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La Hacienda Musa

Modeling and Analysis for Environmental Sustainability

Author: Clemen, Robert T.
Product Type: Cases; Exercises
Source: Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Publication Year: 2009

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The question that faced Maria was how much, if any, of her 100 hectares should be dedicated to organic bananas. There were good reasons to go organic: top-quality organic produce would command a premium, and her isolated location would be ideal for growing organic bananas.

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UNEP: Buildings and Climate Change

Status, Challenges and Opportunities

Authors: Huovila, Pekka; Ala-Juusela, Mia; Melchert, Luciana; Pouffary, Stephane
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: United Nations Environment Programme
Publication Year: 2007

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Worldwide, 30-40% of all primary energy is used in buildings. While in high- and middle-income countries this is mostly achieved with fossil fuels, biomass is still the dominant energy source in low-income regions. In different ways, both patterns of energy consumption are environmentally intensive, contributing to global warming. Without proper policy interventions and technological improvements, these patterns are not expected to change in the near future...

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Alleviating Poverty and Malnutrition

Successful Models

Authors: Goldberg, Ray A.; Herman, Kerry; Winig, Laura
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

Faculty Rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 2121 views

Introduces students to successful models for alleviating poverty and malnutrition through public-private cooperatives.

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Alcoa

Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change

Author: Hoffman, Andrew J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Pew Center on Global Climate Change (www.pewclimate.org)
Publication Year: 2006

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What do you do about climate change when energy comprises a major portion of the total cost to manufacture your product? That is the dilemma that faces Alcoa, a company that spent over two billion dollars on energy last year...

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TransFair USA

(Consideration of Human Needs and Equity Example 2: Global Poverty and Deprivation)

Authors: Aubry, Rick; Powell, Greg
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2004

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TransFair USA, the U.S. fair trade labeling arm of the Fair Trade Labeling Organization (FLO), faced strategic challenges in 2003. The Fair Trade label denoted coffee (and other products) sold at a price high enough to allow small certified farmers to earn a living wage...

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Multinational Corporations, Governance Deficits, and Corruption

(Public Goods Example 2: A Good Legal System)

Author: Novartis Foundation
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Global Development Research Center
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Faculty Rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars [1 Faculty Rating] 2103 views

A web essay from Novartis Foundation discussing corruption in both developing and developed countries. The different types of corruption are summarized. The article also mentions that ethical corporate behavior by some companies may encourage other companies to do likewise.

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Beyond Off-shoring: Assessing Your Company's Global Potential

Author: Farrell, Diana
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2004

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Companies have become aware that they can slash costs by offshoring: moving jobs to lower wage locations. However, few businesses have recognized the full scope of performance improvements that globalization makes possible, much less developed sound strategies for capturing those opportunities...

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Radiohead: Music at Your Own Price (A, B)

Authors: Elberse, Anita; Bergsman, Jason
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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In October 2007, the British band Radiohead caused a stir when it announced it would allow customers to decide how much to pay for its new album, released exclusively as a digital download and available only from the band's own web site. How viable is such a "name-your-own-pricing" plan?

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The Mirage of Marketing to the Bottom of the Pyramid

How the Private Sector Can Help Alleviate Poverty

Author: Karnani, Aneel
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2007

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This article argues that the private sector can play a key role in poverty alleviation by viewing the poor as producers, not just potential consumers, and emphasize buying from them, rather than selling to them.

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The Political Economy of Inequality: Frontier Issues in Economic Thought

(Consideration of Human Needs and Equity Example 3: Poverty and Deprivation in the United States)

Authors: Ackerman, Frank; Goodwin, Neva; Dougherty, Laurie; Gallagher, Kevin
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Island Press
Publication Year: 2000

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The Political Economy of Inequality offers an in-depth examination of the economic theory behind the causes, consequences, and cures for inequality...

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