~ December 8, 2016 ~
Helping business faculty explore the relationships between corporations, capital markets, and the public good.
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Kellogg School of Management: James Shein, Jason P. Hawbecker

Understanding conflicts of interest and fiduciary duty when family and public stakeholders mix, and the potential pitfalls of "creative" financing schemes.
JSTOR: Ellen C. Caldwell

Trump and beyond: how can crowd-sourced material bring current events into classrooms for timely, collaborative education?
The New York Review of Books: David Kaiser, Lee Wasserman

A deep dive into Exxon's push to undermine certainty around climate change (related: The Case for Divestment: Rockefellers' Fortune? and Exxon Mobil Accuses the Rockefellers of a Climate Conspiracy).
London Business School: Ioannis Ioannou

Where the rubber hits the road: how do companies like Unilever, Starbucks, and Intel turn corporate purpose into action, and are their strategies scalable?
National Geographic: Louise L. Schiavone

What happens when a company realizes that business viability is tied to environmental sustainability?
The New York Times: Andrew Ross Sorkin

From employment to incentives to corporate governance: what should a 21st-century business landscape look like?

The Army Corps just blocked the Dakota Access Pipeline but the companies behind it may not think they've lost; is this the most dangerous time for our planet... and humanity?; why fake news is everyone's problem, and how to tell the difference; a letter to the editor stirs debate over constructive responses to U.S. employment challenges; how Trump's immigration plan threatens America's food and wine industries; from a divorce to the Panama Papers, shining harsh light on the shadowy offshore financial system; a Pennsylvania food company that doesn't discriminate against ex-offenders-it seeks them out; best in class, at least in America: Ikea Is Giving Its Employees Up To Four Months Of Paid Parental Leave; revitalizing Ukraine's economy with berries: are they organic? yes; radioactive? sometimes also yes; and Dr. Watson, I presume? Meet cybersecurity's newest detective.


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Ideas Worth Teaching  is a tightly curated, weekly email for business school faculty to prompt new conversations in the classroom about the relationships between corporations, capital markets, and the public good. Its intent is to provide "drag and drop" functionality - allowing faculty to easily use the articles, cases and other teaching materials that we will be sharing in their class discussions.


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