Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Are you looking for engaging and thought-provoking material that is new to CasePlace.org? If so, you've come to the right place. Here you will find a selection of content recently added to the site. The week's (02/23/15–02/27/15) newest additions are listed below. Enjoy!
Honeywell and the Great Recession (A, B) [Case]
CEO Dave Cote spent six years turning around an ailing Honeywell and in 2008 Cote and his team face a new challenge: how to respond to the Great Recession. With a fall-off in demand, Cote and the team must decide how to enact spending cuts in all parts of the business…
Sustainable Agricultural Practices for Empowering Women Farmers: Green Foundation [Case]
More than 80 percent of the women in rural India engage in agriculture for their survival. However, in spite of women forming the backbone of the agricultural rural economy in developing countries, they remain one of the most vulnerable groups of society.
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World [Book]
From the coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Abundance comes their much anticipated follow-up: Bold—a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions…
Fresno's Social Impact Bond for Asthma [Case]
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…
Sanofi-UNICEF Pact on Polio Vaccine: Alliance with a Cause [Case]
In early 2014, Sanofi Pasteur, the French drug major Sanofi’s vaccines division, joined hands with UNICEF towards a renewed commitment to ensure total eradication of polio. Experts opined that the joint pledge could face a challenge or two in achieving its mission of a world without polio, including the supply constraints compounded by the limited issuance of licenses even by the neediest countries. It remained to be seen how such challenges would be addressed by the two partners. More particularly, strong debates were foreseen on the way the two partners would be addressing the issue surfacing in the form of price constraint as IPV was expected to be considerably costlier than OPV.
* From the CasePlace Archives, this course presents the role of business leader as one that connects with sustainability at multiple levels – self, others, the organization and society: Values, Ethics, & Sustainability Syllabus.
Listed below is last week's (02/16/15–02/20/15) material.
Teckentrup: A Door to Managing Difference [Case]
For Kai Teckentrup, the owner and co-CEO of the German "Mittelstand" door manufacturer Teckentrup, balancing competitive pressures, demographic realities and values were at the heart of the diversity program that he had started and championed at the company…
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board [Case]
Jean Rogers, founder and CEO, struggles with how best to ensure the nonprofit's financial sustainability while pushing for broad acceptance of its nonfinancial accounting metrics.
Green Innovation Games: Value-Creation Strategies for Corporate Sustainability [Article]
This study builds on insights from 49 sustainability leaders in the U.S. by examining green innovation from the game perspective…
Innovation at One Acre Fund: Seeing the Forest for the Trees [Case]
One Acre Fund (1AF) is a nonprofit organization in rural western Kenya that helps farmers lift themselves out of poverty by providing a bundle of products and services that support farmers with quality inputs, training on farming techniques, access to credit, and assistance in achieving optimal prices. In 2011 1AF realized that it needed to formalize its innovation process to ensure it was confident in new products before rolling them out across its entire farmer network…
Warburton, Becker & Chambers: Investment Bankers [Case]
The Executives of WBC are faced with a difficult dilemma. With a potential leak of an acquisition, the firm must deal with both the internal controls as well as the outside forces that come with a potential violation of insider trading laws…
* From the CasePlace Archives, Satyam leader Ramalinga Raju and accounting fraud: The Rise and Fall of Ramalinga Raju.