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Man-Made Mistakes Increase Devastation of “Natural” Disasters [(Un)Sustainability]

Author: Begley, Sharon
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Wall Street Journal
Publication Year: 2005

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"While storms such as Hurricane Katrina are sometimes called an act of God or a natural disaster, the devastation they leave behind is not. Some scientists believe even the storms themselves could be at least partly man-made..."

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Let Katrina Be a Warning

Here's what the hurricane can teach about handling natural disasters and energy policy better

Authors: Carey, John; Woellert, Lorraine; Port, Otis; Javers, Eamon
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Business Week, pp 42-43
Publication Year: 2005

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Experts on disaster risk reduction weigh the costs of development and of doing or not doing environmental fortification projects in highly developed areas.

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Hurricane Katrina: Storm and Crisis

Author: The New York Times
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2010

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This special section in the New York Times collects all the news regarding Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

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Global Warming and the Kyoto Protocol: Implications for Business

Authors: Conklin, David W.; Jones, Darcy; Davenport, Alan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2002

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The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement setting out legally-binding levels of greenhouse gas emissions for 160 participating nations. The response of governments and businesses to global environmental issues, in general, and to the Kyoto Protocol, in particular, will determine the strengths and weaknesses of this global initiative.

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Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief: What Can We Learn from Commercial Supply Chains?

Authors: Shih, Willy; Pierson, Margaret
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Organizing speedy and efficient supply operations for unpredictable major natural disasters was a continuing challenge for the U.S. military, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti was both unique in its operational scope and political complexity. The case explores some of the lessons learned from the Haiti disaster, and offers an opportunity to test well-known supply chain concepts…

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The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever

Author: Rich, Nathaniel
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times Magazine
Publication Year: 2014

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A quixotic historian tries to hold oil and gas companies responsible for Louisiana’s disappearing coast...

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Climate Change Is a People’s Shock

Author: Klein, Naomi
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Nation
Publication Year: 2014

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Author Naomi Klein discusses the challenges of global climate change and argues that solutions will hinge not on free market ideology, but on changing the system of capitalism that led us to this juncture.

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Kellogg School of Management/Aspen Institute Business and Society Conference: Rethinking ‘Shareholder Value’ and the Purpose of the Corporation

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Product Type: Video Collections; Web Sites
Source: Kellogg School of Management; The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2013

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This two-day conference brought together leaders in business and academia to foster dynamic conversations about how corporations can respond to competing pressures to balance corporate social responsibility with shareholder value maximization.

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Supply Chain Lessons from the Catastrophic Natural Disaster in Japan

Authors: Park, YoungWon; Hong, Paul; Roh, James Jungbae
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2013

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Based on case studies of Japanese manufacturing firms, this article presents a discussion of the supply chain restoration process after severe natural disasters and humanitarian disruptions and reflects on supply chain lessons in terms of disaster planning and recovery responses.

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Finding a Common Language for Disaster-resistant Supply Chains

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2013

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Disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the volcanic ash cloud that disrupted international airplane flights for several days in 2010 have highlighted the need for companies to better prepare for potential risks to their supply chains...

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