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Business Call to Action (BCtA)

Launched in 2008, the Business Call to Action (BCtA) aims to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that offer the potential for both commercial success and development impact. Worldwide, over 60 companies have responded to the BCtA by making commitments to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions through commercially-viable business ventures that engage low-income people as consumers, producers, suppliers, and distributors of goods and services.

Building a Sustainable Mung Bean Farming System in Bangladesh Image

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04-03-20

Building a Sustainable Mung Bean Farming System in Bangladesh

Japanese company euglena Co. has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to contract more than 10,000 farmers in Bangladesh through Grameen euglena, a joint venture with the Grameen Krishi Fou...

How UNDP’s BCtA Private Sector Is Helping Fight COVID-19 Image

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04-02-20

How UNDP’s BCtA Private Sector Is Helping Fight COVID-19

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The Business Call to Action (BCtA) continues to work with its member companies by providing guidelines on how to cope wit...

Mobile Technology Connects Smallholder Farmers With Global Producers, Enabling Fair Pay and Accountability ​ Image

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04-01-20

Mobile Technology Connects Smallholder Farmers With Global Producers, Enabling Fair Pay and Accountability ​

SAP, the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with an aim to cater to the needs of different market segments, including small and mid-sized organizations...

BCtA Companies at the Forefront of Response to COVID-19 Image

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04-01-20

BCtA Companies at the Forefront of Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), with over 250,000 infected across the globe. UNDP will support countries to set up a multisectoral whole-of-soc...

Public Eye: Emerging Trends and Top Priorities in Inclusive Business Image

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03-05-20

Public Eye: Emerging Trends and Top Priorities in Inclusive Business

Why is it so important to include non-traditional development actors, such as the private sector, in efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs)? What can they offer that an organisation like UNDP can’t?

The universally adopted SDGs touch upon each and every aspect of socie...

Colombian Restaurant Supports Local Talent by Hiring and Buying Locally Image

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02-03-20

Colombian Restaurant Supports Local Talent by Hiring and Buying Locally

Colombian restaurant Wok has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to provide job opportunities to unexperienced low-income earners, helping to break a cycle of unemployment and poverty. WOK’s objective is to increase the number of full-time employees to 1,200 in its operational areas ...

Enabling Higher Standards of Living by Connecting Underserved Communities to Affordable Internet Image

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02-03-20

Enabling Higher Standards of Living by Connecting Underserved Communities to Affordable Internet

Internet service provider BLUETOWN has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with an aim to reach 230 million people in underserved communities globally with affordable internet access by 2024.

Launched in 2008, BCtA aims to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SD...

Creating Livable Urban Communities for Low Income Colombian Families by Providing Affordable Housing and Green Living Spaces Image

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02-03-20

Creating Livable Urban Communities for Low Income Colombian Families by Providing Affordable Housing and Green Living Spaces

Construction company Constructora Bolívar has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to improve the quality of life of more than 190,000 low-income families – or around 600,000 people – through the construction of affordable and decent housing, while also improving their standard of liv...

Global Issues Demand a Global Response: How Inclusive Businesses Are Innovating and Collaborating to Drive Social and Environmental Impact Image

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09-27-19

Global Issues Demand a Global Response: How Inclusive Businesses Are Innovating and Collaborating to Drive Social and Environmental Impact

Overcoming global challenges such as poverty and climate change demand a collective effort – no longer can tackling these issues be considered just the domain of development actors. Recognizing this, leading inclusive business actors gathered today to share their ideas on how innovation, collabor...

Scaling Up: Pinar Dairy Expands Its Farmer Training Model in Turkey to Increase SDG Impact Image

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09-12-19

Scaling Up: Pinar Dairy Expands Its Farmer Training Model in Turkey to Increase SDG Impact

Spurred on by the success of its previous commitments under Business Call to Action (BCtA), Turkish food and dairy company Pinar Dairy has renewed its BCtA commitment, pledging to train and support an additional 1350 rural, small-scale dairy farmers across Turkey by June 2020. Female farmers will...

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Business Call to Action (BCtA)

Business Call to Action (BCtA)

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