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Intro Business Course Free Case Studies


Free Case Studies to Supplement Your Business Course

Engage your students while encouraging them to think critically about the fundamentals of business with these free case studies for your Introduction to Business or Foundations course. Mapped to the UN's 17 Sustainable Development GoalsSAGE supports the Sustainable Development Goals—all cases are based on real-world business experiences with an emphasis on social impact, entrepreneurial thinking, and ethical decision-making. 


Case Study: Imperfect Foods

Imperfect Foods delivers groceries on a mission. Co-founder, Ben Simon, while attending the University of Maryland was shocked to see how much food was being thrown away in his college cafeteria. He recalls, "I was shocked to see someone buy a full sandwich, eat half of it, and throw the other half out. It was not the values I grew up with.”


Case Study: 4Ocean

4Ocean, with headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, is on a mission to clean up waste in our oceans and on our beaches. While on a surfing trip in Bali, Indonesia, founders Alex Schulze and Andrew Cooper, were shocked to see the beaches covered with waste and “trash-filled waves delivering more garbage with each break”. That surfing vacation turned into a mission. 


Case Study: Allbirds

Allbirds was founded in 2016 after its founder, Tim Brown, realized there was a lack of sustainable footwear options. Brown had been sponsored by major sneaker brands so he was keenly aware of how pervasive synthetic materials were in the footwear market.

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