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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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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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Sustainability at Siemens

Authors: Rangan, V. Kasturi; Edmondson, Amy C.; Beyersdorfer, Daniela; Moloney, Emer
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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This case describes sustainability efforts at Siemens since the arrival of Chief Sustainability Officer, Barbara Kux, in 2008. It also asks students to evaluate the success of those efforts and outline what the company should do going forward…

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Iceland's Energy Policy: Finding the Right Path Forward

Authors: Logadottir, Halla Hrund; Lee, Henry
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
Publication Year: 2013

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Should Iceland develop its green energy resources or should it focus on preserving its natural resources while building up its tourism industry?

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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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The Electric Automotive Industry in 2013

Authors: Bhandari, Rishabh; Martins, Alexandre; Meyer, Yves; Beiker, Sven A.; Burgelman, Robert A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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This case provides a comprehensive update of the global electric vehicle industry, comprising vehicle manufacturers, battery suppliers, and charge providers. The case also summarizes governmental policies, incentives, and mandates in different regions, especially including the U.S., China, Japan, and Europe.

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Business and Environment Initiative (BEI)

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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The mission of the Business and Environment Initiative is to deepen business leaders' understanding of today's environmental challenges and to assist them in developing effective solutions. We aspire to help leaders think clearly about the design of economic and political institutions that enable firms and societies to thrive while maintaining the physical and biological systems on which they ultimately depend.

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Frog's Leap Winery in 2011: The Sustainability Agenda

Author: Gilinsky, Armand, Jr.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2012

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Over his 35 years in the wine industry, John Williams, the co-founder, owner, and CEO/winemaker of Frog's Leap Winery in Rutherford (Napa), California, had developed a sophisticated environmental management system (EMS). In May 2011, Williams considered his options to grow his business while remaining small, to become an even more sustainable winery, and to assure that the winery would be preserved for the next generation of owners.

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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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Ford Motor Company: New Shades of Green Through Soy Foam

Authors: Sharma, Garima; Laszlo, Chris; Ghatge, Indrajeet
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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Ford Motor Co. develops and commercializes a green technology that replaces a traditional and scarce resource with an abundant bio-material. The pilot project becomes hugely successful, and, within the company, the idea of expanding the use of bio-material gains considerable momentum, but implementation and customer acceptance prove to be a challenge...

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