment Divide: Tackling Infant Malnutrition Head-On
2023 Essay Competition

Bridging the Nourishment Divide: Tackling Infant Malnutrition Head-On

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 30 By Harshini Patel, Jia Patel, and Ria Patel In the small village of Chikungunya, a haunting silence that speaks volumes about the devastating impact of malnourishment
Empowering Humanity: A Comprehensive Approach to Enhancing Global Qualities of Life
2023 Essay Competition

Empowering Humanity: A Comprehensive Approach to Enhancing Global Qualities of Life

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 30 By Wuyan Li and Oliver Zhang In an era of unprecedented advancements in science, technology, and globalization, our capacity to address fundamental challenges has never been
Increasing Access to Education in Developing Countries
2023 Essay Competition

Increasing Access to Education in Developing Countries

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 30 By Erin O'Reilly Children across many underdeveloped and developing nations around the globe today have limited access to quality education, which often puts them at a
Enhancing Global Health: Strategic Reduction in the Costs of Nutritional Supplies and Vaccinations
2023 Essay Competition

Enhancing Global Health: Strategic Reduction in the Costs of Nutritional Supplies and Vaccinations

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 30 By Xu Hao Zhe Abstract Global health hinges significantly on affordable access to nutritional supplies and vaccinations. This paper identifies key impediments to this objective and
The War for Global Health
2023 Essay Competition

The War for Global Health

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 30 By Peyton Qian In war-ravaged countries around the world, families struggle to hold on for another day. Ten-year-old Khitam dreams of becoming an art teacher but
Circular Renaissance: Transforming Waste into Prosperity
2023 Essay Competition

Circular Renaissance: Transforming Waste into Prosperity

GRC 2023 Global Essay Competition Top 30 By Sofia Koval Products never truly "expire" but instead find new life. Waste becomes opportunity. Industries thrive, generate jobs, stimulate innovation, and ensure societal and environmental