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The Knight Management Center

Authors: Kraft, Jake; Kavanaugh, Kathleen; Shiv, Baba
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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The Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Bob Joss, must decide whether to make the school's new campus LEED certified...

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Golden Agri Resources and Sustainability

Authors: Elias, Jaan; Richards, Kenneth; Fleming, Robert K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: NUS Business School; Yale School of Management
Publication Year: 2013

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Palm oil production traditionally relies on plantations that contribute to deforestation, and environmentalists have become concerned about the environmental impacts of palm oil production. In 2005, Greenpeace launched a campaign to save the Indonesian rainforests and targeted GAR as a leading producer. The NGO followed up in 2010 by targeting Nestlé, one of GAR’s customers, leading Nestlé to drop GAR as a supplier. Unilever and Burger King did the same.

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Walmart de México: Investing in Renewable Energy

Authors: Rosenthal, Jean; Elias, Jaan; Studer, Isabel; Rivera, Juan Carlos
Product Type: Cases
Source: Yale School of Management; Tecnológico de Monterrey
Publication Year: 2012

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Walmart de México y Centroamérica committed to a 15-year PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) with the Electrica del Valle de México’s (EVM) wind farm, which helped the budding EVM acquire financial backing, build turbines, and begin electricity generation. The success of the EVM agreement encouraged Manuel Gómez Peña, Walmart de México’s Director of Sustainability, to consider other renewable energy projects. The company’s investment group evaluated potential projects based on return on investment. Given this mandate, what mix of technologies could Walmart de México use to meet its goals for renewable energy and ROI?

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Rio Tinto's Ore Mining: Making Hay from Water

Author: Debaere, Peter
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2015

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When the Rio Tinto mining company decided to increase its output of iron ore by 25% in its Marandoo location, it had to deal with an unexpected problem: an excess of water in the deep reaches of the mine…

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Perspectives on the Long Term: Building a Stronger Foundation for Tomorrow

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Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; McKinsey & Company
Publication Year: 2015

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In presenting this extensive collection of essays from a variety of participants in the global economy, including CEOs, board members, investors and regulators, FCLT hopes to help develop practical approaches to building sustainable, long-term value for a wide range of stakeholders.

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Clean Water Grow: 'Go or No Go?'

Authors: Ngawhika, Simon; Marshall, Scott
Product Type: Cases
Source: Portland State University
Publication Year: 2014

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The case educates students on the challenge of finding innovative ways to operate and maintain wastewater infrastructure in the face of population growth and increased pressure on natural systems. This case follows Clean Water Services in its pilot test of a home garden fertilizer product that is linked to the environmental benefits and operational efficiencies gained through an innovative treatment technology. In 2009, CWS implemented a groundbreaking solution to the challenge of struvite; one that also had the potential to turn a waste stream into a revenue stream…

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Making the Business Case for Environmental Sustainability

Author: Henderson, Rebecca
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2015

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What is the business case for acting in an environmentally sustainable way? This paper illustrates three ways for a firm to profit from sustainability investments, including forestalled risk, increased operational efficiency, and targeting the niche environmental market.

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KEROVKA: SG Energy Simulation

Authors: Henisz, Witold J.; Diermeier, Daniel
Product Type: Exercises; Multimedia
Source: Prendo Simulations Limited
Publication Year: 2014

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The KEROVKA case is an immersive computer-based crisis management simulation where teams of students are placed in the role of a country manager for a Central Asian energy company, SG Energy. SG is engaged in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and has been accused of polluting the ground water…

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Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology

Author: Madrigal, Alexis
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Da Capo Press
Publication Year: 2013

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Few today realize that America’s relationship with green technology is far from a recent development. The truth is Americans have been inventing green for more than a century…

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Walmart: Segmenting Social Impact

Authors: Porter, Michael E.; Kramer, Mark R.; Sud, Pamela
Product Type: Exercises
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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This case provides a sample of Walmart's social engagement activities and asks students to categorize each as philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, or creating shared value.

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