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(Revised from original 2013 version)
Royal DSM: Fighting Hidden Hunger
In 2007 Royal DSM, a leading life science and materials company, entered a partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) to combat hidden hunger around the world by providing micronutrient solutions. The case investigates the unexpectedly large impact the partnership had on DSM and on the global nutrition discussion, and discusses the benefits and challenges of scaling up the Nutrition Improvement Program—a key component of DSM's human nutrition and health division—beyond the WFP partnership, despite the need to build significant additional capabilities and its somewhat lower margins.
Henderson, Rebecca, Noah Fisher, and Mary Shelman. "Royal DSM: Fighting Hidden Hunger." Harvard Business School Case 313-085, May 2013. (Revised from original January 2013 version.)