Microfinance industry association Sa-Dhan has emphasized the need for microfinance institutions to adopt its proposed code of conduct so as to treat...

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French dairy company Danone, which is already distributing yogurt and smoothie products to consumers in Pune, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, has plans for...

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Rising Tide Fair Trade is a new company working with artisans in West Bengal India to produce weekend bags and other purses...

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Multiple examples of social enterprise and “BOP” opportunities from India are presented in the recent J.P. Morgan publication on Impact Investments as...

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SKS Microfinance, India’s first microfinance institution to go public has recently lowered its interest rates from 26.69% to 24.55%. The reduction comes...

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According to a 2002 census, over 55 million rural familiies in India are below the poverty line. The Census identifies Bihar, Uttar...

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As part of India’s national Total Sanitation Campaign, community-led sanitation efforts have helped increase toilet usage from 20% to 100% within two...

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Incorporated in 2010, U.S. based Slowcolor, is a sustainable apparel company that promotes clothing and accessories made by Indian artisans using traditional...

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An increasing number of business process outsourcing companies, healthcare providers, telecom companies, and education and finance providers are expanding their operations into...

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Hindustan Unilever Executive Director for Sales and Customer Development, Hemant Bakshi, outlines his thoughts on Indian’s growing rural market and the numerous...

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Villgro Is Hiring

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Our friends from Villgro are hiring. Please have a look at attached docs for further details. Ecosystem Development Intern Investment Manager Agribusiness...

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A study conducted by the India Development Foundation (IDF) on per day consumption of microfinance clients from 1990-2010, shows that 9 million...

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A Mumbai-based microfinance company, Svasti Microfinance, has raised a second round of financing from BlueOrchard Private Equity Fund, a Switzerland-based microfinance funding...

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The increasing movement of Business Process Outsourcing companies into rural India to leverage lower cost labour and greater retention levels has added...

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A recent Fast Company article discusses the millions of India’s microentrepreneurs and consumers who are able to distribute and access products and...

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What’s In A Label?

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Increasing demand for Fair Trade goods globally has also led to growth in the Indian Fair Trade market. Numerous companies have worked...

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The Reserve Bank of India released the draft bill for the microfinance sector: Micro Financial Sector (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2011, which...

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With a mandate to promote inclusive business, the IDFC Foundation has recently invested just over $100,000 in Mumbai-based Ziqita Healthcare and approximately...

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Indian ceramics and porcelain companies are increasingly leveraging the skills of local artisans for original handiwork and custom designs. In a market...

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Through his non-profit organization, GOONJ, Anshu Gupta has developed a new value chain for clothes and materials, which channels discarded and donated...

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The World Bank recently approved $162.7 million for livelihoods projects in 17 districts of Rajasthan in India. The funds will help the...

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University of Michigan MBA graduate, Cynthia Koenig has developed the $20-$30 Wello WaterWheel, a 90 litre plastic barrel that can transport up...

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LeapFrog Investments, a $135 million microinsurance fund plans to deploy up to $40 million in India through investments of between $5 million...

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is proposing investment of $10-$15 million in Aavishkaar India II Company Ltd., a fund that will finance...

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The Business Standard recently interviewed Hindustan Unilever’s Managing Director, Nitin Paranjpe, about some of the company’s strategies for growth. Paranjpe discusses HUL’s...

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In 2010, India launched the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) to bring about positive changes in sanitation and hygiene across the country and...

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Ashoka Hiring

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Ashoka is hiring a VICE PRESIDENT, YOUTH VENTURE, SOUTH ASIA. The position will be based out of Bangalore. For more details please...

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