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Dr. Jim Yong Kim’s Dilemma: International Finance Corporation and the Tata Mundra Power Plant

Authors: Purkayastha, Debapratim; Agarwal, Manish
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Hyderabad; IFHE University
Publication Year: 2015

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The case study is about the dilemma faced by Dr. Jim Yong Kim (Kim), President of the World Bank Group, related to International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) funding of the Tata Mundra Project in India. Before the Tata Mundra power project went on stream, everyone related to the project claimed that it would be beneficial for infrastructure development, economic growth, as well as for the poor communities living in areas near the power plant site, but the project soon started facing some serious criticism on the environmental and social fronts…

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Argentina and the Vulture Funds

Author: Moffett, Michael H.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2015

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This case can serve as a foundational primer on the challenges of international business, international finance, and business law in the twenty first century. The case has been used in degree and non-degree programs to illustrate the complexities of sovereign debt, international law, distressed securities investing (vulture funds as one example), and ethical and practical dimensions of a highly indebted nation on the brink…

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Aspen Case Competition

Author: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Publication Year: 2015

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The Aspen Institute's Business & Society International MBA Case Competition offers a singular opportunity for students from business programs worldwide to reflect on the significant influence - and potential for good - that a well-managed business can have in society...

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The Case of Sovereign Wealth Funds: A New (Old) Force in the Capital Markets

Authors: Allayannis, Yiorgos; Loeffler, Rachel
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden School of Business
Publication Year: 2008

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The case is set amid the subprime-mortgage crisis, which plagued banks and depleted their capital. It focuses on the decision of John Thain to issue capital and place it with sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) in an effort to stabilize the company and put it on the road of growth and profitability again...

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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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Omar Selim: Building a Values-Based Asset Management Firm (A, B)

Authors: Serafeim, George; Henderson, Rebecca; Gombos, Shannon
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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At Barclays, Omar Selim spearheaded Arabesque, a socially-responsible asset management firm emphasizing faith and values. In June 2012, regulators fined Barclays £290 million for its role in the Libor rate manipulation scandal. Selim is offered the opportunity to spin off Arabesque as an independent fund if he is willing to break from Barclays…

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BASIX: Microfinance Is but a Part of the Solution

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

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Despite its impressive progress in poverty alleviation, raising funds to continue such work was increasingly challenging, as BASIX found when it sought to raise Rs 2.5 billion in capital from private equity investors in late 2010. The question that BASIX is grappling with is how best to position itself going forward…

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+CSR: The Equity Bank Way

Author: Ogbechie, Chris
Product Type: Cases
Source: Lagos Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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From inception, the bank adopted sustainability as a key aspect of its business model. In particular, the bank identified a big social issue that seemed intractable - the exclusion of poor from the formal banking system which helped to sustain poverty and through its efforts at tackling the social problem, it created economically valuable products and services that empowered the disadvantaged population to maximize their opportunities. This alternate business practice produced for the bank a sustainable competitive advantage over other financial institutions...

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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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Fresno's Social Impact Bond for Asthma

Authors: Quelch, John A.; Rodriguez, Margaret
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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In 2014, Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) were quickly gaining popularity as an investment vehicle which joined together private investors and nonprofits to tackle social issues. Fresno, California announced the first healthcare SIB in 2013 to fund home-based programs to reduce asthma attacks…

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