Transalta Utilities Corp.
(12 pages of text)
As they approached their strategic session, TransAlta's senior executives confronted a changing business environment. The company's goal had always been to provide reliable electric service to their customers at the lowest possible cost. Now a new variable was entering the picture: the environment and the question of sustainable development. The release of the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by Harlem Brundtland, gave credibility to the concept of sustainable development and has elevated environmental issues on the international agenda. How would this impact the company's business strategy and competitive advantage?
This case can best be positioned in a managing change section of a Strategy course.
Canada, Large, 1990
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