business call to action (bcta)

Asahi Kasei: Investing in Inclusive Growth

Japan-based company joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to build an inclusive textile value chain in India
Press Release

New York/Tokyo, May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Asahi Kasei, one of Japan’s leading manufactures of fiber products and chemicals, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA), committing to enhance the skills and productivity of 5,240 employees in the cupro fiber industry, and develop the capacity of 700 young people – especially women – to lead the industry in the future. With its focus on sustainable livelihoods for women and youth, Asahi Kasei is dedicated to building an inclusive cupro-fiber value chain in India by 2020.

Overcoming the Housing Shortage for Mexico’s Poor Families Living in Rural Communities

Hábvita joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to secure decent housing and jobs
Press Release

New York, May 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Habitacion y vida Hábvita (Hábvita), a Mexico-based housing construction company serving the country’s rural communities, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to helping more than 11,500 families secure decent homes, creating 6,000 new temporary jobs, and expanding the company’s presence to at least 23 Mexican states – all by 2018.

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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