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Climate Change Is a People’s Shock

Author: Klein, Naomi
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Nation
Publication Year: 2014

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Author Naomi Klein discusses the challenges of global climate change and argues that solutions will hinge not on free market ideology, but on changing the system of capitalism that led us to this juncture.

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Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
Publication Year: 2014

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Our report is addressed to economic decision-makers across the world in both public and private sectors. Its core conclusion is that, by shaping the major processes of structural and technological change now occurring in the global economy, we can create lasting economic growth while also tackling the immense risks of climate change.

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A Critical Corporate Profile of Li & Fung

Authors: Ross, Robert J.S.; Patterson, Dana; Yadegari, Brendon; Wegemer, Chris
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise
Publication Year: 2014

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Li & Fung’s central role in shaping the supply chain of apparel potentially affects the lives of millions of workers in their direct supply chains and the labor markets in which they are such a commanding force. Understanding the complex implications of Li & Fung’s business strategy for workers’ rights is crucial for securing decent conditions for workers in the apparel industry over the coming years.

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Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

Authors: Wadhwa, Vivek; Chideya, Farai
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Diversion Books
Publication Year: 2014

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The future of technology depends on the full and active participation of women and men working together, and it is vital that women are both educated and encouraged to go into the tech sectors…

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Blue Skies: Connecting African Farmers to Global Markets

Authors: Ferguson, John-Paul; De Clara, Laurent
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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The case describes the evolution of Blue Skies since its foundation as a small fruit processing business exporting fresh-cut pineapple to Europe. It illustrates how competitive structures in the fresh-cut market shape the balance of power within the agri-food value chain, and how Blue Skies maintained its competitive edge through a combination of production efficiency, product quality and market diversification.

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Applied “Womenomics”

Author: Binns, Corey
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication Year: 2014

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How Goldman Sachs deployed a far-reaching, data-driven strategy to further the cause of women's entrepreneurship...

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Employee Satisfaction, Labor Market Flexibility, and Stock Returns Around the World

Authors: Edmans, Alex; Li, Lucius; Zhang, Chendi
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
Publication Year: 2014

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We study the relationship between employee satisfaction and abnormal stock returns around the world, using lists of the “Best Companies to Work For” in 14 countries. We show that employee satisfaction is associated with positive abnormal returns in countries with high labor market flexibility, such as the U.S. and U.K., but not in countries with low labor market flexibility, such as Germany...

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The Inside Story of How Greenpeace Built a Corporate Spanking Machine to Turn the Fortune 500 into Climate Heroes

Author: Gell, Aaron
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Business Insider
Publication Year: 2014

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How a group of activists are finding success, convincing some of the world's biggest corporations to rethink unsustainable approaches to rain forests, overfishing, and fossil fuels.

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Starbucks Coffee Company: Transformation and Renewal

Authors: Koehn, Nancy F.; McNamara, Kelly; Khan, Nora N.; Legris, Elizabeth
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The case offers executives and students an opportunity to examine in depth how Schultz and his team saved Starbucks from near-collapse, by both executing a deep, comprehensive return to its core values and, at the same time, investing in a range of new products, customer experiences and organizational capabilities designed to make the company fit for enduring success in a turbulent global economy.

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Unpacking Corporate Purpose: A Report on the Beliefs of Executives, Investors and Scholars

Authors: Keller Fay Group; Samuelson, Judith; Padro, Miguel
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2014

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The Aspen Institute commissioned the Keller Fay Group to undertake research to explore the purpose of the corporation in American society – and to focus particularly on the idea that the primary purpose of a corporation ought to be to maximize shareholder value...

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