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Olitzki Property Holdings Catalyzes Change in Johannesburg

Authors: Wilson-Prangley, Anthony; Marks, Jonathan; Sutherland, Margaret
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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The large-scale abandonment of property in inner-city Johannesburg had brought waves of crime, illegal building occupation and general disinvestment. The founder of Olitzki Property Holdings (OPH) saw that an improvement at a precinct level, through carefully constructed partnerships with government, other property owners, tenants and illegal residents, was the key to building a sustainable, inclusive and socially grounded entrepreneurial business. Could the company — and the city — expand and maintain that success?

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Empowering Female Micro-Entrepreneurs through Education: Raising Half the Sky in Just Three Hours

Author: Pearson, Christine M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2015

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This case examines Project Salta (Salta) a multi-year collaborative experiment among financial institutions, a foreign government aid agency, and a global management school. Binding goals of Salta were to provide practical business information in sessions of short duration to micro-entrepreneurs operating at or near the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid, while keeping sponsors' costs exceptionally low. Students using the case are challenged to think creatively about how they would translate their understanding of basic business knowledge into the fundamentals needed to thrive as a micro-entrepreneur in a developing country. The case is especially relevant to individuals or organizations considering or engaging in corporate social responsibility opportunities. It is also highly relevant to empowerment of women at or near the base of the socio-economic pyramid, as well as micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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BLC Bank and the Quest for Women’s Empowerment in MENA

Authors: Matar, Farah; Jamali, Dima
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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In 2010, the assistant general manager and head of strategic development at Lebanon’s BLC Bank attended the annual summit of the Global Banking Alliance for Women, a leading organization of financial institutions that drove the creation of women’s wealth worldwide. On her return to Beirut, she encouraged her bank to capitalize on the inclusion of women as a relevant differentiator from both a business and societal perspective. The result of research into the economic, demographic and social needs of the country was the launch in 2012 of the "We Initiative", a unique and comprehensive program dedicated to the economic empowerment of women in the Middle East and North Africa region…

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Microfinance Services in Rural Areas - Farmers' Self-Reliance Branch of CFPA Microfinance in Shangyi County

Authors: McFarlan, F. Warren; Siqun, Yang; Meihua, Shen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Tsinghua University
Publication Year: 2014

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The case encourages students to discuss and find a solution for the problems facing the branch manager; it also encourages them to discuss topics of risk control of Microfinance, differentiated strategy, and sustainable development. Through this case, students can have a thorough understanding about the grass-root microfinance organization's practice in China, and combine theories of money and banking and strategy management with corporate practices, and better understand key points of risk control, differentiated strategy, and sustainable development.

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New Royal Adelaide Hospital: Australia's Largest Health PPP

Authors: Hillion, Pierre; Wee, Jean
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2015

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The case discusses the public-private partnership to build the New Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH) (replacing the outdated Royal Adelaide Hospital) at a cost of A$1.7 billion in 2009. Rising state debt in the wake of the global financial crisis led to protests by opposition politicians when the cost of the NRAH was said to have ballooned…

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Financial Services for the World’s Poor

Author: Cole, Shawn
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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The organizing idea of the module is that firms can profitably offer welfare-enhancing financial services to the poor...

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Business at the Base of the Pyramid: Financial Services For the Poor Module

Author: Cole, Shawn
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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The organizing idea of the module is that firms can profitably offer welfare enhancing financial services to the poor.

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Exits in Emerging Markets: Actis' Investment in Umeme

Authors: Conway, Meaghan; Hartmann, Mark; Meehan, William F.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2015

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In their search for a suitable exit, the partners at Actis weighed their ability to leave Umeme well positioned to continue the operational and financial improvements that Actis had made during their investment period, while also ensuring a robust return for Actis' investors. By exploring the various routes available to Actis, this case demonstrates the factors at play in the creation of social and economic gains through private equity investment.

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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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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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