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Business schools waking up to CSR

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Some business schools have offered courses on corporate responsiblity issues for several years, but the new report Corporate Responsibility and Education from Ethical Corporation shows how sustainability teaching is entering the mainstream. The quick survey of developments continent-by-continent still finds Europe leading the way in terms of integrating CSR into MBA programs, but others regions are catching up.

Ellerman on helping people

A WB friend of mine is a huge David Ellerman fan and has been reading his latest book: Helping People Help Themselves : From the World Bank to an Alternative Philosophy of Development Assistance. He sent me this excerpt, where Ellerman sarcastically describes what he believes should to be the policy message being conveyed to policymakers by development agencies:

Three contest deadlines in June

First, our essay contest with the Financial Times is drawing to a close. Submit the best essay on "Business and Development: The Private Path to Prosperity" and win $30,000. There are $60,000 in prizes for the runners-up, too. Deadline is June 30.

Brief history of auction theory

The latest from David Warsh is a nice concise history of auction theory - including anecdotes of ridiculous auction results. The evolution of the science affects many of the public policy issues we discus here: from the privatization of state companies and allotment of cellular spectrums, to energy contracts and a possible rescue of Europe’s teetering carbon market.

More on Ecomagination

While the term will make any English language aficionado cringe, General Electric's Ecomagination platform had reported a stellar initial twelve months: revenues over $10 billion and a reduction of over 250,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations (see Pablo's post).

Saving the safari industry

Safari_1The tourism industry is one of the most vulnerable to the economic impacts of HIV/AIDS. Employees who are mobile and away from their families for long periods of time, and who are usually uninformed or misinformed about HIV/AIDS, can have a direct effect on the bottom lines of tour operators.