The Push for Human Sustainability in Workplaces

In recent years, the concept of sustainability has evolved from focusing solely on environmental issues to encompassing a broader, more holistic approach that includes human sustainability. Human sustainability in workplaces refers to practices that prioritize the well-being, health, and overall quality of life for employees. This shift recognizes that the well-being of employees is integral … Read more

The Double burden of chasing sustainability and economic growth in developing countries

The global imperative to transition to sustainable development is evident, as environmental degradation and climate change threaten the planet’s future. However, for developing countries, this transition comes with a double burden: the need to adopt sustainable practices while simultaneously striving to improve living standards for their populations.   These nations are typically characterized by lower income … Read more

Benefits of voluntary carbon markets

The urgent call to address climate change has led to a myriad of strategies and solutions. Among these, voluntary carbon markets have emerged as a significant tool in the fight against global warming. These markets offer a unique and effective approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, engaging a broad spectrum of stakeholders, and driving innovation in … Read more

Africa’s Great Green Wall hindered by financial challenges

Africa’s Great Green Wall, an ambitious initiative aimed at restoring degraded landscapes and stimulating economies across the continent, is currently facing significant financial constraints, making it improbable to meet its 2030 completion goal. This reality was highlighted by Alain Richard Donwahi, president of the most recent UN summit on desertification. Launched in 2007, the project … Read more

Africa’s Booming ESG Bond Market and the Road Ahead

In recent years, the African financial landscape has seen significant strides in the issuance of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) bonds. With the record for ESG bond issuance already shattered in the first two months of 2024, Africa is proving to be a burgeoning frontier for responsible investments. Despite this impressive growth, the scale of … Read more

GRI Launches Global Review of Labor Standards with Public Consultation Period

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) announced today the launch of a comprehensive review of its labor-related standards. This initiative aims to enhance companies’ ability to report on their impacts on workers, thereby improving transparency regarding workplace labor and human rights.  The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are among the most widely accepted global standards for corporate … Read more

Sustainability and pricing – Africa Sustainability Matters

Companies are awakening to the crucial need to incorporate sustainability into their operations, yet this endeavor is not without its challenges. Achieving sustainability often entails hefty investments, such as product redesigns, equipment upgrades, and process overhauls. Naturally, these transformations come with a substantial financial burden.  These financial costs present a perplexing dilemma for companies. They … Read more

Why does Africa still struggle with food shortage?

World Food Safety Day provides an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of safe food practices and highlight the efforts being made to ensure food security. The Kenyan government has been at the forefront of carrying out initiatives to combat food waste thereby showcasing the country’s commitment to sustainability and efficient food management.   … Read more

How sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can build brand loyalty in the long run

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are effective instruments for increasing and sustaining brand loyalty. Companies can build a loyal client base by improving their reputation, nurturing emotional ties and ensuring customer happiness. By interacting consistently with their customers and differentiating themselves in the market businesses that focus on sustainability have a better advantage in … Read more

Kenyan businesses redefining waste management thus improving their sustainability efforts

Businesses in Kenya are not only improving their own sustainability but also contributing to broader environmental goals. This collective effort is crucial for creating a more sustainable future and addressing the challenges of waste management and resource efficiency. Businesses in Kenya are increasingly adopting innovative practices to redefine waste management and enhance resource efficiency.  Modern … Read more