E-waste: The raring dragon that should be slain for a sustainable environment

The world is coming to a more crushing realization of the disastrous strain we’re putting on the place we call home, Earth! What we believe to be ground breaking transitions

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Trade Secretary: UK is Africa’s investment partner of choice for green transition

SUMMARY UK hosted the second Africa Investment Conference with focus on sustainable investment to support continent’s transition to clean growth Government launched Growth Gateway tool to strengthen UK and African

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2022 Calendar of Sustainability Events

As companies eye this year to execute and communicate their sustainability initiatives, there are major events and dates they need to keenly take note of. These events include; Event Agenda

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Sustainability, Setting the pace for a strong valuable reputation

Sustainability is a subject that keeps evolving, and every new day there are new developments to make the world a better place and ensure there is a better future for

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Sustainability Reporting: Shifting from Voluntary To Business Survival Requirement

In 2015, the Paris Agreement became an international pact by some of the United Nations members to put mechanisms and measures to ensure the world reaches a global peak of

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After CoP 26, What Next for Businesses

CoP 26 came to a close on 13th November 2021 after a one-day extension to ensure consensus was reached for the final outcome document. The Final CoP26 Glasgow Pact does

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Kenya’s path to becoming a Green Economy: How this can be achieved?

BY: Aarti Krishnan The seventh annual Devolution Conference under the theme: Multi-level governance for climate action, has just ended in the beautiful county of Makueni. Delegates at the conference, including

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President Kenyatta reiterates Kenya’s Commitment to Climate Action

The 7th Annual Devolution Conference focused on climate change, specifically the Multi-Level Governance for Climate Action. The aim of the multi-governance approach is to strengthen sub-national governments to act on

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Communique at the End of the Seventh and Final Annual Devolution Conference in Makueni County

The Seventh and Final Annual Devolution Conference was convened jointly by the Council of Governors, the Senate, the Ministry of Devolution, and the County Assemblies Forum and was held between

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Buhari signs Nigeria’s Climate Change bill into law

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday signed the Climate Change bill into law. This was made public by the president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu. According to Mr Shehu, the Climate Change Act

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Greening Kenya’s Banking Sector

By Dr. Patrick Njoroge We have a problem. The recently released State of the Climate in Africa 2020 report, indicates that in 2020, the climate indicators in Africa, were characterized

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Kenya to work with Giants Club in Climate Mitigation

President Uhuru Kenyatta this week announced Kenya’s plan to work with African countries that form the Giants Club conservation group to raise resources for investment in the continent’s climate change

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Global Push to End Fossil Fuel Funding gains Momentum

With COP26 scheduled to begin in Glasgow between October 31 and November 12, over 50 coordinated finance actions have been planned during which demonstrators shall engage in street marches, hold

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Electronic Waste Day 2021:Wake up call for Kenya to build capacity

Electronic waste or E-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices or appliances that have ceased to be of any value to their owners. E-waste is considered one of the fastest

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Kenya takes fight against Plastic Pollution higher by joining Global Network

On Thursday October 7, 2021, Kenya became the latest and 12th country to join the Global Plastics Pact Network; the 2nd in Africa after South Africa. The Kenya Plastics Pact

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Who is Paying for Water and Sanitation Services in Kenya?

On Friday October 8, 2021, the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation (MWSI) invited stakeholders from the private sector to participate in a virtual presentation of Kenya’s WASH Accounts study

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This is why You Need a Sustainable Business Model

There is no doubt that the planet is under threat from climate change and global warming. This is why the COP26 conference, which is fast approaching, should serve as a

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COP26-Business Participation

No continent, country or community is immune from impacts of climate crisis as was made clear in the Lancet Countdown Report of 2020. There will be a CoP26, United Nations

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GOAL 6: Water Sustainability

Many businesses are remodeling to ensure that they adopt best practices to ensure sustainable development. The basic concept of sustainable development endorses putting in place strong measures to spur economic

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Going Green

Sustainable development means adopting business strategies and activities that meet the need of the enterprise and its stakeholders today while protecting, sustaining and enhancing the human and natural resources that

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Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability emerges as one of the most acceptable corporate social responsibilities. As this is the case, the reporting of only the positive and negative developments in financial indicators are not

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Sustainable Circular Economy

What exactly does a sustainable circular economy mean? A sustainable circular economy refers to designing and promoting products that last and that can be reused, repaired and remanufactured. A sustainable

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A Call to Action-Net Zero Strategy

There has been a rise in the demand for transition to a zero carbon economy. While government action and global protests are a step in the right direction, they cannot

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Investing in Sustainable Financing

By Amy Wahome- General Manager Oxygene Marketing Communication Ltd In spite of all the havoc it has wreaked, the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired re-imagination of the role of business in

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Gulf of Mexico ocean fireball: We need to be concerned

It’s time to move on from fossil fuels! When we think of the oil and gas industry, sustainability is probably the last word that comes to mind. Oil and gas

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Reconceiving the Plastic Bag Ban

Plastic waste has been causing immeasurable damage to the ecosystem- an ecosystem that is all too fragile and vital to the preservation of life on the land and sea affecting

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The role of the Private Sector in Sustainable Development

The role of the private sector in development is more than just that which is pegged on the financial sector. Apart from the traditional economic development role that the private

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The value of Sustainability to Businesses

Sustainability is a critical component of a comprehensive plan for future success. Contrary to popular belief, sustainability is more than just environmentalism as it also recognizes the role of social

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Sustainable Business V Business Success

The word sustainability immediately brings our minds to renewable fuel sources, reducing carbon emissions, protecting environments and a way of keeping the delicate ecosystems of our planet in balance. Sustainability

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Private Sector opportunities in Kenya’s Water Sector

On 26th of March, 2021, the World Bank Water Resources Group in collaboration with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). The purpose of the webinar was to explore opportunities for

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Safer Internet Day: Together for a better Internet

Safer Internet Day is a day in February when people come together for a better internet by raising awareness of the online issues that matter to us. It started as

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Wetlands, not wastelands

EABL has
announced a
5 year plan
towards the
development
of water and
sanitation
projects in the
Lake basin areas.
It has put forth
an investment of
Ksh20M for this
purpose.

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The Davos Agenda

The Davos Agenda 2021, saw about 1500 global leaders come together under the theme of “A crucial year to rebuild trust” to discuss issues such as COVID-19 vaccination, job creation,

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Biden’s climate change agenda for Kenya

In a tele-conversation between United States President-elect Joe Biden and President Uhuru Kenyatta, Biden conveyed his interest in building on the strong and lasting partnership between his country and Kenya

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‘PEOPLE’S MONEY: HARNESSING DIGITALIZATION TO FINANCE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE’

A report on the role that digitization shall play in financing a sustainable future was released this week by the UN Secretary General Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The taskforce was established as part of the roadmap for Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 2019-2021 and its mandate is to recommend and catalyse ways to harness digitalization in accelerating financing of the SDGs.

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MINISTERIAL STAKEHOLDER FORUM WITH THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTRY

There is no denying that natural forests are important watersheds, habitats for wildlife, reservoir of biological diversity, carbon sequestration and regional climatic amelioration.
As such conservation, restoration and continued protection of these forests will ensure the sustainable provision of these ecological services.

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IRENA invites Renewable Energy Developers to Investment Platform

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA), as a part of an initiatives launched by a coalition of intergovernmental partners like SE4All, UNDP and Green Climate Fund during the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, is inviting renewable energy project developers to register suitable projects via a purpose-built portal organized around 14 regional clusters, five of which are focused on Africa (Central, Eastern, North, Southern and West).

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WORLD SUSTAINABILITY DAY: HIGHLIGHTS

Kenyan Industry Captain appointed to lead the UN Global Compact Sanda Ojiambo, Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact at Safaricom, has been appointed as the Executive Director of the

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