Teaching Cases


Cascade Engineering: Social Innovation at a Triple-Bottom-Line Plastics Manufacturer

Terrance Robinson is a young associate at Cascade Engineering and he has an idea for a new product that will bring clean water to the developing world. Still, he lacks authority. He must navigate the waters of Cascade Engineering and its Triple Quest unit to make his dream a reality. The question is: Where should he start?

Supplier Sustainability at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Assessing All Tiers

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Sustainability Director Bill Hall and his colleague Todd Yaney want to ensure sustainability, ethics, and human rights compliance throughout the company’s Tier 2 through 5 suppliers. They aim to achieve broader, sub-tier supplier alignment with FCA’s environmental, social, and governance objectives. Hall and Yaney realize they will have to successfully navigate through the complexity of both FCA and its supply chain in order to create positive change without authority.