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March 23, 2015

Jugaad: Is Frugality a Pathway to Innovation?

In 2013, India launched a spacecraft to orbit Mars. Total cost for the project (which has been a rousing success): $74.3 million. That’s less than one-tenth of what NASA spent on its Mars space orbiter — and less than the total budget of the 2013 sci-fi blockbuster Gravity. How did India do it on such

December 8, 2014

Overcoming Transportation Needs in India: FedEx Team Members Help Improve the Chennai Public Bus System

In March 2014 FedEx hosted a group of engineers from a non-profit organization called EMBARQ for a week long training event at our headquarters in Memphis. We shared our transportation expertise with EMBARQ engineers from India, Mexico and Brazil. We also shared some other skill sets with the participants, who are called FedEx Fellows. The mission of EMBARQ is to improve quality of life in cities by providing sustainable urban transport and urban planning solutions.

April 10, 2014

Corporate Social Responsibility is Key to Successful Business

Many of us take for granted the little things we can accomplish every day because we have the ability to see what is in front of us.  Literally--we have eyesight.  We move quickly and easily thanks to our vision. 

March 19, 2014

Safe Kids India: Our Best Prevention Idea

This is the third in a series of 10 guest blog posts from the leaders of Safe Kids Worldwide affiliates that FedEx works with around the world in support of child pedestrian road safety initiatives. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways, FedEx is actively engaged in promoting road safety. This month we will hear from Rupa Kothari, Executive Director, Safe Kids Foundation India.

March 6, 2014

China, India, Mexico and more: A global e-commerce discussion with Raj Subramaniam

In our ongoing Access series exploring the links between connectivity and innovation, we spoke with Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president, marketing and communications, FedEx Services.[Read more about Access]ACCESS: What is the relationship between increased global connectivity and innovation?

January 28, 2014

How to Design the Future of Transportation: The Story of EMBARQ in India

Recognizing the Need There are over 1.2 billion people in India. Each of them living in a world that becomes more complex and demanding every day. India is experiencing explosive growth, which requires people to be more mobile than ever, often commuting long distances every day for a job or family obligations. This newfound prosperity is contributing to a boom in personal car sales. 

August 13, 2013

Using Maps for More than Just Shipping

Walking around Port-au-Prince, Haiti in the months after the 2010 earthquake, I was confronted with a major challenge. How could InterAction, as the largest coalition of over 180 U.S. humanitarian and international development nonprofits, actually help coordinate the massive engagement of our member NGOs?

April 22, 2013

Latest Edition of Access Magazine

The latest edition of Access Magazine is fresh off the presses, and this year's copy is bursting with fascinating stories, interesting interviews and informative data to show how Access is shaping our world.