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Global Responsibilities: How Multinational Corporations Can Deliver on Human Rights

Authors: Kuper, Andrew; Singer, Peter
Product Type: Speeches; Multimedia
Source: Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
Publication Year: 2005

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According to traditional models of human rights, states are responsible for securing the rights of their citizens. But these models do not fit reality: States are often unwilling or unable to live up to their obligations, but if human rights are to be more than empty words, then we must identify who bears the obligation to deliver on those rights. Could new powerful global actors - from nonprofit organizations to multinational corporations - hold a key to safeguarding human rights in the face of globalization?

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Teaching Module on Low-Wage Work in The Coming Economy - Can Wage Laws Benefit All?

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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Those interested in promoting higher wages for low-wage workers also look to government policies to provide support, including minimum and living wage laws and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Minimum wage laws, while no longer controversial in the U.S., may still become an issue when not applied to sub-classes of workers (illegal immigrants, youth, or some service workers).

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Corporate Social Responsibility at Banco Santander Central Hispano (A)

Authors: Cabrera Izquierdo, Angel; Angel, Adriana
Product Type: Cases
Source: Instituto de Empresa
Publication Year: 2004

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This case discusses the evolution of Banco Santander Central Hispano's social contributions from a set of ad-hoc actions to a co-ordinated strategic plan. It describes current investments and challenges in social corporate responsibility, including the communication of the change.

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Mining and Metals: Managing Accidents, Crises, and Risks

Authors: Shattuck, Rachel; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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Accidents and crises bring attention to the mining and metals industry and raise questions about the acceptable risks involved in core operations.

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John Mackey and Whole Foods Market

Authors: Koehn, Nancy F.; Miller, Katherine
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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This case discusses the rapidly growing business of organic foods, analyzes entrepreneurial agency in the context of a young market, and examines the role of social as well as organizational leadership in the 21st century.

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Wal-Mart: 'On the Side of the Angels'

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Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Business Week Online
Publication Year: 2007

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CEO Lee Scott talks about going green, aiming for the affluent, battling opponents, and what it's like to be a major issue in the 2008 Presidential campaign...

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Guidelines for Social Return on Investment

Authors: Lingane, Alison; Olsen, Sara
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review Volume 46 No. 3, Spring, 2004
Publication Year: 2004

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Presents 10 standard guidelines for calculating social return on investment (SROI)--quantitative summaries of companies' social and environmental impacts, actual or projected.

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Digital Divide Data: A Social Enterprise in Action

Authors: Leonard, Herman B.; Epstein, Marc J.; Smith, Wendy K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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In February 2001, Hockenstein and four others traveled to Phnom Penh looking for a way to connect US market needs with the Cambodian workforce. They decided that a for-profit business could bring in revenues, provide job opportunities and train employees with skills for a better future. They focused on the data entry outsourcing business because it was a labor-intensive technology industry that offered on-the-job experience and training in English.

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The Children's Investment Fund, 2005

Authors: Cohen, Randolph B.; Sandbulte, Joshua B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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TCI, The Children's Investment Fund, is a London-based hedge fund. The firm donates a significant fraction of the fees it earns to a charitable foundation. In 2005, TCI took a large stake in Deutsche Borse, the stock exchange in Frankfurt. Its battle with management disrupted a proposed merger and caused the CEO to exit. Addresses a variety of issues in the investments business, including: How do stock pickers create value? What are the benefits of long-term vs. short-term orientation, buying vs. selling short, and a generalist vs. a specialist approach? What is the role of shareholder activism in corporate governance? Do the investment business and charitable giving mix?

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Teaching Module on Low Wage Work - Teaching Questions and Additional References

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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The teaching questions and additional references for the Low Wage Work Teaching Module.

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