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The Children Behind Our Cotton

Author: Environmental Justice Foundation
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Environmental Justice Foundation
Publication Year: 2007

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Six of the world’s top seven cotton producers have been reported to use children in the field. Forced child labour – a clear contravention of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour – is disturbingly common.

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High Road or Low Road? Job Quality in the New Green Economy

Author: Mattera, Philip
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Good Jobs First
Publication Year: 2009

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The fact that an employer is engaged in a business that benefits the environment does not necessarily mean that the employees of that enterprise are going to be treated well.

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The Case of the Plant Relocation

Author: Musalo, Karen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Makkula Center for Applied Ethics
Publication Year: 2005

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Your company can make more money for shareholders by relocating plants to a country with low costs and fewer regulations. What's your decision?

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Business and Human Rights: The Case of Hewlett Packard

Authors: McElhaney, Kellie A.; Hill, Natalie
Product Type: Cases
Source: Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, California
Publication Year: 2003

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This case study describes how a technology company developed a Human Rights and Labor Policy within their Global Citizenship strategy, and is engaged in the complex and unclearly defined issues of human rights within their business...

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Haier Hefei Electronics Co. (A, B, C)

Author: Paine, Lynn S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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When Haier takes over the Yellow Mountain television factory in the distant Hefei province at the behest of Hefei's government, workers strike against the Haier culture and what it stands for.

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Designing A New Course: The Global Environment of Business

Author: Conklin, David W.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of International Business Education, 1 (1)
Publication Year: 2003

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Businesses confront significant differences among countries in regard to industry structures as well as economic, political, societal and technological forces. These differences create new challenges and opportunities for a business as it extends its activities internationally...
   

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Charles Veillon, S.A. (A)

Author: Paine, Lynn S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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The top management team at Charles Veillon, a Swiss mail-order company, is considering whether to work with a human rights organization to monitor the labor practices of its suppliers. A particular concern is avoiding child labor and other forms of workplace coercion...

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Search of the Week Archive

Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
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Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2011

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CasePlace.org’s Searches of the Week.

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15 Minutes with Hannah Jones

Author: Phills, James A., Jr.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Interviews
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication Year: 2007

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What goes in and out of fashion changes continually, and the apparel industry likes it that way because it creates a constant demand for new products. But it also poses a challenge for Nike as the company attempts to reduce its environmental footprint and become greener.

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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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