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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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Arab Women Rising

Authors: Syeed, Nafeesa; Zafar, Rahilla
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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In Arab Women Rising, Knowledge@Wharton contributors Nafeesa Syeed and Rahilla Zafar share the entrepreneurial journeys of 35 women, from a flower farmer tending her fields in the Tunisian countryside to a Saudi royal advocating for expanded women's rights throughout the kingdom.

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Combining Purpose With Profits

Authors: Birkinshaw, Julian; Foss, Nicolai J.; Lindenberg, Siegwart
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review
Publication Year: 2014

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A sense of purpose that transcends making money can motivate employees. But to sustain both a sense of purpose and a solid level of profitability over time, companies need to pay attention to several fundamental organizing principles.

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The New Role of Business in Global Education

Authors: Kramer, Mark R.; Hills, Greg; Tallant, Kate; Wilka, Matt; Bhatt, Anjali
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: FSG
Publication Year: 2014

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This report explores the innovative ways that leading companies are taking to put education at the core of their corporate strategy...

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