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Preparing to be the Stakeholder Relationship Manager: The Case of Wal-Mart

Authors: Scully, Maureen; Roberts, Alex
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2007

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This Teaching Module now includes a Teaching Note for Faculty. The job description for Wal-Mart's recently created "Senior Director for Stakeholder Management" seeks "an innovative, out-of-the-box thinker" who can work on the company's commitments in areas including labor and wages, health care, product sourcing, and the environment. Are business schools today training leaders who could fill this role?

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Energy Efficiency Teaching Module

Efficiency's Costs and Benefits

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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At its core, energy efficiency is about doing more with less. In times of a down economy and uncertain energy prices, the importance of saving energy seems clear; over the long term, however, how does a focus on energy efficiency make sense for business? Business is both uniquely suited to address the problems of energy efficiency and to reap the potential rewards of those solutions, if it is able to meld social and profit constraints into a plan for an innovative energy future. The purpose of this Module is to discuss energy efficiency as a strategic solution rather than a defensive reaction, and to present ways to manage challenges and make the most of opportunities at this intersection of business and society.

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Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?

Author: McMillan, Tracie
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Slate
Publication Year: 2014

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How grocer Whole Foods is trying to challenge elitism, racism, and obesity in Detroit...

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Firestone and the Warlord

Authors: Miller, T. Christian; Jones, Jonathan
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: ProPublica
Publication Year: 2014

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This article details the relationship between the global Firestone corporation and the warlord Charles Taylor during the Liberian civil war. It also brings to light not only the ethical and other challenges multinational corporations can face, but also how corporations address issues of risk management and the cost of doing business in conflict zones.

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Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills

Authors: Burrowes, Jennifer; Young, Alexis; Restuccia, Dan; Fuller, Joseph; Raman, Manjari
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Accenture
Publication Year: 2014

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The underemployment of middle-class workers presents a serious challenge to America's economy if left unchecked. At the same time, employers in many industries and regions are facing worker shortages for jobs requiring more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree. Addressing this market failure is one key to rebooting the standard of living for American workers and the competitiveness of American firms...

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In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

Author: Berliner, Uri
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Multimedia
Source: NPR
Publication Year: 2014

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While apprenticeship programs have been on the decline in most of the U.S., South Carolina is working to change that trend...

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Investing in What Works for America’s Communities

Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Low Income Investment Fund
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Publication Year: 2012

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This book focuses on addressing poverty through entrepreneurial solutions from experts in community and economic development, academia, government policy, health, and philanthropy...

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The Business Case for Racial Equity

Authors: Turner, Ani; Acevedo-Garcia, Dolores; Gaskin, Darrell; LaVeist, Thomas; Williams, David R.; Segal, Laura; Miller, George
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Altarum Institute; W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Publication Year: 2013

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Striving for racial equity – a world where race is no longer a factor in the distribution of opportunity – is a matter of social justice. But moving toward racial equity can generate significant economic returns as well...

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The End of Illth: In Search of an Economy That Won't Kill Us

Author: Reece, Erik
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harper’s Magazine
Publication Year: 2013

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In the wake of the 2010 Massey mining disaster in West Virginia, the author asks whether employee ownership could improve workplace safety, and how such cooperatives might serve as a model for an alternative form of capitalism based on the sustainable use of natural and human resources.

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Greyston Bakery: Teaching Note

Author: Leipziger, Deborah
Product Type: Notes
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2013

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This Teaching Note is designed to be used with the case Greyston Bakery.

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