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Colombian Edgar Montenegro Wins International 2018 Oslo Business for Peace Award

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OSLO, Norway, March 20,2017 /3BL Media/ –  Edgar Montenegro, Founder and CEO of Corpocampo, is one of the 2018 winners of the Oslo Business for Peace award, Business for Peace announced today. The other winners are Lori Blaker, President and CEO of TTi Global, and Martin Naughton, Founder of Glen Dimplex Group. All three winners have made exceptional contributions to peacebuilding through business.
 

Investing for Good: Embracing the Long Journey

by Martina Hund-Mejean, Chief Financial Officer, Mastercard
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BCtA is proud to feature this blog by member company Mastercard.

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BCtA is proud to feature this blog by member company Mastercard.

Celebrating International Women’s Day SafeMotos Launches Women Moto-Drivers in Rwanda

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KIGALI CITY, Rwanda, March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- SafeMotos, Africa’s most progressive ride hailing company, is pleased to announce in line with International Women’s Day the launch of the first 3 female SafeMotos Drivers in its driver network.

Empowering Women Coffee Farmers in Colombia Through Inclusive Business

Spanish coffee company Supracafé integrates women farmers into its value chain, training them in effective cultivation techniques to build their skills and increase economic independence
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Supracafé, a Spanish coffee company, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to empower women in Colombia by training 400 female coffee farmers in effective cultivation techniques by 2022. It also pledges to support female coffee producers in preparing 200 hectares of land to grow organic coffee using sustainable and fair trade techniques, resulting in increased production and income for the farmers.

Empowering Women in the Workplace: Female Employees Fast Tracked From Line Workers to Supervisors

Bangladeshi garment company DBL Group supporting career progression of its female employees through accelerated leadership training programme
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By Mashook Mujib Chowdhury, Deputy Manager, Sustainability, at DBL Group

4th Global Forum on Business for Gender Equality: The Future of Work and the 2030 Agenda

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Crowne Plaza Hotel
Santiago de Chile
27-28 February 2018

This forum brings together more than 400 business leaders, governments, academia, trade unions and civil society, from 25 countries, to share best practices for reducing gender gaps in the workplace and to highlight the role of the business sector as a key player in advancing gender equality and building inclusive work environments for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.  

The key objectives of this event are: 

Bringing Banking to Low Income Communities in Northern Nigeria

Union Bank of Nigeria joins Business Call to Action by committing to provide access to financial services for 30,000 low income individuals in the country’s north
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Union Bank of Nigeria (Union Bank) has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide access to financial services for at least 30,000 people from low income communities in 11 states across northern Nigeria by 2020, where currently more than half the population are unbanked.

BCtA Series WEBINAR 3 | Women’s Empowerment: Measuring Inclusive Business Impact

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What Can Business Do for Women and What Can Women Do for Business:

A Perspective from and for the Base of the Pyramid to Enhance Economic Opportunities for Women and Accelerate the Realization of the SDGs.

Tuesday 13th February 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm Istanbul time (GMT+3)

BCtA Webinar Recap | Women’s Economic Empowerment: The (Inclusive) Business Case

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On Tuesday 30 January 2018, we hosted an engaging conversation on the role business has played and can play in empowering women economically – whether through the development of appropriate goods and services or through job creation and income generation opportunities. 

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On Tuesday 30 January 2018, we hosted an engaging conversation on the role business has played and can play in empowering women economically – whether through the development of appropriate goods and services or through job creation and income generation opportunities. 

End-of-life Car Recycling in Brazil Creates Local Employment While Protecting Environment

Eco-friendly auto recycling value chain is supporting local entrepreneurship and employment while reducing the industry’s environmental footprint
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Kaiho Sangyo, a Japanese automobile recycling company, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to establish an eco-friendly auto recycling value chain in Brazil with the capacity to recycle 100,000 end-of-life vehicles per year by 2022. As part of this commitment, it will develop the skills of 15,000 recycling engineers and expand 20 existing recycling businesses, including local garages and repair shops.

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