Tata Consultancy Services: Providing Advisory Services to Indian Farmers
Tata Consultancy Services joined the BCtA with a commitment to expand its platform offering personalized agricultural advisory services to farmers in India. In this BCtA case study, learn more about how the company is reaching farmers with its mKrishi service.
Sproxil: Combating Counterfeit Drugs with Mobile Phones
Sproxil joined the BCtA with a commitment to mobilize US$4 million to expand its efforts to empower patients and consumers in the fight against counterfeit medication in India and Kenya. In this BCtA case study, learn more about how the company is promoting improved health care outcomes in key markets.
Ballarpur Industries Limited: Reviving Rural Communities in India through Tree Farming
In 2010, Ballarpur Industries Limited (BILT), India’s largest manufacturer of paper, joined the BCtA with its commitment to integrate low-income, smallholder farmers into its supply chain. This BCtA case study takes an in-depth look at BILT’s investment in small and marginal farmers in India.
Vodafone: Expanding Access to Financial Services
Vodafone, through its BCtA initiative, is working to increase access to financial services, drive small-scale enterprise, and stimulate economic growth in key emerging markets through its Vodafone Money Transfer platform known in Kenya, Tanzania, Fiji, Afghanistan, and South Africa. In this BCtA case study, learn more about how the company is promoting sustainable growth and development through the M-PESA platform.
Diageo: Enabling Supply Chain Linkages in Cameroon
In 2008, Diageo joined the BCtA with its commitment to develop its sorghum agricultural value chain in Cameroon by providing technical assistance and training to farmers. This case study reviews Diageo’s efforts to promote economic growth and opportunities in rural Cameroon and provides a sustainable source of local grains for use in the company’s products.
MAP International: Empowering the Poor through Mobile Banking
The majority of Uganda’s 32 million citizens lack access to the financial sector, including banking services. MAP International, through its BCtA initiative, seeks to remove barriers—such as physical infrastructure—that prevent so many Ugandans from entering the formal financial sector. This BCtA case study explores how MAP International is empowering Ugandans through mobile banking.
Cocoa Partnership: Improving Cocoa Productivity and Farmer’s Income
This BCtA case study takes an in-depth look at the Cadbury/Kraft Cocoa Partnership’s investment in sustainable cocoa farming in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.
Standard Chartered: Enhancing Competitiveness of Small Businesses
Standard Chartered’s BCtA initiative leverages its deep knowledge of enterprise development to help small businesses unlock their full growth potential and strengthen their capacity to access credit. This BCtA case study takes a closer look at Standard Chartered’s pilot SME Training Program, which provided promising small businesses in Pakistan with business development support and training.
LifeSpring Hospitals: Providing Low-Income Women with Quality Health Care
In 2010, LifeSpring Hospitals responded to the BCtA with its commitment to expand access to affordable, high-quality maternal and child health care to low-income families throughout India. The for-profit chain of small hospitals aims to reduce pregnancy-related deaths and complications among India’s working class poor in urban areas. This BCtA case study evaluates LifeSpring’s innovative business model and approach to replication.
Anglo American: Promoting Sustainable Entrepreneurship
In early 2010, Anglo American joined the BCtA with its commitment to tackle poverty, empower underprivileged individuals, and promote economic growth in South Africa’s mining and labor-sending communities. This BCtA case study takes an in-depth look at Anglo American’s commitment to invest in local businesses.