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IKEA and the 'Better Cotton Initiative'

Author: Pogutz, Stefano
Product Type: Cases
Source: Università Bocconi
Publication Year: 2014

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IKEA, the world’s leading furniture retailer, has a long history of managing environmental and social issues. The issue of cotton has emerged as a new challenge. To address this challenge, IKEA must adopt an innovative approach that goes directly to the source: the farmers...

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Sustainability Reporting for Commercial Real Estate: GRESB


Author: Ellis, Matt
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Measurabl
Publication Year: 2014

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For real estate asset managers and owners, sustainability benchmarking and performance disclosure to investors has become an expected part of the new normal...

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Green Forests Incorporated: Striving for Profit, People, and Planet

Author: Ogunyemi, Kemi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Lagos Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Green Forests Inc (GFI) is the story of an entrepreneur who is struggling to run an economically sustainable business as well as contribute to sustainability efforts in Nigeria. Her challenges include market alignment and profitability, accounting for Carbon credits, and solicitations for questionable payments…

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Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary

Author: National Research Council
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: National Research Council
Publication Year: 2014

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Climate change poses vast risks to societies and to businesses. Educating future business leaders about the risks, potential challenges, and opportunities around global climate change will be a critical component of business education…

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The Business of Ecosystem Restoration

Authors: Ferwerda, Willem; Comiteau, Lauren; Yue, Tao
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Rotterdam
Publication Year: 2014

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There are some two billion hectares of severely depleted land on Earth, some 20 percent of the planet, due to decades of agro-farming, deforestation, overfishing and over-grazing. Ecologist and former IUCN NL director Willem Ferwerda wants to reclaim them a few hundred thousand hectors at a time...

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Organic Growth at Sonnentor

Author: Sternad, Dietmar
Product Type: Cases
Source: Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Publication Year: 2014

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From a small village in Northern Austria, Sonnentor had developed into a multinational organic food production company exporting teas, spices, and related products to more than 50 countries around the globe. The case highlights the role that ‘embedded sustainability’ plays for the success of the business and confronts the reader with Mr. Gutmann’s challenge of transferring his unique business philosophy to other domains and to a new managerial generation.

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The Military-Environmental Complex

Author: Light, Sarah E.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Boston College Law Review
Publication Year: 2014

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On the one hand, because legal rules permit the military to disregard environmental laws when they conflict with the military’s national security mission, one might be left with the impression that the military always stands opposed to environmental protection. Yet the military is currently engaged in an extensive undertaking to improve its sustainable energy use by reducing demand and developing renewables in its multiple roles as a war fighter, a landlord, a first user of pre-commercial technologies, and a potential high-demand consumer...

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Industrial Waste

Author: Kachur, Torah
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: CBC
Publication Year: 2014

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Now there's a new concept called 'Industrial Symbiosis' that can create greener communities of interdependent industries...

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Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet, and Profits in a New Green Economy

Author: Wirtenberg, Jeana
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Praeger
Publication Year: 2014

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The vast majority of today's CEOs consider sustainability essential to their company's success, yet most do not know how to embed it into their company and its culture. This book guides firms of all types and sizes—from those organizations just starting their journey to sustainability, to those seeking to accelerate their positive impact on people, reduce their negative environmental impact, and improve their bottom line.

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Barrick Gold Corporation: Perfect Storm at Pascua Lama

Authors: Smith, N. Craig; McCormick, Erin
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2014

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This case is about a gold mining company that seeks to practice 'responsible mining' by addressing environmental and stakeholder concerns, but which nevertheless attracts protests...

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