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Neelam Chhiber of Industree Crafts Awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 for India – Think change India

Awarded Social Entrepreneur

Neelam Chhiber of Industree Crafts Awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 for India

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, has announced that Neelam Chhiber is the winner of the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. Prithvi Raj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Planning, Science and Technology & Earth Sciences handed the award to the winner in Mumbai. Industree Crafts Foundation triples incomes of marginal artisans by moving them from being „piece rate workers‟ to owners and entrepreneurs of grassroots community enterprises. It works both at the production and market ends of complex supply chains and has impacted more than 10,000 artisans living below the poverty line, by putting them in charge of their own enterprises.More >

Neelam Chhiber is WEF’s India Social Entrepreneur of the year

industreeIn a function in Mumbai, The Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum announced Neelam Chhiber, Managing Director, Indus Tree Crafts as the winner of the 2011 India Social Entrepreneur of the Year award. You can read some of their papers here. Gyanesh Pandey of Husk Power Systems (HPS), Patna, Sudesh Menon of Waterlife India, Hyderabad and Mathew Spacie of Magic Bus, Mumbai were the other finalists. More >

Neelam Chhiber speaks about Social Entrepreneurship and Industree, Mother Earth

Recognising Social Entrepreneurs

Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is a sister organization of the World Economic Forum. The Foundation provides unique regional and global platforms to promote social entrepreneurship as a key element to advancing societies and addressing social problems innovatively and effectively. It also fosters a close-knit community of social entrepreneurs for idea exchange and replication of best practices. More >

Neelam Chhiber Awarded as India’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 – Fair Trade Forum India

Neelam Chhiber, Managing Director, Indus Tree Crafts Foundation (ICF) won the 2011 India Social Entrepreneur of the Year award. The award is given by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organization of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation. More >

Neelam Chhiber – On Design Thoughts

There was an interesting nugget of design-related news this week that made one’s eye pop. It was about a young design grad of my alma mater NID Ahmedabad, who managed a mind-boggling annual salary package of INR 38 lakhs in the campus placement. Of course, he was picked up by TOSHIBA for its overseas posting. Even then, a starting salary of US $ 70,000 per annum is not something to sneeze at. More >

Neelam Chhiber,MD-Industree Crraft Private Ltd at India Economic Summit,2011

Neelam Chhiber gets Social Entrepreneur of 2011 award – Hindustan Times – TOPSY

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, has announced that Neelam Chhiber of Industree Crafts is the winner of the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. More >

Diary of a social entrepreneur

d4db1b07-992e-4432-8ae9-4c19901998afAsister organization of the World Economic Forum, the Schwab Foundation has been awarding social entrepreneurs in South-East Asia for five years. It chose Neelam Chhiber of Industree Crafts Foundation as the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation (the foundation is the social wing of the Jubilant Bhartia Group, whose promoters are closely related to those of HT Media Ltd, which publishes Mint.) More >

Neelam Chhiber of Industree Crafts Awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 for India – ammado

Neelam Chhiber of Industree Crafts Awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 for India. More >

Retail chain seeks to make rural handicrafts contemporary – DNA

The shop is a Mother Earth retail store that sells handicrafts from all over India.

At Mantri Square Mall in Malleswaram area of Bangalore, a 2,000 square feet shop grabs most of the eyeballs with its luxuriant riot of colours.

While amber and ochre door hangings crafted from palm leaves lure in shoppers, red and yellow roses made from bamboo cane dazzle the right corner. More >

Neelam Chibber – Blogger – Ubuntu At Work

1321365898-433-199455_10150140946446460_582231459_6560509_958932_nNeelam Chhiber is the co-founder of Industree, a social enterprise that connects rural producers to urban markets. She is an Industrial Designer from National Institute of Design and alumunus of Social impact International, as well as Global Social Benefit Incubator , Santa Clara University, USA. Neelam won the Schwab Foundation\’s Indian Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2011. More >

Neelam Chhiber awarded as India’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011: WEF – filmyboxoffice

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organization of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation announced Neelam Chhiber, Managing Director, Indus Tree Crafts Foundation (ICF), as the winner of the 2011 India Social Entrepreneur of the Year award. The award was conferred in Mumbai at a ceremony attended by over 200 participants in the presence of Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Planning, Science, Technology and Earth Sciences of India, and Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman and Founder of the World Economic Forum. More >

Making rural artisans shareholders

A recent Times of India news article, details the benefits of non-profit organization, Industree Crafts Association, which helps connect low-income Indian artisans with purchase orders, capacity building assistance, and access to financial services. Industree Craft’s artisans are shareholders in the retail brand, Mother Earth, which has a number of outlets in India. The company has also conducted a social audit of artisans in the country, which number approximately 40 million. More >

India’s new social entrepreneurs: making an impact where government fails

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Some merely debate on the great Indian urban-rural divide. But there are others who have resolved to do something about it and meeting with success in areas where even large government-funded programmes have failed to make an impact. More >

Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Neelam Chhiber Awarded as India’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. More >

Neelam Chhiber of Industree Crafts Awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 for India – India SCR

INDIACSR News Network NEW DELHI: The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, has announced that Neelam Chhiber is the winner of the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. Prithvi Raj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Planning, Science and Technology & Earth… More >

Social Entrepreneur of the year award 2011 – Jubilant Bhartia Foundation

On 12th November 2011, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, announced Neelam Chhiber as the winner of the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 in Mumbai. More >

Neelam Chhiber Awarded as India’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 – World Economic Forum

se_logoMumbai, India, 13 November 2011 – The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organization of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation announced Neelam Chhiber, Managing Director, Indus Tree Crafts Foundation (ICF), as the winner of the 2011 India Social Entrepreneur of the Year award. The award was conferred in Mumbai at a ceremony attended by over 200 participants in the presence of Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Planning, Science, Technology and Earth Sciences of India, and Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman and Founder of the World Economic Forum. More >

Social Entrepreneur of the year India Finalists at the India Economic Summit 2011 – Schwab Foundation

The Finalists are: Ms Neelam Chhiber, Industree Crafts / Mother Earth (www.motherearth.co.in), Bangalore… More >

Neelam Chhiber judged India’s social entrepreneur of the year – OneWorld South Asia

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship awarded Neelam Chhiber, Founder of Indus Tree Crafts Foundation, as social entrepreneur of the year 2011.
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MOTHER EARTH ENGAGES FRANCORP FOR FOREMOST RETAIL EXPANSION IN INDIA

Mother Earth, a leading new brand of domestic retail into apparels, home décor and furnishing engages Francorp, a part of Franchise India; Asia’s largest integrated Franchise and Retail Solutions Company for developing well structured strategy for retail expansion.

Mother Earth believes in providing with great quality goods while nurturing the environment and building on the strengths of marginalised rural communities to create sustainable livelihoods and overall prosperity. It is comparatively a new brand of domestic retail chain stores that started with a 11,000 sq ft large flagship store in Bangalore. It is a social brand that offers the consumers the best of the Indian natural hand crafted products while simultaneously providing livelihoods to the rural artisans and laborers of India. Commenting further, Ms. Neelam Chhiber, Co-founder, Mother Earth said, “Mother Earth is a social enterprise that connects rural producers to the urban market. With 7 lifestyle stores in an around Bangalore, Delhi & Mumbai and Kolkata, Mother Earth has definitely captured the fancy due to its CSR’s initiatives and esteemed list of investors. With the help of Francorp and credibility, we aim to build the brand.” More >