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Managing for Value at the Global Environment Fund

Authors: Meehan, William F.; Pfleiderer, Paul; Kennedy, Michael; McCoy, Debra
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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The Global Environment Fund (GEF) is a private equity fund focused on investments in environmental and energy solutions in both developed and developing markets. The fund is currently examining the strategy of one of its portfolio companies-NEOgás, a Latin American natural gas supplier-which is considering entering the Mexican distribution market...

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Embrace (A, B, C, D)

Authors: Anand, Mridula; Nandkumar, Anand; Dhanaraj, Charles
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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The Embrace case series provides an engaging context to understand social innovation, by taking students through a sequence of critical decisions from opportunity analysis and market feasibility study to formulating a competitive strategy and developing business models for growth. The focus of the case is on an innovative idea to solve the problem of a high number of fatalities in premature births in rural India, and the potential for an affordable product.

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Maria Gonzalez

Author: Boroff, Karen E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2014

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Maria Gonzalez, a unionized employee of Global Communications, was arrested in an off-duty incident involving drugs, guns, and possible pornography. When she wanted to report back to work, the managers became concerned about what the appropriate course of action should be regarding Gonzalez's behavior...

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Hero or Traitor? Edward Snowden and the NSA Spying Program

Authors: Robichaud, Christopher; Winig, Laura
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
Publication Year: 2014

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The case examines Snowden's actions and motivations and asks students to consider the repercussions of whistleblowing/leaking on the general public, the U.S. government, the NSA and Snowden himself...

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Transforming People's Lives: The Vehicles for Change Story

Authors: Sriram, Ven; Mersha, Tigineh; Nielsen, Christine; Weiss, John C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Publication Year: 2014

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VFC's primary purpose is to assist low-income families own vehicles so that they can achieve financial independence. Marty Schwartz, President of VFC, believed that allowing FW to retain more of its profits would allow it to grow its used car business which would bring even larger financial benefits to VFC in the long-run. In the short-term, however, this would reduce the number of vehicles awarded to low-income families-a sensitive issue for many members of his board.

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Sobey's Inc: A Strategic Approach to Sustainable Seafood Supply

Author: Goerzen, Anthony
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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Certain major competitors had announced that they would sell only “certified sustainable” seafood, an approach strongly advocated by well-known environmental organizations. Sobey’s, on the other hand, decided that to abandon uncertified seafood would not only hamper its bottom line but also would eliminate its ability to push the very fisheries that needed more guidance towards better practices. Yet, to continue to sell “red zone” seafood was very controversial and could jeopardize Sobey’s standing as a leader in sustainable practices...

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Lac-Megantic Train Derailment: Putting Out the Fires (A, B)

Authors: Seijts, Jana; Bigus, Paul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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In the early morning of Saturday, July 6, 2013, the chairman of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Limited faced a catastrophic situation when a company train carrying crude oil derailed in the small town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, causing a series of explosions that decimated the downtown core...

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Phone Hacking and Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation

Author: Weston, Harold
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation owned a 168-year-old British tabloid, News of the World, which obtained its juiciest stories by illegally hacking the phones of many people, including actors, celebrities and prime ministers. Was this scandal a failure of governance by the board, or was it only a failure of management?

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Kweku Adoboli at UBS

Authors: Wakeman, S. Wiley; Moore, Celia
Product Type: Cases
Source: London Business School
Publication Year: 2014

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The UBS case outlines how individual ambition and lax organisational standards and oversight can lead to consistent unethical behaviour resulting in a crippling loss at a large investment bank.

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Corporate Governance at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia: Not "A Good Thing"

Author: Shein, James B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kellogg School of Management
Publication Year: 2014

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The case opens with Martha Stewart's 2005 release from prison following her conviction for obstructing an insider-trading investigation of her 2001 sale of personal stock. The scandal dealt a crippling blow to the powerful Martha Stewart brand and drove results at her namesake company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO), deep into the red. Internal challenges loomed even larger, with numerous failures of governance while the company attempted a turnaround...

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