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Colombia

Strong Fundamentals, Global Risk

Authors: Musacchio, Aldo; Schlefer, Jonathan; Vietor, Richard H.K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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By mid-2009 Colombian President Alvaro Uribe had ended decades of virtual civil war and strengthened the business climate, but he faced tough economic challenges. Though he had instituted prominent market reforms and brought inflation down sharply, Colombia seemed stuck in a middle ground, industrially behind Brazil or Chile but ahead of poorer Latin American countries.

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Cause-Related Marketing: 3M as a Corporate Sponsor of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Authors: Johnson, Allison; Dudo, Laurie
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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This case examines the dynamics of the corporate sponsorship relationship and how it benefits both donors and recipients. Specifically discusses how 3M's brand manager for Post-it brand office products can further activate the relationship with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Cook Composites and Polymers Co.

Authors: Lee, Deishin; Toffel, Michael W.; Gordon, Rachel
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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The case describes how CCP cleans production equipment between batches using styrene, which becomes a costly hazardous waste. Having worked on minimizing waste for the past 20 years, CCP believed it could not reduce the use of styrene without risking product quality...

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Dow Chemical: Innovating for Sustainability

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

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In 2011, Neil Hawkins, Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental, Health and Safety is trying to decide what the content and format of the next ten-year goals should be to ensure Dow's viability on its 200th birthday. Should they be incremental goals like the ones for 2005 or ambitious stretch targets like the ones for 2015? Or should they be broad statements of principles that encourage innovating for sustainability throughout the company? This case illustrates how ambitious commitments to sustainability can be a driving force to major and minor innovation. It also illustrates the importance of stakeholder engagement for both sustainability and innovation.

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Jari Cellulose S.A.

Authors: Milstein, Mark B.; Hart, Stuart L.; Sadinha, Bruno
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
Publication Year: 2003

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Jari faces major problems in terms of unstable pulp production, high energy costs, decreasing international pulp prices, and a series of financial losses throughout its 20 years of existence. Jari also faces serious environmental and social issues that stem from its very existence.

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Murky Waters? Corporate Reporting on Water Risk

A Benchmarking Study of 100 Companies

Author: Barton, Brooke
Product Type: Cases
Source: Ceres
Publication Year: 2010

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Despite growing water-scarcity risks in many parts of the world, the vast majority of leading companies in water-intensive industries have weak management and disclosure of water-related risks and opportunities, according to a first-ever report issued by the Ceres investor coalition, the financial services firm UBS and financial data provider Bloomberg.

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Sustainable Development at Shell (A, B, C)

Author: Wei-Skillern, Jane
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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The case describes the complex and challenging process by which social and environmental concerns are integrated into the existing strategy of a large, multinational firm.

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Standard or Smokescreen?: Implementation of a Voluntary Environmental Code

Authors: Howard, Jennifer; Nash, Jennifer; Ehrenfeld, John
Product Type: Cases
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2000

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This article examines the response of sixteen chemical companies to the first industry-generated EHS code, Responsible Care.

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Responsible Care

Authors: Lodge, George C. ; Rayport, Jeffrey F.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1991

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Describes a 1989 initiative of the Chemical Manufacturer's Association (CMA) to secure chemical industry support for and implementation of a series of codes of conduct in the field of environmental health and safety.

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Ciba Specialty Chemicals

Author: Reinhardt, Forest
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1999

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Based on extensive interviews, this case discusses the environmental policies of a successful firm in the specialty chemicals business.

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