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Buchanan Renewables: Bringing Power to Liberia

Authors: Lee, Henry; Deep, Akash; Heimur, Tamara
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
Publication Year: 2014

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The case can be taught as an energy case - comparing the alternative supply options or as an infrastructure case - looking at the question - should Liberia pursue a project that can supply power quickly to create hundreds of jobs, but one that key donor agencies believe is overpriced and would place an untenable financial burden on the Liberian Electric Company (the state-owned distribution company)?

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Sustainable Agricultural Practices for Empowering Women Farmers: Green Foundation

Authors: Muralidhara, G. V.; Faheem, Hadiya
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2014

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More than 80 percent of the women in rural India engage in agriculture for their survival. However, in spite of women forming the backbone of the agricultural rural economy in developing countries, they remain one of the most vulnerable groups of society.

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Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?

Author: McMillan, Tracie
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Slate
Publication Year: 2014

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How grocer Whole Foods is trying to challenge elitism, racism, and obesity in Detroit...

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Firestone and the Warlord

Authors: Miller, T. Christian; Jones, Jonathan
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: ProPublica
Publication Year: 2014

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This article details the relationship between the global Firestone corporation and the warlord Charles Taylor during the Liberian civil war. It also brings to light not only the ethical and other challenges multinational corporations can face, but also how corporations address issues of risk management and the cost of doing business in conflict zones.

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Husk Power

Authors: Lassiter, Joseph B.; Misra, Sid
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Husk is an Indian startup founded in 2007 with the goal of global rural electrification. The company has decided to pivot from operating biomass gasification plants towards developing solar microgrids in India and East Africa…

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Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills

Authors: Burrowes, Jennifer; Young, Alexis; Restuccia, Dan; Fuller, Joseph; Raman, Manjari
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Accenture
Publication Year: 2014

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The underemployment of middle-class workers presents a serious challenge to America's economy if left unchecked. At the same time, employers in many industries and regions are facing worker shortages for jobs requiring more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree. Addressing this market failure is one key to rebooting the standard of living for American workers and the competitiveness of American firms...

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In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

Author: Berliner, Uri
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Multimedia
Source: NPR
Publication Year: 2014

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While apprenticeship programs have been on the decline in most of the U.S., South Carolina is working to change that trend...

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Thought Leader Interview: Paul Osterman

Authors: Christensen, Karen; Osterman, Paul
Product Type: Interviews; Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Rotman School of Management
Publication Year: 2014

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Labor market expert Paul Osterman discusses inequality and how business how leaders must address the realities of the changing workforce and build a strategy for moving forward.

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Applied “Womenomics”

Author: Binns, Corey
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication Year: 2014

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How Goldman Sachs deployed a far-reaching, data-driven strategy to further the cause of women's entrepreneurship...

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Arab Women Rising

Authors: Syeed, Nafeesa; Zafar, Rahilla
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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In Arab Women Rising, Knowledge@Wharton contributors Nafeesa Syeed and Rahilla Zafar share the entrepreneurial journeys of 35 women, from a flower farmer tending her fields in the Tunisian countryside to a Saudi royal advocating for expanded women's rights throughout the kingdom.

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