The Case Study Research and Development Team (CRDT) at the Yale School of Management has made a new case study on the Connecticut Green Bank available at no charge. Interested readers can email case.access at yale.edu to receive credentials to this case.
The case centers on the challenges encountered by the Connecticut Green Bank when the legislature cut its funding in late 2017. Founded in 2011, the Connecticut Green Bank was the first green bank in the nation. The case explores the innovative financing tools used by the organization to attract private capital, and accelerate the deployment of clean energy in Connecticut. The case asks students to consider how changes to the bank’s structure and funding may affect its goal of fostering "inclusive prosperity."
The Connecticut Green Bank case is a raw case study. In addition to a narrative, the case presents video segments, featuring the executive team at the bank, as well as links to documents related to the bank’s formation and operations.
Richard Kauffman, Yale SOM Lecturer and Chairman of Energy & Finance for New York in the office of Governor Cuomo, first taught the case in May at the Yale School of Management. CRDT has made a teaching note for the case available to qualified instructors.
CRDT developed the case in collaboration with the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY), the Connecticut Green Bank, and a team of students from both the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The case was made possible by the generous financial support of the Jane Mendillo YC ’80, ’84 MBA and Ralph Earle ’84 MBA Fund.