The Dutch social enterprise Stichting Present believes in local autonomy and empowerment. It has small national headquarters but 70 larger local franchises. However, many local Presents are struggling with fundraising. The headquarters doubt whether they should intervene.
A software engineer is assigned to program self-driving cars. But he realizes the ethical framework for programming the cars should be established before technical programming begins. Should a car protect the driver at the cost of other traffic users? Who is liable for damage done in an accident? Is it the driver, the programmer, or the government?
After the German fitness technology company eGym had its initial success, it launched a state-of-the-art new product that met with disappointing sales. How should eGym deal with a new product whose development has eaten up much of its capital?
Unilever’s long-term ambition of profitable, sustainable, and responsible growth becomes increasingly difficult in the volatile global environment of the new millennium, characterized by low growth, geopolitical challenges, and the increasing effects of climate change. How should Unilever move forward to fulfill its long-term ambition?
The Dutch social enterprise Fairphone aims to produce seriously cool smartphones, putting social values first. After delivering the first batch of orders to its fans, Fairphone has to scale up production to become a “real” company. The question is how.
The Dutch student online platform HousingAnywhere begins to expand beyond its national borders. However, the investor is only willing to inject capital if HousingAnywhere changes its business model to a new one the CEO finds problematic.
The Dutch agriculture technology firm Ocron has hired a star salesman from a different industry. When the CEO takes him on a sales visit to prospects in Saudi Arabia, the CEO starts to doubt the new hire’s effectiveness. He wonders whether selling agricultural products are any different than regular sales and whether the new hire is a right choice.