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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Nike overhauled labor practices in its suppliers' overseas factories after it was targeted by activists campaigning against sweatshop conditions. Faced with criticism on many fronts, Wal-Mart embarked on a strategy to burnish its reputation and improve or...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —When a call came last year asking her to drop everything to come Texas to see the extent of an enormous oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Geological Survey director Marcia McNutt joked that she expected the trip to be so brief she packed like Gilligan, the...