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Insights pieces written by the Wharton GRC chapter. A collection of 25 posts
Composting: The Path to Sustainable Agriculture and Waste Management
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Composting: The Path to Sustainable Agriculture and Waste Management

In recent years, composting has become increasingly popular all over the world. By exploring how composting is done, the benefits of composting, its industrial and home uses, and further related applications, this article will show how composting can contribute positively to sustainability efforts.
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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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Supporting Sustainability in Afghanistan
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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?
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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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Economic Impact of Japan’s Aging Population
Development

Economic Impact of Japan’s Aging Population

Japan holds one of the world’s strongest economies. However, despite its present strength, the future of Japan’s economic health appears uncertain. Japan faces an unprecedented degree of population aging as more
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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Repercussions of Counterfeit Medicine
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Repercussions of Counterfeit Medicine

Introduction According to the CDC, counterfeit medicines are manufactured with incorrect or dangerous ingredients while still packaged and labeled to look like the real medicine. While counterfeit drugs have been widely understood for
Artificial Islands threaten the Biodiversity in the South China Sea
Bio-Diversity

Artificial Islands threaten the Biodiversity in the South China Sea

Introduction For a few decades, China and other South Asian countries have been building artificial islands in the South China Sea. By building artificial islands, these countries are able to build military bases,
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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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The Controversial Effects of Globalization on Sustainability
Sustainability

The Controversial Effects of Globalization on Sustainability

Introduction Many contemporary observers believe that we have entered into a new era of globalization. This can be seen through the rise of a technologically connected world where information can be exchanged faster
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Managing the Effects of Skilled Emigration: Insights from the Philippines
Development

Managing the Effects of Skilled Emigration: Insights from the Philippines

With recent migrant conflicts, such as those in the Middle East and South America, much public attention has been placed on immigration issues in reference to the refugees and asylum seekers that flee
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Is India’s Universal Healthcare System Truly Universal?
Development

Is India’s Universal Healthcare System Truly Universal?

In 2018, the WHO proclaimed that true universal health coverage serves “everyone, everywhere.” Despite India’s implementation of a universal healthcare model, healthcare in India remains largely inaccessible. India’s current healthcare system
Navigating Greenwashing in the Beauty Industry
Sustainability

Navigating Greenwashing in the Beauty Industry

With a growing movement in support of environmental awareness and sustainability, the incentive for brands to focus their marketing and branding attempts on these domains has never been higher. However, despite the fact
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Financial Incentives for Organ Donation
Development

Financial Incentives for Organ Donation

The act of donating one’s organs to help another human survive is considered honorable, no matter if the donor is living or deceased. However, the limited supply of transplantable organs from a
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Going Green: One Device at a Time
Sustainability

Going Green: One Device at a Time

Every fall, the hysteria surrounding Apple’s newest products becomes a global phenomenon, with millions of consumers eagerly purchasing the newest and most advanced technology in the market. 2019 was no different, with
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Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward
Global Health

Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward

Outbreak Control In any public health emergency dealing with an infectious disease, our ability to control an outbreak is critically tied to our ability to implement significant behavior changes. During the 2014 outbreak
How Artificial Intelligence Systems Can Transform Disease Control and Global Health in the Coming Decade.
Global Health

How Artificial Intelligence Systems Can Transform Disease Control and Global Health in the Coming Decade.

In light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, public health officials are realizing future potential artificial intelligence systems to help with monitoring and diagnostic measures. Companies such as Google, Babylon Health are diving into this emerging market.
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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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Sustainably Reducing Medical Waste and Plastic Pollution
Sustainability

Sustainably Reducing Medical Waste and Plastic Pollution

A global economy and scientific advancements would be impossible without plastic. A primary product of petroleum refining, plastic is integrally linked to numerous global supply and production chains. Plastic is especially important in
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