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Recap: Solutions and Support for Women-led Businesses to Navigate COVID-19

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Close to 90 percent of men and women hold some sort of bias against women according to analysis in UNDP’s Gender Social Norm Index (GSNI) released earlier this year – providing clues to the invisible barriers women face when it comes to achieving equality.

Women-led businesses, for instance, are particularly hard hit by the pandemic as they face structural barriers, limited access to finance, and information asymmetry.

SDG Corporate Tracker Launched: A Platform to Measure Private Sector Contribution to the SDGs

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BOGOTA, Colombia, July 8 2020 /3BL Media/ --  The COVID-19 emergency has made it clear that the world needs to work comprehensively to build an inclusive and sustainable future. For this reason, the National Planning Department (DNP), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with Business Call to Action (BCtA), and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have launched the SDG Corporate Tracker Colombia. This multi-stakeholder platform allows measuring Colombia’s progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
 

Tailoring Insurance Products for All Income Levels in Bangladesh

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Pragati Life Insurance is helping minimize healthcare access inequality in Bangladesh by delivering diverse and affordable insurance products to rural and urban low-income earners.

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Pragati Life Insurance is helping minimize healthcare access inequality in Bangladesh by delivering diverse and affordable insurance products to rural and urban low-income earners.

Unique Retail Chain Provides Affordable and Nutritious Food to Low-Income Workers in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bangladesh-based Direct Fresh Ltd has made a renewed inclusive business commitment to Business Call to Action (BCtA) aiming to provide 1 million low-income factory workers with quality produce and essential goods at lower than market price through a unique base of the pyramid (BoP) retail chain by 2022 and hoping to reach an additional 3 million over the next five years.

Changing Habits Around Menstrual Hygiene in Bangladesh

Company Sokhipad is educating women and girls across Bangladesh about sanitary pads and creating a market for the traditionally taboo product
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DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Menstrual hygiene manufacturer Sokhipad has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) by pledging to create awareness about menstrual hygiene management among 100,000 low-income women throughout Bangladesh by 2021. The company also commits to delivering sanitary pads to 720,000 low-income women in Bangladesh by 2021.

Tailoring Insurance Products for All Income Levels in Bangladesh

Pragati Life Insurance is helping minimize healthcare access inequality in Bangladesh by delivering diverse and affordable insurance products to rural and urban low-income earners
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DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bangladeshi insurance provider Pragati Life Insurance has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to provide health and life insurance to 1.5 million garment factory workers, as well as to 2 million rural and 1 million urban low-income earners in Bangladesh by 2021.

Masterclass Series on Gender Equality for Business by UNDP’s Business Call to Action and Oxfam

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ISTANBUL, June 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Business Call to Action and Oxfam have developed a two-part masterclass series that looks at gender equality for business and why it matters for companies that are now available online. 

Offering Secure and Reliable Working Conditions for Cleaners in Colombia

Hogaru offers quality cleaning and maintenance services to clients in Colombia and well paid, long-term job opportunities to collaborators
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BOGOTA, Colombia, June 1, 2020 – Digital platform Hogaru has joined Business Call to Action with an aim to include 3,100 informal household cleaners into the labour market in Colombia by 2022. Hogaru promotes decent working conditions within the Colombian home cleaning market by assuring all professional cleaners are hired as per law, with fair salaries and legal benefits.

Results of Survey on Impact of COVID-19 on Companies

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Business Call to Action (BCtA) in collaboration with SDG AcceleratorImpactAim and Connecting Business Initiative (CBi) organized an online survey for enterprises in the first two weeks of April on how the COVID-19 crisis had impacted their business.

Bringing Affordable Life and Health Insurance to Low-Income Earners in Sri Lanka

By partnering with Sri Lanka’s largest mobile provider and the Department of Post Sri Lanka, Softlogic Life is breaking down barriers and offering life and health insurance for millions of citizens.
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Sri Lankan insurance provider Softlogic Life has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to provide access to life and medical insurance policies for millions of low-income earners and livelihood opportunities to 3,000 more as distributors of insurance, by 2024.

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