BCtA membership does not cost money. Eligible companies are encouraged to submit an online application form here. The BCtA Secretariat assesses both the company’s overall environmental, social, governance (ESG) and industry performance as well as the quality of its inclusive business commitment as it relates to the potential for commercial success, impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and benefits for the base of the economic pyramid (BOP) populations. All applicants are informed about the assessment results and final decision on the membership.
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There is no fee for BCtA membership. The only requirement is that members must report on their results annually.
Join the growing number of businesses that are working to end poverty by redefining what it means to do good business.
Leadership platform for recognition and greater visibilityUnder this area, BCtA provides the following services to its members:
Support in impact measurement and effectivenessUnder this area, BCtA provides the following services to its members:
Advocacy for inclusive business supportUnder this area, BCtA provides the following services to its members:
BCtA member companies are required to report results toward the achievement of their initiatives on an annual basis.
The credibility of the BCtA hinges on its ability to disseminate results that can: demonstrate the unique contribution of BCtA initiatives to development; inform and improve practice in the creation of inclusive business models; and inspire additional action by the private sector in this area. It is important that reported results include the measurable contributions (to date) to both development and commercial goals.
The BCtA Results Reporting Tool aims to provide an easy-to-use method for capturing the development and commercial results of BCtA initiatives. Based on the BCtA Application Form, the tool is designed to complement and be easily integrated into existing reporting/measurement processes used by companies.