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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
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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Corporate Social Impacts: Comparing U.K. and U.S. Corporate Policies and Practices

The George Washington Unversity: SMPP 297.61

Author: Griffin, Jennifer
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: The George Washington University: School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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This class explores the similarities, differences, and consequences of corporate social impacts by focusing on three controversial industries: tobacco, alcohol, and petrochemicals. This course expands existing conceptual frameworks by integrating three perspectives: (1) corporate strategy, (2) international globalization and civil society, and (3) corporate social responsibility.

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Monitoring Factories Around the Globe: The Fair Labor Association and The Workers Rights Consortium

Authors: Chang, Victoria; Carroll, Glenn
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2008

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In 1999, the nonprofit Fair Labor Association (FLA) was launched to monitor factories around the world for sweatshop-related infractions. Another key nonprofit player, the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), was launched in 2000. The two organizations had similar goals, but very different histories, strategies, and ways of operating.

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The Future of Fashion

The Future of Labor Management

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Wu, Gina
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2010

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Learning Objective: To discuss workforce management issues in global supply chains, highlighting the tension between distributed labor and centralized responsibility. The material allows students to discuss both sides of the labor debate: it shows that even low-wage employment can be used as a path to economic development, and also that the global search for low-wage labor has lead to human rights abuses and other ethical problems. It also highlights the potential advantages of human capital investment for innovation and operations, if properly developed.

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Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME: Placing Sustainability at the Heart of Management Education

Author: GSE Research Limited
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: GSE Research Limited; United Nations Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Management Education
Publication Year: 2012

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While consensus has been reached by the majority of globally focused management education institutions that sustainability must be incorporated into management education curricula, the relevant question is no longer why management education should change, but how? This Guide addresses frequently asked questions concerning the implementation of principles for responsible management education by highlighting real world examples with cases from dozens of institutions in countries around the world...

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China's Evolving Labor Laws (A, B)

Authors: Paine, Lynn S.; Sesia, Aldo
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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The case describes key provisions of the new labor contract law proposed by China's National People's Congress in 2006.

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Access Teaching Module- Full Version

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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FULL VERSION OF TEACHING MODULE. Access, to new markets and materials, to new sources of labor and information, to new communities and new ideas, is crucial to business, and can also serve as a way to spread the benefits of economic development to people and their communities.

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Access: Teaching Questions and Additional References

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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Access: Teaching Questions and Additional References

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Access: Business and Society

Authors: Johnson, Jennifer; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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How does access make a difference when it comes to corporate social responsibility or to the social and environmental costs of globalization, and how are businesses affected by increased connectivity to communities, to nonprofits, or to stakeholders?

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