Frugal consumers, who are they?
Many believe that the only solution to an impending environmental disaster is to find and employ technologies that will help us reduce our carbon footprint. While new and innovative technology clearly has a role to play will that alone be sufficient? Could Sustainable Consumption be the more important lever in this existential battle that we face? We find out more from acclaimed author Navi Radjou as he puts his faith in the millennials and Gen Z to help us out of our current predicament.
What strategies do you believe hold the greatest promise? Tell us below what you think and don’t forget to share this insight with others in your network!
The challenges of development are complex. It is easy to think about the challenge of providing education to the underprivileged as one that involves making available schools and educational materials. While that is important, in many developing countries the problems of access to food, mobility and education, gender equity etc are often linked. How can one organisation address all of these Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)? Our story focuses on an extraordinary NGO called Akshaya Patra, a legendary food bowl that is always full.
SLX Swiss Learning Exchange decided to gift a video to a foundation in India. We have called the video “SLX Story on Akshay Patra :fighting hunger in India ” It is a story about one single organisation, which addresses 10 of the 17 sustainable development goals, through its work alone. It is a Harvard Case study and has come in the Stanford Innovation Review for its innovative scaling up.
When business and empathy come together, miracles do happen. Watch our video to learn about this innovative initiative that will warm your heart.
Time they say in India is an illusion. Just a trick that the mind is playing on you! Could it be that these deeply rooted ideas of time play a part in how Indians perceive time even today? While some continue to think so, many examples from everyday life in India point in the other direction. Watch our video below to find out what the evidence says…
What has your experience been in working with India or Indians? Do they value time the same way as you do? Share your views with us and dont forget to tag your friends whom you think might have a view on this!
Live sports goes digital and breaks online viewership record
Swiss Learning Exchange India Bootcamp students were very impressed to see Digital India when they visited the spectacular studios of Star TV. Its online streaming and mobile platform Hotstar has broken a record of the largest number of streaming viewers for the cricket match semifinals between Chennai and Hyderabad Indian Premier League teams in May 2018. What does this figure of over 8M viewers mean? The CEO of Hotstar met the Swiss students and had us all understand how the digital revolution is unfolding in India.
India is not a country but a sub-continent. Its recent economic growth has made it one of the World’s favorite destinations for Foreign Direct Investment. Beyond it borders, Indians continue to play an important role as a source of high quality talent, be it in the technology sector, or in academia or other areas of business. Understanding how to do business in India, and perhaps more importantly the Indian diaspora, has never been more important.
Our learning plan allows you to:
- Analyze the global context for emerging market
- Learn to interpret global trends via terms like GDP and other econometrics
- Understand why and how quickly emerging markets are reshaping the global economic landscape
Update yourself on facts about India. Verify how much do you really know or not know about India. Analyze why India is called a land of contrasts. Learn the different aspects about doing business in India through her natural and demographic resources. Appreciate the influence of an ancient civilization and culture before achieving success in business with an emerging market. Who are Indians? What are the most important aspects of Indian culture? How does the multiculturalism of the land relate to doing business in India?