by Suraj Srinivasan and Ian McKown, Cornell
The case relates to accounting quality analysis conducted by the leading research firm Center for Financial Research and Analysis (CFRA) on companies in the solar industry with a focus on First Solar Inc. The case provides students with background information on the solar power industry, First Solar, data from CFRA research, and First Solar’s quarterly reports and the earnings conference call to analyze and draw conclusions about First Solar’s accounting practices and strength as a company. Students have to decide whether CFRA should flag First Solar as a concern and add it to CFRA’s “Biggest Concerns” list.
Edited by Professor Rebecca M. Henderson and Richard G. Newell
An investigation of innovation and the role of public policy in four sectors of the U.S. economy: agriculture, chemicals, life sciences, and information technology.
02 May 2013Dow Chemical: Innovating for Sustainabilityby Robert G. Eccles, George Serafeim and Shelley Xin Li
01 May 2013Developing the Materiality Matrix at Telefónicaby Robert G. Eccles, George Serafeim and Asun Cano-Escoriaza
23 Apr 2013Marks and Spencer: Plan A (TP)by David Bell and Michael Norris
Course Modules are designed by top HBS faculty to outline strategies for teaching courses related to business and environment. Course Modules help instructors select and sequence material for use as part of a course. Each module represents the thinking of subject matter experts about the best materials to assign and how to organize them to facilitate learning.
In addition, the Baker Library Business and Environment Research Guide points to suggested resources available to the HBS community and is a great starting place for research on environmental issues for business.
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