Case Catalogue

Case Catalogue

  • Carney, (William)
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
This case explores the situation of M-PESA within the Kenyan mobile money market, illustrating the rapid growth and maturation of mobile money within the domestic market and the impact of rapid international diffusion. M-PESA has enjoyed a decade long period of success within the Kenyan market. It...
M-PESA MATURES: The Price of Success cover
Friday, 15 November 2019
Sustainability and money often seem like opposite ends of the pole – sustainability the way to a purer world, money its tainted obstacle. Analysts often struggle to integrate sustainability into investing; but we need money to reach our greener goals. This case provides a tool to integrate...
Shifting from Shareholder to Stakeholder Model: Using Sustainable Investment to Align Profit with Purposefulness cover
  • Bogenrieder, I.M. (Irma)
  • Gatt, C. (Carla)
Monday, 4 November 2019
Founded in 2009, HousingAnywhere started as a student-to-student platform proposing its services to universities. At the time, the focus was to help international students find a suitable home in the Netherlands. Not only did the need for accommodation grow bigger, but international mobility became...
Housing Anywhere: Finding Accommodation Abroad at the Click of a Button cover
Monday, 4 November 2019
Founded in 1999 by three Erasmus University students, the Dutch e-commerce firm Coolblue has gone on to experience exponential growth, mainly due to its obsessive focus on data and its two KPIs, the Net Promoter Score and EBITDA. In 2017, Coolblue’s main aims – make customers happy and make money –...
Coolblue: Thriving and Making Customers Happy is the New Blue cover
Monday, 4 November 2019
On March 27, 2018, Hugo de Koning, co-founder of YoungCapital, a web-based, recruitment agency focused on students and young professionals, laughed on the phone with one of his largest clients. In anticipation of April Fool's Day, YoungCapital's marketing department had launched a campaign to ease...
YoungCapital: Reinventing the Staffing Industry cover
Thursday, 26 September 2019
Commonland has the ambition to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land worldwide by 2040 – 5% of the 2 billion hectares of degraded land on the planet. Altiplano Estepario in Southern Spain, that encompasses 1 million hectares, is one of its successful restoration initiatives. However, in...
Sustainable Finance for Landscape Restoration in Spain cover
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
The case is about a Dutch organisation, Commonland which scouts, launches, and manages business-driven landscape restoration projects. In 2014 it started a new landscape restoration project in the Southern region of Spain in an area that covers 630,000 hectares of land spanning across three...
Commonland: The AlVelAl Project cover
  • Orradottir, B. (Berglind)
  • C. Barrio, I. (Isabel)
  • Boyaninska, D. (Daniela)
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
The case of Hekluskógar (meaning “Hekla woodlands”) in South Iceland examines how to transition from barren desertified land to a resilient and healthy woodland that can provide ecosystem services to the people in the area and beyond. The case provides a thorough description and background of the...
From Bare to Birch: Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration in Iceland cover
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
The Arento Group case examines how an agricultural business tries to make the transition towards higher levels of sustainability. Arento Group, based in the Zaragoza region in Spain, is slowly but surely adopting sustainable innovation practices and projects such as diverfarming entering the...
Arento Group in Spain: Towards a Sustainable Future cover
  • Vaz Patto, J. (João)
  • Ataíde, R. (Rodrigo)
  • Renato, R. (Rosa)
  • De Sousa, M. (Milton)
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
The North and Centre of Portugal encompass many productive forest areas that are particularly prone to fires. In the year of 2017, the most destructive fire season in the history of the country devastated extensive areas of land. Somewhere in the middle of this burnt region, the parish of Alvares...
Reborn from Ashes: The Alvares Project cover