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Finance for Vulnerable Populations: Why Blockchain Might Be a Force for Good

From helping those with limited access to bank accounts to tracking tuna – the applications are broad
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As is usually the case with disruptive new technology, blockchain comes with a lot of hype. While its best-known application, bitcoin, divides opinion and makes banks and governments nervous, the technology may have great potential to advance social good.

The App That’s Improving Antenatal Care in Cameroon and Beyond

Using mobile technology, the GiftedMom platform offers vital health advice and emergency transport to pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa
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Over lunch at a recent workshop, Agbor Ashu, the co-founder and medical director of social enterprise GiftedMom, showed me a small icon of a pregnant woman on his smartphone: “That’s the app,” he says. “You just click here and land on this homepage where you have multiple options: if you’re a mother-to-be, you can get advice based on your pregnancy stage; if you have a new-born baby, you can read about special care.

Indian Tech Start Up Transforms Rural Health Care Through the Power of Technology

A Social enterprise delivers health services in India’s rural communities driven by disruptive technology and trained frontline health workers
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KOLKATA, India, December 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - iKure is a rapidly growing tech start up, providing primary healthcare across rural, semi urban and urban populations in India. The company’s business model is composed of a unique combination of health outreach initiatives, skills development and technology-based interventions, promising to empower 5000 health entrepreneurs and deliver affordable health care to 25 million people across 11 Indian States.

Sourcing Food Products From Developing Countries to Integrate Underserved Communities in the Global Supply Chain

A food product distributor is supporting small to medium farmers to give them fair prices, product development support and access to international markets.
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LONDON, December 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ethical food sourcing company Coconut Merchant has signed on as Business Call to Action (BCtA)’s newest member, with a commitment to focus on sourcing food products from underserved communities and farmers in developing countries to provide sustainable income, and new routes for their products to international markets.

"Superfood" Moringa Transforming Lives of Female Farmers Around the World

Nutrient-rich moringa plant becomes superfood sensation while creating work and reducing malnutrition among farmers in West Africa and around the world.
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OAKLAND, California, October 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With its line of moringa-based health foods, American Kuli Kuli Foods is improving the lives of female farmers by providing job opportunities and improving nutrition in 13 countries around the world. The new Business Call to Action member, which joins the inclusive business platform today, has committed to add an additional 500 women to its 1500-person strong supply chain and to plant five million moringa trees by 2020.

Pollinate Energy Bringing Affordable Light, Energy and Clean Water to Low Income Areas in India and Nepal

A social business employing low-income locals to sell affordable, sustainable household products is changing the everyday lives of disadvantaged urban and rural communities.
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BANGALORE, India, October 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Pollinate Energy is improving the lives of India’s urban and Nepal’s rural poor by giving them access to sustainable everyday household products and empowering local entrepreneurs. The social enterprise joins the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to reach an additional 500,000 people amongst India’s and Nepal’s poorest by employing an extra 400 female sales people, called Pollinators, to sell 100,000 sustainable solar lamps, clean cookstoves and water filters by 2020. 

Making Clean Water More Accessible by Equipping African Entrepreneurs With Resources and Expertise

A social enterprise is financing and training young people in Africa to grow their own business from the ground up and make clean drinking water available to their local communities.
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Jibu, a business that supports the self-empowerment of low income communities, joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to equip, train and finance 1,000 African entrepreneurs to launch drinking water franchises that will produce two and a half million litres of affordable, safe water every day and serve three million consumers by 2022. 

Webinar Series: Inclusive Business and Human Rights

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Business Call to Action and BSR are pleased to announce a new online Masterclass on Inclusive Business and Human Rights.  Learn how respecting and promoting human rights is an essential part of being an inclusive business, and the ways it can positively impact your competitiveness, reputation, and ability to secure and retain investment.  

The Masterclass is composed of four parts:

Business Aligns with SDGs: How CEMEX Takes Action to Support SDG 1

3BL Media SDG Webinar Series Features Business Call to Action, CEMEX, Oct. 17, noon ET
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NEW YORK, September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The world’s population is forecast to swell to 9.8 billion people by 2050, and 70 percent will live in urban centers. Unlocking access to affordable housing is key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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