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Community Content: The Interface of Community Investment Programmes with Local Content Practices in the Oil and Gas Development Sector

Author: Warner, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Overseas Development Institute
Publication Year: 2007

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This paper is aimed at public and private sector decision-makers closely engaged in oil and gas development sector in developing countries, as well as the private sector development (PSD) and small and medium scale enterprise (SME) support units embedded within international development agencies.

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GE Energy - The Decision to Re-enter India: Is Opportunity "Blowing in the Wind?”

Authors: Rouse, Michael J.; Dasari, Swetha
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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In July 2008, the vice chairman, General Electric (GE), and president and chief executive officer, GE Energy Infrastructure, was mulling over whether GE should re-enter the windpower market in India. As recently as 2005, GE Energy had pulled out of the Indian market after a frustrating stint in the country.

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First Energy

Authors: Dawar, Niraj; Chandrasekhar, Ramasastry
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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In September 2011, the CEO of First Energy Private Ltd, a startup enterprise in the alternative energy industry in India, is facing a flashpoint. The company has commercialized the technology of biomass cooking stoves and has been providing, since 2007, clean and affordable cooking solutions to customers in rural India. A marginal hike in price of biomass fuel in early 2011 has, however, led to a steep fall in demand making the continuance in the rural household market unsustainable...

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Procter & Gamble: Children's Safe Drinking Water (A, B)

Authors: Hartman, Laura; Mead, Jenny; Sheehan, Justin
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Virginia Darden School Foundation
Publication Year: 2008

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With a long history of scientific research and innovation in health, hygiene, and nutrition, P&G considered ways it could address the safe drinking-water crisis as the new millennium approached.

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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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Best Practices in Mainstreaming Environmental & Social Safeguards into Gas Pipeline Projects: Learning from the Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline Project (GASBOL)

Author: Quintero, Juan
Product Type: Cases
Source: The World Bank Group
Publication Year: 2006

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This paper presents the Bolivia-Brazil Pipeline Project (GASBOL) as a case study for environmental and social safeguards analysis. The activities carried out during the construction and operation phases of the project accomplished the main objectives of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). It is hoped that the lessons learned from GASBOL will inform task team leaders, environmental and social specialists, the private sector, government agencies and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in order to improve the planning and implementation of similar projects within tropical, subtropical and temperate zones.

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TXU NewsWire: The Dallas Morning News

Author: Dallas Morning News
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Dallas Morning News
Publication Year:

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A collection of all the recent news developments regarding TXU Corporation...

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Sarvajal: Water for All

Authors: Macomber, John D.; Sinha, Mona
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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The company seeks to provide potable water services to rural and urban India where the public infrastructure does not exist. Using a franchising model that relies on seasoned local entrepreneurs, communication technology that monitors flows and quality, payment technology that takes cash out of the equation, and a "capital light" leasing model, the company hopes to create and share a new business model.

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Winning the Greenhouse Gas Game

Author: Hoffman, Andrew J.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2004

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Companies voluntarily reducing their greenhouse gases are helping to shape the governmental regulations that are coming soon. If you don't act now, you'll find your competitors will write the rules for you.

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New Bedford Electric

Modeling and Analysis for Environmental Sustainability

Author: Clemen, Robert T.
Product Type: Exercises
Source: Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Publication Year: 2009

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Over the next year New Bedford Electric (NBE) expects to purchase 1,225 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity from 8 suppliers. For each supplier, the table below shows various details, explained below.

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Lecture 11: Water

Environmental Strategy

Author: Seagle, Carol
Product Type: Notes; Teaching Modules
Source: Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
Publication Year: 2009

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Objective for this class:
-Familiarity with the threats and opportunities in the water sector and the strategies companies use to minimize risk and gain advantage

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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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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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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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Electrifying Rural Moroccan Households

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Source: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Publication Year: 2005

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Currently more than 2.1 billion people lack access to electricity. EDF, Tenesol and Total are working to provide individual solar solutions to families in rural areas that the electricity grid will never reach.

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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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Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water

Authors: Snitow, Alan; Kaufman, Deborah; Fox, Michael
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Jossey-Bass
Publication Year: 2007

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Out of sight of most Americans, global corporations like Nestlé, Suez, and Veolia are rapidly buying up our local water sources—lakes, streams, and springs—and taking control of public water services.

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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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Wastewater Recycling: Public Relations for a Controversial Technology

Authors: Shotts, Kenneth W.; Jhina, Ashish; Hoyt, David W.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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Recycling wastewater into potable water is attractive in many situations. However, this alternative has not always been successful-in some cases, public opposition has defeated recycling plans, while public concerns have been successfully addressed in others. This case gives an overview of water supply issues and examples of successful and unsuccessful attempts to implement recycling programs.

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The History of the Standard Oil Company

Author: Tarbell, Ida M.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: McClure, Phillips
Publication Year: 1904

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This work is the outgrowth of an effort on the part of the editors of McClure's Magazine to deal concretely in their pages with the trust question. In order that their readers might have a clear and succinct notion of the processes by which a particular industry passes from the control of the many to that of the few, they decided a few years ago to publish a detailed narrative about the history of the growth of a particular trust, Standard Oil...

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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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Commonwealth Edison: The Use of Social Media in Disaster Response

Authors: Diermeier, Daniel; Petrella, Daniel
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kellogg School of Management
Publication Year: 2013

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After a massive storm hit the northern Illinois service area of electric utility Commonwealth Edison on July 11, 2011, more than 900,000 customers were left without power during a hot, humid summer. At a time when the company faced public debate and criticism over its plan to raise electricity rates, in part to invest in smart-grid upgrades, engaging directly through social media was a way to strengthen relationships with customers and the general public, consistent with an important corporate goal: "Keep the lights on and information flowing."

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Warner Cable (A) and (B) (Condensed)

Authors: Sonnenfeld, Jeffrey A.; Peiperl, Maury
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1995

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The new general manager of Warner Cable's Medford, Massachusetts complex faces a number of turnaround challenges in 1985, including service deficiencies, customer complaints, high turnover, and low employee morale.

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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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DONG Energy: Clean and Reliable Energy

Authors: Bower, Joseph L.; Corsi, Elena
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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The head of Denmark's largest energy group ponders how to use their limited resources to advance the delivery of clean and reliable energy...

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Enbridge Michigan Oil Spill: Patrick Daniel's Challenge (A, B)

Authors: Seijts, Gerard; Watson, Thomas
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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In 2010, approximately 20,000 barrels of oil being shipped south by Enbridge spilled into Michigan’s Talmadge Creek, contaminating wetlands around Battle Creek and the nearby county seat of Marshall, including a stretch of the Kalamazoo River. The CEO of Enbridge faced an almost impossible challenge. He needed to prove to American citizens — and to industry regulators, market watchers, company shareholders and Enbridge employees — that his company deserved to be judged on its own merits, not as a Canadian version of BP.

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Acid Rain: Burlington Northern, Inc. (A, B)

Author: Reinhardt, Forest
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1993

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Burlington Northern (BN) hauls low-sulfur coal from the northern Great Plains to electric utilities in the Midwest...

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SEE Risk Briefing - Indigenous Rights: Risks & Opportunities

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Product Type: Cases
Source: The Centre for Australian Ethical Research (CAER)
Publication Year: 2007

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This briefing seeks to identify the risks and opportunities faced by companies with respect to managing indigenous rights issues and the ways in which these can materialise in the short to medium term for companies involved in resource sectors. The briefing also examines the policies and strategies relating to indigenous peoples adopted by seven companies operating in a range of sectors identified as high risk by EIRIS. Their management response is assessed against EIRIS indicators to determine the extent to which these risks are being mitigated.

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Hyflux Limited and Water Sustainability - Treading Blue Oceans

Authors: Wee, Beng Geok; Kroll, Mark; Buche, Ivy; Chua, Timothy
Product Type: Cases
Source: ABCC at Nanyang Tech University
Publication Year: 2012

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Hyflux was one of Asia's leading environmental water treatment companies with operations in Singapore, China, the Middle East, North Africa and India. However by 2009, as a player in the global water treatment business, Hyflux had to prove that it could execute greenfield municipal projects in a far-flung continent and compete with other global water treatment companies in these new markets...

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Metropolitan Water Supply Authority: Evaluating Security Risks

Authors: McNett, Jeanne; Whitfield, Ronald
Product Type: Cases
Source: Northeastern University
Publication Year: 2013

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The director of a rural metropolitan water supply facility faces a complex risk management challenge. The facility uses chlorine gas in its water treatment, largely because it has determined that chlorine is the most effective treatment available, in terms of safety, cost and environmental impact. However, a security report from the Department of Homeland Security suggests that chlorine, a hazardous chemical, can be used by terrorists, both during its transport to the treatment facility and at the facility itself...

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