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"Greening" Facilities: Hermes Microtech, Inc.

The process of identifying more efficient, less costly, and more environmentally friendly ways to build a facility is complicated, especially for a company such as Hermes, a (fictitious) microchip com ...

An Overview of the Historical Context for Sustainable Business in the United States, 1960-2000

The concept of sustainable business is a powerful new perspective on creating value for multiple stakeholders. It links the previously conflicting interests of economic efficiency, social equity, and ...

B Corporation: A New Sustainable Business Model

This note provides background on a new certification process for B Corporations that enables companies to assess, compare, and protect the sustainability practices they integrate into corporate strate ...

Bank of America Tower: Redesigning Skyscrapers

This is a minicase, one of 10 in a set of short cases written to illustrate the business benefits companies realize through adopting sustainable business strategies. This minicase describes Bank of Am ...

Biomimicry: Using Nature's Models as Sustainability Design Inspiration for Company Strategy and Products

This brief background note provides an explanation and examples of biomimicry as an approach that provides insights into the innovative design of products and corporate strategy framing. Biomimicry us ...

Calera: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Sustainability

A high-risk, highly capital-intensive start-up had confirmed its product's scalability and must then decide what business model made sense. It's biomimicry-inspired, environmentally sustainable cement ...

Carbon Materials and Technologies: AlliedSignal (B)

This case is a follow-up to "Tar Products: AlliedSignal (A)," G-0504. At the date of the B case, 13 months have passed since Charles L. Griffith joined Carbon Materials and Technologies. The business ...

Climate Change

The scientific consensus on climate change's origins in human activities has begun to influence international law and corporate policies. Suitable for MBA and undergraduate students, this technical no ...

Coastwide Labs: Product and Strategy Redesign in Commerical Cleaning Products

This is a minicase, one of 10 in a set of short cases written to illustrate the business benefits companies realize through adopting sustainable business strategies. The Coastwide Labs minicase traces ...

Coral Reef Ecosystems: Valuable and Critically Threatened

Coral reef ecosystems are beautiful and vibrant underwater communities inhabited by a spectacularly diverse and abundant array of organisms essential to human needs. Reefs are severely threatened worl ...

Corporate Greenhouse Gas Accounting: Carbon Footprint Analysis

Stakeholder climate change actions worldwide have prompted companies to measure their greenhouse gas emissions and reduce their carbon footprints by decreasing energy and fuel use. In the process, the ...

Designtex, Inc. (A)

Susan Lyons, a vice president at Designtex, a firm that develops high-end custom fabric collections, wants to create an environmentally responsible fabric that will provide a model for sustainable des ...
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