Supplement | HBS Case Collection | July 2012

Generation Investment Management, Video

by Sandra J. Sucher

Abstract

Examines the Investment process of Generation Investment Management, a "sustainable" investing firm established in 2004 by David Blood and U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Places students in the position of David Lowish, director of global industrials, who must decide whther to recommend an investment in ABB India. The decision pits economic development - supplying energy to impoverished rural area in India, against environmental damage - caused by the use of coal-fired power plants.

Keywords: leadership and managing people; accountability; ethics; investment management; Social Issues; Investment; Corporate Accountability; Ethics; Development Economics; Natural Environment; Financial Services Industry; Energy Industry;

Citation:

Sucher, Sandra J. "Generation Investment Management, Video." Harvard Business School Video Supplement 612-704, July 2012.