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Lighting the Way to Women’s Economic Empowerment

by Shweta Maheshwari and Jeanne Finestone

The women of East and Northeast India no longer need to fear the dark. ONergy, an award-winning social enterprise, has developed a number of innovative energy solutions that not only address the dearth of electricity in the region – improving safety in their communities – but also light a path toward economic empowerment for women.

Tapping Into the Inclusive Business Opportunity in Asia: Can the SDGs Fuel Inclusive Business?


According to a soon-to-be-launched report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on impact investing in Southeast Asia, the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) market in East and Southeast Asia is comprised of 1.3 billion people with a purchasing power of US$4.7 trillion.

Streamlining the Farm-to-Buyer Process to Improve the Livelihoods of Ecuador’s Corn Farmers

New Business Call to Action member Pronaca is breaking with tradition to increase productivity and sustainability
Press Release

New York, April 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Pronaca, a major producer of poultry and pork products, and the leading buyer of hard yellow corn in Ecuador, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to engage 500 smallholder farmers in the company’s corn value chain as well as increase their production 5 percent by the end of 2016.


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