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Changamka Micro insurance CEO Zack Oloo attends the business call to action Sixth annual forum in New York

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On September 24, the Business Call to Action‘s Sixth Annual Forum will take place in conjunction with the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a framework for the private sector, development institutions and governments to renew and re-define their commitments to the new development agenda. Changamka has been invited to this forum as one of its members. At a time of increased awareness of the power of business to drive both growth and development, the Forum will explore how inclusive businesses provide goods, services and livelihoods on a commercially viable basis to people at the base of the economic pyramid – whose combined purchasing power exceeds US$5 trillion – while delivering benefits to all people, communities and markets. This invitation-only event will bring together leaders from prominent BCtA member companies as well as senior representatives from governments, bilateral donors, civil society and the United Nations.  The Forum will showcase the potential for and evidence of inclusive businesses aligning their core business activities with the SDGs, thus making a substantial contribution to the ambitious new development agenda, both globally and at the country level.The half day-long event will offer opportunities to showcase innovative work, engage in peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, network and establish links with other leaders in the field.