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Access Teaching Module

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

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Access, to new markets and materials, to new sources of labor and information, to new communities and new ideas, is crucial to business, and can also serve as a way to spread the benefits of economic development to people and their communities. How does access bring value to business and society and can it also be used to reduce the downside of globalization?

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Private and Public Health Care for the Base of the Pyramid in Mexico

Authors: Chu, Michael; Garcia-Cuellar, Regina
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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This case profiles a retail model for low-income markets and examines the role of private enterprise and profits in the health care of low-income populations, the creation of social value in commercial enterprises, and possible implications for public policy.

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HIV / AIDS and Strategy

Author: Gentile, Mary C.
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2006

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When the challenges of HIV/AIDS in developing countries are integrated into Management Education, they are often addressed in Business & Society courses or Business Ethics courses. However, this teaching module provides a set or readings for students as well as some background readings for faculty that illustrate the importance and relevance of raising this topic in core Strategy courses...

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Energy Efficiency Teaching Module

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

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At its core, energy efficiency is about doing more with less. In times of a down economy and uncertain energy prices, the importance of saving energy seems clear; over the long term, however, how does a focus on energy efficiency make sense for business? Business is both uniquely suited to address the problems of energy efficiency and to reap the potential rewards of those solutions, if it is able to meld social and profit constraints into a plan for an innovative energy future. The purpose of this Module is to discuss energy efficiency as a strategic solution rather than a defensive reaction, and to present ways to manage challenges and make the most of opportunities at this intersection of business and society.

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Wal-Mart's Sustainability Strategy

Authors: Plambeck, Erica; Denend, Lyn
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University
Publication Year: 2007

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Senior executives at Wal-Mart launched the company's new sustainability strategy in 2005. The case describes their efforts to keep environmental improvement tightly coupled with business values and profitability.

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Hindustan Lever Limited and Marketing to the Poorest of the Poor

Authors: Gorman, Michael; Ahmad, Pia S.; Werhane, Patricia H.
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Source: International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management; 2004, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p1
Publication Year: 2004

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The article presents a case study on the marketing activities of Hindustan Lever Ltd. (HLL) and Nirma Consumer Care Ltd. in India. In India, HLL tended to focus upon the urban middle class and elite. Meanwhile, Nirma Consumer Care Ltd. produced and marketed a detergent, Nirma, targeting the poor rural sector...

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Life, Death, and Property Rights: The Pharmaceutical Industry Faces AIDS in Africa

Authors: Spar, Debora L.; Bartlett, Nicholas
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2005

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This case was analyzed for the 2003 Walter V. Shipley Business Leadership Case Competition. In the final years of the 20th century, the world was hit by a plague of epidemic proportions--AIDS, a life-threatening disease that remained stubbornly immune to any cure or vaccine

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Wal-Mart: 21st Century Leadership

Author: Scott, Lee
Product Type: Speeches
Source: www.WalMart.com
Publication Year: 2005

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On October 24, 2005, Lee Scott, CEO of Wal-Mart, delivered a groundbreaking and, some would argue, long overdue speech commiting the world's largest corporation to become a significant positive force for social and environmental stewardship.

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Hindustan Lever Re-invents the Wheel (A, B, C)

Authors: Ellison, Brian; Rodriguez, Miguel A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2003

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This case series deals with the pioneering experience of Unilever at the "base of the pyramid" (BOP). The BOP consists of those 4 billion people excluded from the market economy and living in poverty. The BOP is a new management concept that conveys the promise to fulfill a twofold objective: promote social development and allow companies to regain double digit growth rates.

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Access: Business and Society

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

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How does access make a difference when it comes to corporate social responsibility or to the social and environmental costs of globalization, and how are businesses affected by increased connectivity to communities, to nonprofits, or to stakeholders?

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