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Managing for Sustainability

Olivia Johnston Professor Chidamber  MGMT 201-002 22 March 2021 Managing for Sustainability  “Oil firms knew decades ago fossil fuels posed grave health risks, files reveal” by Oliver Milman In the United States, “about 350,000 deaths annually are attributed to long-term exposure to fossil fuel-related fine particulate matter”. While these statistics ...

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Augmenting the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 would increase the pay of 32 million workers

Today the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, and it has not been increased in over 10 years. From this and the constantly growing cost of living, it can be concluded that any American citizen that works a full-time federal wage job has 18% less purchasing power than what ...

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Safety Versus Freedom: Amazon Delivery Drivers Required to be Recorded in their Delivery Vans.

By Logan Coe, 2/28/2021 Amazon is putting safety above everything else with their deliveries starting next month by installing mandatory cameras inside of all of their employees’ delivery trucks, having AI software monitor and keep track of everything the driver does inside the car along with their driving. While this ...

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Amazon: a Story of Geographical remapping of wealth and power

Amazon: a story of Geographical remapping of wealth and power Illustration created by Sergio Lopes Filho What if I told you that in 2020 in the United States there were more people subscribed to Amazon Prime than voters for either Joe Biden or Donald Trump? You probably wouldn’t be surprised. ...

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The Need to Move towards Sustainable Energy

During the third week of February in 2021, most of Texas was drenched in snow that caused power outages to millions of its residents. During that week, Texas officials claimed that “green energy” was responsible for said power outages, and the state should therefore not switch from oil and natural ...

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From Public Scorn to Progressive Trailblazer: Walmart’s Decision to Raise the Average Wage

With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the US economy, Democratic legislators have pushed to add a law doubling the federal minimum wage into a recently proposed stimulus bill aimed at easing some of the economic hardship that many Americans have faced during the pandemic. One company in particular, Walmart, ...

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Google Fires AI Ethics Lead

By: Emily Smith February 23, 2021 Source: YahooFinance As of Friday February 19th, Margaret Mitchell made an announcement via twitter that she was fired from Google after making claims about discrimination within the company. Prior, Mitchell worked as the lead of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence team. Google confirmed her firing ...

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Facebook’s Automated Intelligence System

Christian Sutton- February 21, 2021 About three million businesses advertise on Facebook since it is such a large social media platform with over 2.8 billion users. As these businesses target different audiences, certain companies, like Mighty Well, target their clothes and apparel for people with disabilities and pursue to advertise ...

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Apple’s New Privacy Policy with iOS 14 Update

CJ Oravec – February 21st, 2021 Source: CNet Apple has recently unveiled a new privacy policy when it comes to data-tracking across websites and platforms on their devices.  The feature, App Tracking Transparency (or ATT), is Apple’s way of allowing the user to decide whether or not they want their ...

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