Ivey Publishing
TriCiclos: The Challenge of Scaling Recycling in Latin America
Product Number:
9B15C032
Publication Date:
11/06/2015
Revised Date:
11/06/2015
Length:
13 pages (9 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Case Western/Ivey
TriCiclos, a recycling company in Chile, and the first B Corporation in Latin America, is innovating the way business is understood and conducted. The chief executive officer is excited about the financial future of the company, including expansion into new geographic markets in Latin America. Nevertheless, different geographic markets bring a new set of challenges for a sustainable business: foreign governments with different laws and regulations for recycling and partnering with clients and recyclers, the need to establish partnerships with local recycling plants and, more importantly, how these variables affect the company’s organizational mission and culture.
Learning Objective:
The case is suitable for senior undergraduate, graduate and executive courses in corporate strategy, sustainability, organizational behaviour and entrepreneurship. The objectives of this case include the following:
  • To highlight the challenges a for-benefit company must face when replicating or expanding its business model in a new setting without compromising its founders’ mission.
  • To understand the B Corporation certification and its ability to contribute to a company's competitive advantage.
  • To evaluate a company's corporate culture, value proposition and business model.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Organizational Behaviour/Leadership,  International,  Entrepreneurship
Industries:
Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
Setting:
Chile, Brazil, Medium, 2014
Intended Audience:
MBA/Postgraduate
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
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