business call to action (bcta)

Empowering a New Generation of Farmers in Colombia

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

Colombia-based organic snack producer Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS has joined 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.  

The L’OCCITANE Group and Burkina Faso: A Long-term Commitment to Improving the Lives of Burkinabe Women

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GENEVA, December 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The L’OCCITANE Group has been working to improve the lives and working conditions of Burkinabe women for more than 30 years. To measure the impact of its ongoing support, the natural cosmetics and well-being products group conducted a study with Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global inclusive business platform hosted by the United Nations Development Programme.

Nurturing a Lifelong Learning While Empowering Women

Children’s education initiative biMBA AIUEO joins Business Call to Action with a mission to reach 1 million children and employ more than 200,000 women as teachers
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JAKARTA, March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Indonesia-based social enterprise biMBA AIUEO has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to bring its children’s early education learning centres to at least 30 provinces and 500 sub-districts in the country by 2030, reaching 1 million students – ­15 percent of them from communities earning less than $8 a day.   

Inclusive Business Maturity Toolkit: How Inclusive is Your Business?


Following on from the successful launch of Uncharted Waters, a report jointly published by Business Call to Action (BCtA), UNDP and Deloitte in October 2016, BCtA has now launche

Better Lives for Bangladesh’s Garment Workers

DBL Group commits to providing 24,450 employees with access to affordable household necessities and support
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Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Garment manufacturer DBL Group has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledging to provide 24,450 of its employees with access to affordably priced basic household food and health items through its Bandhan Fair Price Shops.

Financial Services for All

Paga joins the Business Call to Action by empowering local entrepreneurs to provide payments and digital financial services to Nigerians
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Lagos, Nigeria, November 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Nigeria-based Paga has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to expand its network of local entrepreneur agents to 40,000 across the country in order to serve 22 million customers by 2018. By that same year, the company aims to extend its savings and credit products to 5 million people across Nigeria.

An Enlightened Energy Solution for Rural Africa

Mobisol joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to connect 800,000 Kenyans with clean, affordable solar energy
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Berlin/New York, November 7, 2016 – Solar energy provider Mobisol has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide 800,000 people and 50,000 small businesses in Kenya with reliable access to solar energy by 2020. In the process, the Berlin-based company plans to create 150 jobs along its value chain and provide training on solar energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 100,000 tons each year.

Making Vietnam a Little Greener

GreenGen joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to deliver clean biomass cook stoves to low-income people in Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam, November 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Vietnam-based cookstove manufacturer Green Generation (GreenGen) has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide 100,000 low-income households with access to clean-burning biomass cook stoves, improving the lives of 400,000 rural people by 2020.

Crezcamos Joins the Business Call to Action by Committing to Expand Access to Financial Services for Rural Micro-Entrepreneurs in Colombia

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New York / Bucaramanga, Colombia, October 25, 2016 – Colombia-based financial services provider Crezcamos S.A. has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide appropriate and responsible financial services to 240,000 Colombian micro-entrepreneurs by the end of 2020 – at least 65 percent of them in rural areas. 

BCtA and GRI Release Publication Measuring Business Impact on the SDGs

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New York and Amsterdam, September 22 , 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, Business Call to Action (BCtA) and GRI are launching a report that finds that governments are increasingly interested in accounting for private sector contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a trend that has evolved from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


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