Welcome to BCtA’s toolkit centre. Whether you are looking to understand where your company sits along the inclusive business maturity journey, to better understand how to integrate human rights principles into your business, or to measure your impact towards the Sustainable Development Goals, we have the tools to guide you.
All of our toolkits are self-guiding and free of charge to use. Should you have any issues accessing them or have any questions, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This toolkit was designed as a practical reference for business leaders as they seek to best position their companies for future success in the context of the SDGs. With considerations tailored to each company’s level of experience with inclusive business, the content is broadly applicable across the private sector. It also offers implications for actors seeking to design a more inclusive global ecosystem. Governments and social sector organizations can use this content to help support business leaders in developing inclusive businesses.
As a new era of purposeful business dawns, the strategies discussed are not solely intended to foster inclusive business for the purposes of advancing Global Goals, but to advise companies on a sustainable and profitable path forward.
The BCtA Impact Lab is the leading platform for inclusive businesses to better measure and manage their social and environmental impact. It covers the full impact measurement cycle to support companies in understanding, demonstrating, enhancing and communicating their impact. The BCtA Impact Lab goes through the impact measurement process over four distinct modules that can be completed at your own pace. It is a step by step process that covers defining your vision and goals; identifying the right tools for measurement; designing your own impact framework; sourcing and collecting data; and analyzing your company’s impact.
This toolkit aims to give practical guidance to businesses around the world on how to better respect human rights. Whether it’s doing a rapid assessment of human rights risks, gaining internal buy-in, or starting a grievance mechanism, these tools will help you better respect human rights throughout your business. This toolkit is part of the Business Call to Action and BSR’s Masterclass series on inclusive business and human rights – recordings of each of the sessions are also available in this toolkit.
Inclusive business in sub-Saharan Africa holds great potential to tackle pervasive poverty, improve livelihoods, and improve access to health and education across the continent.
Recognising this, the Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development Cluster’s Private Sector Unit within the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa has compiled a compendium of knowledge products on inclusive business in sub-Saharan Africa, which provides a comprehensive overview of the status of IB in the region, plus detailed training tools and handbook to guide key stakeholders in creating an enabling environment for inclusive businesses to flourish.
When it comes to the workplace, progress in reaching gender parity has stalled. The World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Gender Gap report found that at the current rate, it will take another 100 years to close the overall gender gap and 257 years to bring about parity in the workplace The COVID-19 crisis and governments’ measures in response to the pandemic have made visible how critical women’s work is to many businesses in operations and supply chains. It shows how women’s voices, needs and priorities are too often overlooked.
Business Call to Action and Oxfam’s informative masterclasses series explore how businesses can identify, value and address women’s priorities, needs and voices today.
The SME Action Platform is an online platform that provides SMEs access to strategic resources and networks to help overcome the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, combining different streams of work on preparedness, response and recover. Meant to help SMEs increase business resilience by connecting them with actionable tools on finance, marketing support, human resources and digital transformation
Will help SMEs increase business competitiveness by being an open space for training and knowledge sharing. Helping bring best practices on crisis management, inclusive business and IMM tools. Allowing SMEs to connect with strategic partners at the local level.