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The Business Case for Being a Responsible Business

Authors: Exter, Nadine; Turner, Charlotte
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Business in the Community; Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management
Publication Year: 2011

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The way we do business is changing. What is needed is a form of capitalism that is driven by businesses which not only think about the short term returns but also about building longer term sustainable businesses that create economic, environmental and social value...

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Creating Sustainable Businesses through Social Intrapreneurism

Authors: Grayson, David; Spitzeck, Heiko; Alt, Elisa; McLaren, Melody
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management
Publication Year: 2013

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This Occasional Paper explores the “enabling environment” for social intrapreneurs and identifies key factors that enable (and disable) innovation...

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Overcoming Short-Termism within British Business: The Key to Sustained Economic Growth

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Labour Party, UK
Publication Year: 2013

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This Review looks at ‘short-termism’ within British business: the pressure to focus on short-term results to the possible detriment of the long-term health of a company, or even a whole industry. The investigation confirmed that short-termism constrains the ambition of UK business, holding back its development and inhibiting economic growth...

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San Leon Energy: Hydraulic Fracturing in Poland

Authors: Rice, Condoleezza; Zegart, Amy; Myers, Astasia S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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San Leon Energy, an Irish energy firm, was committed to developing large unconventional shale gas reserves in Poland. To reach these reserves, San Leon needed to use a technique called hydraulic fracturing ("fracking”). The Polish government supported fracking…. Yet in 2011 and 2012, environmental protests worldwide grew, causing several countries, including Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Romania, and parts of Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom to issue temporary fracking bans.

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Cadbury: An Ethical Company Struggles to Insure the Integrity of Its Supply Chain

Authors: Chatterjee, Sumana; Elias, Jaan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Yale School of Management
Publication Year: 2008

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In 2000 and 2001, revelations that the production of cocoa in the Côte d’Ivoire involved child slave labor set chocolate companies, consumers, and governments reeling. The stories of child slave labor on Côte d’Ivoire cocoa farms hit Cadbury especially hard. Furthermore, Cadbury’s culture had been deeply rooted in the religious traditions of the company’s founders, and the organization had paid close attention to the welfare of its workers and its sourcing practices.

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JP Morgan: Lessons Learned

Author: Sapp, Stephen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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Following the revelation of a US$2 billion loss on trading at JP Morgan’s chief investment office in London, the company’s board of directors is tasked with recommending changes to its risk management practices and corporate governance structure...

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Why Are Business Leaders Prioritising Sustainability?

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Temple Group; Sustainable Business; Edie.net
Publication Year: 2012

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Despite economic pressures, sustainability remains very firmly on the boardroom agenda. This report examines the current sustainability landscape to investigate where boardroom priorities actually are, how deeply embedded sustainability has become, or remained, in business operations and how that will change over the next few years.

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A Blueprint for Better Business

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Product Type: Cases
Source: Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales Working Group
Publication Year: 2012

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There is increasing recognition among business leaders that the internal culture of business, including its underlying values, beliefs and principles, has to be candidly examined to see in what way it has contributed to the breakdown of trust. Are business people too narrowly focused on the bottom line, on maximising shareholder value in the short term? Do these perspectives blind them to the effects of their actions on wider society? This document examines examples of some of the personal dilemmas and frustrations of the business life.

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Schuberg Philis

Authors: DeLong, Thomas J.; Beyersdorfer, Daniela
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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A growing workload and 100% promise to customers have increased the pressure on Schuberg Philis' non-hierarchical teams of engineers, as well as the hiring speed, which some fear could dilute their corporate culture...

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A.P. Moller - Maersk Group: Evaluating Strategic Talent Management Initiatives

Authors: Groysberg, Boris; Abbott, Sarah L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Bill Allen and Maria Pejter of Maersk Group's Human Resources Department, discuss talent management issues: an increase an employee turnover; internal training and development programs; hiring experienced talent from outside the firm; rehiring former employees ("boomerangs"); and increasing employee diversity.

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