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Office Depot, WebEx Launch Guides for Greener Offices

Author: GreenBiz.com
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: GreenBiz.com
Publication Year: 2007

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Office Depot launched its fourth Green Book Monday, a week after the U.K.'s WebEx released its Green Guide. Both publications offer companies advice on how to incorporate green products and practices into the business landscape.

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Developing a framework for sustainable development indicators for the mining and minerals industry

Author: Davies, Benjamin
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Cleaner Production, 12(6): August 2004
Publication Year: 2004

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The mining and minerals industry faces some of the most difficult sustainability challenges of any industrial sector.

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The Chinese Tainted Milk Scandal

Authors: Gupta, V; Chakraborty, B
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2009

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This case discusses the tainted milk scandal that was unearthed in China in 2008. The milk scandal became public in August 2008, after it was disclosed that the baby formula produced by the Chinese dairy products company, Sanlu Group was contaminated with melamine, which caused kidney failure of many children, resulting in death in some cases.

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IDEAAS and PSA: Replication in the Amazon

Authors: Aubry, Rick; Arippol, Patrick; Hartigan, Pamela
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University
Publication Year: 2007

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This case describes two social ventures' experience of collaborating with each other through a replication project funded by Lemelson and the Schwab Foundations.

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Sheaffer International's BOOM Program

Authors: Anderson, Terry J.; Grewell, Bishop
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford University
Publication Year: 2006

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Jack Sheaffer had a unique wastewater treatment system that produced no organic sludge, no odor, and was cheaper than conventional systems. He was worried, however, that his business might suffer if there were a turndown in the marketplace. This case explores how to manage risk by establishing a consistent revenue source insulated from the ups and downs of the marketplace, how to develop a business strategy and implement it, and how a product that improves the environment can compete in the market by offering higher quality at lower cost.

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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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Infosys' Knowledge Management Initiatives

Authors: Gupta, V; Perepu, I.
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2006

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The case presents the knowledge management (KM) practices of Infosys Technologies, one of the leading software companies based in India. Infosys was inducted into the Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Hall of Fame in the year 2005 due to its innovative KM initiatives. Since its inception, Infosys gave importance to learning in the organisation.

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Taking the High Road

Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review
Publication Year: 2006

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The author argues that, although many companies seek to become competitive primarily by reducing costs such as labor, there is another option.

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Should ABB Go Carbon-Neutral?

Authors: Steger, U; Ionescu-Somers, Aileen
Product Type: Cases
Source: IMD - International Institute for Management Development
Publication Year: 2007

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This is an abridged version of the IMD case titled 'ABB's Carbon-Neutral Conundrum' (IMD-2-0110). The learning objective is to discuss the possibilities and the value added of going carbon neutral.

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HIV/AIDS in South Africa--2001, Background Note

Authors: Podolny, Joel; Bahl, Kanika; Newsome, John
Product Type: Notes
Source: Stanford University
Publication Year: 2002

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Provides a background for cases that deal with the issue of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, creates a context for understanding the impact of the disease at the business and macroeconomic level, and examines the various strategies that companies can employ in dealing with the issue.

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Distributed Solar Energy in Brazil

Fabio Rosa's Approach to Social Entrepreneurship

Authors: Mugica, Yerina; London, Ted
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of North Carolina
Publication Year: 2004

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Approximately 25 million people in Brazil do not have access to electricity. Fabio Rosa, a local social entrepreneur, is aiming to fill this need through innovative distributed solar energy systems.

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Making China Your Second Home Market: An Interview with the CEO of Danfoss

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Product Type: Journal Articles; Interviews
Source: The McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2006

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The head of the Danish industrial-controls company wants to make China one of its core markets...

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Entropy International

Enabling Businesses to Make a Contribution to Sustainable Development

Authors: Seelos, Christian; Mair, Johanna
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2003

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This case documents the circumstances of managing the growth phase of a start-up company. Entropy International faces the unique challenges and opportunities of social entrepreneurship but also entrepreneurship in general...

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Improving environmental performance through innovation: Recent trends in the mining industry

Authors: Warhurst, Alyson; Bridge, Gavin
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: "Minerals Engineering", Volume 9, Issue 9, September 1996, Pages 907-921
Publication Year: 1996

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Innovation in mineral processing technology can enable mining companies to combine gains in productivity with improvements in environmental management.

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The Role of Business In Combating HIV/AIDS

Author: Beever, Charles
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: CasePlace.org
Publication Year: 2006

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The global HIV/AIDS epidemic is unquestionably a human tragedy, with few parallels in the sheer scope of physical and emotional pain that it inflicts on the 40 million people living with HIV and their caretakers. But it is also one of the most significant economic and business issues of our time...

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McDonald's to Recycle Cooking Oil to Power its Vehicles

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Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: GreenBiz.com
Publication Year: 2007

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By converting the cooking oil from its 1,200 restaurants in Britain into biodiesel, McDonald's said it could save 1.5 million gallons of gasoline used by its delivery fleet in the U.K...

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Mining companies' role in sustainable development: the 'why' and 'how' of corporate social responsibility from a business perspective

Author: Hamann, Ralph
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Development Southern Africa, Volume 20, Issue 2 June 2003 , pages 237 - 254
Publication Year: 2003

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This article - the first in a pair of articles on corporate social responsibility (CSR) - provides an overview of mining companies' role in sustainable development, from a business perspective and in the South African context.

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Minerals Industry Risk Management Gateway (MIRMGate)

http://www.mirmgate.com/

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source:
Publication Year: 2009

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A comprehensive online library of information related to hazard and risk management in the mining, minerals processing and quarrying industries.

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Topics In Business Strategy

Business & Climate Change

Author: Skov, Joshua
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: UC San Diego
Publication Year: 2008

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Human-caused climate change presents a series of major challenges to human economies and societies. Increasingly, policy solutions and stakeholder pressures will, via direct financial incentives and indirect business pressures, trace this problem to its causes in emissions-generating activities.

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JetBlue Airways

Valentine's Day 2007

Authors: Huckman, Robert S.; Pisano, Gary P. ; Fuller, Virginia A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Describes an operational crisis for JetBlue Airways during an ice storm in the eastern United States in February 2007 and chronicles the airline's immediate response.

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Say on Pay

Authors: Lorsch, Jay W.; Chernak, Alexis; Narayanan, V.G.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Highlights a few examples where shareholders have successfully garnered a majority in support of an advisory vote measure on company proxy ballots, and describes discussion within Congress on the matter.

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Innovation at BMW: Can Green Powertrain Technology Be Introduced By 2020?

Authors: Steger, U; Tywuschik, S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: IMD - International Institute for Management Development
Publication Year: 2009

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In this case, the authors describe the corporate development of BMW as one of the most successful brands in the automotive industry and look at the corporation's global research and development network in more detail.

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Materials Stewardship – Towards the Sustainable Use of Minerals and Metals

Authors: Davies, Benjamin; Atherton, John
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: World of Metallurgy – ERZMETALL 59 (2006) No. 1
Publication Year: 2006

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If the metals sector is to contribute successfully to sustainable consumption it must adopt principles and practices which address the entire life cycle of the materials we produce.

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Web-Conference: Access

Authors: Margaritis, William G.; Teegen, Hildy; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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On November 12, 2009, Aspen CBE hosted a web-conference on "Access" in collaboration with FedEx.

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Interview with Prof. Mark Finster, School of Business, University of Wisconsin Madison

Author: Shattuck, Rachel
Product Type: Interviews
Source:
Publication Year: 2009

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Internal Transformation of Corporations: The Road to Conscious Capitalism

Authors: Thomas, Michael; Veltrop, Bill
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: 2007 Summit of the Future of the Corporation
Publication Year: 2007

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The root cause of our widespread environmental, economic, and social issues is organizational design. Few of our complex organizations have been designed to be learning organizations or conscious, empathetic, self-evolving social systems.

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Little Green Lies

Author: Elgin, Ben
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source:
Publication Year: 2007

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Environmental stewardship has become a centerpiece of corporate image-crafting. But Auden Schendler, the in-house "corporate sustainability" advocate for the Aspen Skiing Co., now offers a searing refutation of the belief that green corporate practices beget green of the pecuniary variety.

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KT Sean: 'Choose the Right Company'

Authors: Lee, J; Liu, J
Product Type: Cases
Source: China Europe International Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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The case demonstrates how FedEx's policy on promotion from within the company has supported women employees' career development; and how FedEx has empowered KT Sean with the sophisticated leadership that has enabled her to make a significant contribution to empowering her subordinates.

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation and Ghana

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

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As the U.S. government agency, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and Ghana finalize a $547 million grant for agriculture and transportation infrastructure, they come up against an accountability and measurement problem: how to address an urgent request from Ghana to fund community services--such as schools and drinking water--for which the results will be more difficult to measure.

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Sustainable development in the mining industry: clarifying the corporate perspective

Authors: Hilson, Gavin; Murck, Barbara
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Resources Policy, Volume 26, Issue 4, December 2000, Pages 227-238
Publication Year: 2000

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This paper examines sustainable development in the corporate mining context, and provides some guidelines for mining companies seeking to operate more sustainably.

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The Whistle Had Blown

How Should Tetra Pak Respond to China's Imminent Antitrust Law?

Authors: Ho, Emily; Tao, Zhigang
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2005

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The Chinese government proposed a new antitrust law in late 2005. The government will closely scrutinize companies operating in China, especially foreign market leaders; these companies should guard against possible lawsuits.

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A CEO Manning the Phones Each Day?

Author: Tozzi, John
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: BusinessWeek.com
Publication Year: 2008

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What sounds like a customer-service gimmick is helping the co-founder of a personal finance Web site build trust.

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Dow Chemical Company

Author: Baker, Kenneth
Product Type: Cases
Source: The World Resources Institute
Publication Year: 1994

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The Dow Chemical Company case provides an overview of the WRAP (Waste Reduction Always Pays) program. The WRAP program has been implemented as a contest among proposals for small-scale capital investments. Historically, the contest format was initiated at Dow in 1981, inthe context of energy-savings proposals...

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Wainwright Industries (A, B)

Authors: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss; Klein, Norman
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1996

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Traces the growth of Wainwright, a small automotive supply company, focusing on its commitment to quality in 1981 and the evolution of its quality culture.

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Today's Solution and Tomorrow's Problem

The Business Process Outsourcing Risk Management Puzzle

Author: Shi, Yuwek
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2007

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Provides an overview of the different types of risks that a BPO client is faced with, including the damaging impact to client companies in areas such as customer services, overall operations costs, information security, business continuity, and other short-term market performance metrics.

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The Costs of Employee Turnover: When the Devil Is in the Details

Authors: Tracey, J. Bruce; Hinkin, Timothy R
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Center For Hospitality Research at The Cornell School Of Hotel Administration
Publication Year: 2006

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Employee turnover continues to be a concern for many hospitality firms. This study examined the relative costs of different aspects of turnover, finding that the damage to productivity caused by the inexperience of new employees is the greatest contributor to the overall costs of turnover.

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AT&T Environment & Safety

Authors: Trent, Marcy; Patell, James
Product Type: Cases
Source: World Resources Institute
Publication Year: 1994

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AT&T used "classic" total quality management techniques to eliminate an environmental hazard--the toxic chemical TCA--from its Columbus Works plant...

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Raising Our Game: Can We Sustain Globalization?

Author: SustainAbility
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: SustainAbility
Publication Year: 2009

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This report takes stock of the challenges and opportunities facing business in a global context.

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A Multilevel Investigation of the Motivational Mechanisms Underlying Knowledge Sharing and Performance

Authors: Quigley, Narda R.; Tesluk, Paul E.; Locke, Edwin A.; Bartol, Kathryn M.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: INFORMS
Publication Year: 2009

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This study draws on three different, yet complementary, theories of motivation, which we combine in an interactive manner, to explain the mechanisms that underlie the exchange between knowledge providers and recipients and ultimately impact performance. We argue that the findings constitute a useful advance in middle-range motivation theory pertaining to knowledge sharing and utilization.

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Raising the Bar: Can China Meet the Quality Challenge?

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

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After being stung by consumer backlash and stiffer penalties for piracy, counterfeiting and contamination, China is working hard to overcome its reputation for poor quality. Many experts see quality issues as the simple growing pains of an accelerating economy. After all, China already makes high-quality products such as iPods. The challenge today for foreign partners: How to set and enforce effective quality benchmarks.

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Supply Chain Management

Emory University: BUS 553

Author: Metters, Rich
Product Type:
Source: Emory University, Goizueta School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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Supply chain management represents the conscious effort by firms to develop and run supply chains, rather than individual firms, in the most effective and efficient way possible.

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Business & the Environment: Strategies for Sustainability

MHR 841

Author: Drobny, Neil L.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Fisher College of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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Business & The Environment will teach students how to integrate consideration of the environment into thinking about business processes to improve a company’s competitive advantage. The course will revolve around the concept of environmental sustainability.

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BMW Group Plant Oxford's 'The New Oxford Way' (Now) Program: From Culture Clash to Performance Culture

Author: Purkayastha, Debapratim
Product Type: Cases
Source: ICMR Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2009

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BMW wanted to come out with a new MINI. However, the management at the new plant faced challenges in upgrading the site and processes and in preparing for the launch of the new vehicle. It also had to face the huge challenge of integrating the erstwhile Rover and BMW cultures, which differed vastly from each other.

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Internal Functions as a Vehicle to Implement Cleaner Production

Adding Value to Products and Services

Authors: Nascimento, Luis Felipe; Denise da Cunha Lemos, Angela; Abreu de Mello, Maria Celina
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Luis Felipe Nascimento
Publication Year:

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Cleaner Production (CP) is defined by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) as a "preventive environmental strategy applied to processes, products and services to increase overall efficiency and productivity, improve business opportunities and reduce human and environmental risk"...

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The eco-profiles for current and near-future NatureWorks polylactide (PLA) production

Modeling and Analysis for Environmental Sustainability

Author: Vink, Erwin
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Publication Year: 2007

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This paper provides the cradle-to-polymer-factory-gate life cycle inventory data (eco-profiles) for the 2006 and the near-future PLA production systems and explains the use of renewable energy certificates (RECs).

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Supply Chain Specific? Understanding the Patchy Success of Ethical Sourcing Initiatives

Author: Roberts, Sarah
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Business Ethics. Vol. 44, Issue 2/3.
Publication Year: 2003

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This paper begins by examining the relationship between corporate social responsibility, reputation, and supply network conditions. It then looks at the effectiveness of one tool for managing supply network sustainability issues...

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The European Business Ethics Network (EBEN)

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: European Business Ethics Network
Publication Year: 2006

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The European Business Ethics Network, EBEN, is the only international network dedicated wholly to the promotion of business ethics in European private industry, public sector, voluntary organizations and academia.

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Improving Work Conditions in a Global Supply Chain

Authors: Locke, Richard M.; Romis, Monica
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 1997

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Many multinational companies attempt to monitor working conditions in suppliers' factories in developing countries through corporate codes of conduct, along with monitoring to determine compliance. The authors conclude that global brands could help improve working conditions in supply chain factories by working with suppliers to help them introduce new management systems.

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UN Global Compact

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: United Nations
Publication Year: 2005

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The United Nations Global Compact is an initiative encouraging vendor companies to the United Nations to support nine principles focusing on human rights, labor rights, and the environment.

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Religious Liberty, Vatican II, and John Courtney Murray

Author: Ogden, Joslyn
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
Publication Year: 2009

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Examines how the work of John Courtney Murray and the Second Vatican Council led the vast and complex institution of the Roman Catholic Church to radically revise its understanding of religious freedom within a nine-year period.

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