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Perspectives from World Economic Forum

by Karen Quintos, EVP and Chief Customer Officer
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This year, I had the opportunity to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, which brought together over 3,000 leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts. I’ve attended the gathering in the past, and can say that this meeting was my favorite experience for a few reasons.

Cisco and CARE Invest in Tomorrow’s Global Problem Solvers

by Harbrinder Kang, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs
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Innovative ideas are everywhere, from Silicon Valley’s corporate offices to dorm rooms across the United States. They can be small or large; local or global; old or new. Incubators, classrooms, and garages around the world house what could be the “next big thing.”

But without an initial investment to fund the design — and the ability to scale — many of these products and solutions never become a reality.

Empowering Women in the Workplace: Female Employees Fast Tracked From Line Workers to Supervisors

Bangladeshi garment company DBL Group supporting career progression of its female employees through accelerated leadership training programme
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By Mashook Mujib Chowdhury, Deputy Manager, Sustainability, at DBL Group

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

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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)

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

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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

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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.

Businesses to Step up With Poverty Alleviation

Discussion paper provides practical assistance to report on poverty
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In September 2016, GRI embarked on a research project with DFID to review the relationship between corporate sustainability reporting and business action on poverty alleviation, with the aim of identifying how improved data and reporting can optimize business’s contribution to ending poverty. The role of business is essential, and we see corporate sustainability reporting a significant driver of positive social change.

Beth Jenkins: New Resources to Speed Employees Up the Intrapreneurial Learning Curve

by Beth Jenkins, Challenge Director, Business Fights Poverty
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At any given time, in any given company, there can be hundreds of employees with ideas for profitable new products, services, and business models that also create value for society. These would-be “intrapreneurs” come from all different backgrounds and roles, and many have never started a new venture before. The learning curve can be steep.

BCtA Newsletter | Innovations That Improve Lives

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IN BRIEF:

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.

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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