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The Aquaculture Industry in the Philippines: Creating Social Values at Marina Gana Vida

Authors: Farhoomand, Ali F.; Wong, Shiu Kau
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hong Kong
Publication Year: 2012

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The main social objective of MGV was to help the poor living in the area through job or business opportunities so that some day they could lift their households out of poverty. Nobleza faced conflicting goals as he tried to scale up MGV's production. Should he replace the women workers with machines that could produce more jars of processed fish products per day? What could he do to balance his philanthropic and business goals in a social enterprise such as MGV?

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Homeboy Industries Reboots the Lives of Tattooed Former Gangbangers, and Even One CEO

Author: McGray, Douglas
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Fast Company
Publication Year: 2012

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Homeboy Industries, the passion project of an L.A. priest, has brought life reboots to hundreds of former criminals, including onetime gang members and the fallen CEO of mega-construction company KB Home.

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India 2012: The Challenges of Governance

Authors: Iyer, Lakshmi; Vietor, Richard H.K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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In January 2012, the government of India faced significant challenges... Policy reforms were hampered by several recent corruption scandals, widespread citizen protests against corruption, and disagreements with coalition partners. Could India make the right decisions needed to lift hundreds of millions of citizens out of poverty?

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Building an Inclusive Green Economy for All: Opportunities and Challenges for Overcoming Poverty and Inequality

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Poverty-Environment Partnership
Publication Year: 2012

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Examples of the green economy in practice show great potential for delivering a “triple bottom line” of job–creating economic growth coupled with environmental protection and social inclusion. However, there are significant barriers to realizing this potential on a large scale. To build an inclusive green economy that is equitable and sustainable will require carefully designed policies and targeted investments that enable low and middle-income countries and the poor to contribute to and benefit from the transition...

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A Jobs Compact for America's Future

Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2012

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The U.S. is stuck in the worst economic, political, and social crisis since the Great Depression. Without a well-trained, well-paid, continuously improving workforce the United States cannot compete with other nations effectively—and won’t be able to sustain high and rising living standards. But this downward slide is not inevitable. We can reverse the trend by identifying the roots of the crisis and focusing together on our national interests.

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2012 Best of Sustainable Supply: McDonald's

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: AboutMcDonalds.com
Publication Year: 2012

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This report includes fifty-one mini case studies highlighting sustainable best practices in the global McDonald’s supply chain...

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Samasource: Give Work, Not Aid

Authors: Gino, Francesca; Staats, Bradley R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Different from traditional business process outsourcing companies, Samasource relied on a marginalized population of workers to execute the work. The case explores how the company can grow its capability to help individuals around the globe through the provision of digital work.

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Hassina Sherjan

Authors: Eccles, Robert G.; Serafeim, George; Eccles, Philippa
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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A trip back to Afghanistan inspired Hassina Sherjan to educate young women through a non-profit organization and to start a for-profit company to create jobs, especially for women, based on traditional Afghani designs and using only locally grown cotton. In order to grow Boumi, Sherjan must confront a number of challenges...

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Authors: Kristof, Nicholas; WuDunn, Sheryl
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Vintage
Publication Year: 2010

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Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Kristof and WuDunn show that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential.

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Low-Wage / Frontline Workers Teaching Materials Portal

Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2011

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This collection is part of our business faculty network on Low-Wage / Frontline Workers. It is designed to provide a repository of teaching materials that incorporate issues of low-wage workers into a business’s core decision-making process.

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