What happened to the Green Supply Chain?

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What happened to the Green Supply Chain? by Dave Owen In 2012 I wrote a whitepaper on the growing opportunity and in some cases requirement for companies to build a green supply chain. The premise was based on growing customer desire to understand where their products came from – and the reaction by some leading companies to use their best… [Read more...]

Privacy and Anti-Trust

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Privacy and Anti-Trust by Todd Young I have long been concerned about what mergers and acquisitions mean for privacy agreements.  Beyond my concerns about the notice-and-consent framework[1], it seemed to me that a change of ownership of the firm, as in the case of a merger or acquisition, is particularly problematic for individual privacy.  After all, people agree… [Read more...]

China’s Social Credit System: Using Data Science to Rebuild Trust in Chinese Society

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China’s Social Credit System: Using Data Science to Rebuild Trust in Chinese Society by Jason Hunsberger From 1966-1976 Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) waged an idological war on its own citizens. Seeking to purge the country of “bourgeois” and “insufficiently revolutionary” elements, Mao closed the schools and set an army of high school and university students on… [Read more...]

Bad Blood: Trusting Numbers with a Grain of Salt

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Bad Blood: Trusting Numbers with a Grain of Salt by Amy Lai Digital health may be well on its way toward becoming the next “it” trend in technology. Over the past few years, the presence of consumer health technology companies has boomed. In 2010, digital health companies received roughly $1 billion in total investment funding, a less than hefty amount… [Read more...]

Social Credit: a Chinese experiment

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Social Credit: a Chinese experiment by Yang Yang Qian Imagine applying for a loan, but first the bank must check your Facebook profile for a credit report. As odd as it feels for consumers in the United States, for consumers in China, this is already part of an experiment with social credit. The Chinese government has had plans to implement… [Read more...]

Alternative measures of credit risk

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Alternative measures of credit risk  by Simon Hodgkinson People in developing economies can increasingly use their private information as a way to secure credit, but is this a good thing? Easy access to credit is essential to the proper functioning of many high-income economies. Governments, corporations, and individuals all rely on the ability to borrow money. Lenders offer credit based… [Read more...]