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Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)

Author: Nestle, Marion
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Oxford University Press
Publication Year: 2015

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Sodas are astonishing products. Little more than flavored sugar-water, these drinks cost practically nothing to produce or buy, yet have turned their makers--principally Coca-Cola and PepsiCo--into a multibillion-dollar industry with global recognition, distribution, and political power. So how did products containing absurdly inexpensive ingredients become multibillion dollar industries and international brand icons, while also having a devastating impact on public health?

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The German ‘Energiewende’: RWE’s Strategic Choice

Authors: Busch, Timo; Richert, Marcel
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hamburg
Publication Year: 2015

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This case has been written to facilitate classroom discussion and engage debates for MBA/MS-level students in the form of a stakeholder role-play. The case focuses on the challenge of RWE to determine its future corporate strategy. It enables students to understand how legislative developments, market transformations and new technologies can fundamentally impact incumbents in a traditional industry.

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2015 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Awards

How can companies tackle inequality and contribute to an economy that works for all? Aspen Faculty Pioneers tackle this question head-on in the business school classroom.

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Featured Collections; Featured Users
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2015

For over a decade, the Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Awards have recognized faculty who are at the vanguard of teaching and scholarship. Dubbed “the Oscars of the business school world” by the Financial Times, these awards celebrate educators who demonstrate leadership and risk-taking— and blaze a trail toward curriculum and scholarship that deeply examines the relationships between capital markets, firms, and the public good.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Social Entrepreneurship (SE)

MNGT 350J

Author: Jamali, Dima
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: American University of Beirut
Publication Year: 2015

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Through the lens of Sustainability, the course highlights alternative business models and trends for forging more inclusive patterns of sustainable development that reconcile and balance economic and social interests...

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Recycling Food Waste to Energy - First Mover Pitfalls: IUT Global Pte Ltd

Authors: Wee, Beng Geok; Subramanian, Priya; Murugavel, Thiruneeran; Tan, Stephanie
Product Type: Cases
Source: ABCC at Nanyang Tech University
Publication Year: 2015

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This case discusses the trajectory taken by a Singapore-based entrepreneur who embarked on a multimillion business venture to turn food waste into energy. The case explores the following topics: First mover pitfalls in a sustainable energy venture; Analysis of new venture business plans; Implementation challenges for start-ups; Assumption testing/sensitivity analysis in costing of new ventures.

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Roba Amiga: Social Entrepreneurship in Textile Waste Management

Authors: Arenas, Daniel; Sánchez, Pablo; Hai, Solange
Product Type: Cases
Source: ESADE Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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The case focuses on Roba Amiga, a network of organizations devoted to collect, select and sell second-hand clothes in Barcelona and its surrounding, with the aim of creating jobs for people excluded from the job market as well as contributing to mitigating the environmental problem of textile waste.

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BP and Contingent Liabilities

Authors: Blankespoor, Elizabeth; Rogers, C. Gregory; Foroughi, Jaclyn C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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On April 20, 2010, as BP p.l.c., the third-largest listed oil producer in the world, was preparing to report strong first quarter results, an explosion occurred on its drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, killing 11 workers and injuring 16 others. The financial reporting implications of the accident and subsequent claims, especially the recognition and measurement of provisions and related expenses, and disclosure of contingent liabilities, were a major consideration for BP and its investors.

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Teaching Module on Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment: Ethics and Laudato Si'

Authors: DeCosse, David E.; Green, Brian Patrick
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Publication Year: 2015

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This teaching module focuses on Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment, Laudato Si'. It presents selections from the encyclical as well as background material and discussion questions for students, and resources for instructors.

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Dr. Jim Yong Kim’s Dilemma: International Finance Corporation and the Tata Mundra Power Plant

Authors: Purkayastha, Debapratim; Agarwal, Manish
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Hyderabad; IFHE University
Publication Year: 2015

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The case study is about the dilemma faced by Dr. Jim Yong Kim (Kim), President of the World Bank Group, related to International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) funding of the Tata Mundra Project in India. Before the Tata Mundra power project went on stream, everyone related to the project claimed that it would be beneficial for infrastructure development, economic growth, as well as for the poor communities living in areas near the power plant site, but the project soon started facing some serious criticism on the environmental and social fronts…

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Hopworks Urban Brewery: A Case of Sustainable Beer

Authors: Pullman, Madeleine; Greene, Jacen; Liebmann, Devin; Ho, Nga; Pedisich, Xan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Portland State University
Publication Year: 2015

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Hopworks is faced with a number of key decisions that affect its sustainability both economically and ecologically. Christian Ettinger, founder and brewmaster of Hopworks, must make strategic decisions about capital investments, labor allocations, and even the future of their organic certification as he executes a growth plan in line with their sustainable values. In this case, students will be challenged with analyzing all aspects of a sustainability-focused business and considering the many choices a craft brewer, or any small business owner, faces.

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