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Ascend Ventures into Education

Authors: Fairchild, Gregory B.; Yemen, Gerry
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden School of Business
Publication Year: 2004

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Ascend Ventures is a relatively young private equity firm that has targeted technology companies that are managed by women or minorities. The company under their consideration, Platform Learning, operates in the for-profit education market, providing supplemental education services to children in failing public schools.

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Selling Agriculture 2.0 to Silicon Valley

Author: Woody, Todd
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2010

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A catch-all phrase for environmentally beneficial farming, sustainable agriculture has long been the province of organic enthusiasts. But venture capitalists say a growing awareness of conventional agriculture’s contribution to climate change and concerns over its consumption of water and energy are creating markets for technological innovation to minimize those effects.

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The Investment Bank Job: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Goldman Sachs

Author: Schrieber, Andrew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
Publication Year: 2011

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This case study examines the evolution of the modern financial industry and the organizational and structural shifts within Wall Street banks that led to the crisis at Goldman Sachs.

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LumiSmart (A, B): Answering the Call for Negawatts

Authors: Thornhill, Stewart; Brown, Ellen M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The CEO is intrigued by the potential of a radical new clean technology, but must decide whether he and this firm will back it given that they have only verbal confirmation that the technology can be proved and certified.

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board: Governance

Authors: Khokher, Zeigham; Busaba, Walid; Mark, Ken
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has put in place a strong governance structure to ensure that excess contributions (by Canadians) can be invested with a singular mandate - to maximize the rate of return without undue risk of loss.

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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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Feeding Asia

Authors: McCarron, Benjamin; Carmody, Lucy; Dodge, Laura
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Responsible Research
Publication Year: 2011

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The dramatic food price rallies of 2010, echoing the surges and attendant social unrest of 2008, provide the context for this analysis of the challenges of feeding Asia over the coming decades.

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U.S. Energy Policy after Japan: If Not Nuclear, Then What?

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2011

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As the crisis at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant continues to unfold, every bit of news that trickles out deepens the debate about nuclear energy.

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Financial Impact of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants: Dominion Resources, Inc.

Authors: Cross, T.; Allen, B.; Simko, Paul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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This case is about excellent due diligence and financial disclosure in acquiring major fixed assets (nuclear power plants) and the impact on the financial results and investor confidence.

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Issues for Responsible Investors: Water in China

Authors: Doré, Dave; Peiyuan, Guo; Nette, Anna-Sterre; An, Jiali
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Responsible Research
Publication Year: 2010

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This report focuses on the rapidly developing importance of water as a material factor in investment analysis and action within China.

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