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Sound Group China: Urban Waste Entrepreneurs

Authors: Macomber, John D.; Carr, Chad M.; Zhao, Fan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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Wen Yibo has used engineering expertise and political savvy to build a major privately held company providing the entire supply chain of water treatment, waste water, and integrated municipal solid waste capabilities. However, state owned enterprises can observe the success of private business and can enter and compete using their own skills, contacts, and inexpensive capital.

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Urban Water Partners (A, B)

Authors: Ramanna, Karthik; Serafeim, George; Sesia, Aldo
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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The case explores a new business venture to bring clean water to residents of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, who otherwise cannot afford it. Introduces performance measurement, accrual accounting, and the three principal financial statements.

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Looking for Opportunity in Adversity: Iqbal Quadir and Grameenphone (A, B)

Authors: Chakravorti, Bhaskar; Lane, David
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Iqbal Quadir, a former New York investment banker, set about to bring universal telecommunications to his native Bangladesh. Quadir faced roadblocks no matter which way he turned in his quest to assemble the venture. He came to a point where the rational decision seemed to be to abandon the venture and return to his secure investment banking job.

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Hydro One Inc.: CEO Compensation

Authors: Sapp, Stephen; Chandrasekhar, Ramasastry
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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The case presents the situation faced by the board of directors at Hydro One, a government-owned Canadian electric utility, as they discuss updating the current executive compensation packages because of the pending privatization of Hydro One.

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Trojan Technologies Inc: The China Opportunity

Authors: Bansal, Pratima; Beamish, Paul W.; Jiang, Ruihua
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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Trojan sold water disinfecting equipment, and the senior market associate's job was to find new areas for growth. China was particularly intriguing because it had as much water as Canada, but 40 times the population, and its economic boom would further stress current water resources.

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Curbing Emissions by Sealing Gas Leaks

Author: Revkin, Andrew C.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2009

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Acting quickly to stanch the loss of methane could substantially cut warming in the short run, even as countries tackle the tougher challenge of cutting the dominant greenhouse emission, carbon dioxide.

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Acciona and the Battle for Control of Endesa

Authors: Villalonga, Belen; Silverberg, Rachelle
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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In March 2007, Acciona's executive chairman Jose Manuel Entrecanales is considering three strategic alternatives: tendering its shares--and realizing a capital gain of 1.2 billion euros, 13% of Acciona's market capitalization; holding out as a strategic but minority shareholder in Endesa; or negotiating an agreement with Enel and/or E.ON.

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India's Negotiations Concerning the Dabhol Power Company 2001-2005

Authors: Cadieux, Danielle; Conklin, David W.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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The purpose of this case is to discuss the negotiation between the various foreign investors and the government of India in an attempt to reactivate the Dabhol Power Company project. The 65% investment of Enron, alongside the lesser investments of nineteen other foreign companies made for a convoluted operation. Ultimately, in 2005 a settlement was negotiated.

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Toxic Waters: Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering

A series about the worsening pollution in American waters and regulators' response

Author: Russell, Karl
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2009

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In the last five years alone, chemical factories, manufacturing plants and other workplaces have violated water pollution laws more than half a million times.

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Toxic Waters: Debating How Much Weed Killer Is Safe in Your Water Glass

Author: Duhigg, Charles
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2009

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The compound atrazine often washes into water supplies and has become among the most common contaminants in American reservoirs and other sources of drinking water. Recent studies suggest that, even at concentrations meeting current federal standards, the chemical may be associated with birth defects, low birth weights and menstrual problems.

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