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Nike Leads Pack of Companies Improving Climate Performance

Author: ClimateBiz.com
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: ClimateBiz.com
Publication Year: 2008

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Companies such as Nike, Google, Anheuser-Busch and Levi Strauss have taken strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and communicating those efforts in ways that are transparent to consumers, according to the second Climate Counts Company Scorecard released today.

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CEOs Spell Out Eco Initiatives During U.N. Summit

Author: Lee, Danielle
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Corporate Responsibility Officer
Publication Year: 2007

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Responsible business practices—with an emphasis on environmental issues—were at the forefront of the second U.N. Global Compact Leaders Summit June 5-6 in Geneva Switzerland, as embodied in both new initiatives and recent study findings...

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CITC and Arthur D. Little: Deregulation and Liberalization of the Saudi Telecom Sector (A, B)

Authors: Bose, Indranil; Banerjee, Shilpi
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2009

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Arthur D. Little, a global management consulting firm, was hired by CITC in 2006 to assist in the deregulation process of the Saudi telecom market.

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One Business's Commitment to Society: An Interview with the President of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development

Klaus M. Leisinger discusses one company's contribution to the global fight against poverty and disease.

Author: Kumra, Gautam
Product Type: Journal Articles; Interviews
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2006

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Since the creation of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development in 1979, it has been in the thick of efforts to tackle the Third World's health- and poverty-related problems. Besides contributing to the fight against tuberculosis and malaria, for instance, the organization has pioneered novel techniques to teach people suffering from leprosy that it is a treatable disease, introduced new programs to support the orphans of AIDS, and launched a potentially groundbreaking experiment to bring health insurance to Africa's rural poor...

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The Lessons of Fukushima

Author: Gusterson, Hugh
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Truthout.org
Publication Year: 2011

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What lessons will we learn from the nuclear accident at Fukushima, an accident thought to be impossible?

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With This Ethical Ring I Thee Wed

Author: Johnson, Kirk
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2006

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In February eight jewelry companies — some small like Leber, others giant like Zale, the nation's second largest gold retailer after Wal-Mart — signed on to a national campaign called "No Dirty Gold." The campaign was created two years ago by a coalition of advocacy groups to highlight the issues surrounding gold and gold mining...

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MGMT 715-752: Geopolitics

Author: Henisz, Witold J.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Department of Management. Summer 2006.
Publication Year: 2006

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This course explores the intersection of international strategy and international relations to help students to identify and introduce sustainable and profitable business strategies in sectors with a history of or strong potential for ongoing political intervention...

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Moral Reasoning

A Practical Guide for Leaders

Author: Sucher, Sandra J.
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2003

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We encounter moral or ethical challenges in our professional lives, in our close relationships, and as members of the broader communities that we are part of. This methodology demonstrates how moral reasoning works and how it can be integrated into a problem-solving format...

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The e-Choupal Initiative

Authors: Horniman, Alexandra B.; Mead, Jenny; Venkataraman, S.; Thiemele, Anne-Laure
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2009

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An international corporation’s agricultural business division reviews its seven-year-old IT initiative among rural Indian farmers.

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Getting More Out of Offshoring the Finance Function

Authors: Bloch, Michael; Narayanan, Shankar; Seth, Ishaan
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2007

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Companies aren't getting the most out of their offshoring programs. Key design changes would help...

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Google in China

Authors: Shah, Prahar; Compeau, Deborah
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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Google faces intense criticism in 2006 when they decide to censor search results in China.

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Searching for Sustainability: No Quick Fix

Author: Ehrenfeld, John
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The SoL Journal, Volume 5, Number 8 (2004).
Publication Year: 2004

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In the face of alarming environmental and social imbalances, the growing push for sustainability has given hope to many thoughtful practitioners. But John Ehrenfeld, a leader in the emerging field of industrial ecology, questions the conventional approach to "sustainable development." Creating true sustainability, he argues, requires radical solutions, not quick fixes...

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Preparing for a Low-carbon Future

Authors: Grobbel, Christoph; Maly, Jiri; Molitor, Michael
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2004

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Tackling carbon exposure is more than good environmental stewardship; it could also protect a company's share price in the near term and create a long-term competitive advantage...

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World's Poor Abandon Rural Past for Big Cities

Author: Deen, Thalif
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: IPS
Publication Year: 2007

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As the world begins to leave its traditional rural past behind, more than half the global population, projected at 3.3 billion, is expected to be living in towns and cities by 2008...

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Don’t Look Now, You’re Being Googled: Google Search Data Compilation and User Privacy

Author: Clipp, Celeste
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
Publication Year: 2011

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This case study examines conflicting missions within an organization and illustrates ethical challenges arising from emerging internet technologies.

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How Should a Company Respond to a Product Harm Crisis?

The Role of Corporate Reputation and Consumer-Based Cues

Authors: Laufer, Daniel; Coombs, W. Timothy
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons, Indiana University Press
Publication Year: 2006

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Contaminated Coca-Cola cans in Belgium, poisoned Tylenol capsules in the United Sates, defective Firestone tires in the United Sates, Venezuela, and Saudi Arabia, and most recently, patients becoming ill after using Vioxx; these are but a few examples of product harm crises. Companies should not underestimate the importance of properly handling these crises, and this case discusses how to best cope with and manage product harm crises in organizations.

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Mapping the Global Capital Markets

Authors: Farrell, Diana; Marcheva, Aneta; Shavers, Tim
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2005

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In-depth analysis of the financial assets of more than 100 countries shows that financial markets are becoming deeper, more liquid, and increasingly integrated...

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Standards for Corporate Conduct in the International Arena: Challenges and Opportunities for Multinational Corporations

Author: Sethi, S. Prakash
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business and Society Review, vol. 1007, No. 1 (2002) pp. 20-40.
Publication Year: 2002

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This article discusses the nature of MNC responses to external criticism with regard to operational policies in overseas markets; analyzes the efficacy of international codes of conduct in setting standards for corporate behavior as well as looking at how this form of corporate governance can be made more effective...

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Smart Spenders: The Global Innovation 1000

Authors: Jaruzelski, Barry; Dehoff, Kevin; Bordia, Rakesh
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Strategy + Business
Publication Year: 2006

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Booz Allen Hamilton's annual study of the world's 1,000 largest corporate R&D budgets uncovers a small group of high-leverage innovators who outperform their industries...

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Monitoring Factories Around the Globe: The Fair Labor Association and The Workers Rights Consortium

Authors: Chang, Victoria; Carroll, Glenn
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2008

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In 1999, the nonprofit Fair Labor Association (FLA) was launched to monitor factories around the world for sweatshop-related infractions. Another key nonprofit player, the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), was launched in 2000. The two organizations had similar goals, but very different histories, strategies, and ways of operating.

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Restructuring Siemens: Will It Pay Off?

Authors: Sathe, S.; Chaganty, S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Research Center
Publication Year: 2008

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German Engineering Conglomerate Siemens AG had always been an inefficient, a bloated and highly bureaucratic organisation. While often criticised for delivering lower than optimal performance, the engineering giant gravely suffered when it became embroiled in one of the biggest corruption scandals in German corporate history.

On October 2007, the newly-appointed CEO Peter Loescher (Loescher), embarked upon the difficult tasks of rebuilding the company's sullied image and making it more efficient and competitive. To achieve these, he undertook the most intensive corporate restructuring in the company's history.

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Global Trends in Energy

Energy and materials companies face a demanding future. They must start preparing for it now.

Authors: Bozon, Ivo J. H.; Campbell, Warren J.; Lindstrand, Mats
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2007

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To understand the nature of the forces affecting global energy and materials markets, executives in these sectors will have to confront difficult strategic, organizational, operational, and technological choices...

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The Natural Advantage of Nations

Business Opportunities, Innovation and Governance in the 21st Century

Authors: Hargroves, Karlson Charlie; Smith, Michael Harrison
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Earthscan; New Ed edition
Publication Year: 2006

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This is not another book of nice ideas. The Natural Advantage of Nations covers the latest most significant developments in the actual day to day practice of sustainable development by business, government, institutions, civil society, universities, research and development organisations, and educational institutions from around the world...

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Microfinance's New Horizons: Creating Value, Enabling Livelihoods

Authors: Chapple, Alice; Remer, Sven; Walia, Vedant
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: GreenBiz.com
Publication Year: 2007

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In this report, Forum for the Future examines how the field of microfinance is growing and how lenders and recipients alike are benefiting from this successful bottom-up social and economic development practice.

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Building Blocks For Success

Most Respected Companies

Author: Weiss, Tara
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Forbes.com
Publication Year: 2007

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With all the bad news recently about corporate scandals you might be forgiven for wondering which companies actually have good reputations...

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Housing Solutions Serving Low-Income Populations

A Framework for Action

Authors: Schmidt, Stephanie; Budinich, Valeria
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Web Sites
Source: Ashoka Innovators for the Public
Publication Year: 2004

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Hybrid Value Chains: Social Innovations and Development of the Small Farmer Irrigation Market in Mexico

A Framework in Action

Authors: Budinich, Valeria; Manno-Reott, Kimberly; Schmidt, Stephanie
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Web Sites
Source: Ashoka Innovators for the Public
Publication Year: 2007

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Businesses, particularly those whose products and services address basic human needs such as water, housing and health, can enter low-income markets more effectively and with deeper social impact through partnerships...

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A Technical Note on Angel Investing in Emerging Markets

Author: Rodriguez, P.
Product Type: Notes
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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This note discusses the practice of angel investing, particularly its meaning and suitability to emerging markets.

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SABIS - A Global Educational Venture From Lebanon

Author: Isenberg, Daniel J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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Carl Bistany is struggling with how the global educational management company, SABIS, can grow 100-fold in the coming twelve years.

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Coke's Board to Get Bonus or Nothing

Author: Norris, Floyd
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2006

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The Coca-Cola Company announced an innovative plan yesterday for paying outside directors: If earnings per share do not rise fast enough over a three-year period, directors will receive nothing. But they will get a significant raise if earnings perform as expected.

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The Company That Anticipated History

Eskom, Africa's largest electric company, has shown the world how to combine social leadership and business success.

Author: Graham, Ann
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Strategy + Business
Publication Year: 2006

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Access to electricity is always an important first step up the economic ladder. In South Africa, Eskom Holdings Ltd. provides that first step. A government-owned corporation headquartered in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, Eskom generates 95 percent of the country's electricity. The company's early embrace of "electricity for all" (as the policy is called) allowed the company to play a leadership role early on in the social transformation of South Africa...

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Responsible Lobbying?

Author: Baron, David P.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2008

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In 2006 Merck received FDA approval for Gardasil, the first vaccine for human papilloma virus (HPV) which had been identified as the cause of cervical cancer. Prior to FDA approval, Merck began to develop a market for Gardasil and launched an intensive campaign to get states to make HPV vaccination of girls entering middle school mandatory.

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AIDS Is Your Business

Authors: Rosen, Sydney; Simon, Jonathon; Vincent, Jeffrey R.; MacLeod, William; Fox, Matthew; Thea, Donald M.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2003

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If your company operates in a developing country, AIDS is your business. Why should executives be concerned about AIDS? Because it is destroying the twin rationales of globalization strategy--cheap labor and fast-growing markets--in countries where people are heavily affected by the epidemic.

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153 Global CEOs Call for Climate Action

Author:
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: ClimateBiz.com
Publication Year: 2007

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The chief executives of 153 companies worldwide have committed to speeding up action on climate change and called on governments to agree as soon as possible on measures to secure workable and inclusive climate market mechanisms post 2012, when the Kyoto Protocol expires...

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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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Times Topics: Occupy Wall Street

Author: The New York Times
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Web Sites
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2011

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A list of resources from around the Web about the Occupy Wall Street social movement as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times.

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One world - One accounting

Authors: Erickson, Devon; Esplin, Adam; Maines, Laureen A.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2009

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In this article, we explore the different accounting methods used for financial statement reporting around the globe, and analyze the concept of all businesses adopting the same set of rules.

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Nestle: Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

Author: Reinhardt, Forest
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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Swiss food giant Nestle attempts to improve the performance of its suppliers of agricultural commodities to raise quality, lower costs, and contribute to sustainable development.

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Nicola Pless

ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Featured Collections; Featured Users
Source:
Publication Year: 2013

Nicola Pless is Associate Professor at ESADE Business School in Spain. Her research occurs at the interface of organizational behavior, international business and corporate responsibility. She is particularly interested in responsible global leadership, decision making processes in multicultural teams, and culture and character of multinational corporations.

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General Motors Corporation: Communicating a New Vision for Survival (A, B)

Authors: Sorensen, Lina; Whitehead, Timothy
Product Type: Cases
Source: Arthur W. Page Society
Publication Year: 2009

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On November 19, 2008, the executives of the "Big Three" auto-makers flew into Washington, D.C. to make their case for federal loan assistance. The situation for all automakers was dire due to the collapse of car sales around the world and the financial losses stemming from the banking crisis. Of all the automakers, non had fallen as quickly or as perplexingly as the industry giant General Motors Corporation.

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Marriott International and Pay-Per-View

Authors: Mead, Jenny; Wicks, Andrew C.; Neeley, Jonathan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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When critics assailed Marriott for offering adult in-room entertainment, the company chairman and CEO knew that his ultimate decision had to adhere both to his Mormon principles and to his responsibility for the corporation’s financial stability and the needs of its customers...

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Deception in Business

A Legal Perspective

Author: Paine, Lynn S.
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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Discusses several of the most important prohibitions on deception found in U.S. law...

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Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)

Author:
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters; Web Sites
Source: http://www.eolss.net
Publication Year: 2008

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The EOLSS is a knowledge base that addresses all the myriad aspects of sustainable development from ecological issues to human security. EOLSS covers roughly 200 themes, each managed by an internationally recognized expert in the field.

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Responsible Investment

Authors: Sullivan, Rory; Mackenzie, Craig
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Greenleaf Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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Most investment today is conducted by a relatively small number of institutional investors — pension funds and investment managers — who manage the pensions and saving funds of millions of ordinary people. The manner in which these institutional investors invest and discharge their responsibilities as the owners of companies is, therefore, of critical importance to society as a whole. In recent years, some of the biggest institutional investors have actively encouraged companies to improve their management of social, ethical and environmental issues. However, to date, there has been little systematic analysis of fundamental questions...

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Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME: Placing Sustainability at the Heart of Management Education

Author: GSE Research Limited
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: GSE Research Limited; United Nations Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Management Education
Publication Year: 2012

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While consensus has been reached by the majority of globally focused management education institutions that sustainability must be incorporated into management education curricula, the relevant question is no longer why management education should change, but how? This Guide addresses frequently asked questions concerning the implementation of principles for responsible management education by highlighting real world examples with cases from dozens of institutions in countries around the world...

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Lecture 12: Climate Change

Environmental Strategy

Author: Seagle, Carol
Product Type: Notes; Teaching Modules
Source: Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
Publication Year: 2009

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Objective's for this class:
-Increased understanding of how businesses can position themselves for competitiveness in response to the challenges posed by climate change and its consequences
-Increased familiarity with climate change regulation and other key climate change concepts

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Cultures of Corruption: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets*

Authors: Fisman, Raymond; Miguel, Edward
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Columbia University Graduate School of Business; University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics
Publication Year: 2006

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Corruption is believed to be a major factor impeding economic development, but the importance of legal enforcement versus cultural norms in controlling corruption is poorly understood. To disentangle these two factors, we exploit a natural experiment, the stationing of thousands of diplomats from around the world in New York City...

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Beyond the Myth of the Perfect Mentor

Building a Network of Developmental Relationships

Authors: Hill, Linda A.; Kamprath, Nancy
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 1998

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In this note, we explore the process by which a network of developmental relationships can be cultivated in place of one “perfect mentor.” We also discuss the benefits of such relationships for those in the minority.

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Times Topics: Organized Labor

Author: The New York Times
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Web Sites
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2011

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A list of resources from around the Web about organized labor as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times.

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The Defining Features of a Megacommunity

Authors: Kelly, Chris; Gerencser, Mark; Napolitano, Fernando; Lee, Reginald Van
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Strategy + Business
Publication Year: 2007

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A primer for creating successful multipartite initiatives to solve critical problems that embraces the talents of government, business, and civil society...

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