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Tatas going global with low-cost housing


The Tatas are giving a global perspective to their successful affordable housing model, which was launched in Mumbai. Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons, said that Tata Housing has got enquiries for replicating the Mumbai housing model from other countries and is likely to start out from...

Philips digs at bottom of the pyramid


Philips Electronics India Ltd is resorting to innovative pricing and customer engagement models in India to gain market share and acceptance by 'bottom-of-the-pyramid' segments and enterprise customers. Clean energy is the common pitch that Philips is making to log in higher customer numbers...

UN rapporteur and WTO head debate the impact of trade on hunger


UN rapporteur and WTO head debate the impact of trade on hunger, a news article, reports on the debate on the impact of trade on hunger between UN rapporteur and WTO head. Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, argued that agricultural trade liberalisation hampers...

UNICEF Corporate Partnerships - Examples


UNICEF Corporate Partnerships - Examples, a series of web pages, details UNICEF's corporate partnerships with a range of companies.

Trade Liberalization and Poverty: Policy Challenges from Latin America


Trade Liberalization and Poverty: Policy Challenges from Latin America, a WTO conference session abstract, discusses major policy challenges relevant to creating positive effects of trade liberalization on development and particularly on making trade pro-poor. The panellists shared views on the...

Regional perspectives on "Sustainable Livelihoods and Business"


Regional perspectives on Sustainable Livelihoods and Business, a publication of the WBCSD, discusses the potential of Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) businesses - businesses that benefit the poor while opening new doors to companies’ activities. The report presents the features and findings obtained...