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Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

Author: Cline, Elizabeth L.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Portfolio Hardcover
Publication Year: 2012

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Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. But what are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being?

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Building an Inclusive Green Economy for All: Opportunities and Challenges for Overcoming Poverty and Inequality

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Poverty-Environment Partnership
Publication Year: 2012

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Examples of the green economy in practice show great potential for delivering a “triple bottom line” of job–creating economic growth coupled with environmental protection and social inclusion. However, there are significant barriers to realizing this potential on a large scale. To build an inclusive green economy that is equitable and sustainable will require carefully designed policies and targeted investments that enable low and middle-income countries and the poor to contribute to and benefit from the transition...

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Wilmar International Limited - Managing Multiple Stakeholders in a Global Palm Oil Agribusiness Group

Authors: Wee, Beng Geok; Chen, Geraldine; Buche, Ivy
Product Type: Cases
Source: Asian Business Case Centre
Publication Year: 2012

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Established in 1991, Wilmar grew rapidly to become one of the largest palm oil companies in Southeast Asia. As the global demand for palm oil grew, environmental groups were concerned about the impact of palm oil industry on the social and natural environment, such as loss of forest ecosystems, environmental damage, soil degradation, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. They were pressuring palm oil producers, including Wilmar, to take action to address these issues. The challenge was to manage growth initiatives and the environmentalists' demands for more sustainable operations...

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Hyflux Limited and Water Sustainability - Treading Blue Oceans

Authors: Wee, Beng Geok; Kroll, Mark; Buche, Ivy; Chua, Timothy
Product Type: Cases
Source: ABCC at Nanyang Tech University
Publication Year: 2012

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Hyflux was one of Asia's leading environmental water treatment companies with operations in Singapore, China, the Middle East, North Africa and India. However by 2009, as a player in the global water treatment business, Hyflux had to prove that it could execute greenfield municipal projects in a far-flung continent and compete with other global water treatment companies in these new markets...

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OpenIDEO

Authors: Lakhani, Karim R.; Fayard, Anne-Laure; Levina, Natalia; Pokrywa, Stephanie Healy
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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OpenIDEO leverages IDEO's innovative design process and an online community to create solutions for social issues. Emphasis is placed on comparing the IDEO and OpenlDEO processes using real-world project examples.

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The Prince's Speech: On the Future of Food

Author: The Prince of Wales, HRH
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Rodale Books
Publication Year: 2012

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The Prince's Speech is a stirring, thought-provoking, and ultimately hopeful call to action from HRH Prince Charles, one of the world's leading proponents of sustainable farming practices...

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Samasource: Give Work, Not Aid

Authors: Gino, Francesca; Staats, Bradley R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Different from traditional business process outsourcing companies, Samasource relied on a marginalized population of workers to execute the work. The case explores how the company can grow its capability to help individuals around the globe through the provision of digital work.

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State of Green Business Report 2012

Author: Makower, Joel
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: GreenBiz.com
Publication Year: 2012

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This free, downloadable report measures 20 aspects of environmental performance, from carbon emissions to paper use and recycling, and attempts to answer the question, "Are we bringing a green economy into being?”

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ICTI CARE: Case for Change (A, B, C)

Authors: Brown, Dana; New, Steve
Product Type: Cases
Source: Oxford Said Business School Limited
Publication Year: 2012

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This case examines the issues facing the International Confederation of Toy Industries in regard to its CARE initiative - the way in which it works with the toy supply chain to improve working conditions in manufacturing plants. The three part case is designed to allow students to explore issues of ethics, corporate social responsibility and supply chain management, and to examine the problems of implementing industry-level codes of conduct.

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Thirsty Planet – Business Responses to Water Scarcity

Authors: Rapacioli, Sandra; Malone, Roger
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Publication Year: 2012

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Water scarcity is not simply a social and environmental issue but an economic one. Financial impacts are a critical part of water risk evaluation. It is therefore essential that management accountants understand the business risks and potential impacts on company performance posed by water scarcity.

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