Charles Manz returns to the JVBL providing ‒ together with several fellow researchers/writers ‒ a case study of a socially responsible business within the coffee industry. Familiar CSR concepts are examined such as Fair Trade and sustainability which foster parity in dealing with buyers while maintaining product quality and reasonable income. The practices of Dean’s Beans, a progressive coffee organization, are examined as a notable demonstration of how a business can fiscally succeed while maintaining a commitment to the triple-bottom-line considerations of people, planet, and profits.
Manz, Charles C.; Manz, Karen P.; Marx, Robert D.; and Dillon, Pamala J.
"Buy High Sell Low: Redefining Bean Counting in the Coffee Industry for a Sustainable Future,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 6
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol6/iss2/3