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Insights pieces written by the Berkeley GRC chapter. A collection of 12 posts
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.
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 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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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.
9 min read
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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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
10 min read
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.
6 min read
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.
5 min read
GRC Project Spotlight: Developing a Water Usage Credit System
Berkeley

GRC Project Spotlight: Developing a Water Usage Credit System

Credit: Center for Resource Solutions. This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project and the skills they leveraged!
4 min read
The Push for Net-Zero Emissions -- Corporate Reality or Fantasy? How Apple is Leading the Charge
Berkeley

The Push for Net-Zero Emissions -- Corporate Reality or Fantasy? How Apple is Leading the Charge

Achieving net-zero is an admirable goal. Concepts and techniques behind net-zero are often complicated, unclear, and occasionally untested. To effectively guide companies through net-zero, three key questions must be answered.
6 min read
GRC Project Spotlights: Microgrids, California Schools, and the Value of Resiliency
Berkeley

GRC Project Spotlights: Microgrids, California Schools, and the Value of Resiliency

Credit: Center for Resource Solutions. This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project and the skills they leveraged!
4 min read
COVID-19: Rethinking Single-use Personal Protection Equipment
Berkeley

COVID-19: Rethinking Single-use Personal Protection Equipment

The COVID-19 pandemic has sharply increased the global consumption of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE). Thankfully, many organizations are currently developing sustainable alternatives.
5 min read