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Energy Efficiency, Innovation, and Job Creation in California

Author: Roland-Holst, David
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: University of California Berkeley
Publication Year: 2008

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This study examines the economy-wide employment effects of California’s landmark efficiency policies over the last thirty-five years. Energy efficiency measures have, enabled California households to redirect their expenditures toward other goods and services, creating about 1.5 million jobs.

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Next Street, LLC

Authors: Ruback, Richard S.; Yudkoff, Royce
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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Next Street was a for-profit business that aimed to increase the growth, profitability and success of its client companies, thereby enhancing economic development, wealth and job creation in the inner city.

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ApproTEC Kenya

Technologies to Fight Poverty and Create Wealth

Author: Rangan, V. Kasturi
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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ApproTEC markets a range of technologies to improve the income of subsistence farmers and other small-scale entrepreneurs in East Africa. Having achieved considerable success in its first eight years, the two founders/entrepreneurs are seeking ways to scale the impact of its operations across Eastern and Southern Africa. The question is, what should they do to accomplish this?

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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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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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Web-Conference: Low-Wage Workers in the Coming Economy

Authors: Blake-Beard, Stacy; Ernst Kossek, Ellen; Popovich, Mark; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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On November 20th, 2009, Aspen CBE hosted a web-conference on "Low-Wage Workers in the Coming Economy."

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Examining the Sustainability of Wal-Mart and its Effect on Southeast Raleigh

Authors: Millar, Kerry; Holladay, Mathew; Beamon, Tom; Epstein, Ryan
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
Publication Year: 2006

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The authors examine the merits of a 2006 decision by the Raleigh, North Carolina City Council to approve the construction of a Wal-Mart in Southeast Raleigh, an economically disadvantaged section of the city.

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Myth and Measurement

Authors: Card, David; Krueger, Alan B.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Princeton University Press
Publication Year: 1997

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David Card and Alan B. Krueger have already made national news with their pathbreaking research on the minimum wage. Here they present a powerful new challenge to the conventional view that higher minimum wages reduce jobs for low-wage workers.

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Dastkaari at Kashf Foundation (A)

Authors: Tirmizi, S.; Hussain, N.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Lahore University of Management Sciences (SEDC)
Publication Year: 2005

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Kashf was set up in 1996 as Pakistan's first microfinance organization, providing microfinance services solely to women.

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Providing Our Daily Bread at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2005

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The Social Enterprise El Pan de Cada Día (Our Daily Bread) was born in 2003 as the first of its kind in Peru and the only enterprise of its kind to exclusively employ disabled persons.

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