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The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift

Author: Edwards, Andres R.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: New Society Publishers
Publication Year: 2005

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Sustainability has become a buzzword in the last decade, but its full meaning is complex, emerging from a range of different sectors. In practice, it has become the springboard for millions of individuals throughout the world who are forging the fastest and most profound social transformation of our time-the sustainability revolution...

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Tomorrow's Table: Helping Children Learn about Healthy Eating Choices

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2005

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As an outgrowth of The Chef's Garden's Culinary Vegetable Institute (CVI), the nonprofit Veggie U is committed to educating children about vegetables, and to letting children know that they have choices about the kinds of food they choose to eat.

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Nestle: Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

Author: Reinhardt, Forest L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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Swiss food giant Nestle attempts to improve the performance of its suppliers of agricultural commodities to raise quality, lower costs, and contribute to sustainable development.

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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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A Voluntary Environmental Accord for the Dairy Industry (A, B)

Authors: Tyson, J.; Alford, J.; Norman, R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Publication Year: 2004

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This case discusses voluntary industry self-regulation, as opposed to government regulation.

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The Shrimp Seal of Quality Program

Authors: Gaillard, Tara Kearney; Quader, Syeda Masarrat; Linowes, Richard
Product Type: Cases
Source: Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program
Publication Year: 2004

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Problems began for the Bangladeshi shrimp industry with the outbreak of white spot disease among shrimp intended for export, and their resulting rejection by overseas markets. In response, a new quality program brought together all industry players to move forward with a unified agenda: to achieve a self-policing system that assured international markets that international standards were met for food safety, environmental protection and human and labor rights.

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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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Starbucks and Conservation International

Authors: Austin, James E.; Reavis, Cate
Product Type: Cases
Source: HBS Premier Case Collection
Publication Year: 2002

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Starbucks reviews the future of its alliance with Conservation International and its new coffee procurement guidelines aimed at promoting environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable coffee production.

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Plum Creek Timber (B)

(Externalities Example 1: Resources and Pollution)

Authors: Bazerman, Max H.; Riley, Hannah; Nasser, Nicole; Troast, John G., Jr.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2001

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Plum Creek Timber Co. decides to go ahead with negotiations for a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) on its Pacific Northwest properties. HCP represents a new form of public-private-sector collaboration and innovation to improve upon command-and-control environmental policy solution...

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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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