MicroEnsure renews its commitment to the Business Call to Action with a pledge to serve 5 million new customers by 2020.
London, January 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – UK-based microinsurance specialist MicroEnsure, a member of the Business Call to Action (BCtA) since 2012, has made an ambitious new pledge to insure 5 million additional low-income customers while producing three groundbreaking, scalable new products by 2020.
¡Echale! a Tu Casa renews its commitment to the Business Call to Action by expanding into six new regions in Mexico
Mexico City, January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Affordable home builder and Business Call to Action (BctA) member ¡Échale! a Tu Casa has made an ambitious new pledge to provide 12,500 new low-income clients with access to sustainable housing solutions and financing in Mexico by 2022.
Square Toiletries Limited joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to support women’s health and strengthen the knowledge of its employees in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh January 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Bangladesh-based Square Toiletries Limited (STL) has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by committing to provide affordable menstrual hygiene solutions to women employees at 300 factories by 2020. With this commitment, STL aims to improve the health, well-being and social and economic participation of 240,000 women while increasing factories’ productivity and reducing absenteeism by at least 30 percent.
iCare Benefits joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to provide workers with access to essential items while eliminating informal lending
Singapore, January 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Employee-benefit programme iCare Benefits has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to provide 80 million workers worldwide with access to essential products and services by 2020. By 2019, the company aims to enable access to free education for over 32 million workers and their families through its online platform.
Ethical fashion brand Raven + Lily joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to improve women’s lives through ethical and eco-friendly fashion.
Austin, Texas, January 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – US-based social enterprise Raven + Lily has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to provide market access and sustainable livelihoods to over 2,000 women from impoverished communities.
Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS joins the Business Call to Action, pledging to improve the lives of rural Colombians through fair trade organic farming
Bogotá, Columbia, January17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Colombia-based organic snack producer Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to train and support 500 smallholder farmers in organic farming practices, and increase the incomes of 1,500 people working in agriculture by the end of 2020.
In 2016, the Business Call to Action welcomed 45 new inclusive business commitments, adding to the total of 182 member companies working in 66 countries across a diverse range of sectors, from renewable energy to affordable eye care and from sustainable agriculture to microinsurance. Only one year since its launch, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks to end poverty and hunger, and actively address issues of inequality, is already influencing the way the private sector works – and who benefits.
Little Sun joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to bring solar light to remote areas off the electricity grid
BERLIN, December 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Germany-based solar energy provider Little Sun has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by committing to provide clean and affordable solar lighting to 5 million people in Africa while bringing livelihood opportunities and training to at least 4,000 local micro-entrepreneur distributors until 2020.
Nizam Energy joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to bring clean, reliable and affordable energy to Pakistan’s off-grid communities
Karachi, Pakistan, December 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Solar energy provider Nizam Bijli has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to reach 1 million off-grid rural beneficiaries in Pakistan with affordable solar energy solutions, access to financial services and health insurance by 2020. In addition, the company commits to support 25,000 micro-entrepreneur distributors (including 2,500 women), and train 500 technical support staff.
BuffaloGrid uses solar energy provide affordable mobile power and Internet service to off-grid Asian and African communities
LONDON, December 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- With operations in Asia, Solar energy provider BuffaloGrid has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by committing to reach 27 million people with solar energy and reduce global CO2 emissions by 11,771 tons while creating jobs for 74,000 local entrepreneurs – all by 2020.