Of note, nearly half of the most popular cases feature a woman as either the main protagonist or, in the case of raw cases where multiple characters take the place of a single protagonist, a major leader within the focal organization.
The case highlights the synergies as well as trade-offs between pursuing these triple benefits.
The case describes revelations that the production of cocoa in the Côte d’Ivoire involved child slave labor. Cadbury's culture had been deeply rooted in the religious traditions of the company's founders, and the organization had paid close attention to the welfare of its workers and its sourcing practices.
Nearly two-thirds of the most popular cases were “raw” cases - Yale’s novel, web-based template which allows for a combination of text, documents, spreadsheets, and videos in a single case website.
Read on to learn more about the top 10 most popular cases followed by a complete list of the top 40 cases of 2017.
Microloans have always been costly for financial institutions to offer to the unbanked (though important in development) but MYbank believed that fintech innovations such as using the internet to communicate with loan applicants and judge their credit worthiness would make the program sustainable.
Students are asked whether MYbank could operate the program at scale?Becker had a number of alternatives to consider in regards to the site. Students are asked under what set of circumstances and at what time would it be most advantageous to proceed?The case describes how the Mayo Clinic, one of the most prominent hospitals in the world, engaged designers and built a research institute, the Center for Innovation (CFI), to study the processes of healthcare provision.As the case opens, AXA’s CR unit is being moved from the marketing function to the strategy group occasioning a thorough review as to how CR should fit into AXA’s operations and strategy.Students are asked to identify CR issues of particular concern to the company, examine how addressing these issues would add value to the company, and then create metrics that would capture a business unit’s success or failure in addressing the concerns.Students are asked whether Cadbury should join with the industry to lobby for more time?What else could Cadbury do to ensure its supply chain was ethically managed?The case considers IBM’s Corporate Service Corps (CSC), a program that had become the largest pro bono consulting program in the world.The case describes the program’s triple-benefit: leadership training to the brightest young IBMers, brand recognition for IBM in emerging markets, and community improvement in the areas served by IBM’s host organizations.The US Congress was considering legislation that would allow chocolate grown on certified plantations to be labeled “slave labor free,” painting the rest of the industry in a bad light.Chocolate producers had asked for time to rectify the situation, but the extension they negotiated was running out.