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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.

    Biking to Improve Livelihoods in Mozambique Image

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    11-18-15

    Biking to Improve Livelihoods in Mozambique

    Mozambikes, an award-winning Mozambique-based social enterprise, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to improve the lives and livelihoods of 50,000 of the country’s poorest people through the sale of affordable branded bicycles by 2018. The company will also establish ...

    Eco-Friendly Bio-toilets Improving Health and Dignity for India’s Poor People Image

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    10-22-15

    Eco-Friendly Bio-toilets Improving Health and Dignity for India’s Poor People

    Banka BioLoo, an Indian social enterprise that provides solutions for human waste treatment, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to expand distribution of environmentally-friendly bio-toilets to low-income people across India. BCtA is a global initiative that encourage...

    Climate Smart-Technologies Improving Livelihoods of Kenyan Smallholders Image

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    10-13-15

    Climate Smart-Technologies Improving Livelihoods of Kenyan Smallholders

    Equator Kenya Ltd, a food-processing company that produces African Bird’s Eye Chilies for export, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide climate-smart technologies, training and market linkages to 8,000 smallholder farmers along the Kenyan coast. This inclusive...

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    09-29-15

    Giving Rural Women a Chance of Entrepreneurial Success

    Bata Bangladesh, the local company of the family-owned global footwear and accessories manufacturer and retailer Bata Shoe Organization, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to train and employ 5,000 low-income rural women as independent sales representatives.

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    Inclusive Business a Key Contributor to the new Global Development Agenda Image

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    09-25-15

    Inclusive Business a Key Contributor to the new Global Development Agenda

    From small social entrepreneurships to large national and multinational companies, from urban neighborhoods to remote communities, from the farmyard to the schoolhouse, an increasing number of companies have rallied around the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by committing to inclusive business mod...

    Novo Nordisk Joins Business Call to Action with Diabetes Awareness Campaign in Kenya Image

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    09-22-15

    Novo Nordisk Joins Business Call to Action with Diabetes Awareness Campaign in Kenya

    The Business Call to Action (BCtA) is pleased to announce that Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care, has joined BCtA with an initiative to improve access to safe and affordable diabetes care for the working poor people in ...

    ONergy to Deliver Clean, Reliable Energy to 1 million in India’s Poorest Region Image

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    09-17-15

    ONergy to Deliver Clean, Reliable Energy to 1 million in India’s Poorest Region

    Social enterprise ONergy has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative supported by the United Nations Development Programme and other international organizations that encourages companies to fight poverty through innovative business models, with a pledge to scale up its succ...

    Shiseido’s New Health and Beauty Regime to Improve the Lives and Livelihoods of Rural Bangladesh Women Image

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    09-16-15

    Shiseido’s New Health and Beauty Regime to Improve the Lives and Livelihoods of Rural Bangladesh Women

    Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with an initiative to improve hygiene, nutrition and health among rural Bangladesh women, as well as market skin-care products developed to meet their unique needs. The initiative is projec...

    Dutch Company Basic Water Needs will Provide 540,000 Malawians with Safe, Clean Water by 2018 Image

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    09-08-15

    Dutch Company Basic Water Needs will Provide 540,000 Malawians with Safe, Clean Water by 2018

    Basic Water Needs, a Dutch manufacturer and marketer of household water treatment and safe storage products, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to distribute its low-cost Tulip Table Top water filters to more than 540,000 Malawians by 2018. The company is establishing...

    Iluméxico to Bring Solar Energy to 300,000 in Mexico’s Off-Grid Communities Image

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    09-03-15

    Iluméxico to Bring Solar Energy to 300,000 in Mexico’s Off-Grid Communities

    Iluméxico, the Mexican social enterprise focused on solar power, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to bring its Solar Home Systems to 50,000 off-the-grid rural homes – approximately 300,000 people – by 2020. This commitment includes the creation of 180 new jobs, of w...

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    Business Call to Action (BCtA)

    Business Call to Action (BCtA)

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