Facutly and Research

Corporate Responsibility

HBS faculty members continue to pioneer innovative concepts and frameworks that address the challenges and opportunities inherent within current and emerging models of corporate responsibility—from the alignment of business and corporate responsibility strategies to the measurement of social and bottom-line impact.

  • One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy (book)

    Robert G. Eccles and Michael P. Krzus

    Focusing on the emerging trend of integrated reporting as a top priority for companies, investors, regulators, auditors and civil society, One Report provides case studies from some of the world's leading companies doing integrated reporting and addresses how it can become a keystone of a sustainable strategy for both the company and society.

  • Goldman Sachs: The 10,000 Women Initiative (case)

    Christopher Marquis, V. Kasturi Rangan and Catherine Ross

    Goldman Sachs' five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to provide practical business and management education to 10,000 women around the globe celebrated its first anniversary in 2009 and over 1,200 women were either enrolled in, or graduated from sponsored certificate programs. The case describes the conception, development and implementation of the initiative and outlines some key strategic decisions facing the firm as they roll-out the program over the coming years.

  • Strategic Alliances: The Power of Partnering Between Nonprofits and Businesses

    James E. Austin

    City Year and Timberland, Conservation International and Starbucks--more and more leading institutions are recognizing the power and mutual benefit of collaborations between nonprofits and for-profit businesses. Professor James Austin defines the seven critical characteristics of strong collaborations as well as the barriers to successful partnering and shows how harnessing the power of collaboration can promote higher achievement for both partners.

  • Harvard Business Review on Corporate Responsibility

    Various Authors

    What and whom is a business for? This collection of articles gathers the latest thinking on the strategic significance of corporate social responsibility. Readers will develop an understanding of why businesses should continue to give money away even while laying off workers, how companies play a leadership role in today's social problems by incorporating the best thinking of governments and nonprofit institutions, and more.


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  • Recent Publications

    • One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy
      Book / Robert G. Eccles and Michael P. Krzus /2010

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      “Civil Society—Business Relations,” in International Encyclopedia of Civil Society
      Book Chapter/ James E. Austin and Alnoor Ebrahim /2010

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      “The Future of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting: Integration”
      Article / Robert G. Eccles and Michael Krzus /March 2010

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      “Gilead Sciences Inc.: Access Program”
      Case /V. Kasturi Rangan and Katharine Lee /October 2009

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      Western Union: Our World, Our Family®
      Case /Christopher Marquis / September 2009

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      Genzyme's CSR Dilemma: How to Play Its HAND
      Case / Christopher A. Bartlett, Tarun Khanna and Prithwiraj Choudhury / August 2009

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    • SK Telecom: Pursuing Happiness through Corporate Social Responsibility
      Case / Christopher Marquis, Kwang Y. Ryu, Philip Mirvis, and Bobbi Thomason / August 2009

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      Blue Ocean or Stormy Waters? Buying Nix Check Cashing
      Case /Peter Tufano and Andrea Ryan / July 2009

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      VeeV on the Rocks?
      Case /Joshua D. Margolis, Christopher Marquis, and Laura Winig / July 2009

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      Goldman Sachs: The 10,000 Women Initiative
      Case / Christopher Marquis, V. Kasturi Rangan and Catherine Ross / June 2009

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  • Recommended Reading

    Redefining Corporate Social Responsibility
    Book / Michael E. Porter, Mark R. Kramer, and Simon Zadek / February 2007

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    “Strategy and Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility”
    Article / Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer / December 2006

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    Social Enterprise Faculty Seminar Series: “Strategic Alliances: The Power of Partnering Between Nonprofits and Businesses”
    CDROM / James E. Austin / 2004

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    Harvard Business Review on Corporate Responsibility
    Book / Various Authors / 2003

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    “From Spare Change to Real Change: The Social Sector as Beta Site for Business Innovation,”
    Article / Rosabeth Moss Kanter / May 1999

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  • MBA Courses

    Acting in Time: Leadership and Management in the Face of Large-Scale Risks
    Professor Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard

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    Creating and Communicating Value: Building Business Models: Field Course
    Professor Robert Eccles; Assistant Professor Georgios Serafeim

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    Social Entrepreneurship in the Business Sector: Half-course and Field Course
    Associate Professor Christopher Marquis

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