Event Calendar for 2016

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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 Business Forum. Join us on 24 May in Melbourne to learn how leading companies and their partners have successfully implemented commercially viable inclusive business models that provide scalable and systematic solutions to the problems of the world’s poor. The discussion panels will look at: Harnessing Markets – “uncovering the business case for the private sector to invest in creating impact in the lives of the poor” Design & Governance – “examining how to design the interface between the private sector and poor communities for mutual ...

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17 May
9AM - 10AM


The Business Call to Action (BCtA) and the Practitioner Hub on Inclusive Business are pleased host a webinar discussion with Ted London, Vice President and Senior Research Fellow for WDI’s Scaling Impact Initiative and the author of The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale. Facilitated by Caroline Ashley, Editor of the Practitioner Hub, the discussion will feature an interactive Q&A with the audience, who will have an opportunity to chime in and interact with the speakers. CONTEXT Drawing on over 25 years of experience across more than 80 countries, WDI Vice President-Scaling Impact Initiative, Ted London’s latest book ...

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Unleashing Inclusive Business for the Sustainable Development Goals in Vietnam

In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. The SDGs define global priorities and aspirations for 2030 providing a shared vision for governments, the private sector and the civil society to work towards. The SDGs cannot be achievement without joint action and efforts across sectors. Inclusive businesses, that provide goods, services and livelihoods on a commercially viable basis to people living at the base of the economic pyramid (BOP) making them part of the value ...

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Mobiles for Health, Nairobi, Kenya

“Mobiles for health” a forum co-hosted by the UNDP-based Business Call to Action (BCtA) and the DFID-funded, Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H) will be held on Tuesday, 5th April 2016 in Nairobi. The forum will focus on business models being used by private sector firms in the health sector to provide healthcare services to base of the pyramid in Kenya by leveraging mobile technology platforms. Attendance is expected from leaders from leading private sector health care companies as well as Government of Kenya officials, bilateral donors, civil society and the United Nations; and will offer an opportunity for delegates to ...

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

07 - 08 March

Tatiana Bessarabova


March 7 - 8, 2016 Day One at the United Nations Day Two at Microsoft's New York office ABOUT THIS EVENT On March 7 and 8, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, United Nations Office for Partnerships, in collaboration with the Business Call to Action will host the 6th Annual International Women’s Day Forum. The event will convene public and private sector leaders to explore inclusive solutions that create opportunities for women and girls around the world. Gender parity presents a significant economic opportunity for the entire world. With the new Sustainable Development Goals in place, the time is now to harness ...

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Webinar: Helping Inclusive Businesses Measure Performance and Social Impact

25 February
9AM - 10AM


On 25 February 2016, the Business Call to Action (BCtA) will host a webinar to discuss its approach to impact measurement of inclusive businesses. Through BCtA Impact Measurement Services (BIMS), we help inclusive business members conduct ongoing measurement of social impact along with financial and operational performance. BIMS provides technical expertise and technology tools to design and implement survey-based data collection from the field through employees, customers and other stakeholders. The webinar will share our learnings and discuss how impact measurement can help companies enhance the effectiveness of their inclusive business practices. CONTEXT There is a growing interest in the field to measure ...

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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 businesses, investors, governments, and development partners to discuss recent innovative approaches and examples of inclusive business investments. Uniquely, the event will also discuss how governments and business associations can support or create a better enabling environment for Inclusive Business (IB). Furthermore, the event will exchange experiences from Latin America with Asia and seek replication In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and ...

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

28 January
8PM - 9:15PM


  The Business Call to Action (BCtA) and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) will host a webinar discussing the question, What Does it Take to Scale Inclusive Business Models in the Philippines. Moderated by Rapa Lopa, the Executive Director of the PBSP, the webinar will look at what the successful companies are doing right to ensure they are having a social impact but also that their inclusive business initiative is commercially viable and scalable. The panelists will explore the many implications for companies seeking to set up successful inclusive business ventures and address external and internal challenges that they encounter ...

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Upcoming Webinar: Small Farmers and Business: Best Practices From the Field, Jan 21

21 January
10AM - 11:15AM


On 21 January 2016, the Business Call to Action (BCtA), in collaboration with Hystra and support from Danone Ecosystem will host an interactive webinar discussion. The webinar will feature speakers from Danone Ecosystem and Juhudi Kilimo, two leading companies working to transform lives and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers through innovative inclusive business approaches. Agriculture is an important source of livelihood for the low-income rural communities around the world. An estimated 1.5 billion people directly depend on small farms for their income, and these farms in turn produce nearly 80 percent of all food consumed in the developing world. Smallholder ...

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