Business Call to Action

Business for Development is in a joint collaboration with the Business Call to Action to identify companies in Southeast Asia and the Pacific that have implemented inclusive business models.
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Project Description

Partnering with the Business Call to Action (BCtA) to undertake inclusive business advocacy in markets where BCtA has not previously been active.

About BCtA

Headquartered at the United Nations Development Program, BCtA is a global joint advocacy platform that works to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development by challenging and supporting companies to develop inclusive business models.

Since 2008, over 130 companies have joined BCtA by making commitments to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions through commercially-viable business ventures that engage low-income people as consumers, producers, supplies and distributors of goods and services. To date, more than 40 million households, approximately 200 million people, have benefited from BCtA initiatives.

BCtA is a unique multilateral alliance between key donor governments including the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, UK Department for International Development, US Agency for International Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Finland, and the United Nations Development Programme — which hosts the secretariat — in collaboration with leading global institutions, such as the United Nations Global Compact, International Finance Corporation and Inter-American Development Bank.

Key Stats

40

company consultations

8

sectors engaged

4

advocacy events

Photo courtesy of Business Call to Action