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Blais Hickey, MBA student
Don’t Take My Word for It
NI18 was an inspiring convergence of diverse students and professionals who are committed to working hard to improve business’s impact on the environment and to create a world where people are prioritized over profits. As a first-year MBA student who intends to build a career in sustainability, the opportunity to meet pioneers in the field and representatives from companies of all sizes was inspiring to say the least.
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Blais Hickey, MBA student
No Such Thing as “Away”: Remanufacturing Consumer Returns in the Circular Economy
Companies around the world are placing an increased importance upon improving their reverse supply chain and returns management. The talk with David Hogan provided more insight on this growing platform.
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Katherine Huded, MBA student
Painting a Better Picture: A Recap of the Net Impact 2018 Annual Conference
“Outside the Lines”–that was the framework through which Net Impact approached its annual conference (NI18), which was held this year from October 25th through 27th in Phoenix, Arizona. I don’t often give much weight to conference themes, but this year I found it meaningful in an untraditional way.
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Ruthie Yow, Serve-Learn-Sustain
Sustainability from a Southern Perspective
Like so many pre-digital-age Southern childhoods, mine was spent outside: playing cul-de-sac kickball, catching crickets, and tramping around the scraggly pine stand behind our house. When I returned home to Cobb County as a graduate student to conduct oral histories for my dissertation, I interviewed people—in their 30s through 70s—who were raised in Georgia. In those conversations, interviewees’ stories about coming of age in Cobb and its environs often included “playing by the creeks,” “riding bikes,” or “fishing in the Chattahoochee.”
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Ryan Scallan
A Blockchain Solution for Global Livestock Supply Chains
As an employee in a consulting company that specializes in revenue cycle management (RCM) for hospitals and health systems, I am particularly interested in how blockchain can be leveraged in the medical field.
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by Naveed Ahmad
How Blockchain Technology Could Drive Renewable Energy Development
The electrical energy value chain can be broken down into four main components: generation, trading, transmission and distribution, and retail. Given the high fixed costs needed to produce and transmit power, the electricity industry was a natural fit for a monopoly industry model. The United States recognized how a single firm could produce a desired level of output at a lower cost than two or more firms, and by the early twentieth century, 33 states had regulated the sale of electricity in this manner.
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Samantha Lie-Tjauw
Blockchain, AI, and IoT Facilitate Sustainable Development Goals
It’s common to hear of businesses in finance and manufacturing leveraging transformative technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT). Impact of businesses in these sectors is generally simple to quantify, with new technologies often improving the efficiency of the process and the accuracy of the results. Results for business impacts in social and environmental sustainability, however, are often more intangible.
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Billy Trujillo, MBA Student
Blockchain in the Healthcare Revenue Cycle
As an employee in a consulting company that specializes in revenue cycle management (RCM) for hospitals and health systems, I am particularly interested in how blockchain can be leveraged in the medical field.
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