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Safaricom CEO named in new global board

CHIEF EO Safaricom, Bob CollymoreNAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SAFARICOM Chief Executive Officer, Bob Collymore, has been appointed to the Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development.

This is a new initiative that seeks to articulate and quantify the economic case for businesses to engage in sustainable development.

The commission, co-founded by the former United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Mark Malloch-Brown, and Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, brings together international leaders from business, labour, financial institutions and civil society.

“Adopting these goals will provide a roadmap for businesses to become more sustainable and will spur the necessary partnerships needed for SDG delivery,” sais Collymore.

“For instance, it’s my belief that Kenyan businesses have the unique ability to bring the essence of the SDGs to life in ways that no other group can in this country.”

The commission will work for one year after which it will present a comprehensive report outlining new business and financial models as well as market opportunities for companies who are invested in sustainable approaches.

Malloch-Brown will act as the Co-Chair of the Commission, while Jeremy Oppenheim – who led the development of the influential New Climate Economy report – will act as Programme Director.

CAJ News

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