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Global Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Marquez, Patricia
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: University of San Diego
Publication Year: 2014

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Social entrepreneurship is about how to frame problems and devise sustainable solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges. This course teaches how to combine business and management skills, imagination, passion, and the courage of individuals to effectively tackle social problems.

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Negotiating Social Value - Crisis at Fuel Safe (A, B, C)

Authors: Falcao, Horacio; St Leger, Gillian; Delicado, Nuno
Product Type: Cases
Source: INSEAD
Publication Year: 2013

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In this two-party negotiation, a large oil company accuses a social venture supplier of overcharging and threatens to take its business to lower cost for-profit competitors...

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iMatari

Authors: Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr.; Preble, Matthew
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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In late 2012, recent Harvard Business School graduate Hannah Lopez is given the opportunity to lead entry into a new market for Plámo, a company that created startup companies in Europe and emerging markets based upon existing successful business models. She had only been with the company a few months, and while excited by the opportunity, she was beginning to have some doubts about the company...

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UST Global’s Sajan Pillai: Creating a New Era of ‘Social Capital’

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Interviews
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2013

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Under Pillai, UST Global has moved ahead with plans to expand into new regions, including Africa. But the company is also working to create opportunities in the U.S. with a program called Step It Up America, which trains minority women from inner cities to work in the knowledge economy.

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VermiSoks: One Man's Food Waste Is Another Man's Tomato

Author: Bullough, Amanda
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2013

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The VermiSoks case highlights the entrepreneurial challenges of building a social start-up and the circumstances surrounding a visionary idea that struggled to gain financial traction from private investors and the venture capital community.

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The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

Author: Zuckerman, Gregory
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Portfolio Hardcover
Publication Year: 2013

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Far from the limelight, Aubrey McClendon, Harold Hamm, Mark Papa, and other wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that Exxon, Chevron, and other giants had dismissed as a waste of time. By experimenting with hydraulic fracturing through extremely dense shale—a process now known as fracking—the wildcatters started a revolution. In just a few years, they solved America’s dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy—and made and lost astonishing fortunes.

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Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

GBUS 8060

Author: Larson, Andrea
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2013

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The purpose of this course is to provide students with practical information on the growing frontier of innovation and entrepreneurial activity at the nexus of business and natural systems. Students will look at the drivers of corporate innovation, strategic shifts, and new markets, learn skills to identify market opportunities and understand the tools, concepts, and frameworks used by companies currently pursuing sustainable business opportunities.

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Lufa Farms

Authors: Alvarez, Jose B.; Mackalski, Robert; Lobb, Annelena
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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This case explores the intricacies of a rooftop farming business, how it built a successful brand, and presents the challenges that might lie ahead for the company as the founder thinks about expansion.

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Kalamandir: Creating an Ecosystem for Livelihood Generation

Author: Surie, Gita
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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Founded in 1997, Kalamandir was established in one of the poorest tribal areas in India to revive tribal dances and arts and generate livelihoods. The question was how to scale the activities and induce socio-economic development in a sustainable way...

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The End of Illth: In Search of an Economy That Won't Kill Us

Author: Reece, Erik
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harper’s Magazine
Publication Year: 2013

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In the wake of the 2010 Massey mining disaster in West Virginia, the author asks whether employee ownership could improve workplace safety, and how such cooperatives might serve as a model for an alternative form of capitalism based on the sustainable use of natural and human resources.

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