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Insights pieces written by the Wharton GRC chapter. A collection of 39 posts
Why Companies are Leaving Silicon Valley: The “Ideal” Location for Startups
Entrepreneurship

Why Companies are Leaving Silicon Valley: The “Ideal” Location for Startups

Silicon Valley has earned itself the reputation of being a startup heaven, with major tech giants like Apple, Google, and HP establishing their headquarters there. Located in the South San Francisco Bay Area
Why Uber Failed in Russia
Technology

Why Uber Failed in Russia

Uber, the world-wide ride hailing sensation, meteorically rose to success. It is often cited as the pinnacle of the start-up, and is a company whose growth new entrepreneurs strive to emulate. Uber was
Unethical Mindset of Instagram Users
Development

Unethical Mindset of Instagram Users

Diverse demographics of people use various forms of social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. Social media allows people to build relationships, explore contents, and make partnerships. However, social media may
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How COVID-19 Has Affected Equitable Education in Turkey
Development

How COVID-19 Has Affected Equitable Education in Turkey

The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed many industries, but one of its biggest effects was the effect it had on education. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the pandemic has
The Water-Proof City: What we can Learn About Climate Resilience from the Dutch
Sustainability

The Water-Proof City: What we can Learn About Climate Resilience from the Dutch

In the beginning of 1953, a catastrophe—something still referred to as "The Disaster" by the Dutch—hit the Netherlands. The storm, causing 1836 casualties and breaching over 150 dykes, swept the country
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Selling Space: Are we entering a new era of commercial space exploration?
Development

Selling Space: Are we entering a new era of commercial space exploration?

You may have noticed billionaires like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk making headlines recently for announcing their new involvements in outer space. These men are not trained astronauts or astrophysicists, yet they have
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Impact of immigration restrictions made by the Trump Administration on the "American Dream" and immigrant businesses in the US
Goverment

Impact of immigration restrictions made by the Trump Administration on the "American Dream" and immigrant businesses in the US

We’ve all heard of the American Dream, the belief that regardless of background, race, or socioeconomic status, one can achieve success on the lands of the United States. But is it really
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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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China is a Major Player in the Electric Vehicles Market
Sustainability

China is a Major Player in the Electric Vehicles Market

The term “electric vehicle” (EV) refers to both solely battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which use a battery and an electric motor instead of the tradition gasoline tank and internal combustion engine, and plug-in
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Why American Airlines is the Leader in DEI in the Airline Industry
Inclusion and Diversity

Why American Airlines is the Leader in DEI in the Airline Industry

The airline industry in the United States has a complicated history when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Many Americans will be unsurprised to learn that few members of minority groups flew
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Impact of Texas’ 2021 Abortion Ban on Women In The Workplace
Woman's Rights

Impact of Texas’ 2021 Abortion Ban on Women In The Workplace

Author’s Note: I use the term “women” in this piece but recognize that many different identities can be affected by lack of access to abortion. Babies aren’t magically dropped from the
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Impact of COVID-19 on the Exploitation of Immigrant Workers in the United States
COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19 on the Exploitation of Immigrant Workers in the United States

An immigrant worker can be a Dominican sewing machine operator, a Russian constructor worker, or a Bulgarian meat processor. Yet, what these three workers have in common is that as immigrant workers, they
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Public Transportation: United States vs China
Development

Public Transportation: United States vs China

Public transportation has larger implications than most people realize. These effects are across a spectrum of issues, from the world of finance to global warming. One estimate suggested that, “an investment of $10
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Effect of the global vaccination on economic recovery
COVID-19

Effect of the global vaccination on economic recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic was the greatest threat to prosperity and well-being the world economy has ever experienced. We can observe it on the example of the US (Figure 1): GDP growth rate in
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Composting: The Path to Sustainable Agriculture and Waste Management
Wharton

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
Wharton

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?
Wharton

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