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Breaking the Tragedy of the Horizon - Climate Change and Financial Stability

Author: Carney, Mark
Product Type: Speeches
Source: Bank of England
Publication Year: 2015

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In this speech at Lloyd’s of London, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns insurers of the heavy risks and coming pitfalls of climate change. Addressing these issues will require us to tackle what Carney calls the Tragedy of the Horizon.

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1worker1vote: MONDRAGON in the US

Authors: Henderson, Rebecca; Norris, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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MONDRAGON, the largest cooperative in the world, and the inspiration for several U.S. cooperatives, faces a challenge in 2013 after one of its largest cooperatives votes to leave the group and another goes bankrupt.

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Horst Dassler, Adidas, and the Commercialization of Sport

Authors: Jones, Geoffrey G.; Norris, Michael; Kim, Sophi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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The case shows how the leading sports shoe manufacturer Adidas drove the commercialization of sports such as soccer and the Olympics. It explores the consequences, both good and bad, of this commercialization, and provides an opportunity to discuss the role of corruption in business strategies.

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The German ‘Energiewende’: RWE’s Strategic Choice

Authors: Busch, Timo; Richert, Marcel
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hamburg
Publication Year: 2015

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This case has been written to facilitate classroom discussion and engage debates for MBA/MS-level students in the form of a stakeholder role-play. The case focuses on the challenge of RWE to determine its future corporate strategy. It enables students to understand how legislative developments, market transformations and new technologies can fundamentally impact incumbents in a traditional industry.

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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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Fairphone: Organising for Sustained Social Impact

Authors: Akemu, Onajomo; Whiteman, Gail
Product Type: Cases
Source: Erasmus University
Publication Year: 2015

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With no previous experience in the mobile phone industry, Bas van Abel, an industrial designer based in Amsterdam, started Fairphone as an NGO awareness campaign in March 2010. He hoped that by inviting the public to design collaboratively a prototype of a “fair” smartphone, the campaign would raise the Dutch public’s awareness of the link between mobile phones and minerals mined in the context of a bitter civil conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Van Abel did not intend to produce a functional, commercial smartphone; his goal was simply to raise public awareness. However, by January 2013, through a series of serendipitous events, interaction with industry actors, and encouragement from sections of the Dutch public, the awareness campaign had morphed into the social enterprise Fairphone.

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Creating Trust in a New Way of Banking: The Case of Lendahand Mesofinance

Authors: Nijhof, Andre; Nikolaidou, Maria; Kupp, Martin
Product Type: Cases
Source: Nyenrode Business Universiteit; ESCP Europe Campus Paris
Publication Year: 2015

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Lendahand is a startup company that builds its business model on the new possibilities to regain trust in the financial sector by reconnecting people by means of the internet. With this business model, Lendahand positions itself in the crowdfunding industry with a specific focus on ‘mesofinance’ for medium sized entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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Sustainability at IKEA Group

Authors: Rangan, V. Kasturi; Toffel, Michael W.; Dessain, Vincent; Lenhardt, Jerome
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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By 2014, IKEA Group was the largest home furnishing company, with EUR28.5 billion of sales, and planned to reach EUR50 billion by 2020, mainly from emerging markets. At the same time, IKEA Group had adopted in 2012 a new sustainability strategy that focused the company's efforts on its entire value chain from its raw materials sourcing to the lifestyle of its end consumers. The plan especially centered on wood…

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Ethiquable: Social, Ethical and Viable

Author: Hennekam, Sophie
Product Type: Cases
Source: ESC La Rochelle School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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This case study is on Ethiquable, a fair trade organisation in the South-West of France. It discusses the strong ethical values that are shared among all employees, its cooperative structure, its management practices as well as the challenges and opportunities for the future…

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Azovstal Seeking the Competitive Edge: Meeting the Human Resources Challenge in Traditional Ukrainian Industries

Authors: Opatska, Sophia; Vorobey, Volodymyr
Product Type: Cases
Source: Ukrainian Catholic University
Publication Year: 2011

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This case is focused on how Azovstal incorporated important aspects of its HRM system into a partially external education process and created opportunities for desirable employees who shared its values. The project not only helps address Azovstal’s human capital problem, but actively involves the company in improving the Ukrainian educational system. The case illustrates the positive outcomes of CSR practice for the company, the Ukrainian workforce, and the society as a whole.

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