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Acumen Fund: How to Make the Greatest Impact
This case explores management’s challenge of how to best use a $10 million contribution to make the greatest impact for the poor. Acumen Fund is global philanthropic venture capital fund…
Publication Date: 04/22/2008 Product ID: 1-428-592
Building a Scalable Business with Small-Holder Farmers in Kenya: Honey Care’s Beekeeping Model
Madison Ayer, Honey Care Africa (HCA) CEO, is looking to scale the business to generate more benefits for Kenyan small-holder farmers. He is seeking a better assessment of HCA’s impacts…
Publication Date: 02/11/2013 Product ID: 1-429-313
Building a Sustainable Venture from the Ground Up: The Mountain Institute’s Earth Brick Machine
The Mountain Institute (TMI) works to improve environmental conditions and the quality of life for local communities in mountainous regions throughout the world. TMI is exploring options for its patented…
Publication Date: 11/01/2006 Product ID: 1-428-611
Building and Scaling a Cross-Sector Partnership: Oxfam and Swiss Re Empower Farmers in Ethiopia
Winner of the 2012 Oikos Foundation Casewriting Competition. Swiss Re, a large global reinsurance company, has partnered with Oxfam America, an international relief and development organization, to provide the poor…
Publication Date: 03/23/2012 Product ID: 1-429-185
CARE: Making Markets Work for the Poor
CARE is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organization (NGO) composed of twelve member countries that manage field operations in over seventy countries offices around the world, reaching more than fifty million…
Publication Date: 11/06/2008 Product ID: 1-428-645
CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy: At the Tipping Point?
This case sets the stage for the 2012 case study “Constructing a Base-of-the-Pyramid Business in a Multinational Corporation: CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy Looks to Grow.” This revised 2006 case study explores…
Publication Date: 04/13/2012 Product ID: 1-428-606
Connecting the Rural Poor to the World: Grameen’s Village Phone in Bangladesh
Grameen Telecom’s Village Phone is a program that is focused on bringing cellular service to people in rural villages in Bangladesh. In 2006, Grameen’s Village Phone initiative had an installed…
Publication Date: 02/13/2007 Product ID: 1-428-608
Constructing a Base-of-the-Pyramid Business in a Multinational Corporation: CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy Looks to Grow
This case continues the story from the revised 2006 case study “CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy: At the Tipping Point?” This case describes CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy in 2012, which is a startup…
Publication Date: 03/22/2012 Product ID: 1-429-202
Expanding the Playing Field: Nike’s World Shoe Project (A)
Nike’s Footwear Director for Emerging Markets was challenged with “expanding the playing field” in emerging markets with a range of affordable, durable, and easy-to-produce sports shoes. The goal was to…
Publication Date: 09/09/2008 Product ID: 1-428-673
Expanding the Playing Field: Nike’s World Shoe Project (B)
Nike’s World Shoe Project (B) accompanies Case (A). This one-page summary is designed to be handed out in class to give students an update on Nike’s strategy for entering China.…
Publication Date: 09/09/2008 Product ID: 1-428-674
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