Heineken plans to build hospitals in Haiti

Author: Louise Lucas, Financial Times [UK], Published on: 10 April 2012

Heineken...is hatching plans to build hospitals and schools in crisis-torn Haiti. The move demonstrates the growing role of the private sector, particularly the consumer goods industry, in taking on public sector roles in poorer countries. Food and drink makers as well as soft commodity traders have been at the forefront of efforts to train farmers and improve social infrastructure, gaining what brewer SABMiller calls “licence to operate”, as well as fostering relations with governments and improving the lot of future consumers. [also refers to Olam, Nestlé]

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Related companies: Heineken Nestlé Olam SABMiller (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev)