Interface Inc.

“We have a choice to make during our brief visit to this beautiful blue and green living planet: to hurt it or to help it.” 1 – Ray C. Anderson Background Interface the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, with annual revenues of over US $1 billion. Founded by Ray C. Anderson in 1973 at

The Aravind Eye Care System

“Intelligence and capability are not enough. There must be the joy of doing something beautiful. Being of service means going beyond the sophistication of the best technology, to the humble demonstration of courtesy and compassion to each patient.” 1 – Padmashree Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy Background Aravind Eye Care System (AECS) is a non-profit eye hospital chain in India. It was

Narayana Health

“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.”1– Louis D. Brandeis Background Narayana Health (NH) is a large Indian hospital chain. It was established by Padma BhushanDr. Devi Prasad Shetty in 2001, with the objective of providing affordable cardiac care to the masses.  NH presently comprises a network

Apple Inc.

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world …….. are the ones that do.” 1  – Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997  Background Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is a multinational corporation that creates consumer electronics, personal computers, computer software as well as communication and media devices. 2It is also a digital distributorof

Whole Foods Market

“There is no inherent reason why business cannot be socially responsible, ethical andprofitable.It must view people not as resources, but as sources.” 1  – John Mackey Background Whole Foods Market Inc. is a mission-driven, socially conscious retail enterprise that makes natural foods and environmentally friendly products available to consumers in a relaxed and pleasing ambience. Its motto

The Tata Group

“In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stake holder in business – but is in fact the very purpose of its existence.” 1 – Jamsetji Tata Background Founded by the legendary pioneer Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata Group is one of India’s oldest private sector business entities. 2A global enterprise that operates in


Patagonia, Inc. is a family-owned American corporation that responsibly produces and promotes sustainable outdoor apparel of the highest quality. As a designated Benefit Corporation, it formally commits itself to the alleviation of public concerns alongside the creation of shareholder value.

The Jaipur Foot

People Engagement Series Case Study # 2 “A true friend knows your weaknesses, but shows you your strengths;  Feels your fears, but fortifies your faith; Sees your anxieties, but frees your spirit; Recognizes your disabilities, but emphasizes your possibilities 1 – William Arthur Ward Background The Jaipur Foot is a low cost, artificial lower limb that