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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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The ReUse People: Turning Scrap to Sales

Authors: Corbett, Charles J.; Powell, William G.
Product Type: Cases
Source: UCLA Anderson School of Management
Publication Year: 2009

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This case discusses The ReUse People, an organization that specializes in deconstruction of buildings, with the aim of reusing as much of the materials as possible, hence keeping them out of landfill.

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Jamii Bora and Kaputei Town: Affordable and Sustainable Housing for Urban Slumdwellers

Author: Christensen, Lisa Jones
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
Publication Year: 2009

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In late 1999, Ingrid Munro founded a microloan organization in Nairobi, Kenya with 50 women who had previously been desperate street beggars. The organization, “Jamii Bora” (which means “good families” in Kiswahili), is based on the premise that very poor people can lift themselves from poverty through saving and business development.

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The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across America

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Publication Year: 2009

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America’s clean energy economy is dawning as a critical component of the nation’s future.

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Sustainable Development and Globalization: New Challenges and Opportunities for Work Organization

Author: Ashford, Nicholas A.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Promoting New Forms of Work Organization and Other Cooperative Arrangements for Competitiveness and Employability, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Publication Year: 2004

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The relationship between industrialization and its effects on the environment has captured the serious attention of national governments and international organizations, especially in light of increasing globalization.

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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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Expanding Economic Opportunity: The Role of Large Firms

Author: Jenkins, Beth
Product Type: Cases
Source: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Publication Year: 2007

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This report explores four key strategies companies can use to expand economic opportunity...

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The Role of the Extractive Sector in Expanding Economic Opportunity

Authors: Wise, Holly; Shtylla, Sokol
Product Type: Cases
Source: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Publication Year: 2007

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This report explores four key strategies companies can use to expand economic opportunity: 1) creating inclusive business models; 2) developing human capital; 3) building institutional capacity; and 4) helping to optimize the "Rules of the Game."

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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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