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The Agricultural Models We Want Tomorrow

How food waste is driving up living costs in MENA and how innovative inclusive business can reduce it

by Nazila Vali, Business Call to Action Knowledge & Partnerships Lead

BCtA's Must-read Reports for 2018


The one struggle of being motivated to search for the most impactful solutions for the SDGs is that you want to read everything that is being published on the topic.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of reports, research, analysis and articles out there, because there just isn’t enough time in the day to read every hot new report. Between near-constant recommendations of outstanding research, new sequels and a terrifyingly long list of bookmarked Internet long reads, it can be stressful to choose what you should pick up next.  

BCtA Webinar Series: Women’s Economic Empowerment and Inclusive Business


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.

1st Webinar: Tuesday 30th Jan 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm (GMT+3)
2nd Webinar: Tuesday 6th Feb 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm (GMT+3)
3rd Webinar: Tuesday 13th Feb 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm (GMT+3)

BCtA Newsletter | Innovations That Improve Lives



Watch: How Inclusive Business is improving lives in Kenya

What is inclusive business, and how does it work in the context of Kenya? BCtA members and inclusive business actors from SOLARKIOSK, Vava Coffee, Jacaranda Health, Equity Bank and Alternatives Africa answer these questions in this short video by Business Call to Action.

Building Resilience in the Philippines Through Microinsurance

Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) joins Business Call to Action by providing vulnerable Filipinos with affordable microinsurance tailored to their needs

Microensurer Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to increase the number of Filipinos covered by microinsurance from 6 million in 2016 to 8 million in 2020, expanding insurance coverage to 60 percent of the country’s population.

Building a Business Ecosystem on the Strength of Farmers

Beverage company Postobón joins Business Call to Action by committing to support Colombia’s farmers through its inclusive supply chain

Postobón SA, Colombia’s leading producer of non-alcoholic beverages, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide stable livelihoods for 3,000 smallholder farmers through is integrated supply chain by 2020, impacting 15,000 people in all (including farm workers and farmers’ families. To achieve this, the company aims to increase the percentage fruits supplied through its inclusive programme called Hit Social Postobón, to 40 percent by that same year.

More Than Philanthropy: SDGs Present an Estimated US$12 Trillion in Market Opportunities for Private Sector Through Inclusive Business

Inclusive business practices can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals while opening up new market opportunities for companies

by Nazila Vali, Programme Analyst Private Sector, UNDP

The vast majority of the reports, papers or articles about development start with the numerous complex issues and challenges yet to be solved. Our work - as well as how it is perceived - could change drastically if, instead, we chose to focus on the incredible opportunities yet to be seized.

Insurance Works! ACRE Africa Providing Safety Nets to Small-Scale Farmers in Kenya


“When the money came through my phone via M-Pesa[1], I was sure it was a mistake! I was sure someone had erroneously sent me money. So I waited for the sender to call me and demand that I return the money,” Jacinta Mutuse, a farmer from Wote, Makueni County, Kenya, narrates. She had just received about KES 900 (USD 9) on her mobile phone as a payout through the Replanting Guarantee Maize Insurance Product (RPG). The RPG is an index product which covers the risk of poor rainfall during the crops’ germination phase that necessitates replanting.

Good Health for All People in Colombia

Colombian health innovator Bive joins Business Call to Action by providing low-income families with access to timely, high-quality and affordable healthcare

Colombia-based social enterprise Bive Healthcare has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide more than 27,000 low-income clients with access to timely, high-quality and low-cost healthcare services. To achieve this, the company will scale up its inclusive health model to three new regions across Colombia by 2020.


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