New BCtA inclusive business member Pamoja Cleantech will increase incomes for 15,000 small-scale farmers
New York, July 1, 2016 – Pamoja Cleantech, a Uganda-based social enterprise specializing in biomass technologies for off-grid applications, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 150,000 tons each year and increase access to energy for more than 30,000 rural households by 2020. BCtA is a global initiative that encourages companies to fight poverty through inclusive business models. It is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other international organizations.
Nairobi, June 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – AfricAqua, a social enterprise focused on innovative solutions for delivering clean water to low-income communities, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide 20,000 Kenyans with access to safe drinking water through 100 Watershop water outlets. These ‘water malls’ are expected to employ 200 young adults as distributors and offer entrepreneurship opportunities to community members offering related products and services.
Global IT firm EPAM joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to prepare 5,000 young people for cutting-edge jobs
New York, June 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading global provider of product development and software engineering, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to prepare 5,000 students in need in Central Europe to enter the IT sector by 2020. The company also pledged to replicate its training program in three new countries, including the United States, China and India.
Through its comprehensive diabetes management program in Colombia, Sanofi’s initiative with the Business Call to Action (BCtA) is addressing local barriers to diabetes care for people living at the base of the economic pyramid (BoP).
New Business Call to Action member AACE will bring 20,000 smallholder farmers into the agriculture supply chain
New York, June 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Nigerian food processing and distribution company AACE Foods has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to bring 20,000 smallholder farmers into the country’s agricultural supply chain. The company will also provide nutrition and business skills training to 2,000 women with the aim of combatting childhood malnutrition and encouraging micro-entrepreneurship.
Pharmnet® joins BCtA with a commitment to increase number and reach of accredited pharmacies
New York/Nairobi, June 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Pharmnet®, a franchise network of licensed private pharmacies, has joined the Business Call to Action with a commitment to engage 3,000 pharmacies in its quality-assured network and train 9,000 pharmacy staff by 2017. The network will also provide business skills training to 3,000 pharmacy owners in order to help them build and run their pharmacies profitably.
Boond Engineering and Development joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to bring renewable solar power to millions across rural India
New Delhi, June 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Boond, a social enterprise that strives to bring “energy to all” through renewable solutions, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to install 4,000 solar micro-grids across rural India by 2022, reaching 1 million underserved people in rural areas with its inclusive clean-energy initiative.
New York/Turku, June 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Finland-based e-commerce network Tapp Commerce Oy has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA), with a commitment to integrate 500,000+ micro-entrepreneurs into its value chain and provide 10 million low-income consumers with access to mobile payments for services such as water, electricity and insurance by 2018. To achieve this, the company has pledged to make its TappMarket application available in nine emerging markets throughout Southeast Asia and beyond.
Ansaar Management Company joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to high-quality, affordable housing
Lahore Pakistan/New York, May 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Ansaar Management Company (AMC), a Pakistan-based social enterprise, is tackling the lack of affordable housing in Pakistan. The company has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to build 5,000 new affordable housing units by 2020, providing high-quality homes to 35,000 low-income people.
Singapore, May 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Digicel Asia-Pacific, a digital communications leader in developing markets, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to make digital communications, solar power and data services more available in Papua New Guinea’s most remote areas. The company aims to extend 3G coverage to more than 80 percent of the population by 2020 and expand mobile penetration to 60 percent of the addressable population.