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Insights pieces written by the Kellogg GRC chapter. A collection of 28 posts
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
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 Social Implications on Health
Global Health

The Social Implications on Health

In this podcast, we interview Atrik Patel, a sophomore studying Global Health Studies at Northwestern University. The podcast is discussion- and question-oriented. We cover issues such as inequity in healthcare, inaccessibility to proper
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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.
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Brett Kopf: Remind.com, Omella, and the Reflections of an Entrepreneur

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. Brett is the co-founder of Omella.com and
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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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GRC Insights Project Spotlight: La Esperanza Granada
Kellogg

GRC Insights Project Spotlight: La Esperanza Granada

In this episode, we interview Eva Jacobs, a junior at Northwestern University and the project-lead of the Kellogg GRC project team working with LEG. We explore volunteerism and how organizations like LEG obtain
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A Perspective of COVID from University Students
Kellogg

A Perspective of COVID from University Students

In this podcast, we discuss COVID's ongoing evolution and implications from the perspective of university students. Along with a discussion between three members of Northwestern's Global Research and Consulting Organization concerning COVID, we
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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
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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