The journey of a ‘green’ micro-enterprise – The Green Planet

Diane Holt

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This teaching case explores the longitudinal evolution of a small environmental micro-enterprise, The Green Planet retail store. Exploring two decades of business history it analyses the development of this business as sustainability issues and greener consumer goods mainstreamed in society. The case presents one of the first explorations of the individual trade-offs that owners make between economic, environmental and social criteria, alongside an exploration of the role that the personal values of the owner played in the evolution of this business. Also presented is a sample of other environmental enterprises profiled alongside The Green Planet in the early 1990s. This additional dataset provides a rich resource for readers, and a number of indicative discussion themes are identified. Readers interested in topics such as marketing, business strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and environmental management will find this case a valuable addition to their teaching resources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-101
JournalCorporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Strategy and Management
  • Development


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