Business Call to Action

Harnessing the Power of Partnerships to Create Opportunities for Inclusive Business

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Thanks to technological advances, nowadays, the cost of scaling a business can be close to zero. Even the smallest entrepreneur can become what McKinsey[1] calls ‘micro-multinational’ through online platforms. While this means that traditional business models can be disrupted much more easily, it also means competition can come from any corner in terms of geography or even sector. 

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Thanks to technological advances, nowadays, the cost of scaling a business can be close to zero. Even the smallest entrepreneur can become what McKinsey[1] calls ‘micro-multinational’ through online platforms. While this means that traditional business models can be disrupted much more easily, it also means competition can come from any corner in terms of geography or even sector. 

Improving Child Health in Nigeria Through Education, Awareness and Quality Water and Sanitation Products

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Ensuring low income Nigerians, especially women and children, have access to water, sanitation and hygiene regardless of their location using advocacy, grassroots mobilization and technology 

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Ensuring low income Nigerians, especially women and children, have access to water, sanitation and hygiene regardless of their location using advocacy, grassroots mobilization and technology 

From Farm to Table: Online Company Increasing Incomes of Turkish Small-scale Farmers by Connecting Them Directly to Consumers

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Turkish company Tarlamvar is reviving the small-scale farming industry by promoting organic and sustainable farming, while connecting local farmers to consumer markets 

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Turkish company Tarlamvar is reviving the small-scale farming industry by promoting organic and sustainable farming, while connecting local farmers to consumer markets 

Turkcell Joins Business Call to Action With Women Developers of the Future Project

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Turkcell is providing mobile application development training and remote working job opportunities to low-income women from all over Turkey.

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Turkcell is providing mobile application development training and remote working job opportunities to low-income women from all over Turkey.

Pathway to Empowerment: How Inclusive Business Can Help Syrian Refugees Find Economic Opportunity in Turkey

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By  Michelle T. Lee, MA in Global Thought, Columbia University

Since the Syrian crisis began in 2011, more than 3.6 million Syrian refugees have found refuge within Turkey’s borders.[i]​ Turkey has implemented some crucial measures to ensure their wellbeing, like free healthcare and education, but there is a need to continue building on these efforts. 

A Systematic Approach Is Needed to Overcome the Talent Gap

Interview with Anurag Hans (Essilor) by Carolina Zishiri.
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Essilor International's Base of Pyramid (BoP) Innovation Lab develops new inclusive business models and acts as an incubator to test new approaches in partnership with NGOs, foundations and development funds. The BoP Innovation Lab works closely with Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG) Division that is responsible for implementing and scaling up inclusive business models. It aims at providing vision care to underserved populations by building a taskforce of skilled primary vision care providers and micro-entrepreneurs in low-income communities.

Turkish Restaurant Chain Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Female Farmers

BigChefs is providing livelihood and mentorship opportunities for low income women producers in Turkey by engaging them as suppliers for its restaurant chain.
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Istanbul, Turkey, 4 July 2019 /3BL Media/ – Turkish hospitality company BigChefs, which endeavours to source its food and other products locally in Turkey, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase the number of its low income women agricultural producers to 80, and provide them with mentorship on issues like logistics, packaging and alike by 2021.  

'With a Better Environment, We’ll Have a Better Crop': How Fargreen Is Closing the Loop in Vietnam’s Rice Production

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Vietnam’s landscape is layered with green and golden rice fields. One of the largest exporters of rice in the world, the country produces more than 20m tonnes each year.

More than 80% of the country’s arable land is cultivated for rice production, and at least 15 million smallhold farmers rely on rice production for their livelihoods.

How a Digital Platform Is Paving the Way for Health-tech in Pakistan

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By Nida Shehzad, lead for digital and innovation at Sehat Kahani

Pakistan produces thousands of, mainly female, doctors, every year, yet 42% of the population have no connection with healthcare. A dynamic medical duo has come up with a hi-tech solution

BCtA Partner Perspectives on Emerging Trends and Top Priorities in the World of Inclusive Business

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How the power of the private sector can be harnessed to solve global challenges such as poverty and climate change – and how it’s reflected in Sweden’s strategic development policies. Carin Jamtin, director general at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, explains

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How the power of the private sector can be harnessed to solve global challenges such as poverty and climate change – and how it’s reflected in Sweden’s strategic development policies. Carin Jamtin, director general at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, explains

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