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‘Drinkable, Pure, Safe’: The Business Bringing Affordable Clean Water to Bangladesh

Watersprint purifies contaminated water using technology based on blue LEDs, a development that won the Nobel prize in 2014. A collaboration with local entrepreneurs is bringing the tech to Bangladesh
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Across Bangladesh, water is readily available to 97% of the population, but it is not always fit for human consumption. As such, 4 million people do not have access to safe drinking water.

Investment With a Conscience: The Rise of Pension Fund-Based Impact Investing

The democratisation of impact investment and the link to inclusive business
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For pension funds, impact investing is not only investment with a conscience, it’s a stable financial choice that shows steady returns and weathers wider market fluctuations. And it’s what pension holders are increasingly asking for, says Tim Macready, CIO of Brightlight, an Australian impact investing company that has already invested A$150m (£80m) in pension funds in more than 200 companies in emerging markets.

BCtA Member GiftedMom Wins Oslo Business for Peace Award

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OSLO, Norway, June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ -  Dr. Agbor  Ashumanyi  Ako, one of the co-founders of  Business Call to Action member GiftedMom, a digital health platform based in Cameroon that gives pregnant women and mothers across Africa access to vital health information and care, has been awarded the Oslo Business for Peace Award 2019.

Gender Equality: Closing the Gap in the Private Sector Around the World

By Nazila Vali, Knowledge and Partnership Lead, and Sahba Sobhani, Head of the Business Call to Action (a.i.)
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Investing in women has several business benefits – from financial performance to innovation. And companies have made a significant progress on equality in recent years. But are we doing enough to empower women while building business value globally? 

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Investing in women has several business benefits – from financial performance to innovation. And companies have made a significant progress on equality in recent years. But are we doing enough to empower women while building business value globally? 

Empowering Women in Conflict-Affected Communities in India

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A social enterprise aims to create sustainable employment and high wages for conflict-affected areas in Northeast India 

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A social enterprise aims to create sustainable employment and high wages for conflict-affected areas in Northeast India 

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

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 ISTANBUL and BONN, Germany, April 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - 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.

Announcing the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award Recipients

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The 2019 Business for Peace Honourees who are delivering opportunities for women, minorities and diverse and disadvantaged groups

The Oslo Business for Peace Award is given to inspiring business leaders around the globe who have accomplished extraordinary things. The award honours ambassadors of businessworthy values, who are shaping society for the better.

Providing Financial Solutions for Uganda’s Unbanked Communities

Ugandan fintech social enterprise Innovate More is empowering savings and credit cooperatives with digital information management systems to provide financial services tailored to the needs of unbanked communities.
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KAMPALA, Uganda, March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fintech social enterprise Innovate More Uganda has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide access to digital financial management services to 168,000 low income Ugandans, along with complementary digital finance and mobile banking training, by 2023.  

Japanese Bag Manufacturer Empowering Women in the Philippines by Teaching New Skills and Providing Fair Wages

Building on a local palm-leaf weaving tradition, bag maker Sulci employs Filipino women to crochet their high-quality goods, providing reliable incomes while teaching new skills
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TOKYO, March 12, 2019 – Japanese raffia bag manufacturer Sulci joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide new skills and reliable incomes to working mothers in the Philippines by teaching crocheting and providing 100 jobs to women living in Carcar City, Cebu Island, by 2020.

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