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SDG Corporate Tracker Launched: A Platform to Measure Private Sector Contribution to the SDGs

Press Release

BOGOTA, Colombia, July 8 2020 /3BL Media/ --  The COVID-19 emergency has made it clear that the world needs to work comprehensively to build an inclusive and sustainable future. For this reason, the National Planning Department (DNP), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with Business Call to Action (BCtA), and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have launched the SDG Corporate Tracker Colombia. This multi-stakeholder platform allows measuring Colombia’s progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
 

Tailoring Insurance Products for All Income Levels in Bangladesh

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Pragati Life Insurance is helping minimize healthcare access inequality in Bangladesh by delivering diverse and affordable insurance products to rural and urban low-income earners.

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Pragati Life Insurance is helping minimize healthcare access inequality in Bangladesh by delivering diverse and affordable insurance products to rural and urban low-income earners.

Unique Retail Chain Provides Affordable and Nutritious Food to Low-Income Workers in Bangladesh

Press Release

DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bangladesh-based Direct Fresh Ltd has made a renewed inclusive business commitment to Business Call to Action (BCtA) aiming to provide 1 million low-income factory workers with quality produce and essential goods at lower than market price through a unique base of the pyramid (BoP) retail chain by 2022 and hoping to reach an additional 3 million over the next five years.

Changing Habits Around Menstrual Hygiene in Bangladesh

Company Sokhipad is educating women and girls across Bangladesh about sanitary pads and creating a market for the traditionally taboo product
Press Release

DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Menstrual hygiene manufacturer Sokhipad has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) by pledging to create awareness about menstrual hygiene management among 100,000 low-income women throughout Bangladesh by 2021. The company also commits to delivering sanitary pads to 720,000 low-income women in Bangladesh by 2021.

Tailoring Insurance Products for All Income Levels in Bangladesh

Pragati Life Insurance is helping minimize healthcare access inequality in Bangladesh by delivering diverse and affordable insurance products to rural and urban low-income earners
Press Release

DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bangladeshi insurance provider Pragati Life Insurance has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to provide health and life insurance to 1.5 million garment factory workers, as well as to 2 million rural and 1 million urban low-income earners in Bangladesh by 2021.

Masterclass Series on Gender Equality for Business by UNDP’s Business Call to Action and Oxfam

Press Release

ISTANBUL, June 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Business Call to Action and Oxfam have developed a two-part masterclass series that looks at gender equality for business and why it matters for companies that are now available online. 

How to Create Value through Impact Management in 5 steps

By Gilberto Ribeiro, Partner and COO at Vox Capital
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Before talking about impact it is important to provide the context of the journey of an entrepreneur who seeks money from venture capital (VC) funds. In Brazil, the vocabulary for start-ups, scale-ups and VCs is already widespread. Most technology entrepreneurs know the ways of a Lean Startup, know how to test hypotheses with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), can identify if a product is suitable for the market and can scale business by adjusting its “machines.” The investment terms of a VC are now widespread.

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Before talking about impact it is important to provide the context of the journey of an entrepreneur who seeks money from venture capital (VC) funds. In Brazil, the vocabulary for start-ups, scale-ups and VCs is already widespread. Most technology entrepreneurs know the ways of a Lean Startup, know how to test hypotheses with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), can identify if a product is suitable for the market and can scale business by adjusting its “machines.” The investment terms of a VC are now widespread.

Business Continuity and Protecting the BoP during COVID-19

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While businesses are faced with many challenges during pandemic, inclusive business models are more resilient to crises as they already navigate challenging markets and are successful in difficult conditions. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many such initiatives are struggling with business continuity and have the added challenge of engaging low-income populations as part of their business activities.

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While businesses are faced with many challenges during pandemic, inclusive business models are more resilient to crises as they already navigate challenging markets and are successful in difficult conditions. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many such initiatives are struggling with business continuity and have the added challenge of engaging low-income populations as part of their business activities.

Masterclass on Women in Supply Chains by Business Call to Action and Oxfam – May 14 at 8am ET

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What are the barriers faced by low-income women as workers and producers? This session will explore why this human rights issue is a problem for business and why there needs to be stronger worker voices and transparency in supply chains. The masterclass will look at the business case for addressing these issues and what action companies can take.

When: May 14, 2020 at 8am EST (12:00pm UTC)

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

The SAP Rural Sourcing Management mobile solution provides transparency, accountability and access to financial services to smallholder farmer organizations in Africa and Southeast Asia
Press Release

ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – 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, to accelerate and scale impact on smallholder farmers.

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