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Venture Capital Investment in the Clean Energy Sector

Authors: Nanda, Ramana; Ghosh, Shikhar
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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In this note, we examine the extent to which venture capital is adequately positioned for the rapid commercialization of clean energy technologies in the United States…

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Waste, Recycling and Entrepreneurship in Central and Northern Europe, 1870-1940

Authors: Jones, Geoffrey G.; Spadafora, Andrew
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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This working paper examines the role of entrepreneurs in the municipal solid waste industry in industrialized central and northern Europe from the late nineteenth century to the 1940s. It explores the emergence of numerous German, Danish, and other European entrepreneurial firms explicitly devoted to making a profitable business out of conserving and returning valuable resources to productive use, while maintaining public sanitation and in many cases offering nascent environmental protections.

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Sweetgreen’s Nathaniel Ru: ‘Everything You Do Should Last Longer Than You’

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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While a student at Georgetown University, Nathaniel Ru and his friends had trouble finding a quick, fun and healthy place to eat — so they opened one. Sweetgreen has since expanded to become a 21-store farm-to-table restaurant chain.

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Arab Women Rising

Authors: Syeed, Nafeesa; Zafar, Rahilla
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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In Arab Women Rising, Knowledge@Wharton contributors Nafeesa Syeed and Rahilla Zafar share the entrepreneurial journeys of 35 women, from a flower farmer tending her fields in the Tunisian countryside to a Saudi royal advocating for expanded women's rights throughout the kingdom.

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Carbon Engineering

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

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Dr. David Keith, President of Carbon Engineering, a company based in Calgary, Alberta, is commercializing a technology to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere...

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Safe Water Network in India

Authors: Sondhi, Neena; Singhvi, Sajjan Raj
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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Safe Water Network, a charity initiative focused on providing underserved populations with clean drinking water, established its first site in the village of Nizampally, India. Safe Water Network’s directors hoped to scale up and sustain the adoption of the Safe Water project...

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Business 494/IES 594: Sustainability Perspectives in Resources and Business

Authors: Yalonis, Chris; Dumyahn, Sarah
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Miami University
Publication Year: 2014

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The course design enables future entrepreneurs and innovation leaders within existing corporate and public agency entities to take advantage of sustainability related opportunities, develop a business plan and provide guidance on how to secure funding and operationalize the plans...

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World Health Partners: Leveraging Entrepreneurship for Health Care Delivery

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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When Kumar got an opportunity to start a SkyHealth center as a franchisee of World Health Partners (WHP), a New Delhi-based non-profit, he decided to take it. “For a villager, however much he may want to, it is next-to-impossible to consult a doctor in the city. Technology has now made it possible. I took up the WHP franchisee because I was sure it would work,” says Kumar.

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NPI in China: Organizing for Social Good

Authors: Branzei, Oana; Hu, Yanfei
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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NPI is a Shanghai-based social venture that actively promotes social innovation and cultivates social entrepreneurs by granting crucial support to start-up and small- to medium-sized grassroots non-profit and non-governmental organizations. The founder is faced with devising a three-year strategic transformation of NPI at a critical tipping point for social enterprise in China.

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Bringing Israeli Innovation to Africa

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Interviews; Multimedia
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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In 2008, Borowich-Ya’ari set up Innovation: Africa, a non-profit that brings Israeli innovation to African villages. In five years, Innovation: Africa has provided electricity, clean water, food and medical care to more than 450,000 people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda.

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