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Energy Efficiency, Innovation, and Job Creation in California

Author: Roland-Holst, David
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: University of California Berkeley
Publication Year: 2008

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This study examines the economy-wide employment effects of California’s landmark efficiency policies over the last thirty-five years. Energy efficiency measures have, enabled California households to redirect their expenditures toward other goods and services, creating about 1.5 million jobs.

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Next Street, LLC

Authors: Ruback, Richard S.; Yudkoff, Royce
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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Next Street was a for-profit business that aimed to increase the growth, profitability and success of its client companies, thereby enhancing economic development, wealth and job creation in the inner city.

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ApproTEC Kenya

Technologies to Fight Poverty and Create Wealth

Author: Rangan, V. Kasturi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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ApproTEC markets a range of technologies to improve the income of subsistence farmers and other small-scale entrepreneurs in East Africa. Having achieved considerable success in its first eight years, the two founders/entrepreneurs are seeking ways to scale the impact of its operations across Eastern and Southern Africa. The question is, what should they do to accomplish this?

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Reciclare: Rethinking the Future

Authors: Fischer, Rosa Maria; Da Rocha Borba, Paulo; Bose, Monica; Schoenmaker de Pedreira, Luana
Product Type: Cases
Source: Social Enterprise Knowledge Network
Publication Year: 2009

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In 2006, Reciclare, an association of scavengers of paper, cardboard and reusable materials founded by formerly homeless people from the city of Guariní, celebrated its 16th anniversary. Despite the experience it had gained over this time, its sustainability still faced countless challenges.

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Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor

Report to the Secretary - General of the United Nations

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Commission on the Private Sector & Development
Publication Year: 2004

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In this report to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Commission focuses on how business can create domestic employment and wealth, free local entrepreneurial energies, and help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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Web-Conference: Low-Wage Workers in the Coming Economy

Authors: Blake-Beard, Stacy; Ernst Kossek, Ellen; Popovich, Mark; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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On November 20th, 2009, Aspen CBE hosted a web-conference on "Low-Wage Workers in the Coming Economy."

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Examining the Sustainability of Wal-Mart and its Effect on Southeast Raleigh

Authors: Millar, Kerry; Holladay, Mathew; Beamon, Tom; Epstein, Ryan
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
Publication Year: 2006

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The authors examine the merits of a 2006 decision by the Raleigh, North Carolina City Council to approve the construction of a Wal-Mart in Southeast Raleigh, an economically disadvantaged section of the city.

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Myth and Measurement

Authors: Card, David; Krueger, Alan B.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Princeton University Press
Publication Year: 1997

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David Card and Alan B. Krueger have already made national news with their pathbreaking research on the minimum wage. Here they present a powerful new challenge to the conventional view that higher minimum wages reduce jobs for low-wage workers.

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Dastkaari at Kashf Foundation (A)

Authors: Tirmizi, S.; Hussain, N.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Lahore University of Management Sciences (SEDC)
Publication Year: 2005

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Kashf was set up in 1996 as Pakistan's first microfinance organization, providing microfinance services solely to women.

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Providing Our Daily Bread at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2005

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The Social Enterprise El Pan de Cada Día (Our Daily Bread) was born in 2003 as the first of its kind in Peru and the only enterprise of its kind to exclusively employ disabled persons.

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Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets

Authors: Weiser, John; Kahane, Michele; Rochlin, Steve; Landis, Jessica
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Year: 2006

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Most companies mistakenly dismiss low-income markets as commercial wastelands. Yet many top corporations — including IBM, Ford, Hewlett Packard, and Texas Instruments — have discovered that investing in and partnering with underserved communities can yield significant profits...

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Natural Capitalism

Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

Authors: Hawken, Paul; Lovins, Amory; Lovins, L. Hunter
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Back Bay Books; 1st edition
Publication Year: 2000

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In Natural Capitalism, three top strategists show how leading-edge companies are practicing "a new type of industrialism" that is more efficient and profitable while saving the environment and creating jobs.

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Toyota Trains India Teens

Author: Lakshman, Natasha
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: BusinessWeek.com
Publication Year: 2008

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Toyota's Bangalore institute aims to give poor teenagers a leg up and produce skilled workers for the subcontinent's auto boom.

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House Energy Bill to Boost Green Job Training

Author: GreenBiz.com
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: GreenBiz.com
Publication Year: 2007

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The House of Representatives passed a sweeping energy bill Saturday that included a provision directing millions of dollars toward training a "green" workforce...

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Economic Opportunities Program of the Aspen Institute

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source:
Publication Year: 2005

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The Economic Opportunities Program advances strategies that connect the poor and underemployed to the mainstream economy. We believe that alleviating poverty requires changing systems and transforming an individuals relationship to money, work and assets...

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Wal-Mart in 2005 (A)

Authors: Freeman, R. Edward; Mead, Jenny
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Publishing Company
Publication Year: 2006

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This case details not only the rise of Wal-Mart and its notable capabilities and strategies, but also how the retailer had inadvertantly found itself with such a negative reputation.

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Business Creation in the Developing World: A Haitian Bakery

Authors: Tellis, W; Tucker, M
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Case Research Journal
Publication Year: 2002

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Initially drawn by a desire to provide assistance to the people of Haiti, a Jesuit university in the United States sent a fact-finding team to the country in 1997. A relationship developed between the university and the people of Fondwa, a village several hours from Port-au-Prince with a progressive peasant organization-Assosasyon Paysan Fondwa.

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The Sekem Initiative

Authors: Seelos, Christian; Mair, Johanna
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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"The Sekem Initiative" portrays a complex set of circumstances that frames Sekem's decisions to further grow and develop the initiative along its historical path of holistic development in the social, economic and cultural spheres...

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Green Growth in Cities

Author: OECD
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: OECD Publishing
Publication Year: 2013

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Green Growth in Cities identifies urban activities to reduce environmental impact that are most likely to contribute to the policy priorities of job creation, urban attractiveness, metro-regional supply of green products and services, and increased urban land values.

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Jobs and Social Innovation

Author: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication Year: 2013

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Opportunity has become one of the most perplexing questions of our times. Job creation is an imperative, and it calls for innovation in social institutions.

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Public Companies with Broad-based Stock Options: Corporate Performance from 1992-1997

Authors: Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas; Sesil, James; Kroumova, Maya
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2002

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This report compares the performance of corporations that offer their employees broad-based stock option plans to those that do not offer their employees broad-based stock option plans.

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Baltimore Fund

Authors: Rosenberg, Carin; Joseph, Ricardo
Product Type: Cases
Source: Yale School of Management, the Program on Social Enterprise
Publication Year: 2004

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After five years of actively contributing to its local Baltimore community, The Open Society Institute believed there was an opportunity to effect change on a different level...

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Thought Leader Interview: Paul Osterman

Authors: Christensen, Karen; Osterman, Paul
Product Type: Interviews
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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Doing Well by Doing Good: A Leader’s Guide

Authors: Brainerd, Mary; Campbell, Jim; Davis, Richard
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2013

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Addressing community problems increasingly requires cooperation among the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Here, three executives explain how a civic alliance in America’s Minneapolis–Saint Paul region may point toward an operating model.

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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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Coca-Cola India's Win-Win Growth Strategies: Empowering Women through ‘Parivartan’

Author: Shah, R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Amity Research Centre
Publication Year: 2013

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In 2010, in order to make its business operations more sustainable, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), the world’s largest non-alcoholic beverage company, pursued ‘5by20 - Women Economic Empowerment Initiative’ across the market it operated. Under that, in late 2007, Coca-Cola India started ‘Parivartan Retail Training Programme’ (Parivartan) for rural retailers to impart skills, tools, and techniques to adjust them to the changing retail landscape in India...

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Don't Just Dump It!: Saving Sandy Pond

Authors: Sexty, Robert W.; Slawinski, Natalie; Baker, Kristen C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2013

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In July 2009, Vale NL began building a $2.17 billion nickel refinery in Long Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. The refinery would bring economic prosperity by creating 1,600-2,000 jobs during construction and 400-500 permanent jobs in an area of high unemployment. A major environmental issue was the disposal of tailings from the refinery, and the approved solution was to store them in a natural lake known as Sandy Pond. Members of several environmental NGOs had opposed the use of the lake as a "tailings impoundment area" and formed the Sandy Pond Alliance for the Protection of Canadian Waters...

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Doing Good and Doing Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Author: Agnihotri, Arpita
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Business Horizons
Publication Year: 2013

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With the aid of mini cases, this article explains that there is indeed a fortune to be made at the base of the pyramid but that good fortune can be created for both corporations and poor people if the population at the bottom of the pyramid is treated as suppliers, producers, co-owners, and/or employees rather than as mere consumers...

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Husk Power Systems: Lighting up the Indian Rural Lives

Authors: Agarwal, Manish; Satish, D.
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Hyderabad
Publication Year: 2013

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Even in 2012, lack of electricity is a major issue in the Indian hinterlands. Many remote villages were not electrified and even those that were, have power supply for just a few hours in a month. This problem was acute in the state of Bihar in North India. Gyanesh Pandey, who grew up in Bihar experiencing the shortage of electricity, came up with a unique model to generate and distribute power to the poor who lived in the remote parts of India by using an indigenously developed modified gasifier system that runs on rice husk. The enterprise, Husk Power Systems (HPS), won many awards for its innovative business plan, social entrepreneurship, and for producing clean energy.

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Political Risk in the Kaesong Industrial Complex

Authors: Rice, Condoleezza; Zegart, Amy; McMurdo, Torey L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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The Kaesong Industrial Complex is a 1.25-square-mile industrial park six miles north of the Demilitarized Zone in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. This case reviews the political and economic risks and opportunities of entering Kaesong through the lens of Bright Ray Apparel, a hypothetical South Korean textile manufacturing firm.

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Managing Local Political Risk: Parking the Tata Nano (A, B, C)

Authors: Jha, Saumitra; Schifrin, Debra
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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In 2006, Indian car maker Tata Motors was embarking on a new venture--building the world’s cheapest car, the $2,000 Nano. Tata Motors would be making a fixed investment of over $300 million in a manufacturing plant to build the four-door, rear engine car, and the company was weighing its options about where in India to locate the facility...

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REDF Box Set — Social Purpose Enterprises and Venture Philanthropy in the New Millennium

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Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: REDF
Publication Year: 1999

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REDF and its Portfolio members produced this three volume set to answer questions about practitioner perspectives, investor perspectives, and practitioner profiles.

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Coca-Cola FEMSA's Contribution to Peace

Authors: Gonzalez, Rosa Amelia; Layrisse, Francisco; Lozano, Gerardo
Product Type: Cases
Source: Social Enterprise Knowledge Network
Publication Year: 2012

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In 2003, the FEMSA Corporation – a Mexican company – acquired 100% of the shares of the largest franchise of the Coca-Cola system in Latin America, and placed itself at the lead of the sales of carbonated beverages and other soft drinks in different countries of South America, including Colombia, which had been struggling with armed groups since the 1970s. This case explores how Coca-Cola FEMSA included different initiatives in its sustainability strategy, aimed at supporting the process of peaceful demobilization...

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Reimagining Capitalism

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Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Nation
Publication Year: 2011

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This special edition of The Nation brings together a wide range of articles on new ways to shape capitalism, and to work on economic recovery.

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The 2012 Election Cycle: An Embarrassing Circus, Perhaps, but a Great Opportunity for Employee Ownership, for Sure

Author: Mathews, Anthony
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2012

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It is time to make the case that employee ownership is a solution to a lot of what is wrong with our country, and we need to continue to promote the concept until we have 30,000 or 40,000 employee-owned companies rather than the static 10,000 we have had for the last decade or more. If we can do that, we will have put a large part of the country on a much stronger footing, and moved toward solving some fundamental economic and social problems...

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Community Values and Land Use Decisions

Author: Nadler, Judy
Product Type: Cases
Source: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Publication Year: 2011

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The town of Weldon is roiled by controversy over the opening of a new "Vegas-style" restaurant featuring scantily dressed waitresses, in this fictionalized case study by Center Senior Fellow in government Ethics Judy Nadler. How should the city decide whether to let the restaurant move in?

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Re-THINK-ing THINK: The Electric Car Company

Authors: Lassiter, Joseph B.; Kiron, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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A proven automotive industry executive, but a first-time entrepreneur, Canny was CEO of Think Global AS (THINK), a privately held Norwegian maker of battery-operated electric vehicles (EVs) that were rechargeable through residential electrical power outlets. With this announcement, Canny was committing the company to support the broad North American launch of its line of EVs, among the very first commercially available, highway-approved safe cars in the world that produced zero greenhouse gas tailpipe emissions.

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2b Design: A Creative Social Business in Lebanon

Authors: Jamali, Dima; Tarazi, Alexandra
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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2b Design’s mission was eloquently articulated as to “restore the unseen beauty of the broken.” By the broken, it referred to the Middle East’s disappearing traditional heritage and to those people whose socioeconomic status or disabilities hindered them from leading a decent life.

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Subsidies: Rationales and Trade and Investment Distortions

Authors: Conklin, David W.; Cadieux, Danielle
Product Type: Notes
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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Subsidies now play a key role in business location decisions, and impact their international competitiveness. Foreign-based corporations may regard these lower prices as unfair competition in international trade. Nevertheless, subsidies are implemented to pursue certain social objectives, and so an intergovernmental pact that limits subsidies may diminish, rather that improve, the well-being of signatories.

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Partnership for Lebanon and Cisco Systems: Promoting Development in a Post-war Context

Author: Jamali, Dima
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The Partnership for Lebanon (PFL), a major partnering initiative in a post war context, was initiated in September 2006 after President George W. Bush called for the assistance of U.S. companies to help in the relief and reconstruction efforts in Lebanon after the 2006 war. The five companies involved were Cisco Systems, Intel Corporation, Ghafari Inc., Occidental Petroleum and Microsoft. They leveraged their core competence under five main work streams namely emergency relief/response, job creation/private sector revival, developing ICT infrastructure, workforce training/education and developing connected communities.

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A City's Desert: No Apples in the Big Apple? (A, B)

Authors: Jones, Jamie; Rowland, Jennifer
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kellogg School of Management
Publication Year: 2011

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The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Physical Activity and Nutrition Program needed to come up with an innovative solution to the many health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease that plagued residents of poorer areas in the city, while increasing economic opportunity for neighborhood residents.

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Gone Rural

Author: Perold, Andre F.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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Gone Rural employs 750 women in rural communities across Swaziland to produce handwoven baskets and other hand-crafted items. The company has a strong social mission to improve the economic situation of these women and wants to grow rapidly. Allows students to discuss whether and how for-profit and social objectives can co-exist.

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How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution

Author: Isenberg, Daniel J.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2010

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Studies from around the globe consistently link entrepreneurship with rapid job creation, GDP growth, and long-term productivity increases. That's why the new holy grail for governments in both emerging and developed countries is to create an environment that nurtures and sustains entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, many governments take a misguided approach to building entrepreneurship ecosystems.

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Pepsi-BASIX Partnership

Authors: Bajaj, Gita; Bhullar, Neelu
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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BASIX was a microfinance company with livelihood promotion as its key agenda. In 2005, PepsiCo entered an agreement with BASIX for promoting contract farming of potatoes in Jharkhand. The collaboration was successful in the first year and the project witnessed a very high growth in the second year. The second year results, however, were not as encouraging as the first year. The case is poised at this juncture...

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Dubai: Debt, Development, and Crisis (A, B, C)

Authors: Musacchio, Aldo; Goodman, Andrew; Qureshi, Claire
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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On November 25, 2009, the city state of Dubai stunned markets by announcing that Dubai World, its flagship state holding company, would seek a six-month "standstill" on at least $4 billion U.S. dollars of its $26 billion in debt obligations. This case describes Dubai's development strategy in detail and narrates how, as part of that strategy, a series of state-owned holding companies accumulated billions of dollars in debt.

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India

The Road to Inclusive Growth

Authors: Iyer, Lakshmi; Schlefer, Jonathan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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In 2010, India faced the challenge of achieving the twin goals of double digit GDP growth and inclusive development. Would the Congress party, which won a strong electoral mandate in 2009, be able to achieve these goals in a context of rising internal conflict, fiscal constraints, regional instability and a global economic slowdown?

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Stakeholders and Corporate Environmental Decision Making: The BP Whiting Refinery Controversy

Author: Stinchfield, Bryan
Product Type: Cases
Source: The CASE Journal
Publication Year: 2010

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In 2007, BP (British Petroleum) sought and received regulatory approval to expand operations at its Whiting Refinery in northwest Indiana. Had the project gone forward as planned, the refinery would have discharged significantly higher levels of pollutants into Lake Michigan, but would have also contributed to economic development in the region.

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Sheikh Mohammed and the Making of 'Dubai, Inc.'

Authors: Mayo, Anthony J.; Nohria, Nitin; Mendhro, Umaimah; Cromwell, Johnathan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid AI Maktoum has converted Dubai from a sleepy little coastal village into a world-class city, famous for its ambition, drive, and economic promise.

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The Greening of DUMBO

Authors: Eccles, Robert G.; Edmondson, Amy C.; Prabhu, Abhijit
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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This year, the DUMBO BID must decide if it should continue its small actions or pursue a neighborhood-wide Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating while constrained by its budget, staff size, and the recession.

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