Posts tagged with 'business'
Q&A with Anuradha Bhavnani: Insights on Finance for India's Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurs
Q&A with Anuradha Bhavnani: Insights on Finance for India's Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurs
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Last month, EMBARQ India hosted an event, “Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit,” in Mumbai to discuss the challenges and opportunities of ...
MobiPrize: Moving Minds, Moving the Urban Poor
MobiPrize: Moving Minds, Moving the Urban Poor
Healthcare, energy, education, financial services, agriculture, livelihood creation…social enterprises across the world operate in a wide span of sectors. There is a one lesser-talked-about area, however, that is vital to recognize because it affects the delivery of social impact in ...
Promoting Green Entrepreneurship in India's Auto-Rickshaw Sector
Promoting Green Entrepreneurship in India's Auto-Rickshaw Sector
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Auto-rickshaw services in Indian cities are predominantly unorganized in nature, wherein services are provided by individual owners and operators competing against ...
Time to Rethink a Backward Policy for Carsharing
Time to Rethink a Backward Policy for Carsharing
As rental car company Hertz eyes competing with Zipcar in the Washington, D.C. market with its new carsharing service called Hertz on Demand, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) opportunistically decided to require a public bidding for 86 existing, on-street carsharing spaces ...
Research Recap, May 16: Walkable Streets, Urban Development Technologies, Car-to-Car Communications
Research Recap, May 16: Walkable Streets, Urban Development Technologies, Car-to-Car Communications
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Walkable Streets In a new study aimed at determining the value of walkability, researchers at Reed ...
Multinational Companies Target Developing Cities for Increased Profits
Multinational Companies Target Developing Cities for Increased Profits
A recent article in Forbes highlighted the role that multinational companies play in improving quality of life for the lowest-income neighborhoods of developing countries. The rapid growth of cities and the expanding informal housing sections have proven to be a ...
"Buzzers" and "Auto-Preneurs" Expand Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing in France
"Buzzers" and "Auto-Preneurs" Expand Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing in France
Robin Chase, the co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, teamed up with Mobivia Groupe, a privately held car maintenance company, to launch yet another innovative car-sharing program: Buzzcar. Announced last week in France, the new technology-driven service allows individuals to rent their ...
Bicycles Empower Women and Boost Economic Development in Uganda
Bicycles Empower Women and Boost Economic Development in Uganda
Over 200 Ugandan women met in Buhoma,Uganda to learn how to ride and repair bicycles in an effort to promote bicycling and provide economic development opportunities. Ride 4 a Woman (R4W), a nonprofit organization focused on economically and socially empowering ...
The Transport Network? Facebook Ponders Urban Design
The Transport Network? Facebook Ponders Urban Design
Tomorrow, Facebook is hosting a “design charrette,” inviting more than 100 architects and other design professionals to engage in a fast-paced, collaborative planning session to envision infrastructure upgrades to areas surrounding Facebook’s new campus. The company announced on Tuesday that it ...
New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability
New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched a new report that makes the case for investing 2 percent of global GDP into 10 key sectors to propel a transition towards a “low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy ” and catalyze ...
New Carsharing Association Aims to Reduce Car Ownership
New Carsharing Association Aims to Reduce Car Ownership
Eighteen carsharing companies from around the world recently formed a new association that emphasizes the environmental and social impact of their work, with a focus on reducing car ownership and promoting integrated public transportation. It makes sense that carsharing leaders would eventually come ...
Meters for Moto-Taxis
Meters for Moto-Taxis
Two American expats living in Thailand think they’ve found a way to revolutionize the motorcycle taxi industry: Equip the bikes with portable “Moto-Meters.” It seems like a no-brainer, but surprisingly, these meters don’t always exist, especially in such an unregulated industry where ...
Social Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: Cabs for the Disabled
Social Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: Cabs for the Disabled
Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) is a startup that seeks to invest capital and provide capacity building and results measuring to social enterprises. The organization is currently working with a project called Diamond Cab – one of a number of ...
Sustainable Transport Moves Center Stage as Brazil’s 2014 World Cup Looms
Sustainable Transport Moves Center Stage as Brazil’s 2014 World Cup Looms
Originally posted on Smart + Connected Communities Institute by Laurence Cruz. Sustainable transport may not be the first thing people associate with Brazil—a country that typically calls up images of soccer, samba and coffee. But that may be about to ...
America's Fastest Growing Form of Transit: The Intercity Bus
America's Fastest Growing Form of Transit: The Intercity Bus
For the third year in a row, “intercity bus service was the fastest growing mode of intercity transportation, outpacing air and rail transportation,” says a report released by DePaul University, called “The Intercity Bus: America’s Fastest Growing Transportation Mode,” by Joseph P. ...
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