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Boosting Farmers’ Income While Strengthening Climate Resilience in Colombia

Colombian family restaurant business lifts living standards for smallholder’s farmers while protecting the environment
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BOGOTA, Columbia, May 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Colombian restaurant chain Crepes & Waffles has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to sustainably improve the income of 100 smallholder farmers in the Montes de Maria region of Colombia by 2020. Additionally, Crepes & Waffles will regenerate large areas of the country’s dry forest by creating better conditions for water conservation, contributing to farm resilience and food security.
 

Harnessing Uganda’s Agricultural Potential to Improve Farmers’ Lives

Socially-focussed agribusiness improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers whilst strengthening Uganda’s agricultural value chain
Press Release

TORORO, Uganda, May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ --  Divine Masters Ltd (DML), a Ugandan socially-focussed agribusiness enterprise, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with the aim to incorporate 96,000 Ugandan farmers into its agricultural value chain, increasing their production yields, reduce post-harvest losses through climate adaptation practices, improve access to markets and increase household income by 10 percent by 2020. 

Bringing Healthcare to the Fingertips of Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers in Africa

GiftedMom uses mobile phones to provide health advice and eradicate avoidable maternal and infant deaths in Africa
Press Release

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon, May 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Mobile-health service GiftedMom has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to expand its operations in three new African countries and stop easily preventable maternal and infant deaths. The innovative healthcare provider connects medical professionals to pregnant women and nursing mothers on mobile phones across Cameroon as well as provide health information for its users via SMS, online articles and a smartphone application.

Bringing Business Back Home: Biomass Energy of Sri Lanka

by Lucky Dissanayake, Founder of the Biomass Group
Blog

In 2006, my London-based publishing house, Dakini Books, published the critically acclaimed ‘Global Warning – The Last Chance for Change’, Paul Brown's fact-based book on climate change and its consequences for the planet and humanity. This book gave me phenomenal insight into what to expect in the next 20 years, and more importantly what we need to do if humanity is to even have a chance. 

How to Build an Inclusive Business

A Business Call to Action Blog Series | May 2018
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Read the inspiring stories of Lucky, Nash, Peter and Norihiko taking you on their inclusive business journey. Building an inclusive company from the group up can be a dauting task paved with obstacles but it certainly always ends up being the most rewarding one. Perseverance is key, but knowledge is the sine qua non condition for success. From navigating the investment world to co-creating business models with local communities, four business leaders who are members of the Business Call to Action accepted to share with us how they did it, with candidness and openness, read on.

Impact Measurement Impacting Lives: How Female Coffee Farmers in Kenya Are Improving Yields and Incomes With Data

by Vava Angwenyi, Founder & Chief Coffaholic Vava Coffee; Co-founder & Director Gente Del Futuro
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I write this reeling from the recent surge in market visibility for women coffee farmers in Kenya’s Rift Valley. These women have been working tirelessly to improve coffee quality, increase volumes to record highs and diversify their revenue streams to include freshly-roasted packaged coffee.

Colombian Edgar Montenegro Wins International 2018 Oslo Business for Peace Award

Press Release

OSLO, Norway, March 20,2017 /3BL Media/ –  Edgar Montenegro, Founder and CEO of Corpocampo, is one of the 2018 winners of the Oslo Business for Peace award, Business for Peace announced today. The other winners are Lori Blaker, President and CEO of TTi Global, and Martin Naughton, Founder of Glen Dimplex Group. All three winners have made exceptional contributions to peacebuilding through business.
 

Investing for Good: Embracing the Long Journey

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BCtA is proud to feature this blog by member company Mastercard.

by Martina Hund-Mejean, Chief Financial Officer, Mastercard
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BCtA is proud to feature this blog by member company Mastercard.

Celebrating International Women’s Day SafeMotos Launches Women Moto-Drivers in Rwanda

Press Release

KIGALI CITY, Rwanda, March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- SafeMotos, Africa’s most progressive ride hailing company, is pleased to announce in line with International Women’s Day the launch of the first 3 female SafeMotos Drivers in its driver network.

Empowering Women Coffee Farmers in Colombia Through Inclusive Business

Spanish coffee company Supracafé integrates women farmers into its value chain, training them in effective cultivation techniques to build their skills and increase economic independence
Blog

Supracafé, a Spanish coffee company, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to empower women in Colombia by training 400 female coffee farmers in effective cultivation techniques by 2022. It also pledges to support female coffee producers in preparing 200 hectares of land to grow organic coffee using sustainable and fair trade techniques, resulting in increased production and income for the farmers.

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