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Authors: Healy, Paul M.; Ramanna, Karthik; Shaffer, Matthew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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What should business leaders do about corruption? In December 2011, four HBS alumni met to debate how to engage the unprecedented protests against Vladimir Putin's corrupt government...

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Maersk Line and the Future of Container Shipping

Authors: Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon; Reinhardt, Forest; Nellemann, Frederik
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Maersk Line was hoping that customers would increasingly make sustainability a purchasing criterion, thus differentiating Maersk Line from competing carriers. Could sustainability really provide Maersk Line with a competitive advantage in an industry that was considered to be commoditized?

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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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Willful Blindness: When a Leader Turns a Blind Eye

Author: Heffernan, Margaret
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Ivey Business Journal
Publication Year: 2012

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When the British Member of Parliament, Adrian Sanders, asked Rupert and James Murdoch if they were familiar with the term “willful blindness,” their silence said it all. The MP defined it for them: “If there is knowledge that you could have had, should have had but chose not to have, you are still responsible.” Then and now, willful blindness was a concept that should send shivers down the spines of any executive...

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The Cornerstones of Good Business Practices

Author: Dahlvig, Anders
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Ivey Business Journal
Publication Year: 2012

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Retailer IKEA did not become one of the most admired companies in the world by trial and error. The company was built on a carefully, well-thought-out foundation that remains firmly in place almost 40 years after the company was founded...

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Tough Decisions at Marks and Spencer

Authors: Eccles, Robert G.; Serafeim, George; Armbrester, Kyle
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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In 2007, under the leadership of CEO Stuart Rose, the iconic British retailer Marks and Spencer, with great fanfare, announced its "Plan A" initiative. Based on the five essential pillars of climate change, waste, sustainable materials, fair partnership, and health, the plan sought to transform the company's practices. Key aspects of Plan A included more sustainable sourcing and influencing the business practices of the company's supply chain; communication to employees, customers and investors; and employee engagement. The case concludes with the tradeoffs involved in the decision of whether or not to install refrigerator doors in the grocery section of its stores. While the energy savings and reduced carbon emissions are relatively clear and easy to measure, the impact on customers and revenues is harder to assess...

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Aviva Investors

Authors: Serafeim, George; Eccles, Robert G.; Armbrester, Kyle
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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The case describes Aviva Investors' policies on materiality, engagement, and its corporate responsibility voting policy. It then explores how the company is implementing these policies in the case of a particular company, the FTSE 100 diversified mining company Vendanta.

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DONG Energy: Clean and Reliable Energy

Authors: Bower, Joseph L.; Corsi, Elena
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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The head of Denmark's largest energy group ponders how to use their limited resources to advance the delivery of clean and reliable energy...

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Speeding Ahead to a Better Place

Authors: Ofek, Elie; Wagonfeld, Alison Berkley
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Shai Agassi, CEO of Better Place, is in the midst of planning a paradigm shift in clean transportation. In an attempt to wean the world from using gasoline-powered vehicles, his company is playing the role of innovator and integrator for new vehicles, charging spots, and battery switch stations.

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Scrums, Sprints, Spikes and Poker: Agility in a Bulgarian Software Company

Authors: Miree, Lucia; Galletly, John
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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Telerik’s human resource practices were innovative and flexible and its benefits and compensation package had allowed Telerik to attract a high quality workforce. Its recent innovations in benefits, including concierge services and stock options, had given Telerik an edge in human capital with an employee turnover rate of under five per cent...

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