SUSTAINABILITY INSIGHTS is a new occasional series from WGI that provides valuable short articles from experts and other stakeholders around the key issues of global sustainability. While some articles will directly address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), others will offer important perceptions on related topics that impact global development and human well-being.

The authors in this series are all WGI interns and students.


               Robin Lewis

             Jasmine Wang

Tech for Good

Columbia University Impact Investing Case Study Project (IICSP)

                                                      Zicong Yang

                                                  September, 2021

Privacy in the Big Data Era

Columbia University Impact Investing Case Study Project (IICSP)

                                                       Yufeng Sun

                                                        May, 2021

Healthier Mindset for Well-Being and  Health

Columbia University Impact Investing Case Study Project (IICSP)

                                                      Jingjing Liu

                                                        May, 2021

Driven by a vision of promoting Good Health and Well-Being, our business, under the mantra of "Doing Well by Doing Good,” acts according to well-established business practices, while intersecting with our goal of producing social impact...

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Yiyang Li
December, 2020

A healthy and sustainable environment should be the goal of every society. In 2015, the United Nations approved unanimously the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN hopes that societies worldwide can put emphasis on and achieve these goals by the year 2030...

Sustainability & Management


Jeff Dong

November, 2020

Education for Her


Joy Kong

September, 2020

Sustainable Real Estate Development and Impact Investing


Qixuan Wang

August, 2020

The world of the 21st century is different from that of a century ago. Population growth, industrial and educational development, intercontinental travel, and technology present the planet with greater possibilities than ever, but also greater challenges......

Artificial Intelligence Helps Build Smart Cities


Han Bao

December, 2017

Artificial Intelligence (AI), a term most people have only heard in movie franchises like Terminator, is becoming increasingly pervasive in our daily lives......

Development Strategies in Rural China during the 1970s and 1980s


Anzhi Chen

August, 2018

China has experienced a remarkable period of economic growth in the last 40 years. Its average growth rate of 6.7% per annum from 1978 to 2016 has successfully lifted over 700 million people out of extreme poverty......