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

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Are you looking for engaging and thought-provoking material that is new to CasePlace.org? If so, you've come to the right place.

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Woolf Farming and the California Water Crisis

Authors: Reinhardt, Forest L.; Bell, David E.; Kindred, Natalie; Shelman, Mary; Winig, Laura
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2016

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Stuart Woolf, CEO of Woolf Farming, a grower and processor of almonds, tomatoes, and other crops in California's Central Valley, must decide how to respond to the changing operating environment. This case describes farming in California's Central Valley and reviews the state's complicated system for managing water rights and resources. It invites students to analyze the relative merits of competing perspectives on how to allocate water, the institutional mechanisms for doing so, and the potential responses of agricultural producers to the changing marketplace.

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Goonj: Echoing the Vision of ‘Clothing for Dignity’

Author: Srikant, Punithavathi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Amity Research Centre
Publication Year: 2015

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Goonj had pioneered a ‘trash-based, not cash-based parallel economy’ and in this business model the profits were accrued in kind to rural poor of India. Nevertheless, the innovative social entrepreneurship initiative of Goonj and its effectiveness in delivering its objectives could face challenges in terms of scalability, sustainability and replication of its model in the face of growing public apathy towards social issues.

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Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief: What Can We Learn from Commercial Supply Chains?

Authors: Shih, Willy; Pierson, Margaret
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Organizing speedy and efficient supply operations for unpredictable major natural disasters was a continuing challenge for the U.S. military, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti was both unique in its operational scope and political complexity. The case explores some of the lessons learned from the Haiti disaster, and offers an opportunity to test well-known supply chain concepts…

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The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever

Author: Rich, Nathaniel
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times Magazine
Publication Year: 2014

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A quixotic historian tries to hold oil and gas companies responsible for Louisiana’s disappearing coast...

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Climate Change Is a People’s Shock

Author: Klein, Naomi
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Nation
Publication Year: 2014

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Author Naomi Klein discusses the challenges of global climate change and argues that solutions will hinge not on free market ideology, but on changing the system of capitalism that led us to this juncture.

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Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States

Author: Gordon, Kate
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Risky Business Project
Publication Year: 2014

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The U.S. faces significant and diverse economic risks from climate change. Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change to the United States uses a standard risk-assessment approach to determine the range of potential consequences for each region of the U.S.—as well as for selected sectors of the economy—if we continue on our current path.

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Disasters, Rebuilding and Leadership – Tough Lessons from Japan and the U.S.

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL); Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2013

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The Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) sponsored a panel at the Wharton Global Forum in Tokyo to consider the leadership lessons generated by the Fukushima disaster, and to look at its impact on Japan’s energy policy and the resettlement of afflicted areas.

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Kellogg School of Management/Aspen Institute Business and Society Conference: Rethinking ‘Shareholder Value’ and the Purpose of the Corporation

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Product Type: Video Collections; Web Sites
Source: Kellogg School of Management; The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2013

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This two-day conference brought together leaders in business and academia to foster dynamic conversations about how corporations can respond to competing pressures to balance corporate social responsibility with shareholder value maximization.

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Supply Chain Lessons from the Catastrophic Natural Disaster in Japan

Authors: Park, YoungWon; Hong, Paul; Roh, James Jungbae
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2013

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Based on case studies of Japanese manufacturing firms, this article presents a discussion of the supply chain restoration process after severe natural disasters and humanitarian disruptions and reflects on supply chain lessons in terms of disaster planning and recovery responses.

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