E+Co: A View from the Boardroom

After 15 years of success, does E+Co's, a well-respected clean energy impact investment firm, need to reconsider its business model?

Bruce Usher  | Fall 2013
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The Social Enterprise Program Case Series

E+Co, an award-winning impact investment focused on the introduction of clean-energy technologies in developing countries, made 287 investments totaling over $45 million since its 1994 inception. However, in 2011 new board members Dan Abbasi, Russell Diamond, and Bruce Usher had concerns about the financial health of E+Co’s operations. In this case, students will be asked to review qualitative and quantitative material from the organization's business plan in order to determine whether its business model was fundamentally flawed.

Case ID: 140305

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