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A Message to Entrepreneurs: This Is About Missing Entire Markets, Not Just Marketing Opportunities

Interview with Sahba Sobhani, UNDP by Carolina Zishiri and Patrick Scheffer
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Sahba Sobhani is a Global Programme Advisor-Private Sector in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UN Development Programme (UNDP). He provides programme support and policy advice on private sector development issues and technical oversight for UNDP’s multi-stakeholder initiatives including the Business Call to Action Initiative, the Connecting Business Initiative and the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business. Previously, he managed two key UNDP private sector initiatives. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Fletcher School of Diplomacy (USA).

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Sahba Sobhani is a Global Programme Advisor-Private Sector in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UN Development Programme (UNDP). He provides programme support and policy advice on private sector development issues and technical oversight for UNDP’s multi-stakeholder initiatives including the Business Call to Action Initiative, the Connecting Business Initiative and the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business. Previously, he managed two key UNDP private sector initiatives. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Fletcher School of Diplomacy (USA).

The State of Inclusive Business: Four Things We Know

By Paula Pelaez, Head of Business Call to Action
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For the cost of a New York take-out sandwich or less, most of the world’s population - seven out of 10 people – have to make ends meet every day. Inclusive business is helping them to break this cycle of poverty by creating jobs, affordable goods and services, education and skills training and more.

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For the cost of a New York take-out sandwich or less, most of the world’s population - seven out of 10 people – have to make ends meet every day. Inclusive business is helping them to break this cycle of poverty by creating jobs, affordable goods and services, education and skills training and more.

BCtA News Bite November 2018

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Only one month remains of 2018, but we are feeling invigorated after an eventful three months since our last News Bite and looking forward to the year ahead!

Private Sector Harnessing Power of Digital Innovation to Overcome Development Challenges and Improve Lives

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Digitalisation is creating unprecedented opportunity for development and innovation. Companies are harnessing this potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals while still maintaining business bottom lines. 

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Digitalisation is creating unprecedented opportunity for development and innovation. Companies are harnessing this potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals while still maintaining business bottom lines. 

"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.

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:

Five Reasons to Attend the 2018 BCtA Annual Forum

Eighth annual event will focus on "Technological Disruption in the World of Inclusive Business"
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The countdown is on to Business Call to Action's Annual Forum 2018! 

Attend the Business Call to Action Forum in New York

8th annual event provides a unique multi-stakeholder platform to support Inclusive Business action
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The 8th Annual BCtA Forum will take place at the Japan Society in New York during Global Goals Week on 28 September 2018. Occuring on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the BCtA Annual Forum provides a unique multi-stakeholder platform to support Inclusive Business action – fostering public-private dialogues, forging new partnerships and alliances, and exploring innovative business solutions to accelerate sustainable development and achieve the 

For Its 10th Anniversary, BCtA Is Looking Towards the Future!

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We are delighted to commemorate our 10th anniversary as the world's leading Inclusive Business platform.

Since 2008, the Business Call to Action has reached truly global scale. Now over 200 members strong, our member companies serve low-income populations in growing and emerging economies. Through our key accomplishments and successes, we invite you to reflect on our shared history and take part in the great work ahead—to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities.

Click here to explore our timeline work.

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