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The Nexus of Food, Energy and Water

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL); Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2013

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More than one billion people lack access to clean drinking water, sufficient food and electricity. Given the complex relationships among all three resources -- the nexus of food, energy and water -- meeting these demands will require thinking in terms of systems, not silos. It will take collaborative approaches that embrace rather than battle natural processes. And it will mean new technologies and approaches to everything from bio-fuels to desalination.

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Teaching Business and Human Rights: A Teaching Module For Business School Tutors

Author: Marsden, Chris
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: Cranfield School of Management
Publication Year: 2012

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Nowadays, businesses across the world are confronted with a growing number of human rights issues they cannot ignore...

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Embedding Sustainability At Novo Nordisk: The Compassion vs. Competitiveness Dilemma

Authors: Rao, Adapa Srinivasa; Purkayastha, Debapratim
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Hyderabad
Publication Year: 2013

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This case is about Novo Nordisk, one of the leading global healthcare companies. Novo Nordisk started to focus on sustainability when its predecessor Novo faced criticism regarding its business practices in the late 1960s. A pioneer in sustainability reporting, the company introduced several sustainability related initiatives like the Novo Nordisk Way of Management and the Triple Bottom Line philosophy. A new sustainability strategy was developed for Novo Nordisk in the year 2000 which put global health at the center of its sustainability initiatives. These initiatives led to the integration of sustainable development with the company’s business strategy. Novo Nordisk also put a lot of focus on reducing the impact of its business operations on the environment. It initiated a new innovative partnership model to reduce its CO2 emissions and this was followed by many other companies in the world.

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Hillary Clinton & Partners: Leading Global Social Change from the US State Department

Authors: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss; Malone, Ai-Ling Jamila
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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As U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton acted on a long-standing interest in public-private partnerships to elevate and activate an Office of Global Partnerships reporting directly to her. One major initiative that also addressed her interest in women's empowerment was to create an alliance for clean cookstoves, a significant environmental and public health issue in developing countries.

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Digital Opportunity Trust's Business Model for Social Enterprise Work

Authors: Jamali, Dima; Azad, Bijan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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A social enterprise organization, whose mission is to battle poverty and gender discrimination through providing access to technology, is faced with the prospect of losing some or all of its government funding in a time of global recession. The organization’s striking success has been driven by its innovativeness and, more particularly, its noticeable efforts to reconcile the corporate and non-profit aspects of doing business, along with the challenges that come with it, without compromising the quality of the social enterprise brand that it is bringing forward.

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The Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy

Author: Locke, Richard M.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Cambridge University Press
Publication Year: 2013

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This book examines and evaluates various private initiatives to enforce fair labor standards within global supply chains. Through careful, empirically grounded analysis, it illustrates the mix of private and public regulation needed to address these complex issues in a global economy....

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Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

Author: Cline, Elizabeth L.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Portfolio Hardcover
Publication Year: 2012

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Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. But what are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being?

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Financial Flows, Development, and Global Justice

Authors: Mehta, Krishen; Beyerle, Shaazka
Product Type: Syllabi
Source:
Publication Year: 2013

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This course will examine the structural roots of poverty, the connection between poverty and illicit financial flows, and how the shadow financial system prevalent in many countries facilitates such illicit flows and thereby undermines development.

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Jobs and Social Innovation

Author: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication Year: 2013

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Opportunity has become one of the most perplexing questions of our times. Job creation is an imperative, and it calls for innovation in social institutions.

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CBM Pte Ltd - Industry's 'Silent Service'?

Author: Gilbert, A. Lee
Product Type: Cases
Source: ABCC at Nanyang Tech University
Publication Year: 2012

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With the Singapore market approaching saturation, and new opportunities arising in overseas markets to which the recently reorganised firm had good access, CBM had achieved several years of double-digit growth. Was the trend toward service integration and environmental sustainability an opportunity for CBM, or a threat? How could they sustain their profitable growth?

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