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May
May27

Bridging the Digital Divide in Papua New Guinea

New York/Singapore, 27 May 2016 — Digicel Asia-Pacific, a digital communications leader in developing markets, joined the Business Call to ...

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May24

Asahi Kasei: Investing in inclusive growth

New York/Tokyo, 24 May 2016 – Asahi Kasei, one of Japan’s leading manufactures of fiber products and chemicals, has joined ...

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May17

Upcoming Live Chat: Can business and government work together for development?

The Business Call to Action and Guardian Sustainable Business Network are hosting a live chat discussion. Join experts on Wednesday ...

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May12

Upcoming Event: 2016 Inclusive Business Forum, Melbourne, Australia

The Business call to Action is pleased to partner with the Business for Development and EY on the 2016 Inclusive ...

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May11

Overcoming the housing shortage for Mexico’s poor families living in rural communities

New York, 11 May 2016 – Habitacion y vida Hábvita (Hábvita), a Mexico-based housing construction company serving the country’s rural ...

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May04

A CONVERSATION WITH TED LONDON: The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale

The Business Call to Action (BCtA) and the Practitioner Hub on Inclusive Business are pleased host a webinar discussion with ...

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April
Apr22

Skills training and apprenticeships tackle Kenya’s high youth unemployment

New York, 22 April 2016 – Centurion Systems Ltd (CSL), a technology firm serving the industrial sector in East Africa, ...

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Apr20

Enhancing economic power through “traditional” women’s work

New York, 20 April 2016 – Northern Ghana Shea (NGS), a social enterprise operating in the Upper West region of ...

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Apr18

Sustainable cashew farming and community development fuel growth in Benin

New York, 18 April 2016 – Tolaro Global, a Benin-based processor of raw cashew nuts, has joined the Business Call ...

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Apr14

Streamlining the farm-to-buyer process to improve the livelihoods of Ecuador’s corn farmers

New York, 14 April 2016 – Pronaca, a major producer of poultry and pork products, and the leading buyer of ...

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Apr11

Tackling youth unemployment in Kenya with work-study program

New York, April 11, 2016 – Digital Divide Data (DDD) Kenya, an internationally acclaimed social enterprise that delivers high-quality business process ...

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Apr07

Stimulating inclusive growth among Kenya’s smallholder coffee farmers

Vava Coffee joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase access to financing for its suppliers   New York, ...

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March
Mar15

Upcoming event: Mobiles for health, Nairobi, Kenya (April 5)

“Mobiles for health” a forum co-hosted by the UNDP-based Business Call to Action (BCtA) and the DFID-funded, Private Sector Innovation ...

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Mar09

Improved diabetes care for healthier lives in Colombia

New York, 7 March 2016 – Sanofi, a leading provider of diabetes treatment and related services, has joined the Business ...

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February
Feb26

Featured Event: The Business of Inclusion: Global Prosperity through Women and Girls Empowerment

March 7 - 8, 2016 Day One at the United Nations Day Two at Microsoft's New York office ABOUT THIS EVENT On March 7 ...

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Feb22

Upcoming Webinar: Helping Inclusive Businesses Measure Performance and Social Impact

On 25 February 2016, the Business Call to Action (BCtA) will host a webinar to discuss its approach to impact measurement ...

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Feb08

Increasing food security through improved seed quality in Bangladesh

New York, 8 February, 2015 – Lal Teer Seed Limited, a Bangladesh-based research company involved in the development and production ...

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Feb03

Access to clean water and job creation for disadvantaged youth in Bangladesh

New York, 2 February – Watersprint, the Sweden-based environmental technology company, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with ...

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January
Jan25

Launch of Search Inclusive Business: the First Searchable Inclusive Business Publications Database

The Business Call to Action is delighted to join forces with The Practitioner Hub and the Inclusive Business Action Network ...

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Jan23

Upcoming Webinar: What Does it Take to Scale Inclusive Business Models in the Philippines?

  The Business Call to Action (BCtA) and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) will host a webinar discussing the ...

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Jan20

Creating jobs and improving food security in Kenya

New York, January 18, 2016 – Bidco Africa, a leading manufacturer of fast moving consumer products in East Africa, has ...

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Jan12

Upcoming Event: Inclusive Business and the SDGs: Leveraging opportunities globally and at the national level

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:15 – 12:45 (Auditorium A) Content and Objectives The 2nd IB Asia Forum will bring together 250 practitioners from ...

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Jan11

Weather and agronomic data improves decision-making for millions of smallholder farmers

aWhere™, an American provider of agricultural intelligence data for farmers, commercial growers and policymakers, has joined the Business Call to ...

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