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A collection of case studies examining how PRI signatories are managing the ESG related risks and opportunities associated with investing in farmland.
This document outlines the major opportunities and challenges associated with integrating ESG issues into executive pay and provides practical examples of emerging practices. It is designed to guide dialogue between shareholders and investee companies, and help improve corporate boards' practices to the benefit of both companies and their investors.
This compendium highlights how PRI signatories implement responsible investment practices in infrastructure investment. The report begins with an overview of the specific characteristics of infrastructure investments and discusses what responsible investment means in this asset class.
This report presents case studies from the perspective of private equity firms (General Partners) that want to build better companies and that are working with their General Partners. The aim of these case studies is two-fold. First, they are intended to help support the implementation of responsible investment in private equity through sharing best practice. The second purpose is to help raise awareness that responsible investment is ultimately a component of fiduciary duty.
Harish Hande and the company he founded, SELCO, provide solar electricity for lighting and power to India's poor. For the work of his company, Hande has received numerous recognitions; he is frequently cited as one of the top social entrepreneurs in India and an example for the entire developing world. The road to SELCO’s success, however, has not always been smooth.
• International team initiatives: leaving a positive and lasting social impact. International effort and formal requirement. • Students are in charge of planning, initiating and successfully completing initiatives. • SIMagination teams choose from existing project portfolio. • Responsibility of the student teams to live up to course expectations. Minimum time investment: 120 hrs /student. • Accompanied initiatives enriched with expertise and supported financially (matching-grant policy).
The case explores Smart Telecommunication Inc's innovative approach to serving low-income customers in the Philippines and introduces a framework for developing strategies to serve low-income customers in developing countries. This framework is an adaptation of the classic 4Ps of marketing that are likely to have been covered early in any marketing course.
The global water crisis is a silent crisis. It does not attract the same level of attention as airline accidents or plummeting economic statistics, yet its toll is far more staggering: more than 3 billion illnesses and 2 million deaths result from drinking contaminated water each year. These casualties take place almost exclusively in the developing world and the rural poor bear the brunt of the burden. Hippo Water International (HWI) is U.S.-based nonprofit organization that aims to improve access to water by implementing sustainable solutions to the global water crisis.
The course is designed to help students understand the working of a society as a whole, how social change may take place, and the need to re-direct the society to become more humanistic and sustainable.
This course intends to response to the issues often faced by the social enterprises, such as the insufficiency in marketing, human resource and financial management knowledge. Unlike the general for profit organizations, those who involve in social enterprise are motivated by social ideals and not only earning a living; social enterprise often involves labor intense organizational form and is social and human oriented; the characteristics of resources involved including social insights and awareness, the capacity in integration, innovation, and resilience; and much emphasis is given to the effective placement of social, material, human and financial resources; therefore this course hopes that through the exploration of the present situations of social enterprises, one may develop proper operational and management framework.
Social entrepreneurship presents an alternative approach to community development. It advocates the adoption of innovative solutions (often incorporating market mechanisms) to address social problems. This module discusses the concepts associated with social entrepreneurship, and examines the practices and challenges of social entrepreneurship in the Asian context.
Social issues addressed through entrepreneurship benefit the community through work, employment and personal development. The question, however, remains as to how social enterprises may inform public policy. The case cites an illustration from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), as the region battles a modern day pandemic - The Ebola virus.
In this course (https://www.coursera.org/course/socialentrepeneur) you will learn how to create societal impact through Social Entrepreneurship (S-ENT). S-ENT describes the discovery and sustainable exploitation of opportunities to create social change. We will introduce you to S-ENT examples and guide you through the process of identifying an opportunity to address social problems as well as outlining your idea in a business plan.
This is the second working paper in the series on Social Entrepreneurship in Asia published by the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP). ACSEP’s mission is to advance the understanding and impactful practice of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy in Asia through research and education. While Asia is rich with the practice of social entrepreneurship given the plethora of social issues and challenges facing the region, there is still catch-up to be done in the documentation of these challenges and the responses from the private, public and people sectors.
This elective module is designed to help students explore the concepts, theories and researches related to social innovation and social entrepreneurship, and apply them in creating and implementing social enterprises.
The course is designed to help students understand the complexity of social problems from multiple perspectives, as well as to design a series of educational and experiential programs for public awareness of pressing social problems.
ASAFE is a network organization that empowers entrepreneurial women in Cameroon to take advantage of the opportunities that private enterprise and initiative can provide for the betterment of their own and their families' livelihood. Through a decade of hard work, Gisèle established effective international partnerships to secure market access for her growing client group. Gisèle had just met with Françoise Nono, a longstanding ASAFE member who ran a textile manufacturing facility in Douala, Cameroon, employing fifteen individuals, and catering mostly to markets in neighboring countries. ASAFE had encouraged Françoise and her partners to start their own business—in spite of a lack of start-up capital, business acumen or technical knowledge. Through their service portfolio, ASAFE provided women like Françoise microfinance, hands-on business education, counseling, and e-commerce support allowing them to become self-sufficient and bring prosperity to their communities. Gisèle was pleased to have witnessed how Françoise had created a solid business set for growth without having access to traditional sources of financial capital.