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The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits

Author: Friedman, Milton
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Speeches
Source: The New York Times Magazine, September 13, 1970.
Publication Year: 1970

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"When I hear businessmen speak eloquently about the "social responsibilities of business in a free-enterprise system," it's obvious that they believe that they are defending free enterprise

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BP and Corporate Greenwash

Author: Sider, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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BP's green re-branding efforts began officially with the unveiling of its new BP Helios mark, named after the Greek sun god. However, environmental groups heaped scorn on BP's green re-branding. Greenpeace gave the company its Greenhouse Greenwash Award, given to the largest "corporate climate culprit" on earth.

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Doing Better at Doing Good: When, Why and How Consumers Respond to Corporate Social Initiatives

Authors: Bhattacharya, C.B.; Sen, Sankar
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2004

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Although companies are devoting significant resources to corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, insights into the optimal formulation, implementation, and effectiveness estimation of CSR strategies are currently scarce. This article takes an in-depth look at when, why, and how CSR works from a consumer's perspective...

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Shell and Its Stakeholders- The Transformation of Shell, 1994-1999 (B Case) (interactive case)

Author: Lawrence, Anne T.
Product Type: Cases
Source: www.i-case.com
Publication Year: 1997

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This case discusses Shell's effort to reorganize so that its financial, social and environmental performance would be equally valued and integrated in the operation of the corporation. The case then reviews past environmental and human rights controversies, including the Brent Spar incident, human rights abuses in Nigeria and the recent campaign by shareholders of reform in corporate governance...

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The Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project (A, B, C, D, E)

Authors: Esty, Benjamin C.; Ferman, Carrie
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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On June 6, 2000, the World Bank's and IFC's board of directors was scheduled to vote on whether to approve funding for the $4 billion Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline project. Although the project presented a unique opportunity to alleviate poverty in Chad, one of the poorest countries in the world, Chad had a president who had been described as a "warlord" and a history of civil war and oppression...

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White Nights and Polar Lights: Investing in the Russian Oil Industry

Evaluating the risks of investing in Russia

Authors: Spar, Debora L.; Jarosz, William W.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 1995

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In the latter half of the 1980s, the collapse of the Soviet empire created an unprecedented opportunity for Western businesses. Among those most attracted were the oil firms, who rushed to investigate Russia's vast petroleum reserves. But, as they soon discovered, investing in Russia still entailed tremendous risks...

 

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The International Investor: Islamic Finance and the Equate Project

A different set of cultural and legal standards for finance and lending

Authors: Millet, Mathew M.; Esty, Benjamin
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1999

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Equate Petrochemical Co. (Equate) is a joint venture between Union Carbide Corp. and Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC) for the construction of a $2 billion petrochemical plant in Kuwait. The sponsors began construction in August 1994 using a bridge loan and are in search of permanent, non-recourse finance...

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Shell Oil in Nigeria (Interactive Case)

Author: Lawrence, Anne T.
Product Type: Cases
Source: www.i-case.com
Publication Year: 1997

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This case traces the history of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies, up to the current crisis of reputation brought about by the execution of world renowned Nigerian novelist and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa in 1995. This case presents links to sites which enhance the case ...

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Shell in Nigeria

Authors: Hendry, John; Mellor, Kate; Hak, Zain; Ade-Ajayi, Funmi; Vieira, Waldir; Zou, Yuan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Cambridge Judge Business School
Publication Year: 2000

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This case reviews the public controversy surrounding Shell's operations in Nigeria in the 1990s...

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The Burma Pipeline

Numerous problems beset the project, including anti-government guerilla attacks, refugee problems along the Thai-Burmese border

Authors: LaMure, Lane T.; Spar, Debora L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2000

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In 1996, Unocal Corp. joined forces with the French Total company to construct an ambitious natural gas pipeline from the Andaman Sea across the southern tip of Burma and into Thailand. At an estimated cost of $1.2 billion, the pipeline was designed to bring sorely needed energy supplies into both Thailand and Burma, and to serve as a linchpin for Unocal's expanding Asian strategy...

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