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The Nexus of Food, Energy and Water

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL); Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2013

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More than one billion people lack access to clean drinking water, sufficient food and electricity. Given the complex relationships among all three resources -- the nexus of food, energy and water -- meeting these demands will require thinking in terms of systems, not silos. It will take collaborative approaches that embrace rather than battle natural processes. And it will mean new technologies and approaches to everything from bio-fuels to desalination.

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Governance and Sustainability at Nike (A, B)

Authors: Paine, Lynn S.; Hsieh, Nien-he; Adamsons, Lara
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Set in 2012, the case traces the evolution of Nike's approach to environmental and social concerns from its origins in student protests against labor conditions in the supply chain in the 1990s through the development of a board-level corporate responsibility (CR) committee in 2001 to the creation of the Sustainable Business & Innovation (SB&I) strategy in 2009.

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Marc Rich and Global Commodity Trading

Authors: Jones, Geoffrey G.; Storli, Espen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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Examines the career of Marc Rich, the world's leading commodity trader before his criminal indictment in the United States in 1983...

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Green Growth in Cities

Author: OECD
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: OECD Publishing
Publication Year: 2013

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Green Growth in Cities identifies urban activities to reduce environmental impact that are most likely to contribute to the policy priorities of job creation, urban attractiveness, metro-regional supply of green products and services, and increased urban land values.

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Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions for Global Health and Poverty

Authors: Bing, Eric G.; Epstein, Marc J.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Year: 2013

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Millions are dying from diseases that we can easily and inexpensively prevent, diagnose, and treat. Why? Because even though we know exactly what people need, we just can’t get it to them. They are dying not because we can’t solve a medical problem but because we can’t solve a logistics problem. Eric G. Bing and Marc J. Epstein lay out a solution: a new kind of bottom-up health care that is delivered at the source.

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Digital Opportunity Trust's Business Model for Social Enterprise Work

Authors: Jamali, Dima; Azad, Bijan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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A social enterprise organization, whose mission is to battle poverty and gender discrimination through providing access to technology, is faced with the prospect of losing some or all of its government funding in a time of global recession. The organization’s striking success has been driven by its innovativeness and, more particularly, its noticeable efforts to reconcile the corporate and non-profit aspects of doing business, along with the challenges that come with it, without compromising the quality of the social enterprise brand that it is bringing forward.

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Royal DSM: Fighting Hidden Hunger

Authors: Henderson, Rebecca; Fisher, Noah; Shelman, Mary
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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In 2007 Royal DSM, a leading life science and materials company, entered a partnership with the World Food Programme to combat hidden hunger around the world by providing micronutrient solutions...

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The Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy

Author: Locke, Richard M.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Cambridge University Press
Publication Year: 2013

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This book examines and evaluates various private initiatives to enforce fair labor standards within global supply chains. Through careful, empirically grounded analysis, it illustrates the mix of private and public regulation needed to address these complex issues in a global economy....

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The Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance

Authors: Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Kaldor, Mary
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Columbia University Press
Publication Year: 2013

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The essays in this collection boldly confront the quest for security arising from the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century...

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Business & Society Highlights 2013

Author: Kane, Michael J.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Corporate Knights
Publication Year: 2013

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Includes information on new international business policy organizations, national business organizations, human rights and labor organizations, environmental organizations, and more.

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