Titan Projects 10x Business Growth in 2022 Partnering with aCommerce in the Philippines

As the first and only basketball specialty concept store in the Philippines, Titan started as a brick-and-mortar retail business in 2010. The retailer established stores in posh locations and around the metropolis, such as Bonifacio Global City, Megamall, Conrad, Vertis, Alabang, and Solenad.

Titan 22 – For Love of the Game

While a great part of its success can be attributed to its physical stores, the brand recognized the obvious opportunities of opening online stores. This prospect compelled Titan to become an e-commerce pioneer to open an online channel ahead of other industry players. The brand, however, needed internal expertise to operate a digital store. As a result, it chose to hand over its online business operations to a specialist e-commerce enabler, which provided guidance and expertise in the operations and logistics departments of running an e-commerce channel.

But like any other business, the company wanted to grow more, leading it to explore potential partners that could help it achieve more success.

aCommerce was initially referred to Titan in 2016 by the regional team of one of its biggest brand partners. To succeed in this area, the company believed that simply employing a service provider was not enough. It needed a committed and capable partner.

“TITAN saw aCommerce as not just a third-party service provider as an enabler, but as an overall key partner to grow within the long run,” said Raymond Canteras, Titan’s Digital Director.

Strategies for Success

One of TITAN’s key priorities has always been to continuously innovate to provide consumers with the best experiences, whether online or offline. With the help of aCommerce, the brand launched its first mobile application in 2018, bringing it closer to consumers with just a flick and click on their mobile phones.

“By being deeply connected to the consumers, we get to understand them better and know how to serve them in the best and most seamless ways possible,” Raymond Added.

The partnership also allowed aCommerce to rebuild and manage Titan’s website Titan22.com and develop a fully customized mobile app until 2021. Today, aCommerce’s role has evolved where it currently manages Titan’s warehousing, logistics, last-mile fulfillment, and customer service line following established service level agreements.

The companies also embarked on several successful campaigns such as 11.11 and new activation or program rollouts, some of which have resulted in “single-day – or even just minutes – sell-outs of certain products with thousands of quantities”.

Titan is particularly proud of the partnership’s biggest success thus far when aCommerce provided expert support in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic exploded. The two entities working together enabled them to quickly serve the sudden burst in online demand and respond to the shift in consumer behavior.

“Every campaign we have collaborated in always had a lot of key takeaways that have helped and will continue to help us grow,” adding that “despite all the challenges faced throughout that period, aCommerce was able to provide the best service levels the brand could ask for.”

Filling the Gaps

Since partnering with aCommerce, Titan has consistently achieved significant growth in its e-commerce business year after year. On its first full year with aCommerce in 2017, the brand’s digital business grew by 50% from the previous year. And now, six years later, the company projects to grow more than 10x bigger from the collaboration’s launch in 2016.

This only demonstrates how Titan’s customers consistently enjoy high excellence in services rendered by aCommerce 99% of the time each month. The Titan22.com website has also established itself as a highly reliable channel in the country, from user experience to last-mile order fulfillment.

“Titan’s vision is to empower the hoop dreams of athletes around the world. With the help of aCommerce, the brand can reach every part of the country”.

Future of the Partnership

Even while the retail business landscape and consumer behavior continue to shift, Titan attributes the partnership’s success to the masterful way both companies worked together, adapted, and responded quickly to provide the best service levels possible to customers.

“Effective and efficient collaboration is very critical to the success of the partnership. Both sides have made the necessary investments to grow. There’s still a lot more games to win together in the future,” said Henrika Fellizar, aCommerce Philippines Chief Executive Officer. “With the expertise, both parties have in the retail industry and e-commerce, we expect the partnership to keep growing.”

About aCommerce

aCommerce is the leading end-to-end ecommerce enabler in Southeast Asia. We drive brands to achieve their ecommerce goals with high-performance digital marketing, online store development & management, data & analytics, customer care, fulfillment, and delivery services. The aTeam, our 700+ staff across the region is dedicated to providing seamless integration between offline & online, with 5 fulfillment centers driving global leading clients to e-commerce success. Visit https://acommerce.asia.

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Hong Kong – Eight projects approved for funding under Sustainable Development Fund

Eight projects approved for funding under Sustainable Development Fund


The following is issued on behalf of the Council for Sustainable Development:

     The Council for Sustainable Development (SDC) announced today (August 12) that eight new projects have been approved for funding under the Sustainable Development Fund.


     This is the 14th round of applications for the Fund. The Fund was open for application from October to December 2021. The responses were overwhelming, with 84 applications received. The eight approved projects, lasting from 11 months to 24 months, involve a total grant of about $9.74 million (See Annex). 


     A spokesperson for the SDC said, “These eight projects are of diverse types and cover a wide spectrum of target recipients including students, youths, the elderly, ethnic minorities, new arrivals, small and medium-sized enterprises and so on. These projects will promote a low-carbon lifestyle to the general public through a cross-sectoral approach, so as to help our society move towards carbon neutrality, facilitate sustainable development in the community and meet the objectives of the Fund.”

     Grantees will hold a series of activities with new themes and distinctive features, many of which are to be introduced for the first time since the establishment of the Fund, for example:


  • Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups will leverage the advantages of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) to hold “Environmental, Social and Governance” youth summits in Guangzhou and Foshan, so as to promote exchanges between youths and professionals in the GBA;


  • Silence Limited will accommodate the needs of the hearing-impaired community and produce tailor-made promotional videos, brochures and workshops to help them understand the practice of a low-carbon lifestyle; and


  • UNESCO Hong Kong Association will assist schools in moving towards net-zero campuses, promote green schools through carbon auditing, and encourage the integration of sustainable development principles into school administrations and curricula.

     The Sustainable Development Fund was set up in 2003 to provide financial support for initiatives that will help enhance the public’s understanding of sustainable development and encourage the application of sustainability principles in Hong Kong. So far, 14 rounds of applications have been processed and a cumulative total of 82 projects have been approved for grants from the Fund.


     Details of the newly approved projects are available at the Fund’s website (www.eeb.gov.hk/en/susdev/sdf/approvprj.htm).  

Projects Under Namami Gange Programme

The Namami Gange Programme (NGP) is dynamic and evolving in nature to address the emerging needs and priorities for rejuvenation of river Ganga & its tributaries. Under NGP, State level annual action plans are prepared and projects are developed by the States and taken up for implementation after due approval process and efforts are made to complete the projects by their scheduled timelines.

Under NGP, State level annual action plans are prepared and based on that it was targeted that 127 sewerage and Ghat/crematoria projects were to be completed from 2019-20 to 2022-23. Out of the targeted 127 projects 80 projects have been completed till date.

During last three years, 122 projects have been completed resulting in creation / rehabilitation of 1068 MLD STP capacity, laying of 1580 km of sewerage network, development/rehabilitation of 82 ghats & 20 crematoria, river front development at Patna, e-flow notification etc.

Funds are being provided to the Ganga bank State Forest Departments of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal for afforestation works along the river Ganga based on APOs (Annual Plan of Operation) submitted by States. Till date, 30,071 hectares area has been covered with plantation under the Namami Gange programme.

Government of India releases funds to National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), which is the empowered nodal agency for implementation of Namami Gange program nationwide. NMCG releases funds to State Governments /State Missions for Clean Ganga/CPSUSs/ Other Executing Agencies.

Amounts released/expended by NMCG to various agencies, compiled State-wise, during the said period are given at Annexure-I.

NMCG has taken up scientific research/studies towards rejuvenation of river Ganga. Some of important studies are given below:-

  1. Special and non putrefying of properties of river Ganga by CSIR-NEERI.
  2. Generation of High Resolution DEM and GIS ready Database for part of River Ganga for NMCG- ( By Survey of India).

  1. GIS based mapping of microbial diversity across the Ganges for ecosystem service by CSIR- NEERI.

  1. Rapid Assessment of Sand Mining and its impact on the Ganga river using Drone Technology by IIT-Kanpur .
  2. Pilot TADOX technology in textile sector by TERI.

Government of India has launched Namami Gange Programme, an integrated umbrella programme, aimed to ensure effective abatement of pollution and conservation of river Ganga and its tributaries by adopting a river basin approach. Under Namami Gange comprehensive set of interventions in the areas of wastewater treatment, solid waste management, river front management (ghats and crematoria development), e-flow, afforestation, biodiversity conservation and Public Participation etc. are being taken up for the rejuvenation of river Ganga.

Further, for aquatic biodiversity conservation, 7 projects at an estimated cost of

Rs.162.79 crore have been taken up under Namami Gange. These projects aim at Planning and management for aquatic species conservation and maintenance of ecosystem services in the Ganga river basin.

More than 56 lakhs of fish seed have been released in river Ganga for conservation and restoration of IMC & Mahseer. 930 number of turtles have been released in Ganga River apart from supporting the conservation & breeding of freshwater turtles & Gharial at Kukrail, Lucknow. In addition, four (4) rescue and rehabilitation centres for aquatic species have been established.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.


Amounts released/expended by NMCG to various agencies, compiled State-wise


F.Y. 2017-18

F.Y. 2018-19

F.Y. 2019-20

F.Y. 2020-21

F.Y. 2021-22









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West Bengal







Madhya Pradesh















Himachal Pradesh




Other basin wide interventions, including NMCG’s operational expenses







Grand Total







Note: Amount released/ expended by NMCG in a particular year includes unspent balance carried forward from previous years.



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17 new projects: help alliance significantly expands social commitment

– Lufthansa Group aid organization now active in 24 countries

– Project work in Germany and worldwide focuses on education, work and income

– help alliance makes important contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations


Despite the still noticeable effects of the Corona pandemic on project work, help alliance is increasing its commitment in Germany and worldwide. The Lufthansa Group’s aid organization is now supporting 17 new projects focusing on education, work and income, including for the first time in Argentina, Italy, Iraq, Cameroon, Colombia and the Philippines. As in the past, the projects were selected from suggestions by employees and are supervised and managed by them on a voluntary basis. In total, help alliance is now involved in 51 aid projects in 24 countries for disadvantaged young people.

“The Corona pandemic has further exacerbated the global education crisis. That’s why there is so much for us to do as an aid organization right now. The new help alliance projects are designed to help provide equal opportunities for children and young people after this difficult time. Education is the key to a successful future,” says Andrea Pernkopf, Managing Director of help alliance.

In the global south, school closures have had a particularly negative impact on the educational opportunities of children and young people. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), insufficient digitization and a lack of equipment prevented at least one-third of students worldwide from learning from home during the pandemic.

Through its work, help alliance is making an important contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of “Quality Education” (SDG 4) and “Decent Work and Economic Growth” (SDG 8).

For detailed information on the 17 new help alliance projects, visit www.helpalliance.org, including:

Germany: New ways to learn to read

The project ensures that children with special needs are not left behind and supports them in learning to read parallel to their school lessons.

Italy: More participation for young people in Milan

The project aims to make children and young people aware of their abilities, potential and skills and to help them develop their talents so that they can consciously choose and shape their future.

Philippines: Best school equipment for Filipino children

By providing school materials, LCD projectors and school meals for disadvantaged children, the project aims to ease the burden on teachers and parents and create an improved learning environment for all students.  

South Africa: Houses of Hope in Cape Town

Ubomi houses offer children and young people from the poorest parts of Cape Town a place for education, cultural activities and thus create perspectives beyond the dangers of the township.

Iraq: Running for more self-confidence

Outdoor activities not only promote physical fitness, but also offer women and girls the opportunity to develop their skills and competencies. As a result, they gain more self-confidence and contribute to positive change in a war-torn society.

Status of projects under NESIDS

North Eastern Council (NEC) has been implementing various projects in different sector including health under MDoNER’s scheme, “Schemes of NEC”. The details of funds allotted (Amount of projects sanctioned) and utilised for health sector during the last five years is as under:

(Rs. In crore)

Sl. No.


Project Sanction Amount

Fund released for utilisation
























* Figure for FY 2021-22 is upto 28.02.2022.

This information was given by the Minister for Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.



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