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 provide an annual update on the progress of their inclusive business initiative.
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:
In line with the BCtA Membership Policy, BCtA member companies are required to provide an annual progress update on the impact of their initiatives for the duration of their commitment timeline.
By capturing the quantitative and qualitative progress of its member initiatives, BCtA aims to:
Annual progress updates are linked to the business and development indicators selected in the company's approved member application and can be completed online in the member portal.
The BCtA Secretariat team reaches out to companies who are due to submit annual progress updates at the beginning of each year with instruction for completing the progress updates and to offer any additional support needed.
At the end of their commitment timeline, companies are invited to make a new inclusive business commitment in order to maintain active membership status and continue to benefit from BCtA's member services.