Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Are you looking for engaging and thought-provoking material that is new to CasePlace.org? If so, you've come to the right place. Here you will find a selection of content recently added to the site. This week's (4/15/13–4/19/13) newest additions are listed below. Enjoy!
FINO Pay Tech Ltd.: Branchless Banking for the Rural Poor [Case]
This case presents FINO’s technology-based model for financial inclusion and the challenges presented to the Kohlapur district coordinator as he starts the process of building the local organization...
Money Is Never Enough [Article]
Since the 1970s, microcredit has been considered a critical tool for poverty reduction and development. After years of research and working hand-in-hand with female entrepreneurs in marginalized Mexican communities, however, I’ve learned that credit is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for success.
Construction Booming In Texas, But Many Workers Pay Dearly [Multimedia]
Homebuilding and commercial construction may be an economic driver for the state, but it's also an industry riddled with hazards. Years of illegal immigration have pushed wages down, and accidents and wage fraud are common.
He Hasn’t Had It All Either [Article]
A father discusses his experiences as primary caregiver, and how his choices around work affected his family and trajectory.
Overcoming Political Opposition: CNG Mandates in Delhi (A, B, C) [Case]
By the early 1990s, New Delhi was the fourth-most polluted city in the world. This case follows India's Supreme Court ruling in 1998 that all buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws in Delhi be switched to clean fuels by March 31, 2001.
* From the CasePlace Archives, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs covers social impact-related material, including the "Ethics in Business” series, addressing a wide range of topics in audio, video, and PDF formats: Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.
Listed below is last week's (4/8/13–4/12/13) selection.
LifeSpring Hospitals: Delivering Affordable, High-quality Maternal Health Care in India [Case]
This case highlights the journey of an organization that was set up in Hyderabad, in southern India, to provide affordable maternal care services to women from low-income urban families...
Financial Flows, Development, and Global Justice [Syllabus]
This course will examine the structural roots of poverty, the connection between poverty and illicit financial flows, and how the shadow financial system prevalent in many countries facilitates such illicit flows and thereby undermines development.
Supply Chain Lessons from the Catastrophic Natural Disaster in Japan [Article]
Based on case studies of Japanese manufacturing firms, this article presents a discussion of the supply chain restoration process after severe natural disasters and humanitarian disruptions and reflects on supply chain lessons in terms of disaster planning and recovery responses.
The Tragedy of the Commons [Article]
Social entrepreneurs are only too aware of the many opportunities that there are to repair some of society’s major problems. If only they were as aware of the many obstacles that can block their path to implementing the solutions...
CBM Pte Ltd - Industry's 'Silent Service’? [Case]
With the Singapore market approaching saturation, and new opportunities arising in overseas markets to which the recently reorganised firm had good access, CBM had achieved several years of double-digit growth. Was the trend toward service integration and environmental sustainability an opportunity for CBM, or a threat? How could they sustain their profitable growth?
* From the CasePlace Archives, a discussion of pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, and governments facing the AIDS epidemic in South Africa: GlaxoSmithKline and AIDS Drugs in South Africa (A, B, C, D).