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Stakeholder Engagement: What Didn’t Work for Acer

Stakeholder engagement in the developing world is still very much in process. Many non-profit organizations charge that companies have to become more involved with local communities in order to fully appreciate the impact one company can have. This could not be truer in the case of Acer in Taiwan. Acer is a very large computer [...]

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CSR Strategy in Developing Countries

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is often a priority for companies in developed countries, but in recent years, the discussion has extended to the developing world. In the developed world, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) accuse multinational corporations (MNCs) of mistreating host countries – the example of Shell in Nigeria being one of the most prominent. In addition, [...]

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Climate Change Refugees in Bangladesh

Of all the countries in the world, Bangladesh is one of the most threatened by the changing climate. Food production depends highly on the many rivers and the yearly monsoon season, both of which have become destabilized. Many rice fields have become salinized, rendering them useless. As a result, large numbers of people have to [...]

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Crisis: Sugar, Wheat, Rice…

Food Insecurity in Pakistan In the last two years, many issues have arisen that threaten Pakistan’s ability to feed itself. Food insecurity exists in part because there have been continuing wheat and sugar crises. The situation also looks set to worsen with the government proposal to lease land to other countries. As companies become increasingly [...]

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