ESG

Impact through environmental, social, and corporate governance. A collection of 28 posts
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
3 min read
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
5 min read
A Reflection on The Rise of Social Investing
Kellogg

A Reflection on The Rise of Social Investing

In this episode, we interview two Northwestern University about their views on social investing. We explore the attraction of the field, its recent rise, and much more.
1 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.
7 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
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
3 min read
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.
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
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
3 min read
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
4 min read
Amplifying Social Impact through Resilience: An Interview with the DSCI's George Bailey on Digital Supply Chains
ESG

Amplifying Social Impact through Resilience: An Interview with the DSCI's George Bailey on Digital Supply Chains

What if I told you that when managing supply chains for social-benefit enterprises and NGOs, optimization and cost-effectiveness aren't enough? Looking back on the pre-pandemic world, supply chain strategists' laser focus on these
5 min read
Changing Nonprofit Cooperation: Non-Monetary Nonprofit Alliances
ESG

Changing Nonprofit Cooperation: Non-Monetary Nonprofit Alliances

Historically, local nonprofit organizations have taken two main methods in order to increase their impact: social alliances, which includes the incorporation of a for-profit entity as a main sponsor for the nonprofit organization,
How RPA Automation Can Transform Your Organization
ESG

How RPA Automation Can Transform Your Organization

What are the benefits of automation? Business process automation might be the next step an organization needs to achieve its vision. Business process automation is the technology-enabled automation of complex business processes. Automation
Microfinance: Does it harm or help those financed?
ESG

Microfinance: Does it harm or help those financed?

A popular trend, how does microfinance impact the lives of its users and what is the greater impact on local economies?
Registered Investment Advisors: The New Venture Capital
ESG

Registered Investment Advisors: The New Venture Capital

The rise of diversified income sources is emerging in Silicon Valley. What does this mean for the future of tech and investing?
Taking Design Thinking to the Nonprofit Sector
ESG

Taking Design Thinking to the Nonprofit Sector

How nonprofits can take lessons from the entrepreneurial world to craft effective, impactful solutions to pressing problems.
Maximize Your Help to Charity Wisely
ESG

Maximize Your Help to Charity Wisely

Millions of causes worldwide demand our attention and support, but how can you identify the most effective option for you?
Walmart: A Role Model for Corporate Climate Change Efforts?
Sustainability

Walmart: A Role Model for Corporate Climate Change Efforts?

Proactive management of climate change efforts can produce significant economic and social benefits to firms.