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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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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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DePaul Industries in 2012: Financing Growth in a Social Venture

Authors: Dorado, Silvia; Raufflet, Emmanuel; Shaffer, Dave
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2015

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DePaul's mission was to generate employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Considering DePaul's increasing difficulties to identify suitable financing, Shaffer had begun wondering whether these difficulties were, as in the past, rooted in financiers' lack of understanding and sympathy towards DePaul's social venture nature or whether there was something else…

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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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