Business Call to Action

Clean Water for Life

Pharmagen Healthcare Limited joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to provide low-income city dwellers in Pakistan with affordable, safe drinking water
Press Release

Lahore, Pakistan, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Pharmagen Healthcare Limited has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a pledge to provide 112,000 urban poor people in Pakistan with affordable purified drinking water each day by 2020 – reducing the incidence of water-borne diseases among the country’s most vulnerable populations.   

Keeping Up with Demand Benefits Farmers in Africa

Olivado Group joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to integrate smallholder farmers into its fresh avocado and edible oil value chain
Press Release

Nairobi, February 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Social enterprise Olivado Group, a major supplier of avocado and other edible oils, has recently joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to purchase avocados and other produce from 2,000 smallholder farmers by 2018 while providing them with training and support. This initiative is expected to increase each farming family’s income by an average of US$200.   

A Passion for Continuous Innovation

MicroEnsure renews its commitment to the Business Call to Action with a pledge to serve 5 million new customers by 2020.
Press Release

London, January 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – UK-based microinsurance specialist MicroEnsure, a member of the Business Call to Action (BCtA) since 2012, has made an ambitious new pledge to insure 5 million additional low-income customers while producing three groundbreaking, scalable  new products by 2020.

Building Affordable Homes to Empower Communities

¡Echale! a Tu Casa renews its commitment to the Business Call to Action by expanding into six new regions in Mexico
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Mexico City, January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Affordable home builder and Business Call to Action (BctA) member ¡Échale! a Tu Casa has made an ambitious new pledge to provide 12,500 new low-income clients with access to sustainable housing solutions and financing in Mexico by 2022.

A Caring Approach to Business

Square Toiletries Limited joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to support women’s health and strengthen the knowledge of its employees in Bangladesh
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Dhaka, Bangladesh January  25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Bangladesh-based Square Toiletries Limited (STL) has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by committing to provide affordable menstrual hygiene solutions to women employees at 300 factories by 2020. With this commitment, STL aims to improve the health, well-being and social and economic participation of 240,000 women while increasing factories’ productivity and reducing absenteeism by at least 30 percent.

Empowering Working Families to Build Better Lives

iCare Benefits joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to provide workers with access to essential items while eliminating informal lending
Press Release

Singapore, January 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Employee-benefit programme iCare Benefits has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to provide 80 million workers worldwide with access to essential products and services by 2020. By 2019, the company aims to enable access to free education for over 32 million workers and their families through its online platform.

Empowering Women Through Design

Ethical fashion brand Raven + Lily joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to improve women’s lives through ethical and eco-friendly fashion.
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Austin, Texas, January 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – 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.

Empowering a New Generation of Farmers

Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS joins the Business Call to Action, pledging to improve the lives of rural Colombians through fair trade organic farming
Press Release

Bogotá, Columbia, January17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Colombia-based organic snack producer Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to train and support 500 smallholder farmers in organic farming practices, and increase the incomes of 1,500 people working in agriculture by the end of 2020.

Business Call to Action: Our Year in Highlights

Newsletter

In 2016, the Business Call to Action welcomed 45 new inclusive business commitments, adding to the total of 182 member companies working in 66 countries across a diverse range of sectors, from renewable energy to affordable eye care and from sustainable agriculture to microinsurance. Only one year since its launch, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks to end poverty and hunger, and actively address issues of inequality, is already influencing the way the private sector works – and who benefits.

Shining a Light on Off-Grid Communities

Little Sun joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to bring solar light to remote areas off the electricity grid
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BERLIN, December 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – 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 until 2020.

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