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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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The Nature Conservancy: Advocating and Investing for Sustainable Water Management

Authors: Debaere, Peter; Richter, Brian
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2014

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Brian Richter, a veteran scientist for TNC who had led its water market strategy for the past few years, was convinced that water markets could be attractive for the market-friendly TNC. But he wondered how TNC could integrate water markets into its water strategy while staying true to its legacy and mission…

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The Great Transformation

Author: Straub, Richard
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: EFMD – The European Foundation for Management Development
Publication Year: 2014

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Richard Straub discusses the coming changes in society, and why managers will be of pivotal importance for shaping the future.

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The Business of Ecosystem Restoration

Authors: Ferwerda, Willem; Comiteau, Lauren; Yue, Tao
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Rotterdam
Publication Year: 2014

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There are some two billion hectares of severely depleted land on Earth, some 20 percent of the planet, due to decades of agro-farming, deforestation, overfishing and over-grazing. Ecologist and former IUCN NL director Willem Ferwerda wants to reclaim them a few hundred thousand hectors at a time...

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Corporate Diplomacy: Building Reputations and Relationships with External Stakeholders

Author: Henisz, Witold J.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Greenleaf Publishing
Publication Year: 2014

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Most of the firms profiled in the book are now at the frontier of corporate diplomacy. But they didn’t start there. Many of them were motivated by past failings. They fell into conflicts with critical stakeholders – politicians, communities, NGO staffers, or activists – and they suffered. They experienced delays or disruptions to their operations, higher costs, angry customers, or thwarted attempts at expansion. Eventually, the managers of these companies developed smarter strategies for stakeholder engagement. They became corporate diplomats. The book draws on their experiences to take the reader to the forefront of stakeholder engagement and to highlight the six elements of Corporate Diplomacy.

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Tapestry Networks

Authors: Ramanna, Karthik; Shaffer, Matthew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Tapestry Networks assembled industry leaders and their regulators in small, private meetings to build new frameworks for pressing regulatory challenges. Tapestry's motivating principle was to reimagine solutions to complex problems (e.g., drug-approval standards) in ways that created a win-win for firms and society. Tapestry meetings on bank-governance standards-initiated after the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis-had experienced some success in rebuilding trust between regulators and banks. But, five years on, the initiative faced important challenges...

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