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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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Doing Well by Doing Good: A Leader’s Guide

Authors: Brainerd, Mary; Campbell, Jim; Davis, Richard
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: McKinsey Quarterly
Publication Year: 2013

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Addressing community problems increasingly requires cooperation among the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Here, three executives explain how a civic alliance in America’s Minneapolis–Saint Paul region may point toward an operating model.

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India

The Road to Inclusive Growth

Authors: Iyer, Lakshmi; Schlefer, Jonathan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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In 2010, India faced the challenge of achieving the twin goals of double digit GDP growth and inclusive development. Would the Congress party, which won a strong electoral mandate in 2009, be able to achieve these goals in a context of rising internal conflict, fiscal constraints, regional instability and a global economic slowdown?

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Expanding Economic Opportunity: The Role of Large Firms

Author: Jenkins, Beth
Product Type: Cases
Source: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Publication Year: 2007

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This report explores four key strategies companies can use to expand economic opportunity...

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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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Profile: Majora Carter

Author: BusinessWeek.com
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: BusinessWeek.com
Publication Year: 2008

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Green activist Majora Carter made her name tackling joblessness in the South Bronx through daring green building programs...

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Job Creation or Destruction? Labor Market Effects of Wal-Mart Expansion

Author: Basker, Emek
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The Review of Economics and Statistics, The MIT Press. V 87 (2005), Issue 1, P 174-183
Publication Year: 2005

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This paper estimates the effect of Wal-Mart expansion on retail employment at the county level...

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ASAFE

Strategic Challenges for E-Commerce Promotion in Central Africa

Authors: Ernst, Andreas; Martin, Maximilian
Product Type: Cases
Source: Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Publication Year: 2003

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ASAFE empowers entrepreneurial women in Cameroon to take advantage of the opportunities that private enterprise and initiative can provide for economic betterment. Founded in 1989, ASAFE began to promote e-commerce and e-readiness in 1999.

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Husk Power

Authors: Lassiter, Joseph B.; Misra, Sid
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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Husk is an Indian startup founded in 2007 with the goal of global rural electrification. The company has decided to pivot from operating biomass gasification plants towards developing solar microgrids in India and East Africa…

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Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?

Author: McMillan, Tracie
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Slate
Publication Year: 2014

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How grocer Whole Foods is trying to challenge elitism, racism, and obesity in Detroit...

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