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Going Beyond Organic

Bangkok/New York, 22 August 2016 – The Thailand-based social enterprise Hilltribe Organics, a subsidiary of major organic food producer Urmatt ...

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Quality Produce Improves Small Farmers’ Lives

Dhaka/New York, 17 August 2016 – Bangladesh-based Direct Fresh Ltd. has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a ...

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Going Green to Fight Poverty in Vietnam

New York, 12 August 2016 – Fargreen, a social enterprise dedicated to building sustainable farming communities in Vietnam, has joined ...

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Improving lives in Sri Lanka’s rural communities

New York, 20 June 2016 – Biomass Supplies, a Sri Lankan subsidiary of Biomass Group –the visionary renewable energy company ...

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Saving lives with science

Nairobi/New York, 8 August 2016 – Universal Corporation Ltd (UCL), a pharmaceutical manufacturing company based in Kikuyu Township on Nairobi, ...

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Innovating to Save Women’s Lives

Nairobi/New York, 03 August 2016 – Kenya-based Jacaranda Health has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge ...

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Improving Lives by Improving Sight

New York, 1 August 2016 – Essilor International, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company with a mission to improve lives ...

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Cultivating livelihoods in Indonesia

New York, 29 July 2016 – East West Seed Indonesia (EWINDO), the country’s first integrated seed breeding and distribution company, ...

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The Rise of the Hazelnut

New York, 25 July 2016 – Mountain Hazelnuts, a social enterprise focused on improving lives in Bhutan through the cultivation ...

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Using agricultural waste to generate electricity and reduce carbon emissions in Uganda

New York, 1 July 2016 – Pamoja Cleantech, a Uganda-based social enterprise specializing in biomass technologies for off-grid applications, has ...

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One Safe Drop: AfricAqua harnesses innovation for accessible clean water in Kenya

Nairobi, 30 June 2016 – AfricAqua, a social enterprise focused on innovative solutions for delivering clean water to low-income communities, ...

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Providing skills training helps Central and Eastern Europe’s unemployed youth

New York, 29 June 2016 – EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading global provider of product development and software ...

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Combating malnutrition and improving livelihoods in Nigeria

New York, 22 June 2016 – Nigerian food processing and distribution company AACE Foods has joined the Business Call to ...

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Quality-assured pharmacies improving healthcare for people with low incomes in Kenya

New York/Nairobi, 17 June 2016 – Pharmnet®, a franchise network of licensed private pharmacies, has joined the Business Call to ...

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Expanding access to energy through innovation

New Delhi/New York, 9 June 2016 – Boond, a social enterprise that strives to bring “energy to all” through renewable ...

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Tapping into developing markets: New Business Call to Action member Tapp Commerce Oy brings financial inclusion to Southeast Asia

New York/Turku, 1 June 2016 – Finland-based e-commerce network Tapp Commerce Oy has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA), ...

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Building healthy and sustainable communities in Pakistan

Lahore Pakistan/New York, 31 May 2016 – Ansaar Management Company (AMC), a Pakistan-based social enterprise, is tackling the lack of ...

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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 ...

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Upcoming Event: Unleashing Inclusive Business for the Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh

In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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