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What California Can Teach Washington

Speaker(s): 
Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board
Published: August 09, 2014
Topics: Environment
[photo - Mary Nichols]
Download  1 hour 21 minutes,

Credits:

Paul Figgiani
Stefan Castelán

Unleashing Green Chemistry: A Societal Need and Business Opportunity

Speaker(s): 
Michael Wilson, Associate Director for Integrative Sciences, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
Erica Plambeck, Professor, Operations, Information & Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Adam Lowry, Cofounder & Chief Greenskeeper, Method Products
Published: August 05, 2014

Leveraging Social Innovation

Speaker(s): 
Lakshmi Karan, Global Strategy Director, Riders for Health
Nina Smith, Executive Director, GoodWeave USA
Steven Rockhold, Global Program Manager for Product Reuse & Recycling, Hewlett-Packard
Dara O'Rourke, Co-Founder, GoodGuide
Published: April 04, 2014
[photo - Dara O'Rourke]
[photo - Steven Rockhold]
[photo - Nina Smith]
[photo - Lakshmi Karan]
Download  1 hour 11 minutes,
More from this series: Responsible Supply Chains Conference

Credits:

Paul Figgiani
Stefan Castelán

Environmental Sustainability in China Advanced Through Supply Chain Transparency

Speaker(s): 
Ma Jun, Founding Director, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
Published: March 21, 2014
[photo - Ma Jun]
Download  50 minutes,
More from this series: Responsible Supply Chains Conference

Credits:

Steven Ng
Stefan Castelán

Environmental Sustainability through “Waste to Worth” Vision

Speaker(s): 
Jill Boughton, President & CEO, W2Worth Innovations
Published: March 14, 2014
Topics: Environment
[photo - Jill Boughton]
Download  37 minutes,
More from this series: Responsible Supply Chains Conference

Credits:

Paul Figgiani
Stefan Castelán

Managing For Value at the Global Environmental Fund

Academic Case Study by:
William Meehan III, Paul Pfleiderer, Michael Kennedy, Debra McCoy
Published: 2013

The Global Environment Fund (GEF) is a private equity fund focused on investments in environmental and energy solutions in both developed and developing markets. The fund is currently examining the strategy of one of its portfolio companies–NEOgás, a Latin American natural gas supplier–which is considering entering the Mexican distribution market. The case recounts two previous GEF investments in emerging markets, a South African forestry company and a Southeast Asian waste management business, as examples of successful management strategies for creating value in emerging markets.

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Paper Copy: You may purchase this case from Harvard Business Publishing.

Case No: F285

Supply Chain Environmental Sustainability, Responsible Corporate Citizenship

Speaker(s): 
Alexander B. Cummings, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Published: August 05, 2013
Download  46 minutes,
More from this series: Responsible Supply Chains Conference

Credits:

Paul Figgiani
Mark Walker
Zach Jenson

Redefining Consumerism: Innovations in Product Sustainability

Speaker(s): 
Andy Ruben, Co-founder, Yerdle
Published: July 29, 2013
[photo - Andy Ruben]
Download  27 minutes, recorded 2012-10-10
More from this series: Responsible Supply Chains Conference

Credits:

Steven Ng
Abigail Andrews
Zach Jenson

Wastewater Recycling: Public Relations for a Controversial Technology

Academic Case Study by:
Ken Shotts, Ashish Jhina, David Hoyt
Published: 2012
[photo - Ken Shotts]

A reliable, safe, supply of drinking water is essential to the survival of communities. In many places the water supply is under stress—a condition that is expected to get progressively more challenging in the future. There are several ways that municipalities can improve their drinking water supply, including conservation, purchases from external suppliers, desalination, and recycling. 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. Programs in Singapore and Orange County, California are profiled as examples of successful recycling efforts, while failures in San Diego, California, and Toowoomba, Australia are described.

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Paper Copy: You may purchase this case from Harvard Business Publishing.

Case No: P73

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