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Rio Tinto Group's Sustainable Development Agenda

Authors: Teagarden, Mary B.; Schotter, Andreas
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2014

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During Sir Robert Wilson's 30+-year Rio Tinto career, the company evolved from taking a reactive response to external stakeholder criticism to a proactive position to help the mining industry embrace sustainable development practices… Sustainable development sounded good, but could Rio Tinto make the business case for embracing this approach? Why had some stakeholder groups persisted in believing that a mining company claiming to embrace sustainable development was a sham?

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Fish Friendly Farming: Water, Wine, and Fish-Sustainable Agriculture for a Thirsty World

Author: Gundling, Ernest
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2014

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The case provides a history of FFF and its ability to create networks and collaborations between parties that typically find it difficult to work together. This case focuses both on sustainability issues related to land and farming, and on challenges related to scaling up a successful nonprofit organization.

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Green Gold -an Innovative Sustainable Mining Scheme

Authors: Lobo, Ivan Dario; Reficco, Ezequiel; Trujillo, Ana Lucia
Product Type: Cases
Source: Social Enterprise Knowledge Network
Publication Year: 2014

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AMICHOCÓ Foundation was a private non-profit organization operating since 1996 in the Colombian department of Chocó… The case depicts the overall situation of Chocó department and the importance of the mining industry to its economy. It also describes OVC's inception and the role played by AMICHOCÓ in its creation, and provides a detailed account of the Green Gold program, with an emphasis on its value proposition: a business model that articulated traditional gold production in Chocó with green international markets.

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Market Failure and the Regulatory Environment

Author: Cabinte, Ryan
Product Type: Multimedia; Notes
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2014

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In this presentation, 2014 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award winner Ryan Cabinte illustrates his approach to teaching business students about markets and regulation, issues of market failure and regulatory intervention, and evaluating new solutions to sustainability problems that reach across sectors.

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China's Environmental Challenge

Authors: Kirby, William C.; Bynum, Nora; Zendell, Erica M.; Crow, Brittany
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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China faces enormous environmental challenges. This background note looks at the historical, economic and political origins of the environmental crisis that faces the world's fastest-growing economy.

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The Environmental Outlook: Garbage in the World’s Oceans

Authors: Rehm, Diane; Moore, Charles; Wallace, Nancy; Roberts, Callum
Product Type: Interviews; Multimedia
Source: The Diane Rehm Show
Publication Year: 2014

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In this hour-long program, radio host Diane Rehm discusses ocean pollution and the impact of human garbage on marine habitats and life.

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Harnessing the Potential of a Nation’s Leftover Food

Author: Fitzgerald, Erin
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: National Geographic
Publication Year: 2014

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Hunger, pressures on the food production system, and the high cost of energy and other inputs are all problems made worse by the fact that an estimate 31 percent of food is thrown away...

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The Role of Sustainability in Enterprise Risk Management

Authors: Lam, James; Quinn, Francis
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: GreenBiz.com
Publication Year: 2014

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This white paper discusses the benefits of incorporating environmental risk management and sustainability into an overall business strategy...

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What Fish Oil Pills Are Hiding

Authors: Schleifer, David; Fairbrother, Alison
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Issues in Science and Technology
Publication Year: 2014

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One woman’s quest to save the Chesapeake Bay from the dietary supplement industry...

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The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever

Author: Rich, Nathaniel
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times Magazine
Publication Year: 2014

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A quixotic historian tries to hold oil and gas companies responsible for Louisiana’s disappearing coast...

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