• Advice,  Media,  People

    Daily Star Net – August 2017PUM comes to the rescue of SMEs

    PUM comes to the rescue of SMEs http://www.thedailystar.net/business/pum-comes-the-rescue-smes-1448737 John Hummel, right, representative of PUM in Bangladesh, and Geert van Asbeck, its immediate past representative, pose for photographs during an interview at The Daily Star Centre in Dhaka recently. Star Sajjadur Rahman Are you an entrepreneur and making small progress? Do you feel there is much more to gain? But you either do not have the resources to hire a commercial consultant or, in case you do, there is simply no local consultant around with specific knowledge and experience. Here comes PUM, a Dutch non-profit organisation, with its pool of around 3,000 experts on 70 fields to help you out and…

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    Advice,  People,  Profit,  Projects

    Women’s Day 2017 – My Mission to Dhaka

    Better business(-conditions) in Bangladesh Report by PUM communications 8th March 2017 Roosmarie Ruigrok adviced and coached eight SMEs in Bangladesh, producing textiles locally in the slums. Aside from sharing her expertise and knowledge in textile-production and related subjects such as marketing she also talked with entrepreneurs and employees alike about CSR-issues. This is her story.  Roosmarie Ruigrok: ‘Working with the women in Bangladesh was very impressive. There is enormous activity and energy and people are very willing and motivated to get ahead. I started with very basic informative training sessions on how to produce better looking products. While working with them, I would talk to women, sometimes girls, about topics…

  • Advice,  Planet

    Fashion, it’s a material thing!

    As fashion is a material thing, sustainability is mainly driven on alternative materials. Of course we know better as the supply chain has many difficulties. From raw materials to final product it’s a way to go and today the supply chain doesn’t end by only selling your product but it is not as easy as it seems in today’s supply chain! Instead of the 3 P’s : People Planet Profit which was used last years to build a decent sustainable business plan I would like to introduce to you the 5P’s. To enable a sustainable business I think we have to use the People, Planet, Partnership, Prosperity and Peace. The…