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Politicized Enforcement in Argentina: Labor and Environmental Regulation

Author: Amengual, Matthew
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Cambridge University Press
Publication Year: 2015

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Why do states enforce regulations in some places, and in some industries, but not in others? In Politicized Enforcement in Argentina, Amengual develops a framework for analyzing enforcement in middle-income and developing countries, showing how informal linkages between state officials and groups within society allow officials to gain the operational resources and political support necessary for enforcement.

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Flying Beavers: An Innovative Approach to Wildlife Conservation

Author: White, Mark A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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Based on actual historical events, this case discusses the history and ethics of the Idaho Fish and Game Department's decision to transplant beavers from a rapidly growing area of human habitation to a less disputed environment, using airplanes and parachutes…

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Food Donation Connection: Profitably Scaling Food Waste Reduction

Authors: Laszlo, Chris; Gullett, Katherine; Dicht, Craig; Buchter, Megan Schulstad; Sugiyama, Keimei
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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Food Donation Connection is a for-profit company that creates sustainable value — value for both shareholders/owners and stakeholders — by facilitating the redistribution of surplus prepared food from donor corporations, such as restaurants, convenience stores and grocery stores, to charities that distribute the food to people in need. In fulfilling its mission of “Let nothing be wasted,” the company addresses the extensive food waste at the retail and wholesale stages of the food supply chain, a key pressure point in global food waste…

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Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction

Authors: Wright, Christopher; Nyberg, Daniel
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Cambridge University Press
Publication Year: 2015

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This book explores the complex relationship that the corporate world has with climate change and examines the central role of corporations in shaping political and social responses to the climate crisis…

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Guide to Corporate Sustainability: Shaping a Sustainable Future

Author: UN Global Compact
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: United Nations Global Compact
Publication Year: 2015

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The connection between the bottom-line and a company’s environmental, social and governance practices is becoming clear. The well-being of workers, communities and the planet is inextricably tied to the health of the business. The smart choice is to proactively manage a company’s operations and value chain – looking at risks and opportunities through a wide lens…

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Green Evolution: How Business Is Joining the Environmental Vanguard

Authors: Knowledge@Wharton; Light, Sarah E.
Product Type: Interviews; Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2015

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Time was that governments and nonprofits were the only ones pushing Earth-saving agendas. Today, more and more corporations have realized that environmental action and sustainability have to be part of their business plans…

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Special Archive Section: 2015 Year In Review

From the CasePlace Archives, we recap some of the highlights from 2015.

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Featured Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2016

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From the CasePlace Archives, we recap some of the highlights from 2015. This Year in Review collection presents a dozen popular cases, syllabi, books, and other items on a wide variety of business and social impact topics, including inequality, diversity, leadership and ethical behavior.

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Kitimat Clean Ltd.

Authors: Grant, Rebecca A.; Klein, Saul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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In late June 2014, the Canadian government had just approved a pipeline to carry bitumen from Alberta to the British Columbia coast. The immediate reaction from First Nations and environmental groups was extremely negative. Against this backdrop, the executive had put forward a radical proposal to refine the bitumen in British Columbia before shipping it across the Pacific Ocean…

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Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability

Authors: Kiron, David; Kruschwitz, Nina; Haanaes, Knut; Reeves, Martin; Fuisz-Kehrbach, Sonja-Katrin; Kell, Georg
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Boston Consulting Group; MIT Sloan Management Review; United Nations Global Compact
Publication Year: 2015

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As a part of the annual study by MIT Sloan Management Review's Sustainability & Innovation project, the 2014 research focused on the critical role of sustainability collaborations that address systemic issues, and on the role of the board of directors in guiding their companies’ sustainability efforts…

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Unilever: Combatting Global Food Waste

Authors: Drake, David; Hammond, Janice H.; Preble, Matthew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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The global consumer goods company Unilever was on pace to hit a number of aggressive targets by 2020 as part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Project, including a goal to halve the waste associated with the disposal of its products. By encouraging consumers to better manage their food purchases, did Unilever risk harming its own sales or those of its retail customers? Could Unilever encourage industry-wide changes to have a real impact on global environmental sustainability?

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