Fermob’s commitment to sustainability began many years ago—before it was popular, and before the term was even known in the U.S. Because Fermob designs and manufactures furniture to be used in nature, it was a logical extension that the company would value the environment. Fermob’s mission statement says that the company wants to be in harmony with nature and with people. And sustainability truly lies in the heart of the owner of the company. … [Read more...] about How French furniture maker Fermob continues to raise the bar for sustainable practices
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“We, being housekeeping staff, were not permitted to eat in the main cafeteria or on our seats. Going to a nearby public canteen to eat meant a 20-minute walk and I was often reprimanded for being absent for a long duration. The company often cut half-day pay for this. Hence I ended up skipping meals regularly,” said Kadhir. … [Read more...] about Class divide in India Inc: Are companies choosing to ignore it?
Beijing hopes for a far larger presence. Under the CMEC, China has proposed around 38 projects, but so far only a few have transitioned into an actual agreement. The problem is that Myanmar also fears Beijing’s role in its many ethnic conflicts. Beijing worries about the fallout on its own territory where similar ethnic communities live. Hard-headed analysts see China using insurgent groups as leverage, a role that it has replicated with some success against India and its own insurgent groups in the Northeast. Xi felt it necessary to deny that Beijing was arming the insurgents, thereby acknowledging widespread belief in its inimical role. … [Read more...] about Politics | Xi Jinping’s Myanmar visit and the takeaways for India