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Nike

Nike has taken a position of leadership and innovation for sustainability.  MIT Sloan has been part of that journey.

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Evaluating the impacts of agricultural practices around the planet

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Libby McDonald

Waste picking communities in low-income countries, with MIT students and Community Innovator Lab’s Libby McDonald, develop waste sector business models.

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Zeynep Ton

Professor Zeynep Ton researches strategies that successful companies use to produce good jobs, high performance operations, and societal benefits.

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Professor Matthew Amengual examines how to promote economic development in industrializing nations that is both equitable and sustainable.

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MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Zeynep Ton draws on a decade of research to challenge whether there really is a tradeoff between offering low prices and paying low wages.

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Iqbal Quadir, Founder and Director, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, MIT
MIT Sloan Sustainability and Social Impact Perspectives Series
November 29, 2011

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Thomas A. Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
MIT Sloan Sustainability and Social Impact Perspectives Series
November 15, 2012

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Rick Locke, Class of 1922 Professor of Political Science and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
15.877 Professional Seminar in Sustainability
November 16, 2012

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Regulations essential for improving labor standards are often ignored to the detriment of workers. In many countries, the agencies charged with enforcement lack resources and are subject to political interference. How can inspectors in flawed bureaucracies overcome these barriers and enforce labor regulations? Based on case studies o...

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Environmental regulation in middle-income and developing countries is often viewed with high degrees of pessimism. Although many countries have adopted protective laws, violations are widespread and institutions are weak. This paper analyzes the puzzle of shifting patterns of environmental regulation in Argentina, a country with wides...

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Private, voluntary compliance programs, promoted by global corporations and nongovernmental organizations alike, have produced only modest and uneven improvements in working conditions and labor rights in most global supply chains. Through a detailed study of a major global apparel company and its suppliers, this article argues that t...

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Although the ultimate success of labor regulation in many economic sectors depends on a combination of state and private actors, to date, researchers have not studied the interaction between state and private regulation. What happens when these forms of regulation meet on the factory floor? Based on a case study of labor inspection an...

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What role can corporate codes of conduct play in monitoring compliance with international labour standards and improving working conditions in global supply chains? Addressing this question, the authors first summarize the results of research on factory audits of working conditions in 800 of Nike’s suppliers in 51 countries and two ...

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Collective bargaining, a core social institution, faces a fundamental transformational challenge. National survey data provide unique insights into the current status of the bargaining process — revealing challenges and opportunities. Awareness and use of interest-based bargaining principles is widespread but complicated by underlyi...