Business Call to Action

Closed: Partnership opportunities for companies developing innovative business models that offer both commercial success and development impact.

This opportunity is closed.

The Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a membership organisation. Participants include national, regional, and multinational companies of all sizes that are committed to contributing to development solutions through their core business activities. Member companies represent a diversity of sectors, including financial services, information and communication technology, agribusiness, manufacturing and extractive industries.

How to partner

Companies apply to join the BCtA by submitting an application form to the Secretariat.

Background information

Worldwide, 94 companies have responded to the BCtA by making commitments to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions through commercially-viable business ventures that engage low-income people as consumers, producers, suppliers, and distributors of goods and services. Participating companies benefit from the BCtA’s ability to provide:

  • a global leadership platform and opportunities to share expertise, knowledge, and best practices for market-based approaches to development
  • initiative development advice and assistance
  • linkages with companies, donors, and other key stakeholders.


For further information visit or contact the BCtA Secretariat: email:

Updates to this page

Published 26 August 2014