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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.: Taking on Seasonal Starvation in Latin America

Authors: Marquis, Christopher; Yang, Zoe
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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A company with a strong commitment toward corporate social responsibility since its founding days, Green Mountain faced an ethical decision point in 2007 as new information from the field uncovered a chronic dire problem facing coffee communities-seasonal starvation...

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Thought Leader Interview: Dominic Barton

Authors: Barton, Dominic; Christensen, Karen
Product Type: Interviews; Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Rotman School of Management
Publication Year: 2014

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In a wide-ranging interview, the Managing Director for McKinsey and Company Worldwide, Dominic Barton, discusses his firm's work on the global problem of water scarcity, what type of talent his firm seeks out and why workplace flexibility is so important today.

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Business in a Climate-Constrained World: Catalyzing a Climate-Resilient Future through the Power of the Private Sector

Authors: Cameron, Edward; Erickson, Cammie; Schuchard, Ryan
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: BSR
Publication Year: 2014

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We do not set out to present a comprehensive, exhaustive, or definitive inventory of measures for business to follow. Instead, we propose a framework for collaborative action that helps companies identify a menu of small steps that cumulatively add up to significant ambition to address climate change. We also offer an open invitation to collaborate on bold collective action. Identifying the right combination of interventions or wedges will require partnership, creativity, dialogue, and piloting approaches over the coming months and years.

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The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil

Author: Bader, Christine
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Bibliomotion
Publication Year: 2014

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There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world’s biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices. They are trying to prevent the next Rana Plaza factory collapse, the next Deepwater Horizon explosion, the next Foxconn labor abuses...

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The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

Author: Braun, Adam
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Scribner
Publication Year: 2014

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Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, simply answered, “A pencil.” This small request led to a staggering series of events that took Braun backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world’s most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world.

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Tax Havens

Authors: Werker, Eric; Berardi, Sebastian; Elia, Stelios; Muakkassa, Omar; Zumberge, James
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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This note describes the use of tax havens, the implications for the financial sector in tax havens, as well as the debate around the effect of tax havens on welfare in other jurisdictions…

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Piketty, Thomas
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Publication Year: 2014

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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories...

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Waste, Recycling and Entrepreneurship in Central and Northern Europe, 1870-1940

Authors: Jones, Geoffrey G.; Spadafora, Andrew
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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This working paper examines the role of entrepreneurs in the municipal solid waste industry in industrialized central and northern Europe from the late nineteenth century to the 1940s. It explores the emergence of numerous German, Danish, and other European entrepreneurial firms explicitly devoted to making a profitable business out of conserving and returning valuable resources to productive use, while maintaining public sanitation and in many cases offering nascent environmental protections.

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Responsible Leadership: Lessons from the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics

Author: Moody-Stuart, Mark
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Greenleaf Publishing
Publication Year: 2014

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As Chairman of the Royal Dutch Shell Group from 1998-2001 and of Anglo American plc from 2002-2009, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart is as qualified as anyone on the planet to discuss the realities, dilemmas and lessons to be learnt from the last 20 years of corporate engagement with sustainability, ethics and responsibility...

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Henry Schein: Doing Good by Doing Well?

Authors: Henderson, Rebecca; Sadun, Raffaella; Sesia, Aldo; Eisenstat, Russell A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The case explores the principles behind Schein's culture and presents challenges to maintaining the culture as the company continues to expand internationally, including its goal to be the first national distributor of dental supplies in China.

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