Results for research on: Africa

Porridge Helps Build a Better Future in Rwanda

Porridge Helps Build a Better Future in Rwanda

Nearly two years ago, through the William Davidson Institute, I had the opportunity to spend a summer in rural Rwanda working with the Ihangane Project (TIP), a small nonprofit dedicated to improving health care outcomes in the Ruli catchment area. Millions of people...

Chinese Logging in Gabon: Neocolonialism or a New Way Forward?

Chinese Logging in Gabon: Neocolonialism or a New Way Forward?

I lived in China for several years, and by the time I left in 2014, I had witnessed astounding economic growth. As a student at the Erb Institute, I was eager to understand the impact of China’s rapid expansion and consequent search for natural resources from the...

Ford Motor Company – A force for good in business sustainability

Ford Motor Company – A force for good in business sustainability

Every month the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise highlights a particular area of interest surrounding sustainability. This month the Erb Institute focuses on business sustainability; which is central to everything that our institute stands for. The...

Measuring Hope: Learning to Quantify Life’s Intangibles

Measuring Hope: Learning to Quantify Life’s Intangibles

I left Ann Arbor on May 3, 2015 and within 24 hours found myself in the Kyaka II refugee settlement in Uganda. Kyaka II was established in 1983 as a settlement for Rwandan Tutsi refugees. Kyaka II later received Rwandan Hutu refugees, refugees from Burundi, the DRC...

General Mills Commits to Sourcing 100% Sustainable Cocoa

General Mills Commits to Sourcing 100% Sustainable Cocoa

General Mills Commits to Sourcing 100% Sustainable Cocoa (pdf abstract) Purchase the full report on GlobaLens (Case study #1-430-479) – published 02/2016, 16 pages Developed by: Rebecca Baylor, Zhanyang Gao (Erb '17) and Katherine Price. This case was written under...

Chevron and Chad: A Pipeline Dream?

Chevron and Chad: A Pipeline Dream?

Chevron and Chad: A Pipeline Dream? (pdf abstract) Purchase the full report on GlobaLens (Case study #1-429-416) - published 02/2015, 20 pages By: Andrew Hoffman Description: Chevron Corporation invested in a Chadian-Cameroon oil pipeline consortium in the early...