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Note on Economic Inequality (2015)

Authors: Rose, Clayton; Sesia, Aldo
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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For over half a century, most of the world's economies have enjoyed steady growth and prosperity. However, beginning in the 1980s, and continuing essentially unabated to the present, the gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots" in developed countries has widened, with a small proportion of the population reaping an increasingly larger share of a country's economic rewards. This note provides background on aspects of economic inequality…

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Syngenta: Committing to Africa

Authors: Reinhardt, Forest L.; Shelman, Mary
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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In 2012, Syngenta, one of the world's largest agricultural input company, committed to build a $1 billion business in Africa over the next 10 years. In mid-2014, CEO Michael Mack and Africa Venture Team head Dimitri Pauwels are reviewing progress. Was the company's commitment to Africa still relevant and achievable?

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Business at the Base of the Pyramid: Financial Services For the Poor Module

Author: Cole, Shawn
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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The organizing idea of the module is that firms can profitably offer welfare enhancing financial services to the poor.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Social Entrepreneurship (SE)

MNGT 350J

Author: Jamali, Dima
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: American University of Beirut
Publication Year: 2015

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Through the lens of Sustainability, the course highlights alternative business models and trends for forging more inclusive patterns of sustainable development that reconcile and balance economic and social interests...

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International Law and Business (BLAW 4760)

Author: Lasprogata, Geneva A.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Seattle University
Publication Year: 2015

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This course is about international law and global corporate citizenship. We will use a variety of learning tools in our study, including case studies, legal cases, articles, music, documentary film and class team work. Students will develop a solid understanding of the relationship between law, international business and responsible leadership. They will also learn strategic business tools while developing self-awareness and building personal skills to help them become leaders for a just and humane world.

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Leadership Forum: Sustainability Now!

Authors: Christensen, Karen; Jones, Emma; Rubenstein, Holly; Stupavsky, Amy
Product Type: Interviews; Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Rotman School of Management
Publication Year: 2015

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Senior executives from Novo Nordisk, Virgin Group, Johnson & Johnson and Tim Hortons provide dispatches from the front lines of the corporate sustainability challenge…

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Thought Leader Interview: Paul Polman

Authors: Polman, Paul; Christensen, Karen
Product Type: Interviews; Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Rotman School of Management
Publication Year: 2015

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In this wide-ranging interview, Unilever CEO Paul Polman describes how his company is putting the world's biggest problems-from sanitation issues to poverty to youth self esteem-at the very core of its business model…

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Human Rights, Peace and Business

Author: Ranney, Kevin
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Conrad Grebel University College
Publication Year: 2015

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This course focuses on the impact of business activities on human rights and peace, and on approaches to improving that impact. It does so against the backdrop of an international economic and political system that is increasingly complex, interconnected and interdependent, and in which there are major gaps in the governance systems relevant to human rights. Such gaps create space within which business activities, often inadvertently, may contribute to the violation of human rights and/or the perpetuation of conflict.

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A 60 Second Clip to Create Change: Palm Oil Role Play (Round 1, Round 2)

Authors: Roome, Nigel; Louche, Céline
Product Type: Cases
Source: Vlerick Business School; AUDENCIA Nantes Ecole de Management
Publication Year: 2014

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On March 17, 2010, Greenpeace launched a new campaign against the conversion of tropical rainforest to industrial palm oil plantations. The campaign directly attacked Nestle because its supply-chain included palm oil from alleged unsustainable sources. The case is set up as a role play in two rounds. In round 1, students are invited to consider how the Greenpeace campaign might affect each of a set of five actors (but not Nestle). In round 2, students take on the role of managers at Nestle who have to decide what the company should do next...

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+CSR: The Equity Bank Way

Author: Ogbechie, Chris
Product Type: Cases
Source: Lagos Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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From inception, the bank adopted sustainability as a key aspect of its business model. In particular, the bank identified a big social issue that seemed intractable - the exclusion of poor from the formal banking system which helped to sustain poverty and through its efforts at tackling the social problem, it created economically valuable products and services that empowered the disadvantaged population to maximize their opportunities. This alternate business practice produced for the bank a sustainable competitive advantage over other financial institutions...

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