IMC is an international development consultancy headquartered in the UK with a global reach. Our purpose is to empower the poor and disadvantaged in low- and middle-income countries by enabling them to connect more productively and sustainably with the services and resources they need to realise their potential. We do this by helping low- and middle-income countries develop the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ infrastructure that people need to connect. This can range from creating ‘hard’ infrastructure such as transport networks that link impoverished farmers to markets or communities to health facilities, through to developing ‘soft’ infrastructure such as the institutions, systems and skills required to deliver public services to the disadvantaged or to support inclusive economic growth.
Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) was established in 2003 with the aim of addressing sustainability challenges in the Asian region. Today, ASSIST has evolved into a self-sustaining international non-profit organization with a passion for empowering target groups and making them resilient to social, economic, and environmental challenges. ASSIST provide capacity building and technical assistance at enterprise, professional, and community-levels across the priority sectors of private sector development, environment and natural resources, agriculture and rural development, and human development, and work closely with chambers, BMOs, and industry associations to ensure the positive impact created for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is scalable, replicable, and sustainable.
Established in 1836, the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the oldest Chambers in India. It has played a significant role in supporting the development of trade and industry in Mumbai and India the country over 180 years. The Chamber serves as an effective vehicle of communication between the Government and Regulatory bodies, International agencies, the Corporates and the Society at large. The Chamber currently has several thousand members/associates, of which about two third are Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and about one third are Large Corporate. This includes manufacturing and commercial companies, financial institutions, professional consulting companies and a large number of multinationals. The Chamber provides business, advocacy, legal advisory and training services to its members, and is particularly experienced in supporting SMEs grow and develop their capacity.