Event Calendar for 2014

Past Events: 2010 2011 2012 2013

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Innovation & Business Development Through Inclusive Business

July 15, 2014 | 9:00am Bogota | 10:00am NY | 15:00 London| 19:30 New Delhi Companies seek innovation opportunities, business development and market expansion. Meanwhile, countless communities around the world face market inefficiencies, exclusion, disconnection from markets, and many other development challenges. While they struggle with poverty and inefficiency traps, these populations represent an untapped productive resource and a neglected consumer market that lacks access to essential goods and services. By implementing inclusive business practices, many companies are already benefitting by winning new consumers in developing markets, expanding their workforce and strengthening supply chains, while achieving positive social and economic impacts in these ...

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GUARDIAN LIVE CHAT: BOP Markets: Learning From Successes and Failures

10 July
Serving base of the pyramid markets is not easy. Multinational companies, often headquartered in the west, cannot simply expect to replicate traditional business models in developing countries. A bespoke and considered approach is required and finding the right business model can be a difficult and expensive trial-and-error process. Novartis, for example, has managed to achieve scale with its Arogya Parivar healthcare initiative in India. Through the scheme the company sells affordable medication in small packets (around $1.25) to base of the pyramid markets, as well as providing healthcare education to communities and training to doctors. But it is an expensive approach ...

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Changing Lives Through Mobile

Come listen to international telecom operators and mobile market leaders “tell their story” at the United Nations. The by-invitation-only audience are senior executives from private sector companies, telecom providers, aid organizations and select government representatives. Please visit www.changinglivesmobile.com to register. BCtA members and affiliates can register for free using code "Mobile619". For any questions, please contact Karen Newman at karen.newman@undp.org.

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Investing in Women’s Economic Empowerment in Turkey and Globally

Join us for a "Google Hangouts on Air" broadcast of a panel discussion on empowering women through inclusive business and entrepreneurship in Turkey and around the world with: Aysegul Ildeniz, Vice President, New Devices Group, Intel Corporation (@Intelinvolved) Sahba Sobhani, Acting Programme Manager, Business Call to Action (@BCtAInitiative), United Nations Development Programme Gulden Turktan (@GuldenTurktan), President, Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (@Kagider) Ingrid Vanderveldt (@ontheroadwithiv), Entrepreneur in Residence, Dell (@DellBizWomen) Moderated by Selen Ucak (@SelenUcak), Executive Director, The American Turkish Society ***If you are in NYC and a member of The American Turkish Society, you are welcome to join us at 9:00AM at our offices at 54 W. ...

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Turning Inspiration into Action: Next Steps for the Private Sector to Empower Women Globally

The BCtA is co-organizing  with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business Civic Leadership Center and United Nations Office for Partnerships, the 4th annual women's  forum which will be held at the United Nations on March 4th, 2014 under the theme: Turning Inspiration into Action. The event will dive deep into the many challenges that women and girls still face in obtaining economic independence with a strong focus on the solutions. [caption id="attachment_11593" align="alignright" width="361"] Speakers from IWB 2013[/caption] The forum will highlight the private sector’s position and drive awareness and visibility around how business is part of the solution.   Speakers include  ...

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