SVI Alumnus Peter Ter Weeme's article in the Vancouver Sun outlines ingredients for success in India’s business climate

Social Venture Insitute alumnus Peter Ter Weeme recently wrote an article in the Vancouver Sun on doing business in India.  Please read on for the article: 

Five ingredients for success in India’s business climate
Opinion: It’s not for the faint of heart
By Peter ter Weeme, Special to The Vancouver Sun 
January 25, 2013

As the eurozone continues a wild economic roller-coaster ride and the U.S. bounces between fiscal cliffs and debt ceilings, savvy business people are looking to new and often unfamiliar markets for potential new revenue. While opportunities abound from Accra to Zhengzhou, it is India (with a population of 1.2 billion) that is on almost everyone’s list.

And with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s November 2012 visit to the country, and B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s visit a year earlier, Canada is redoubling efforts to deepen all-important trade links with India. Indeed, Stewart Beck, the Canadian High Commissioner in India, reports that his office is working closely with 500 Canadian firms — double the figure of a couple of years ago. Key focus areas are infrastructure, clean technology, education and oil and gas. READ THE FULL ARTICLE>>