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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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The Happy Shrimp Farm: Social Responsibility & Multiple Stakeholders

Authors: Leleux, Benoît; van der Kaaij, J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: IMD
Publication Year: 2008

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This case's learning objectives are: (1) managing multiple stakeholders in a sustainable project development; (2) understanding the economic drivers of cradle-to-cradle, recycling projects; and (3) discuss sustainability as a business model.

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Starbucks C.A.F.E Practices Program: Ensuring a Socially Responsible Supply Chain

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2008

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Starbucks Coffee Company’s C.A.F.E (Coffee and Farmer Equity) Practices program ensures that Starbucks sources sustainably grown and processed coffee by evaluating the economic, social and environmental aspects of coffee growing along the supply chain.

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The Sekem Initiative

Authors: Seelos, Christian; Mair, Johanna
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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"The Sekem Initiative" portrays a complex set of circumstances that frames Sekem's decisions to further grow and develop the initiative along its historical path of holistic development in the social, economic and cultural spheres...

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The Monsanto Company: Quest for Sustainability (A, B)

Authors: Simanis, Erik; Hart, Stuart L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: William Davidson Institute
Publication Year: 2001

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Explores the strategic drivers and implications of Monsanto's sustainability-driven transition from a chemical concern to a life sciences entity.

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Honey Care Africa: A Tripartite Model for Sustainable Beekeeping

Authors: Branzei, Oana; Valente, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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The director and co-founder of Honey Care Africa (Honey Care) looks back over the six years of operations and describes the original business model. Increasing international recognition highlights the potential impact of the model on inspiring sustainable grassroots ventures in the agriculture sector in Kenya.

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Benziger Family Winery

EMS Development and Implementation

Authors: Silverman, Murray; Lanphar, Tom
Product Type: Cases
Source: San Francisco State University, College of Business
Publication Year: 2003

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Matt Atkinson, Ranch Manager at Benziger Family Winery, was overseeing the development of the winery's environmental management system (EMS). It was February, 2003 and Matt and Chris had already invested countless hours in the EMS, which was being developed with assistance from the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA). Through their EMS Winery Pilot Project, Cal/EPA hoped to design an EMS template that eventually could be made available to other wineries. Matt and Chris had to decide whether to aggressively pursue ISO 14001 certification...

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Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line

A Case Study of Whole Foods Market

Authors: Dalby, Kaarsten Turner; Palmer, Todd; Potts, Kevin; Sullivan, Denny; Eager, Claire
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
Publication Year: 2006

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Whole Foods Markets (WF) owns and operates the largest chain of natural food stores in the United States. Already an internationally-recognized brand synonymous with organic and natural foods, the chain prides itself on its commitment to sustainable agriculture, wise environmental practices and community involvement.

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La Hacienda Musa

Modeling and Analysis for Environmental Sustainability

Author: Clemen, Robert T.
Product Type: Cases; Exercises
Source: Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Publication Year: 2009

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The question that faced Maria was how much, if any, of her 100 hectares should be dedicated to organic bananas. There were good reasons to go organic: top-quality organic produce would command a premium, and her isolated location would be ideal for growing organic bananas.

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A Closer Look at Business Education: Agriculture

Author: Goldbach, Justin F.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2007

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For many, the term "agriculture" conjures Jeffersonian imagery of the tranquil family farm. In contrast, genetically modified food and agriculture biotechnology endeavors provoke passionate debate about consumer safety and global hunger. While the agriculture sector has dramatically changed over the years in developed countries, it continues to have an enormous impact on the global economy.

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