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Business Call to Action (BCtA)

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.

    Turkcell Joins Business Call to Action With Women Developers of the Future Project Image

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    09-04-19

    Turkcell Joins Business Call to Action With Women Developers of the Future Project

    Digital Operator Turkcell has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to provide training opportunities to approximately 4,000 low income women in Turkey and upskill a total of 200 female employees to become tester experts by 2021.

    As a digital operator, digital technology and inn...

    Improving Child Health in Nigeria Through Education, Awareness and Quality Water and Sanitation Products Image

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    08-28-19

    Improving Child Health in Nigeria Through Education, Awareness and Quality Water and Sanitation Products

    Aimcare, a Nigerian social enterprise focusing in hygiene education, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to facilitate access to clean water and sanitation to 200,000 low-income Nigerians in rural areas through its WaterEase platform by 2024. In addition, it will educate 300,000 ...

    From Farm to Table: Online Company Increasing Incomes of Turkish Small-scale Farmers by Connecting Them Directly to Consumers Image

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    08-27-19

    From Farm to Table: Online Company Increasing Incomes of Turkish Small-scale Farmers by Connecting Them Directly to Consumers

    Fair trade company Tarlamvar has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to revitalize Turkey’s small-scale farming sector by providing livelihood opportunities to at least 1000 low-income small-scale family farmers through its supply chain and providing capacity building on organic farm...

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    08-07-19

    Turkish Restaurant Chain Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Female Farmers

    Turkish hospitality company BigChefs, which endeavours to source its food and other products locally in Turkey, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase the number of its low income women agricultural producers to 80, and provide them with mentorship on issues like logisti...

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    04-05-19

    Inclusive Business Action Network and Business Call to Action Partner to Scale up Inclusive Business

    The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) and Business Call to Action (BCtA) announced a strategic knowledge partnership today to support the growth of inclusive business worldwide through capacity building and knowledge sharing.

    Inclusive businesses provide goods, services, and livelih...

    Sourcing Food Products From Developing Countries to Integrate Underserved Communities in the Global Supply Chain Image

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    12-26-18

    Sourcing Food Products From Developing Countries to Integrate Underserved Communities in the Global Supply Chain

    Ethical food sourcing company Coconut Merchant has signed on as Business Call to Action (BCtA)’s newest member, with a commitment to focus on sourcing food products from underserved communities and farmers in developing countries to provide sustainable income, and new routes for their products to...

    The L’OCCITANE Group and Burkina Faso: A Long-term Commitment to Improving the Lives of Burkinabe Women Image

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    12-01-17

    The L’OCCITANE Group and Burkina Faso: A Long-term Commitment to Improving the Lives of Burkinabe Women

    The L’OCCITANE Group has been working to improve the lives and working conditions of Burkinabe women for more than 30 years. To measure the impact of its ongoing support, the natural cosmetics and well-being products group conducted 

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    03-31-17

    Better Health, Stronger Communities

    Glovax Biotech Corp., an integrated distributor and retailer of vaccines in the Philippines, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide 40 million vaccine doses to the country’s medium- and low-income communities by 2020, reducing the cost of vaccinations by 75 percent...

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    01-20-17

    Empowering Women Through Design

    US-based social enterprise Raven + Lily has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to provide market access and sustainable livelihoods to over 2,000 women from impoverished communities.

    Launched in 2008, the BCtA aims to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Dev...

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    12-16-16

    Shining a Light on Off-Grid Communities

    Germany-based solar energy provider Little Sun has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by committing to provide clean and affordable solar lighting to 5 million people in Africa while bringing livelihood opportunities and training to at least 4,000 local micro-entrepreneur distributors unti...

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