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Sanergy: Sustainable Sanitation

Authors: Perepu, Indu; Singh, Geeta
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University
Publication Year: 2016

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To address the sanitation crisis in Kenya, three MIT graduates developed a business which had a non-profit wing to address the issue of inadequate sanitation and a for-profit arm to generate revenues. The company, Sanergy, picked two slums of Nairobi, Kibera and Mukuru, to start with and applied its business model, which included a vertically integrated waste management system - build, franchise, collect, convert, and transfer...

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Roba Amiga: Social Entrepreneurship in Textile Waste Management

Authors: Arenas, Daniel; Sánchez, Pablo; Hai, Solange
Product Type: Cases
Source: ESADE Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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The case focuses on Roba Amiga, a network of organizations devoted to collect, select and sell second-hand clothes in Barcelona and its surrounding, with the aim of creating jobs for people excluded from the job market as well as contributing to mitigating the environmental problem of textile waste.

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Building a Sustainable Enterprise with the Power of Local Communities - The Journey of Neev Herbal Handmade Soaps

Author: Das, Saurav Kumar
Product Type: Cases
Source: Xavier School of Management
Publication Year: 2015

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Poverty, illiteracy and gender discrimination have been the underlying factors that have stifled development in the villages of Jharkhand state in northern India. This abysmal situation was prevalent when the Jains, Anurag and Shikha, decided to initiate a new paradigm of socio-economic empowerment of the local community. In 2007, they started Neev Herbal handmade Soaps with the vision to produce the highest quality hand crafted herbal products while providing a dignified means of employment for rural women and rejuvenating the rural economy. The enterprise has since had a remarkable transformative effect on the village community.

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Arunachalam Muruganantham: A Social Entrepreneur Innovating in a Woman’s World

Author: John, Doris Rajakumari
Product Type: Cases
Source: Amity Research Centers
Publication Year: 2015

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Considered taboo in many parts of the world, menstrual hygiene was a subject ridden with many myths and misconceptions, especially in a country like India. Arunachalam Muruganantham (Muruganantham), was the man who had revolutionised female sanitary hygiene and had created a lasting impact on the health and livelihood of women, mostly in rural India. With his pioneering and patented invention of a low cost sanitary pad making machine, Muruganantham had a vision to make India a ‘100% sanitary napkin using country.’

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ESOP and a New Wave of Local Awareness

Author: Mathews, Anthony
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2015

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By taking the great example of regional ESOP promotion pioneers, engaging the University of California in the effort and working to engage other educational institutions as well as leaders in business and the local employee ownership community, we believe that it will be very possible to build strong regional support for the idea that communities ought to be the most active supporters of employee ownership…

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Aarong: Social Enterprise for Bangladesh’s Rural Poor

Authors: Chattopadhyay, Amitava; Wee, Jean
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2015

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Aarong, the retail arm of BRAC, a non-profit development organisation based in Bangladesh, was created in 1978 to provide employment, income generation and social development opportunities for underprivileged women through the revival and promotion of Bangladeshi handicrafts. The competition, however, was intensifying, both from local retailers in individual categories as well as foreign players, such as from India. How could Aarong compete in a global market?

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Exits in Emerging Markets: Actis' Investment in Umeme

Authors: Conway, Meaghan; Hartmann, Mark; Meehan, William F.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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In their search for a suitable exit, the partners at Actis weighed their ability to leave Umeme well positioned to continue the operational and financial improvements that Actis had made during their investment period, while also ensuring a robust return for Actis' investors. By exploring the various routes available to Actis, this case demonstrates the factors at play in the creation of social and economic gains through private equity investment.

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Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System

Author: Kotler, Phillip
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: AMACOM
Publication Year: 2015

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With the fall of the Berlin Wall, one economic model emerged triumphant. Capitalism - spanning a spectrum from laissez faire to authoritarian - shapes the market economies of all the wealthiest and fastest-growing nations. But trouble is cracking its shiny veneer…

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Opportunity International: Tackling the Rural Hurdle

Authors: Bullough, Amanda; Bell, Erin; Helm, Drew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2015

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This case provides an introduction to microfinance by presenting a very common dilemma that many microfinance institutions (MFIs) are facing - the struggle of reaching the rural population, and rural women in particular. This is done specifically through the lens of Douglas Pond, Opportunity International's (Opportunity) Chief Commercial Officer of Mozambique…

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Bhutan: Governing for Happiness

Authors: Reinert, Sophus A.; Humphrey, Thomas; Safran, Benjamin
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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Was there really a tradeoff between growth and happiness, and, if so, was it acceptable? In early 2014, Bhutan's newly minted Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay was faced with these questions as he deliberated on whether to approve a massive new Bhutanese-Indian hydropower collaboration that experts argued would provide energy, foreign exchange, and invaluable jobs, but which also risked undermining the country's brand as well as its happiness.

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