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eBay Launches ‘Retail Revival’ Program to Boost Small Businesses

Partnering with the City of Akron, Ohio, eBay will empower local entrepreneurs to harness the power of technology and ecommerce.

by: Kendall Fields

Members of eBay’s leadership team gathered with the Akron Mayor’s office, local government officials, representatives from the Downtown Akron Partnership and area small business owners to celebrate the launch of eBay’s Retail Revival program on Friday, January 19, in Akron, Ohio. Through the 12-month pilot, eBay and the city of Akron aim to advance existing economic development efforts by harnessing the power of technology and eBay’s global marketplace in support of the local business community.

Historic Donation Boosts Education in Mexico

Working to provide access to education to millions of Mexicans who never had the opportunity to study

Meeting her daughters’ teachers used to be difficult for María de la Luz Vázquez. A single mother from the community of Calamanda, in Querétaro, Mexico, during parent-teacher conferences Vázquez felt ashamed of the fact that she herself did not know how to read or write.

Today her daughters are 28 and 19, and it’s Vázquez’ great pleasure to do her own homework alongside her young granddaughter after successfully receiving her primary school certificate through the literacy program of the National Institute for Adult Education (INEA).

BCtA Series WEBINAR 3 | Women’s Empowerment: Measuring Inclusive Business Impact


What Can Business Do for Women and What Can Women Do for Business:

A Perspective from and for the Base of the Pyramid to Enhance Economic Opportunities for Women and Accelerate the Realization of the SDGs.

Tuesday 13th February 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm Istanbul time (GMT+3)

Sands China Ltd. Celebrates First Class of International Strategic Leadership Program Graduates


In July 2017, a group of 25 Sands China Ltd. Team Members were selected as the first class of Sands China International Strategic Leadership Program for Integrated Resorts. The class graduated on November 17 with a commencement ceremony at Sands Cotai Central

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview With Gayle Grindley, Investing in Future Generations


Meet Gayle Grindley, Natural Channel Sales Director for Unilever

Gayle Grindley has travelled with Whole Planet Foundation and met microcredit clients in Austin, San Diego, Phoenix, in Guatemala in Central America (pictured), in Paraguay, South America and in Togo, West Africa.  

1.  What is your inspiration to support women entrepreneurs?  

Citi Community Development, the City of New York and National Disability Institute Launch New National Initiative Aimed at Building the Financial Security of People With Disabilities

Press Release

NEW YORK, January 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, Citi Community Development, the City of New York, and National Disability Institute (NDI) announced the launch of Empowered Cities, a new national initiative enabling municipalities to expand financial empowerment and economic inclusion for people living with disabilities and their families.

End-of-life Car Recycling in Brazil Creates Local Employment While Protecting Environment

Eco-friendly auto recycling value chain is supporting local entrepreneurship and employment while reducing the industry’s environmental footprint

Kaiho Sangyo, a Japanese automobile recycling company, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to establish an eco-friendly auto recycling value chain in Brazil with the capacity to recycle 100,000 end-of-life vehicles per year by 2022. As part of this commitment, it will develop the skills of 15,000 recycling engineers and expand 20 existing recycling businesses, including local garages and repair shops.

BCtA Newsletter | Innovations That Improve Lives



Watch: How Inclusive Business is improving lives in Kenya

What is inclusive business, and how does it work in the context of Kenya? BCtA members and inclusive business actors from SOLARKIOSK, Vava Coffee, Jacaranda Health, Equity Bank and Alternatives Africa answer these questions in this short video by Business Call to Action.

Building Peace in the Diamond Mining Areas of the Central African Republic

Discovering methods to reduce longstanding tensions and conflicts in diamond mining areas

Dr. Mark Freudenberger, director of the Land Tenure and Property Rights sector for Tetra Tech International Development Services, examines how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is strengthening the capacity of Central African Republic (CAR) government institutions to reduce long-standing tensions and conflicts in diamond mining areas such as Berberati. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Scalable Solutions in Fragile States

Applying MSI’s scaling paradigm in states with low government capacity to meet pressing needs, build social capital, and address root causes of fragility


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