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Social Sector

The Sanitation Economy in India>

Toilet Board Coalition in partnership with Tata Strategic Management Group has released a report on “The Sanitation Economy in India”. As reported, the Sanitation Economy in India would be worth US $ 62 billion by 2021. The Sanitation Economy is a marketplace of products and services, renewable resource flows, data & information that could transform future cities, communities, and businesses. The report can be downloaded from the following link:

Secure those skills to reap big rewards

Business organisations will have to adopt a strategic approach to the development of skills in their people if they want to get on top of current and future needs, says Raman Kalyanakrishnan. (This article is published in Tata Review July 2013 Magazine).

Education Sector: What keeps the investors interested?

A large young population base, increasing household incomes and regulatory changes are making the Indian education sector attractive for private sector investment. Depending on their strategic objectives and risk profiles, investors can realize value in one or more segments of education through a data driven evaluation of investment opportunities say K.Raman, Prashanth Nair and Mayurpankhi Barooah of Tata Strategic Management Group.   (This article was published in Afternoon Despatch & Courier newspaper on February 13, 2012).

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Skilling India: Opportunities & Imperatives for the Private Sector

Demand for skilled manpower and the government’s thrust on vocational training offers a sizeable opportunity to private players. However, there are challenges to creation of scale while ensuring sustained profitability. Players need to formulate an effective go-to- market strategy to address these unique challenges and enhance their chances of success. (This article is published in Human Factor Magazine, March 2011)

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Education: The next big opportunity

Imminent reforms in the education sector imply manifold growth and new opportunities for companies involved in this fast-changing field, say K Raman (Practice Head, Infocomm, Media and Education) and Kaustav Ganguli of Tata Strategic Management Group. (This article was published in Tata Review 2010 Magazine and in Education World magazine March 2010 edition).

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Best Practices of CSR in the field of Education in India

As a part of UNICEF and CII’s effort to help corporates effectively structure their CSR activities in education, Tata Strategic Management Group (Tata Strategic) has collaborated with UNICEF and CII to prepare a report “Best Practices of CSR in the field of Education in India”. This report was released on 14th December, 2010 at the Conference “Universalisation of Education - Role of Corporate India” organised by CII, UNICEF with Tata Strategic Management Group as the Knowledge Partner.

The report “Best Practices of CSR in the field of Education in India” identifies various CSR models that a corporate can deploy and the critical success factors for these models. In each of these models, this report highlights some of the key initiatives undertaken by the corporate sector in the field of education as part of their CSR activities and identifies some key learnings from these initiatives. Corporate and Other institutions wanting to replicate any of these models should understand the nuances and the critical success factors for these initiatives and suitably align their program strategies in accordance with the best practices for these initiatives.

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