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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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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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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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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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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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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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