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Domino's Pizza

Authors: Seijts, Jana; Bigus, Paul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The vice-president of communications for Domino’s Pizza International, faced a significant threat to his company’s reputation involving negative social media exposure...

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Pepsi Canada: The Pepsi Refresh Project

Authors: Thomson, Matthew; Mark, Ken
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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Pepsi Canada has developed and launched the Refresh Project, a campaign to fund socially beneficial ideas developed by individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. While Pepsi Canada management has been very supportive of the initial cycle, an analyst is wondering how this corporate social responsibility initiative will have an effect on the bottom line.

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Chiquita and the Department of Justice

Authors: White, Heidi; Krehmeyer, Dean; Donaldson, Tom
Product Type: Cases
Source: Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Publication Year: 2012

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When fresh produce giant Chiquita Brand International initially found itself seeking counsel from the US Department of Justice in matters of extortion and foreign-terrorist funding, the advice given was vague and inconclusive. In September 2003; however, the guidance was more straightforward, as US Attorney Roscoe Howard Jr., pointed out that Chiquita was not immune to criminal prosecution.

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Religion in the Workplace: Tyson Foods, Inc.

Authors: Roth, Alexandra; Wesley, David T.A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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Tyson sought to broaden its religious accommodations to reflect the changing demographics of its employees. However, at the time of the case, Christian fundamentalism had become the de facto religion of Tyson and many employees and community members reacted negatively to the company’s efforts to accommodate Islam in a factory that employed a significant number of Muslims.

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Coke in the Cross Hairs: Water, India, and the University of Michigan

Authors: Hoffman, Andrew; Howie, Sarah; Augustine, Grace
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Michigan; University of Oxford
Publication Year: 2010

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The case drives a discussion around events in 2005-2006 when the University of Michigan decided to cut its contract with Coca-Cola because of the company’s environmental issues in India and labor issues in Colombia.

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sweetriot 2.0

Authors: Marquis, Christopher; Khalife, Donna; Thomason, Bobbi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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Sarah Endline, CEO and Founder of sweetriot, was not content to just be a small New York City candy company. Her goal was for sweetriot to be the number one natural chocolate company in the world and to thus be a vehicle to drive change globally. How can she meet that objective while also keeping the company true to its social roots?

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Redesigning a 401(k) Plan at Haley-Midland

Authors: Pozen, Robert C.; Perl, Scott
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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The CFO of Haley-Midland, Inc. must deal with the brewing crisis around the company's 401(k) plan.

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PepsiCo's Turning Point: Establishing a Role in a Sustainable Society

Author: Valente, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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In early 2011, PepsiCo, one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, is undergoing immense criticism for its role in social and ecological issues associated with the food system. The CEO feels that PepsiCo has a "responsibility to develop solutions to key global challenges, such as obesity." The case pushes students to flesh out strategic alternatives for PepsiCo in light of the many products they provide that currently contradict this very objective.

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Anheuser-Busch and Campbell Taggart (Abridged)

Author: Sirri, Erik
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1993

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In 1984, the SEC accused Paul Thayer and eight others of insider trading. Some of Thayer's inside information came from his position on the board of Anheuser-Busch, where he had learned about Busch's 1982 merger with Campbell Taggart before the merger was publicly announced.

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Food and Health Policy in the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Authors: Sparling, David; Laughland, Pamela
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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As the director of strategic policy at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Mike Walters has to decide whether to engage his Ministry in the food and health issue and, if so, what approach to use.

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Pepsi-BASIX Partnership

Authors: Bajaj, Gita; Bhullar, Neelu
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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BASIX was a microfinance company with livelihood promotion as its key agenda. In 2005, PepsiCo entered an agreement with BASIX for promoting contract farming of potatoes in Jharkhand. The collaboration was successful in the first year and the project witnessed a very high growth in the second year. The second year results, however, were not as encouraging as the first year. The case is poised at this juncture...

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Food Safety in China: A Briefing for Responsible Investors

Authors: Zhang, Qin; Carmody, Lucy
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Responsible Research
Publication Year: 2009

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This report details the current status of the food safety situation in China, describes recent food related incidents and indentifies root causes. It analyzes key aspects of 14 Chinese food companies and suggests a number of risk factors investors should consider when investing in Chinese food companies. Finally, it proposes entry level environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting criteria for Chinese food companies.

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Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. (A, B)

The Listeriosis Crisis; Crisis Leadership

Author: Gandz, Jeffrey
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The CEO of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has just been advised that a deadly outbreak of Listeriosis has been linked to products shipped from a Maple Leaf Foods plant and there have been several fatalities and many more severe illnesses linked to this contamination. He must decide what to do...

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J. Perez Foods (A, B, C)

Authors: Davis, John A.; Lachapelle, Kacie
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2001

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Examines the tensions that occur in family shareholder groups and how to prepare for them and manage them.

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The Dannon Company: Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility (A, B)

Authors: Marquis, Christopher; Shah, Pooja; Tolleson, Amanda; Thomason, Bobbi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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At the end of 2009, The Dannon Company was considering pro actively communicating its CSR efforts to consumers. With the strong connection between Dannon's production of health foods and its commitment to health and nutrition-based CSR activities, communicating these activities to consumers could enhance the company's success, but risked tainting its deeply ingrained CSR as a marketing ploy.

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Grameen Danone Foods Ltd., a Social Business

Authors: Rangan, V. Kasturi; Lee, Katherine
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Grameen Danone is a joint venture between the Grameen Group and Groupe Danone, with the goal to provide nutritional yogurt for the nearly 50 million Bangladeshi children.

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Hindustan Unilever Limited

Authors: DeLong, Thomas J.; Srivastava, Mona
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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This case illustrates HUL's conflict resolution and people development policies using a 'Leading from the middle' example.

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Farming Pharmaceuticals: Ventra Bioscience and the Controversy Over Plant-made Medicines

Author: Lawrence, Anne T.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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How can a biotechnology start-up navigate a complex regulatory and stakeholder terrain to bring to market an innovative product with potentially significant public health benefits? This case focuses on the challenges facing Ventria Bioscience, a small biotechnology firm based in California.

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Tetra Pak Argentina

Authors: Khanna, Tarun; Palepu, Krishna G.; Herrero, Gustavo A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Deals with the hands-on management of a difficult situation facing the subsidiary of a multinational corporation (Tetra Pak) in a developing country (Argentina). Shows how the foreign firm must cope with difficult domestic situations, where the levers of control are beyond its reach.

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Coca-Cola and PepsiCo in South Africa: A Landmark Case in Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethical Dilemmas, and the Challenges of International Business

Authors: Moses, Charles Thurman; Vest, Donald
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of African Business
Publication Year: 2010

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This case examines the actions of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, as each sought to dominate the burgeoning soft drink market in South Africa...

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Good Water: Standing on Holy Ground

Authors: Bowden, Steve; Kearins, Kate; Collins, Eva; Tregigda, Helen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Auckland University of Technology
Publication Year: 2010

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By 2009, New Zealand businessman and Good Water CEO, Grant Hall, was one year into his five year plan to achieve his nirvana vision of a closed loop system. He wanted to sell water in bottles made from local biomass, with the used bottle waste separated, recycled into plant pottles, allowed to biodegrade to support new plant-life and sources of biomass for further production of water bottles.

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Portland Roasting Company: Farm Friendly Direct

Authors: Pullman, Madeleine; Stokes, Greg; Gregory, Price; Langston, Mark; Arends, Brandon
Product Type: Cases
Source: Portland State University
Publication Year: 2010

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This case describes the issues and dilemmas facing a company in their efforts to differentiate their product through a social sustainability program.

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Domino's "Special" Delivery (A, B)

Authors: Peeples, Adam; Vaughn, Christiana
Product Type: Cases
Source: Arthur W. Page Society
Publication Year: 2009

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While wrapping up his workday at the corporate office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Tim McIntyre, VP of Corporate Communications at Domino's Pizza, received an email alerting him that videos featuring company employees contaminating food in an unidentified store had been posted on the online video sharing site, YouTube. What had been a quiet day following Easter weekend suddenly turned into the first day of a full-fledged communications and marketing nightmare.

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Murky Waters? Corporate Reporting on Water Risk

A Benchmarking Study of 100 Companies

Author: Barton, Brooke
Product Type: Cases
Source: Ceres
Publication Year: 2010

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Despite growing water-scarcity risks in many parts of the world, the vast majority of leading companies in water-intensive industries have weak management and disclosure of water-related risks and opportunities, according to a first-ever report issued by the Ceres investor coalition, the financial services firm UBS and financial data provider Bloomberg.

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Variety, Vice, and Virtue

How Assortment Size Influences Option Choice

Author: Liu, Wendy
Product Type: Cases
Source: Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Publication Year: 2008

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Research has demonstrated that assortment size can influence whether consumers make a choice, but could it also influence what they choose?

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Diageo and East African Breweries Ltd.: Tapping New Markets for Social Good

Authors: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss; Bird, Matthew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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For the second time in six months, the Kenyan Finance Ministry had raised excise taxes on alcoholic beverages in an effort to plug the country's budget deficit; the bill was awaiting the President's signature...

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StarKist (A, B)

Authors: Reinhardt, Forest; Duxbury, Peggy; Vietor, Richard H.K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1995

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During the 1980s, the public became increasingly concerned about tuna fishing practices that killed dolphins. StarKist was the target of a consumer boycott initiated by the environmental community...

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Smoke Wars: The Case for and Against the Cigarette Industry

Author: Rangan, V. Kasturi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1992

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Describes the arguments for and against the tobacco industry.

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Arla Foods and the Cartoon Crisis (A, B, C)

Authors: Lane, Henry W.; Sondergaard, Mikael; Wesley, David T.A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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After a Danish newspaper publishes cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, consumers across the Middle East decide to boycott Danish goods. Arla Foods (Arla) is one of Europe's largest dairy companies. Suddenly, it finds itself caught in the middle of a crisis that appears to be beyond its control.

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Perrier Recall: A Source of Trouble

Authors: Greyser, Stephen A.; Klein, Norman
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1990

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When a laboratory discovered traces of the carcinogen benzene in bottles of Perrier, Group Perrier of America immediately announced a voluntary U.S. recall of all Perrier brand imported water.

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La Fageda

Authors: Vernis, Alfred; Lamolia, Laura; Arenas, Daniel
Product Type: Cases
Source: Social Enterprise Knowledge Network
Publication Year: 2009

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On the one hand, large food multinationals had ever-increasing leverage with retailers; on the other hand, some leading chains were prioritizing their own brands. Colon wondered if La Fageda could maintain its competitive positioning while upholding its founding spirit.

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AEMA: Learning Environmental Entrepreneurship

Authors: Berger, Gabriel; Roitter, Mario; Rena, Cecilia
Product Type: Cases
Source: Social Enterprise Knowledge Network
Publication Year: 2003

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Describes the collaboration between Junior Achievement Argentina and Coca-Cola Argentina and the development and implementation process of a customized educational program focused on environmental issues implemented at schools by Junior Achievement Argentina.

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From Soup to ... Corporate Social Responsibility: Campbell's Efforts to Lead the Way

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2009

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As the culture wars in the U.S. have escalated, any company -- even a seller of soup -- can count on drawing fire from all sides of the political spectrum. When that firing starts, Dave Stangis, Campbell's vice president of corporate social responsibility (CSR), will be standing at ground zero.

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CSR Business as Usual?

The Case of the Tobacco Industry

Authors: Palazzo, Guido; Richter, Ulf
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Springer: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 61, No. 4
Publication Year: 2005

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The paper will demonstrate that the deep distrust towards tobacco companies is linked to the lethal character of their products and the dubious behavior of their representatives in recent decades. As a result, tobacco companies are not in the CSR business in the strict sense. Key aspects of mainstream CSR theory and practice such as corporate philanthropy, stakeholder collaboration, CSR reporting and self-regulation, are demonstrated to be ineffective or even counterproductive in the tobacco industry.

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Caffeine with a Conscience

Authors: Mead, Jenny; Wicks, Andrew C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Virginia Darden School Foundation
Publication Year: 2008

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Is "Fair Trade" really fair? This case examines the issues through the eyes of one coffee-drinker who has specifically chosen her caffeine venue because of the Fair Trade designation.

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Politics of Tobacco Control: A History of the U.S. Tobacco Industry

Authors: Diermeier, Daniel; Thaker, Shail
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kellogg School of Management
Publication Year: 2006

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Describes the history of the tobacco industry and its emergence as an extremely effective marketer and non-market strategist.

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Nestle: Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

Author: Reinhardt, Forest
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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Swiss food giant Nestle attempts to improve the performance of its suppliers of agricultural commodities to raise quality, lower costs, and contribute to sustainable development.

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COFCO Xinjiang Tunhe Co., Ltd.

Authors: Bell, David E.; Sesia, Aldo
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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Qin Yelong, Xinjiang Tunhe president, had ambitious goals for the company. he wanted Tunhe to be the world's largest supplier of tomato products (primarily paste) within three years. To do so, Tunhe needed to secure relationships with top-of-the-line international customers, such as H.J. Heinz and Unilever.

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Meeting the Diversity Challenge at PepsiCo: The Steve Reinemund Era

Authors: Thomas, David A.; Creary, Stephanie J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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This case profiles PepsiCo's diversity journey under the leadership of former chairman and CEO Steve Reinemund who instituted diversity as one of the company's strategic imperatives.

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Swire Beverages: Implementing CSR in China

Authors: Marquis, Christopher; Donovan, G. A.; Chu, Yi Kwan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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Swire Beverage, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in China, recently created a corporate social responsibility (CSR) organization to oversee environmental, community, health and safety initiatives at the companies' nine bottling plants in China. The case considers organizational design decisions in setting up the committee.

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VeeV on the Rocks?

Authors: Margolis, Joshua D.; Marquis, Christopher; Winig, Laura
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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Three pressing challenges (equity split, extent of commitment to social responsibility, and product discoloration) confront VeeV, the world's first alcoholic beverage infused with acai berries.

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Catch-22 for Kellogg's?

Authors: Maseeha, S.; Purkayastha, Debapratim
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2009

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The case discusses the fall-out of an endorsement deal between Kellogg Company and 2008 Olympic swimming champion Michael Fred Phelps after the latter was photographed smoking marijuana from a bong.

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Complan vs Horlicks: Comparative Advertising and the Question of Ethics

Authors: Maseeha, S.; Purkayastha, Debapratim
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2009

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This case is about the advertising war between two popular health drink brands Horlicks and Complan in India. The war for supremacy between these two brands started as early as the 1960s and has continued ever since.

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Chiquita Brands and Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Ethical Dilemmas

Authors: Holcomb, J.; O'Brien, K.; Mayer, Don
Product Type: Cases
Source: Indiana University
Publication Year: 2008

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This case explores the most prominent (and perhaps only) public inquiry where a US corporation is believed to have provided financial assistance to a foreign terrorist organization.

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Loch Fyne Oysters

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Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Employee Ownership Association
Publication Year: 2009

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Andy Lane read an article about the Baxi Partnership, which was starting to fund employee buy-outs, and saw how this route could provide a way of paying Noble’s estate his share of the business without selling the company.

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Fiji Water and Corporate Social Responsibility

Green Makeover or 'Greenwashing'?

Authors: McMaster, James; Nowak, Jan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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This case analysis traces the establishment and subsequent operation of FIJI Water LLC and its bottling subsidiary, Natural Waters of Viti Limited. The case reviews the growth and market expansion of this highly successful company with the brand name 'FIJI Natural Artesian Water' ('FIJI Water').

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Ethical Chocolates: A 'Bittersweet' Dilemma

Authors: Gopal, B.; Karunakaran, A.; Chatterjee, C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICFAI Business School, Bangalore
Publication Year: 2008

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On 19 September 2001, the global chocolate industry adopted the famous Harkin-Angel protocol, which envisages the adoption of fair labour practices in the cocoa industry by 1 July 2008. In this scenario, many industry giants have expressed their willingness to go ethical to regain popularity. But a solution for this dilemma is still far away. It remains to be seen whether the industry will go ethical at the cost of profits, or will the end consumer finally foot the bill?

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Starbucks and Conservation International

Authors: Austin, James E.; Reavis, Cate
Product Type: Cases
Source: HBS Premier Case Collection
Publication Year: 2002

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Starbucks reviews the future of its alliance with Conservation International and its new coffee procurement guidelines aimed at promoting environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable coffee production.

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Nestle's Nescafe Partners' Blend: The Fairtrade Decision (A, B)

Authors: Dawar, Niraj; Mitchell, Jordan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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In early 2005, Nestle is in the midst of a decision: whether or not the Fairtrade mark should be applied on Partners' Blend, a new instant coffee product to be marketed in the growing UK 'ethical' coffee segment.

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Fishy Issues

The U.S. Shrimp Anti-Dumping Case

Author: Debaere, Peter
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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This case will lead to a discussion and analysis of the (welfare) consequences of protectionism. In particular, the focus is on the anti-dumping case in the United States against six of its major (developing country) importers of shrimp.

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