Kenyans have been pushed to adopt impact-driven, sustainable business practices that will improve both human and environmental well-being.
The 19th Kenya Entrepreneurs Conference on Trade & Development (KENCTAD), which was held on Friday, September 1 in Nairobi, had this as its main theme.
Industry leaders, policymakers, academics, and sustainability enthusiasts came together for the conference, which had the topic “Sustainable, Impact-Driven Business Practices,” to investigate and discuss Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues.
The event, according to Sebastian Ngida, ESG Lead at KENCTAD, was crucial for examining novel solutions, fostering collaboration, and advancing sustainable practices across industries.
“It gives us great pleasure to host the 19th KENCTAD Conference on ESG and Sustainability. This event is a crucial conduit for investigating novel solutions, encouraging collaboration, and advancing sustainable practices across industries in today’s rapidly changing world, where ESG issues are essential to business and development, he said.
Impact-driven companies, according to Ebenezer Amadi, program manager at Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya, the Knowledge Center run by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), pave the way for a society in which prosperity and the health of our planet coexist together.
“This event provides a crucial forum for private sector visionaries, leaders, and change-makers to come together and investigate the cutting edge of sustainable business practices. We’re thrilled to collaborate with KENCTAD on this seminar and promote ESG tactics that will influence.
The conference committed to advance progress toward all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are outlined in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The conference endorsed two significant initiatives in elementary schools that promoted teaching children to wash their hands and planting trees as a way of demonstrating its commitment to sustainability.
The conference included a variety of subjects, such as ethical supply chains, sustainable financing, and best practices for corporate governance.
The event was put together in collaboration with a number of organizations, including ABSA, Shared Value Africa Initiative, East African Breweries (EABL), Kenya Professional Realtors Association (KPRA), BLAB East Africa, and KEPSA’s Sustainable Inclusive Business.