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A Conversation with Ted London. The Base of the Pyramid Promise: building businesses with impact and scale

May 4, 2016 in Hub-Blog

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 ... (more...)

Webinar: What Does it Take to Scale Inclusive Business Models in the Philippines? (Jan 28/29)

January 27, 2016 in Hub-Blog

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 ... (more...)

Upcoming Webinar: Overcoming External Constraints to Scale in Inclusive Business

November 12, 2015 in Hub-Blog

On 10 December 2015, the Business Call to Action (BCtA), the UN Global Compact and the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business will host a webinar discussion on Overcoming External Constraints to Scale in Inclusive Business. Markets that include poor people face multiple constraints that deter market ... (more...)

Business Call to Action’s Sixth Annual Forum | September 24 | New York

September 11, 2015 in Hub-Blog

The Business Call to Action‘s Sixth Annual Forum will take place in conjunction with the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework, when private sector, development institutions and governments will seek to renew and ... (more...)

Inclusive Business and Large Corporates: Insights from the Business Call to Action Members

June 16, 2015 in Hub-Blog

Incorporating inclusive business practices at the corporate level often involves overcoming an array of internal and external barriers. Because incorporating the BoP as suppliers, producers or customers is a new aspect of business, there can be internal challenges, such as getting buy-in from different ... (more...)

Itaú Unibanco: banking the unbanked in Brazil and the value of understanding people’s stories

June 15, 2015 in Hub-Blog

By Eduardo Ferreira, Head of Inclusive Business at Itaú Edilene owns a grocery store in Nova Iguaçu, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, which employs four young women from the community and serves hundreds of clients every day. She is empowered to handle life’s challenges and grasp every opportunity that ... (more...)

Sambazon Açai: Using Business to Create Positive Socio-Economic Change

March 9, 2015 in Hub-Blog

By Ryan Black, CEO In November 2011, the U.S.-based food company Sustainable Management of the Brazilian Amazon (Sambazon) joined the Business Call to Action with a commitment to train indigenous communities in the Amazon estuary region on sustainable harvesting of the açaí berry. Sambazon’s CEO ... (more...)

Business Call to Action Agribusiness and the Smallholder Farmer

March 9, 2015 in Hub-Blog

Did you know that smallholder farmers produce about half of the food required to feed the world’s current population? Yet agricultural production in developing countries is characterized by very low productivity. Increasing this productivity is essential for global food security, poverty reduction, ... (more...)

Social Intrapreneurship: Driving Change from Inside

December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Sharlene Yang, Business Call to Action In the international development sphere, social entrepreneurship is more commonly recognized with emerging and innovative initiatives happening frequently. On the other hand, how does one exhibit entrepreneurial spirit and create change within the established ... (more...)

Can you hear me now? Medtronic partners with BCtA member ClickMedix to diagnose and treat ear infections in India

November 13, 2013 in Hub-Blog

By Ting Shih, Founder and CEO of ClickMedix, a global mobile connected health (mHealth) social enterprise aimed at addressing various global healthcare challenges. This article was originally published on IPIHD.org – read the original blog post here. Follow Ting Shih on Twitter at @TingAtClick. Deafness ... (more...)