Corporate Sustainability

STRENGTHENING ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE: THE KENYA CLIMATE INNOVATION CENTER

When it’s dry around the equator, the heat is intense. Hot winds blow across the African continent sucking away the last surviving drops of moisture rendering the land dry and unproductive for farming. In such a time, a dark cloud or a shower of rain is always welcome. If the...

18 May 2018

TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN ESSENTIAL MERGER

A few days ago, at the StARCK+ forum, I was caught in a rather bleak debate about the future of the world and human civilization. My contenders insisted that the human race has run out of ideas and with increasing population, the future of our planet will be one marked...

11 May 2018

FLOODING: A CALL FOR CLIMATE ACTION IN AFRICA.

It is a rainy day here in Kenya and looking down through my office glass window, I can see the devastation that the nearby Nairobi River has caused, swelling up beyond its banks, the parking lot almost non-existent. I can imagine the kind of destructions being done downstream where the...

04 May 2018

TAKING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO THE NEXT LEVEL FOR WIN-WIN IN BUSINESS

Businesses have traditionally not involved themselves in tackling the social challenges that countries face and for a long period, this was seen as a role of government. Occasionally, a business, in very isolated cases would involve itself in some sort of philanthropy trying to solve some of these problems. The...

02 May 2018

UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY IS AT THE HEART OF AGENDA 2030 

Which SDG holds the key to unlocking the potential of realizing the 2030 Agenda? What should we prioritize on? These are some of the common arguments that I encounter in conversations on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), under the global Agenda 2030. SDG 7, Universal Access to Energy, is intricately linked...

27 Apr 2018