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Most Commented through November 26

By John Macomber These posts have received the most comments through the second submission for groups A and B.   New comments may want to build on these. As you think about last posts and comments, here are some popular tags that have spanned several posts, also generating a lot of interest (although not concentrating comments […]

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Enhancing the blog as a learning tool

Nov. 12, 2014 By John Macomber Here are some enhancements which are intended to add to the effectiveness of this blog as a learning tool. We won’t take more class time to discuss these, but of course feel free to…comment on this post! Comments in class on Nov 10th and in the mid-course feedback mostly […]

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Some model posts – first round

By John Macomber I’m pleased with all of the posts in the blog and with the level of thought that has gone into posts and responses.  A lot can emerge in this format that does not come out in class discussions.   Here are links to several items that I felt were particularly effective from Groups […]

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HBS Class Blog Fall 2014, IB2E

The IB2E course covers many topics and moves quickly. Modules progress from basic analysis of this category of businesses through traditional energy, new energy, large firm initiatives, and finally optimization, big data, and the collaborative economy. Organizations range from startups to some of the largest businesses in the world. Students have experience and interests across […]

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Most Commented through October 21, 2013 (Sept-Oct 2013 cohort)

Title Categories Tags A Harvard Business School Student’s response to Drew Faust : HBS students and alumni need to take the lead Environmental Strategy in Organizations Harvard University endowment, social responsibility The Dark Side of Efficiency Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency, Jevons paradox, Pigouvian taxes, pricing What is the optimal balance between the government and private industry to support new energy innovation? […]

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Categories and Tags

Top Five Categories through October 21, 2013 (clickable): Alternative and Renewable Energy 35 Water 27 Environmental Strategy in Organizations 22 Waste 21 Carbon Mitigation 19 Tag Cloud Favorites (see tag cloud, right column, to click)

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Venture capital investments in cleantech

By Anonymous Today’s classroom discussion on 1366 Technologies’ funding forced me to consider cleantech companies’ challenges to securing investment.  Academic institutions, government, angel investors and venture capital were all discussed as important sources of funds. While we did not specifically discuss the details of venture capital investment in the cleantech space, I’d like to elaborate […]

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Welcome, IBEE Fall 2013!

By John Macomber Greetings to the members of the HBS elective, “Innovation in Business, Energy, and Environment” and “Field Course: Innovation in Business, Energy, and Environment.”   Rebecca, Forest, Joe, Mike and I are excited to meet you and to work with you. The official HBS course description is here. Information for potential cross-registrants is […]

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Most Commented through Monday, March 11th

Readers might be interested in knowing which posts which have garnered the most comments. See also tag cloud for a sense of what people wrote about and discussed. There have been over 100 comments posted in this blog through March 11th. (The site has also received more than 3,500 hits). Post Comments Global Water Shortages […]

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The challenge of pricing cat bonds

By Fabio Salim Cat bonds can be a great option to investors and issuers as a concept. However, they might not be such a great idea due some challenges related to the implementation and pricing of such assets. As discussed in the case, the way the cat bonds are designed are great for investors due […]

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