To become a member of the BCtA, a company must submit an application form to the Secretariat providing details (both quantitative and qualitative) about their planned initiative. The form should be submitted electronically. The application aims to capture the goals, measures of success, and key features of the BCtA initiative, as well as any potential roadblocks or challenges the company expects to face during implementation. It provides not only the basis on which a company is approved to join the BCtA, but also the record of original objectives set for the initiative, against which reports are later submitted on an annual basis. All of the fields in the application form are obligatory.
To start an application, a company should first create a username and password. Once a profile is created, a company can save and return to the application at any time until ready to submit to the Secretariat for approval.
All of the fields in the application form are obligatory. Once completed, fields 2 and 5 through 11 are made available to the public on the BCtA website, while fields 1, 3, 4 and 12 through 16 remain confidential (accessible only to the BCtA Secretariat, BCtA partners and the company). BCtA limits the range of possible responses available for some fields of the application form (e.g. type of initiative, sector, market, etc.) in order to enable the effective sorting and aggregation of data.
Field 16 of the application form requires applicants to identify a few standard indicators against which the company will report each year. Companies are requested to select at least: 1) one investment indicator, 2) one development indicator and 3) one indicator from another category. While this is the minimum requirement, companies are encouraged to report against as many relevant indicators in the application form as desired/practically feasible.
Companies are strongly encouraged to outline expected results on the application form.
Questions about the application process can be directed to the BCtA Admin.