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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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Outsourcing Your Life

Author: Gamerman, Ellen
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Publication Year: 2007

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Sending work offshore has transformed the U.S. economy. Now, some families are tapping the same approach for personal tasks...

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The Sustainable MBA Guide on Facebook

Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters; Web Sites
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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This is a one of a kind overview of leading MBA programs and how they are integrating social and environmental impact into their academic and extracurricular offerings.

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Pacific-Western Oil: The Semblian Plant

Author: Inkpen, Andrew C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2000

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The objective in this case is to explore some of the complex ethical issues associated with international business, stakeholder values, and human rights. More specifically, how do firms reconcile doing business in countries with limited respect for human rights?

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Financial Institutions Revise Equator Principles for Environmental and Social Risk Management

Author: GreenBiz.com
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: GreenBiz.com
Publication Year: 2006

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The Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) has announced the launch of the revised Equator Principles, a benchmark for the financial industry to manage environmental and social risk...

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Microfinance as Business

Working Paper 101 (Revised November 2006)

Authors: Roodman, David; Qureshi, Uzma
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Center for Global Development
Publication Year: 2006

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Key microfinance business challenges include building volume, keeping loan repayment rates high, retaining customers, and minimizing scope for fraud. This paper analyzes microfinance institutions as businesses, asking how some succeed in covering costs, earning returns, attracting capital, and scaling up. The authors conclude: "We should not lose sight of the fact that commercially successful microfinance institutions are remarkable organizations, employing hundreds or thousands of people at tasks once thought impossible. They operate in difficult circumstances and are relatively accountable to their clients."

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Intel: Strategic Decisions in Locating a New Assembly and Test Plant (A, B)

Authors: Alcacer, Juan; Herman, Kerry
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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In mid-2005, Intel is examining its options for where to locate its next assembly and test plant. On its short list of potential sites include locations in China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each country has its own unique benefits and risks...

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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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The European Recycling Platform: Promoting Competition in E-Waste Recycling

Authors: Lee, Hau; Shao, Maria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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The European Recycling Platform was the only pan-European recycling organization created in response to the European Union's groundbreaking directive to promote recycling of electronic waste. In November 2007, ERP's board was meeting to evaluate whether the company should greatly expand its scope.

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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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Ford Yields to Shareholder Pressure, Outlines Plan to Reduce GHG Emissions

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

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Ford has become the first automaker to detail its strategy to reduce its fleet's greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020.

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Biofuel Seen as Boost for Poor Farmers

Author: Aslam, Abid
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: IPS
Publication Year: 2007

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The world's rural poor could benefit from a boom in fuel wrung from crops, despite worries that an accompanying surge in food prices could result in more hunger, say environmental and food experts...

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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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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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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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When Fakery Turns Fatal

Author: Barboza, David
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2007

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They might be called China's renegade businessmen, small entrepreneurs who are experts at counterfeiting and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make a profit. But just how far out of the Chinese mainstream are they?

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oikos

students for sustainable economics and management

Author: oikos
Product Type: Web Sites
Source: oikos
Publication Year: 2010

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oikos is an international student-driven organization for sustainable economics and management. Founded in 1987 in Switzerland, we help future leaders to drive change towards sustainability worldwide.

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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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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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Creating Shared Value

Authors: Porter, Michael E.; Kramer, Mark R.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review, January/February 2011
Publication Year: 2011

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The capitalist system is under siege. In recent years business increasingly has been viewed as a major cause of social, environmental, and economic problems. Companies are widely perceived to be prospering at the expense of the broader community. This article presents the concept of shared value as a way to reinvent capitalism--and unleash a wave of innovation and growth.

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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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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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The Value Proposition for Corporate Citizenship

Authors: Rochlin, Stephen A.; Googins, Bradley K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
Publication Year: 2005

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A value proposition for corporate citizenship provides a company with the vision, policy direction, and strategy to guide its journey to excellence. Many of the world's most successful companies are following this course and proving that the intangibles of values can be put to work to create bottom-line results...

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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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The Multinational Firm and Geostrategy

Author: Jones, Milo
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: IE Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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This course explores how geopolitical factors affect multinational firms, and how business strategy intersects with geopolitical events. We will consider geopolitics in the broadest sense, looking at how geography, climate, culture, demography, politics, economics and technology interact with business strategy.

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Edimports: Generating Positive Impact through Trade Not Aid

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2008

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Building self esteem, securing sustainable future, and creating abundance through the force of business is what defines Economic Development Imports.

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Beyond the Green Corporation

Authors: Engardio, Pete; Capell, Kerry; Carey, John; Hall, Kenji
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Business Week Online
Publication Year: 2007

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Imagine a world in which eco-friendly and socially responsible practices actually help a company's bottom line. It's closer than you think...

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Profile: Majora Carter

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

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Green activist Majora Carter made her name tackling joblessness in the South Bronx through daring green building programs...

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Five Leaders on What It Takes to Get to (and Stay at) the Top

Authors: Ballmer, Steve; Breen, Thia; Syron, Richard; Fuld, Richard; Jordan, Rodrigo
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge @ Wharton
Publication Year: 2007

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Whether you are scaling the world's fourth-highest summit, running the world's second-largest company, or trying to restore the tarnished reputation of a government-backed mortgage securities company, some leadership traits seem to be universal...

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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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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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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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Nestle: Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

Author: Reinhardt, Forest L.
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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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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Starbucks Coffee Company: Transformation and Renewal

Authors: Koehn, Nancy F.; McNamara, Kelly; Khan, Nora N.; Legris, Elizabeth
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The case offers executives and students an opportunity to examine in depth how Schultz and his team saved Starbucks from near-collapse, by both executing a deep, comprehensive return to its core values and, at the same time, investing in a range of new products, customer experiences and organizational capabilities designed to make the company fit for enduring success in a turbulent global economy.

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The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift

Author: Edwards, Andres R.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: New Society Publishers
Publication Year: 2005

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Sustainability has become a buzzword in the last decade, but its full meaning is complex, emerging from a range of different sectors. In practice, it has become the springboard for millions of individuals throughout the world who are forging the fastest and most profound social transformation of our time-the sustainability revolution...

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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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The Global Sight Network Initiative

Author: Herzlinger, Regina E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Poverty and blindness are often linked; cataract surgery is one of the most cost-effective health interventions in developing nations. The non-profit Seva Sight Programs is faced with the question of how to expand their blindness prevention and treatment efforts on a larger scale.

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Valuing Water: How Can Businesses Manage the Coming Scarcity?

Authors: Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership; Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2011

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Water is a paradoxical commodity: It seems free and plentiful, yet its supply is under tremendous strain. But while objectives like being "water neutral" and using "footprinting" -- tracking the use of water throughout the supply chain -- are ambitious, what is being done to achieve them?

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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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Intel Corporation: European Union Antitrust Case

Authors: Faheem, Hadiya; Purkayastha, Debapratim
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2009

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On 13 May 2009, the European Commission (EC) imposed a 1.06 billion euros fine on the world's largest semiconductor company, Intel Corporation, for violating the antitrust policies of the European Union. This was considered to be the highest fine ever charged in the history of the EC.

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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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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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Heading for the Rocks: Will Financial Turmoil Sink the World Economy?

Author: The Economist
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Economist
Publication Year: 2007

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The shock waves of the subprime mortgage crisis are still being felt in financial markets around the world. But what is the likely longer-term impact on the global economy?

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Nike: Sustainability and Labor Practices 2008-2013

Authors: Schifrin, Debra; Carroll, Glenn; Brady, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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The case discusses Nike's sustainability and labor practices from 1998 to 2013, focusing on the successful steps Nike took up and down the supply chain and in its headquarters to make its products and processes more environmentally friendly, and the challenges and complexities it was still facing in its efforts to improve labor conditions.

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European Federation of Employee Share Ownership

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: European Federation of Employee Share Ownership
Publication Year: 2010

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The EFES acts as the umbrella organization of employee owners, companies and all persons, trade unions, experts, researchers, institutions looking to promote employee ownership and participation in Europe. The EFES was recognized by the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) as the European Business Representative Organization in the field.

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153 Global CEOs Call for Climate Action

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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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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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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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Endeavor: Creating a Global Movement for High-Impact Entrepreneurship

Author: Sahlman, William A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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As Endeavor aims to scale its high-impact entrepreneurship model globally, founder Linda Rottenberg must determine what success looks like for the organization and which growth option will most effectively take Endeavor in that direction.

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