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August 13, 2012Issue 25
Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme (Tata ISES) Enters Fifth Year

Six students from the University of California, Berkeley; eight from the London School of Economics & Political Science, UK; and four from the University of Cambridge, UK have been selected to participate in the 2012 Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme (Tata ISES). 

Tata ISES 2012 University of California, Berkeley -- Garance Denizot , Rebekah Shirley ,Clarissa Ton Nu, Lillygol Sedaghat, Vedika Ahuja, Walker Dove (L-R)

Launched in 2008, Tata ISES is a distinctive 2-month internship program that offers students the opportunity to participate in ongoing corporate sustainability (CS) projects at Tata companies in India.  


The 18 students will gain experience in community development and social entrepreneurship working with Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors, Tata Teleservices, Tata Steel, Tata Coffee, Titan, Tata Capital, Indian Hotels, Tata Power, Tata Medical Center and Tata Quality Management Services.

The CS projects include water management, health education, livelihoods, and climate change among others. Read more.

Other News

On July 12, TCS announced its Q1 financial results. Read more.


Tata Communications' "belt around the world" was highlighted in Andrew Blum's talk at TEDGlobal 2012. "The Cables That Connect Us All" discussed the physical nature of the internet. Read more. 


TCS inked an agreement with Savvis to launch cloud-enabled TCS BaNCS hosted offering in North America. Read more


Fierce Telecom detailed the launch of Tata Communications' new high speed trading low latency network. Read more. 


Jaguar was ranked second among industry nameplates and Range Rover Evoque was named most appealing In J.D. Power and Associates APEAL Study. Read more.


Tetley Tea joined MINI USA in cross-country rally. Read more


The 2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged was the winner of Autoweek's ZF Fantasy Camp. Read more.

Tata Chemicals North America: Employee Documents Wyoming Operations in Photofeature
A Tata Chemicals North America (TCNA) employee documented life 1,600 feet below ground at TCNA's Green River Basin facility in Wyoming where trona is mined and produced into soda ash. Click here to see a photofeature with these images.


Tata Chemicals North America miners in Green River, Wyoming.
TCS Hosts Family Fun Day at SOS Children's Villages in Chicago
TCS employees and their families participating in outdoor games with SOS Children's Villages of Illinois.
To kick off the Olympics, on July 27, volunteers from TCS and Tata Sons hosted a Family Fun Day at the SOS Children's Villages of Illinois (SOSCVI) in Chicago where the Wellness Garden by Tata was inaugurated in June. TCS employees and their families participated in a lively afternoon with the children at SOSCVI, engaging in outdoor games like tug of war and various races. Following the games, the children and their families were treated to dinner where each child received a gift of books to bring home through Tata Sons' partnership with First Book. 
The event was planned as part of the Tata Sons-SOSCVI partnership, and other Tata Group employees will also have the unique opportunity to directly support the Village's residents through educational workshops, garden workdays and a market day, focusing on nutrition, exercise, sustainability, wellness and gardening.
Read more about the Wellness Garden by Tata.

Tata Sons and TCS join Tata Communications for Habitat for Humanity Team Building Day

Tata Group volunteers working to install windows on a single family home in Middleburg, VA.
In July, volunteers from Tata Sons, TCS and Tata Communications participated in the annual Habitat for Humanity Team Building Day. Over 20 Tata Group volunteers participated in this day and helped build a single family home in Middleburg, VA, where they worked to install windows, doors and siding and completed other construction activities. Tata Communications has an ongoing relationship with the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Northern Virginia's Loudoun county and participated in a similar Team Building Day last year, where they worked on a demolition project in Virginia.



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