News & Highlights

  • December 2023
  • Cold Call Podcast

Sweden’s Northvolt Quest to Build the World’s Greenest EV Batteries

In this Climate Rising episode, host Brian Kenny engages with Professor George Serafeim in a discussion about Northvolt, a pioneering startup in Sweden dedicated to producing batteries for Europe’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers. The case study, “Northvolt: Building Batteries to Fight Climate Change,” sheds light on the company’s journey in building key government partnerships, hiring the right team, and attracting essential financing to scale up rapidly. Don’t miss this insightful exploration of a company at the forefront of combating climate change through innovative technology.
  • December 2023
  • Cold Call Podcast

Can Sustainability Drive Innovation at Ferrari?

Celebrating the 200th episode of Cold Call, Professor Raffaella Sadun and Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna engaged with a remote audience in the Live Online Classroom to explore the Harvard Business School case study “Ferrari: Shifting to Carbon Neutrality,” supported by Elena Corsi from the Europe Research Center. This episode spotlighted Ferrari’s journey towards carbon neutrality and electrifying its fleet, a move welcomed by investors and staff but met with apprehension by suppliers worried about financial impacts. This engaging session delves into Ferrari’s collaborative efforts with suppliers to achieve environmental goals, making it a must-see for enthusiasts of sustainable business and automotive innovation.
  • December 2023
  • Newsroom

Inside HBS’s Global Initiative Staff Summit

This article gives a sneak peek into the biennial gathering of HBS global staff on campus, a week dedicated to fostering camaraderie, professional development, and deep immersion in the rich HBS culture. Dive into the perspectives shared by Elena Corsi from the Europe Research Center on this unique experience.

New Research on the Region

  • April 2024
  • Teaching Material

Ferrari: Shifting to Carbon Neutrality

A sports car manufacturer commits to carbon neutrality and to electrifying a large part of its car fleet.

  • March 2024
  • Case

Funderbeam: Teaming Up or Going Alone?

By: Paul A. Gompers, Elena Corsi and Orna Dan

Estonian funding and trading platform Funderbeam debates whether to accept a merger offer from an Irish company or remain independent and seek alternate funding.

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