|Overview : The Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a global initiative that seeks to harness the power of business investments to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals and reduce extreme poverty.
Launched in 2008, the BCtA challenges companies to develop inclusive business models that offer the potential for development impact along with commercial success. In more than 20 countries, business leaders are spearheading efforts to provide the poor with the tools and resources they need to succeed by promoting economic opportunity.
The BCtA provides member companies with the opportunity to showcase results at high-visibility events around the globe and within its network of donor partners.
BCtA is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which hosts the BCtA Secretariat, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the US Agency for International Development (USAID) the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Agency, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), and the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF).|