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Reuters Market Light: Creating Efficient Markets

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Reuters Market Light (RML), a business incubated by Thomson Reuters, is a pioneering mobile phone-based agri information service provider. The service is designed to provide farmers with personalised timely and actionable agricultural information from pre-sowing to post-harvest stages through SMS...

Vaatsalya Hospitals: Affordable Healthcare in Proximity

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Vaatsalya is a for-profit chain of hospitals and clinics which aims to provide quality healthcare to semi-urban and rural areas and was started by doctors-turned-entrepreneurs Ashwin Naik and Veerendra Hiremath in 2005.

Allianz, UNDP and GTZ partner for a three-country study on Micro-insurance

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In 2006, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) approached Allianz to work together on a market potential study to analyse the demand, acceptability and affordability of microinsurance products.

DHL airlifts humanitarian supplies to China's earthquake victims

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DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company continued its relief activities by leveraging on its core competency in logistics to ship 15 tons of relief supplies from Hong Kong to Chengdu City, Sichuan, China on 1 June 2008 for two aid agencies – the Hong Kong Red Cross and the Crossroads...

Credit With Education: A Program by Freedom From Hunger

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Freedom from Hunger created a curriculum for Credit with Education that directly addresses women’s most pressing needs. Credit with Education is an effective, practical and financially self-sustaining way for financial service organizations to provide value-added microfinance that supports the...

Indian NGO fights corruption with Zero rupee note

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5th Pillar, an Indian NGO, came up with the idea of printing a zero rupee currency note as a tool to help Indians achieve the goal of zero corruption. The note is a way for people to say NO to corruption without the fear of facing an encounter with persons in authority.

Corporate charitable partnerships come alive with Five Talents

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Five Talents UK, a microfinance charity, has secured several corporate partnerships which have had a transformative effect.

TNT works with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to fight world hunger

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TNT’s groundbreaking partnership with the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) began in 2002 and adopted the title of ‘Moving the World’ – a very apt description given that TNT committed knowledge, skills and resources to helping finance the work of the WFP and also to the physical delivery...

Pfizer's Global Health Fellows Programme - an established and comprehensive cross-border service initiative

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Pfizer’s Global Health Fellows Program (GHF) is an international corporate volunteer program that places Pfizer colleagues in three to six month assignments with international development organizations designed to address global health issues and improve care for underserved populations.

The power of strong relationships between Dow Company and the International Organization for Migration

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In a project funded by Dow Chemical Company in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), modular housing units were provided to the earthquake affected Nias Island.