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Teaching Cases

IMD teaching cases are recognized for their rigor and relevance to teaching how organizations and leaders drive and manage sustainable transformation. Several received awards in 2022.

Angaza: A Silicon Valley Journey by Vanina Farber and Shih-Han Huang

EFMD Case Writing Competition Award (African Business Cases)

The Case Centre Competitions Outstanding Case Writer

Farber’s case explores the story of a female social entrepreneur, Lesley Silverthorn Marincola, who transformed her company Angaza from a solar-light producer into a software provider offering pay-as-you-go metering and monitoring technology.

“I love bringing impactful cases with inspiring female protagonists into the classroom. For me, a great case lets the characters and story talk. We don’t tell the reader the ‘right’ course of action. We just bring them into a journey of self-discovery,” said Farber.

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HEC Montreal CSR Case Writing Challenge


1st place

Lionheart Farms (Philippines) and the tree of life (Leleux et al)

2nd place

Schneider Electric: Becoming the world leader in sustainability (Dalsace)

3rd place

Values-based entrepreneurship: Opaline’s bubbles (Leleux, Chauvet)

    John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition


    2nd place

    Kinto: Toyota’s new mobility services platform (Turpin, Nie, Buche)

    3rd place

    Kineer: A social marketing challenge (Turpin et al)

    4th place

    Bobsla: E-motion on snow (Leleux)


      The cases on Angaza and Lionheart were also highly commended in the Financial Times Responsible Business Education Awards.