To drive social impact through business in India, Abbott invests not just in products but in dairy farmers themselves.
Through partnership, Abbott is providing farmers – especially women farmers— with the training and support they need to produce better milk and grow their businesses. This shared value approach is delivering dramatic results – transforming the lives of farmers and their families, while strengthening our nutrition business.
May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Rapid urbanization and the lack of planned affordable housing in India have led to a shortage of 10–12 million urban homes and 26–37 million urban households residing in informal housing, often in poor living conditions. The bulk of these households are low-income households working in the informal sector, who cannot obtain housing loans from banks and traditional housing finance companies, which provide loans on the basis of reliable income documentation.
Jaipur Rugs Foundation Implements RPL, giving nearly 5,000 Indian weavers a brighter future
There are millions of skilled artisans in India, most of whom live in rural areas of every state. The overwhelming majority of these talented individuals can only dream of formal training as they generally receive informal instruction from village mentors or family from one generation to the next. This transfer of knowledge and skills over hundreds of years, in and of itself, is amazing to witness. But there is a downside.
Inadequate infrastructure, physician shortages, limited financing options, and untrained practitioners. These are some of the ailments blighting India’s healthcare system, where the demand for affordable access to health services is growing alongside an exploding population. Nearly 600 million people in India, mostly in rural areas, have little or no access to healthcare as 75% of the nation’s healthcare infrastructure is concentrated in urban areas where just one-quarter of the population lives.
By Priya Naik, Founder & CEO Samhita Social Ventures
A leading media company is using its storytelling expertise to change sanitation and hygiene behaviours of beneficiaries in Mumbai slums; a transport finance company is training men and women to become truck drivers, providing them with livelihoods opportunities; an Indian conglomerate is implementing systemic socio-economic empowerment programs in villages around its factories. These are just some examples of how companies are implementing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India today.
It was hard to imagine what sort of impact my first trip to India would have on me, a 16 year-old high school student from the United States. I traveled there earlier this year with a team from PYXERA Global, a Washington DC-based nonprofit, to visit development projects in the northern region of the country. Over the course of eight days, we visited the hectic city of Mumbai, rural farms and villages at the height of the dry season near Udaipur, the historic and exotic city of Jaipur, and the country’s bustling capital, New Delhi.