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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

East West Partners: Sustainability Strategy in Real Estate Development and Ski Resorts

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 the creati ...

Emissions Trading at Atlantic Energy

This case engages students in a real decision context: an electric utility evaluates the opportunities in emissions trading. It exposes students to fast-changing markets for pollution credits and to t ...

Environment, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation: Systems Efficiency Strategies for Industrial and Commercial Facilities

Many managers are unaware of the strategic advantages and cost savings possible through systems analysis applied to material, energy, and water use in building design and operation. This technical not ...
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