Business Call to Action is a global joint advocacy platform that works to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by challenging and supporting companies to develop inclusive business models that offer the potential for both commercial success and development impact. It is hosted by the United Nations Development Programme and funded by Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, UK Department for International Development (DFID). To date, 230 companies from around the world have signed on to commit to contribute to the SDGs, from large multinational companies to national and small- and medium-enterprises in 70 countries.
Hundreds of thousands of low-income people will benefit from expanded access to financial services as a result of new commitments to the Business Call to Action (BCtA), an anti-poverty initiative backed by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
“By adapting business models to the needs of pr...
Mahindra Rural Housing Finance Ltd. (MRHFL), a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. (MMFSL), renewed its commitment to extend housing finance to customers in rural India, as it joined Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative that encourages private sector effor...
The IKEA Group of Sweden has announced its commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) and reinforced its goal to use only cotton produced entirely in line with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in all IKEA products by end of 2015.
Natura Cosméticos of Brazil, one of Latin America's largest cosmetics firms, has pledged to provide new skills training to low-income sales representatives in Mexico as part of its commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global anti-poverty initiative backed by the UN Development Prog...