Case Catalogue

Case Catalogue

  • Yue, T. (Tao)
  • Schoenmaker, D. (Dirk)
  • Mulder, A. (Arjen)
  • Moolenaar, S.M. (Simon)
  • Arellano Geoffroy, P.A.G. (Paula)
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.O. (Berglind)
  • C. Barrio, I.C.B. (Isabel)
  • Boyaninska, D.B. (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
  • Vaz Patto, J.V.P. (João)
  • Ataíde, R.A. (Rodrigo)
  • Renato, R.R. (Rosa)
  • De Sousa, M.S. (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
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
Monday, 29 July 2019
Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) had been considered one of the important policy reform applications in the past decade for China. It has created very high expectations from both domestic and international stakeholders. Being motivated to create an experimental zone for dealing with China's slowing...
Excitement and Confusion: Shanghai (Pilot) Free Trade Zone cover
  • Yue, T. (Tao)
  • Song, Y. (Ye)
  • Zhao, J. (Jing)
Thursday, 11 July 2019
Anbang Insurance Group is a Chinese financial services conglomerate that has grown at an astonishing rate since its inception in 2004 mostly through acquisitions. From 2014 Anbang expanded its acquisition activities abroad buying up majority shares of European and North American firms in banking,...
Anbang Acquiring Vivat: A One-Euro Deal cover
Monday, 1 July 2019
Pangea is an App that allows users to offer or request freelance jobs. The company, Pangea.app, was founded in 2016 by three American college students. Each co-founder has made his share of contributions to the start-up. However, as the young company grows, a rupture between the co-founders has...
Pangea: When Creativity Gets In the Way of Practicality cover
Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Forall Phones is a Lisbon-based online retailer for used smartphones. When the founder and CEO, José Costa Rodrigues, became aware of the financial resources required to purchase a state-of-the-art mobile smartphone as a teenager, he decided to build a brand that could make smartphones accessible...
Forall Phone: Affordable Smartphones for All cover
Thursday, 9 May 2019
The case tells the story of Candice Cake, a producer of premium desserts in Russia. The firm follows a philosophy of producing and marketing organic, sugar-free, and tasty pastries. Marina Martianova, the founder of Candice Cake, has successfully set up her business in a niche market for...
Candice Cake cover