Submit Content
Get the latest delivered to your inbox
Privacy Policy

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.

    Colombia’s Credifamilia to Extend US$240 million in Mortgage Loans to Low-Income Homebuyers Image

    POSTED 

    08-24-15

    Colombia’s Credifamilia to Extend US$240 million in Mortgage Loans to Low-Income Homebuyers

    Colombia’s Credifamilia has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to expand its successful low-income loan portfolio by extending US$240 million in home mortgages to at least 20,000 households in six urban areas which will house 78,000 people by 2020. The program includes lo...

    Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Group Joins the Business Call to Action Image

    POSTED 

    07-31-15

    Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Group Joins the Business Call to Action

    Leading Japanese insurance company Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Group joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to enhance the resilience of 30,000 small-scale farmers in Southeast Asia by 2025 through its weather index insurance. The first major insurance company to join the BCtA, the...

    MUrgency - UN RESEAU GLOBAL DE REPONSE D'URGENCE (One Global Emergency Response Network): Emergency Response that Connects the World Image

    POSTED 

    07-13-15

    MUrgency - UN RESEAU GLOBAL DE REPONSE D'URGENCE (One Global Emergency Response Network): Emergency Response that Connects the World

    MUrgency Inc., the San Francisco based tech company which has developed MUrgency - UN RESEAU GLOBAL DE REPONSE D'URGENCE (One Global Emergency Response Network) cloud platform and mobile app, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to assist half a million people at the base o...

    Contigo: Helping Women in Mexico to Build Better Lives Image

    POSTED 

    07-10-15

    Contigo: Helping Women in Mexico to Build Better Lives

    Contigo, a major financial services provider in Mexico, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to launch a home improvement loan product aimed at reaching 25,000 under-served families by 2019.

    Social Enterprise Sevamob Uses Mobile Technology to Deliver Healthcare in India Image

    POSTED 

    07-08-15

    Social Enterprise Sevamob Uses Mobile Technology to Deliver Healthcare in India

    The social enterprise Sevamob is fundamentally transforming primary healthcare in India through mobile clinics and a tele-health marketplace.  The newest company to join the Business Call to Action (BCtA), Sevamob, has committed t...

    Access Afya Joins the Business Call to Action with Commitment to Bring Affordable Healthcare to Low-Income Kenyans Image

    POSTED 

    05-12-15

    Access Afya Joins the Business Call to Action with Commitment to Bring Affordable Healthcare to Low-Income Kenyans

    Some 15,000 residents of Nairobi’s slums will gain access to quality healthcare following a commitment by Kenyan social enterprise Access Afya to the Business Call to Action (BCtA). The company has innovated a high-tech healthcare...

    Lotus Foods: Cultivating Markets for Sustainably Produced Rice Image

    POSTED 

    05-01-15

    Lotus Foods: Cultivating Markets for Sustainably Produced Rice

    Lotus Foods, a global innovator in the production and marketing of specialty rice, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to increase the incomes of at least 3,000 additional farm households by 2017.

    As part of this eff...

    Shubham Housing Development Finance: Building Communities Through Access to Home Financing Image

    POSTED 

    04-30-15

    Shubham Housing Development Finance: Building Communities Through Access to Home Financing

    Shubham Housing Development Finance Company has announced its commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with the goal of providing 50,000 families with home financing – and establishing a loan portfolio of US$500 million – by 2018.

    Shubham has transcended document-based underwriting...

    Creating an Accessible Care Model for Improving Healthcare in India Image

    POSTED 

    12-19-14

    Creating an Accessible Care Model for Improving Healthcare in India

    Vaatsalya, one of the most innovative companies in India has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA). The company has made a commitment to improve the quality of the life by improving access to affordable health options by scaling up their model of affordable and primary and secondary healthcar...

    Kennemer Foods International (KFI) Provides a Valuable Safety Net to Cocoa Farmers Image

    POSTED 

    12-17-14

    Kennemer Foods International (KFI) Provides a Valuable Safety Net to Cocoa Farmers

    Kennemer Foods International, Inc. (KFI), a growing consolidator and supplier of cocoa beans to the international market, has announced its commitment to the Business Call to Action.  The company has created an initiative to integrate 35,000 smallholder famers into their value chain by 2020...

    Business Call to Action (BCtA) logo

    Business Call to Action (BCtA)

    Business Call to Action (BCtA)

    Join today and get the latest delivered to your inbox