ESG

Impact through environmental, social, and corporate governance. A collection of 37 posts
Boston’s Disparities In Access to Clean Energy
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 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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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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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
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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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ESG Investments for Startups in Singapore and SEA
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ESG Investments for Startups in Singapore and SEA

How do investors/VCs value ESG principles when investing in startups? Image Credits: Westend61 GmbHTrue innovation in a post-pandemic world begins with entrepreneurship. With the upcoming Industrial Revolution 4.0 and an integrated
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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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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A Reflection on The Rise of Social Investing
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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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
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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
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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