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Blended Financing – Funding for Impact Through the Private Sector

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Blended finance is the strategic use of development finance for the mobilisation of additional commercial finance towards the Sustainable Development […]

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FIFA ups its sustainability game

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Ever since the Sydney Olympics in 2000, all major sporting events have been releasing environmental frameworks and policies set to […]

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Waste management equipment firm finds its niche

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Sistema.bio manufactures and distributes bio digesters which enable farmers to transform farm waste into biogas and rich organic fertiliser. Read […]

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Is Compostable Cutlery Really Breaking Down?

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There’s a growing market for disposable eating utensils. They have names like taterware or spudware — forks and knives can […]

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If you need motivation to skip the straw at lunch today, consider this:

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Scientists found that even Arctic sea ice—far removed from most major metropolitan areas—is no longer plastic-free. According to Dr. Jeremy […]

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Why is an insecticide banned in Europe available in Kenya?

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The April ban on thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin which is expected to come into force by the end of 2018, […]

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How we can effectively shift to a global circular economy

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Imagine living your life without producing any trash. How would you do it? Bea Johnson, author of “Zero Waste Home,” […]

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Global green vision is doable, with an effort

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This is a case that has been made before. But Poore and his Swiss colleague suggest new and more ambitious rewards: […]

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Seaweed, Indonesia’s answer to the global plastic crisis

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Various attempts to minimise plastic use have been introduced. One involves developing plastic materials, known as biodegradable plastics or bioplastics, […]

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Pollution chokes life out of tourism beauty Watamu

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According to UN Environment, every year, around eight million tonnes of plastics end up in the oceans, poisoning fish, birds […]

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Let’s safeguard our environment today for a better tomorrow

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Over the past year alone, severe water shortages brought upon by climate change in many parts of the region were […]

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World Environment Day – Tips & Tricks for Daily Positive Impact

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  Measure your energy use and carbon footprint and make this Visible. It will give you a clear insight into […]

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The planet is on edge of a global plastic calamity

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More than 100 years after its invention, we’re addicted. To pass a day without encountering some form of plastic is […]

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KCB to help come up with global banking practices

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This means banks not only pursue profits but also promote the well-being of its employees and customers as well as […]

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Why CEOs need to become activists in sustainability

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We identified emerging narratives by connecting the topics authors discussed simultaneously and with a high frequency, as part of their […]

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Giving a voice to young water leaders

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Sukoon Water’s Adamjee noted that Singapore’s innovations in water have inspired many people, including himself. He said: “The Singapore International […]

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Africa must start digitising biodiversity

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At a blockchain conference in Kampala last week, former Mauritius president Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim explained to a packed audience how […]

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Why rethinking waste may be good for business

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Businesses that can leverage smart technologies to create sustainable solutions for cities, particularly in the field of waste management, will […]

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Environmental sustainability in business

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Demystifying sustainability in business and corporate governance. Read more

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Singapore’s new online grocer wants to prove sustainability and e-commerce can go hand in hand

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Compared to supermarket chains, Gupta says that the company’s e-commerce model produces fewer carbon emissions from transport. This is because […]

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We need to clean up our act on roadside pollution

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As city leaders, we are keen to work with ministers to tackle the wider challenges of air pollution, but this […]

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Dutch lessons on keeping fit while unlocking traffic

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From mothers who had special toddler seats at the front of their bikes, to children with their backpacks on their […]

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Can blockchain turn plastic waste into currency for the poor—and save our oceans?

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Collection centers are run by local entrepreneurs to ensure that the operations are self-sufficient—people living below the poverty line are […]

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Sustainable Kenyan ventures catch the eye of investors

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Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya (SIBKenya) co-ordinator Karin Boomsma said Kenyan firms need to take deliberate measures to improve their manufacturing […]

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Africa adopts green technologies to cut carbon emissions

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Promoting the widespread use of innovative technologies will be critical to combat the hostile effects of climate change and reduce […]

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Green and healthy buildings are an integral part of green cities

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Smart and green cities hold the key to a sustainable and low-carbon future. With modern technology, energy-neutral buildings are possible. […]

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What manufacturers need to drive Kenya’s Big Four growth agenda

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The impact will be tremendous for the green economy that we are working towards. However, it require a change in […]

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What is the Inclusive Business Case for Lactating Stations at the Work Place?

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Read Article   What is the inclusive business case for breastfeeding?   Improved workplace satisfaction & employee engagement Your business […]

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New mobile app to help wipe out illegal dumpsites

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The application, designed by Let’s Do It World in Estonia, enables users to see various dumpsites. All the data collected […]

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Lung diseases rise as pollution chokes Kenyan households

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According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, pneumonia has recently been the top killer disease, dislodging malaria, from 2015 to […]

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How smart scales are helping restaurants bin less

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Awareness around food waste was low when Winnow launched. Zornes, who is from Missouri, had experience in the food industry, […]

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The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it’s bigger than we thought)

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Researchers from the University of Sydney, University of Queensland and National Cheng Kung University – including ourselves – worked together […]

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How Ethiopia is turning trash into energy

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“We turn one of Africa’s most challenging social problems, the management of waste, into a source of new wealth,” Cambridge […]

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Plastics mines? Europe struggles as pollution piles up

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Erik Solheim, head of U.N. Environment in Nairobi, said the global focus for plastic policies should be to cut use, […]

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Credit no solution to financial mess choking your firm

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The best way to solving financial crisis in a business is to honestly establish its cause so that you can […]

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Healthcare inflation in Kenya and impact on your company

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We are seeing this situation due to a number of factors (which are not unique to Kenya): People are living […]

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Why labour market is heading for a crisis

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Truth is, Kenyan economy is creating low-value jobs that have little positive effect to the economy and we can assess […]

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Clean household energy a priority for healthy society

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Results of a 2016 study that was carried out in one of the counties in Kenya indicated that 14,300 deaths […]

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Tourism responsible for 8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

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Tourists contribute to climate change in a number of ways – through travel by air, rail and road, for example, […]

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App helps farmers cut out brokers, boost production

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The app directly links farmers to buyers. Through the platform, farmers are also educated on good and modern agricultural practices. […]

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Accounting for sustainability, the Asian way

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“This is a good example of how sustainable companies can become more successful and of how we can ‘do good’ […]

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How mobile tech is improving healthcare for some of the world’s most remote communities

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Health conditions and illnesses, particularly those affecting children, often go untreated across the developing world. The top three killers of […]

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3rd CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE INCLUSIVE BUSINESS PICTURE GALLERY

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Air pollution inequality widens between rich and poor nations

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Overall, nine in 10 people on the planet live with poor, even dangerous, air, says the WHO report, which is […]

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Narok’s economy bleeds as floods cut off major roads, sweep away bridges

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Most of the roads to the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve are impassable and only a few tourists that […]

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3rd PRIVATE SECTOR CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE INCLUSIVE BUSINESS – 4th MAY 2018, USIU-A

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This Year’s Theme: NEW ECONOMY, TRANSFORMATION, FUTURE PROOF BUSINESS (Business solutions to solve issues)   We have reached a moment […]

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The new food: meet the startups racing to reinvent the meal

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“I looked into how incredibly unsustainable animal agriculture is – it really blew my mind,” he says, noting that a […]

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Singapore’s first zero-waste grocery store is opening

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Co-founded by former business executives Florence Tay and Jeff Lam, UnPackt is a social enterprise that aims to spread the […]

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Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

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But some plastic packaging does have benefits—even for the environment. Some packaging, for instance, prevents enough food waste (and therefore […]

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Start-ups bet on 3D tech to make surgery cheaper

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Study found that 3D printing can reduce an operation time by 25 per cent. Read more

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Thinking that will assess business beyond profits

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The model of “profit at all costs” is changing in many parts of the world and Kenya has not been […]

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Eight months on, is the world’s most drastic plastic bag ban working?

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“Our streets are generally cleaner which has brought with it a general ‘feel-good’ factor,” said David Ong’are, the enforcement director […]

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Introduce learners to enterprise from primary schools

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The aim of every education institution should be to have students exposed to practical training on entrepreneurship. Read more

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Plan to step up chemical waste management

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KAM chief executive Phyllis Wakiaga has said identifying more environmentally and socially-sound development options is essential to meet Africa’s biggest […]

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What will we do with all those solar panels when their useful life is over?

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But the solar panels generating that power don’t last forever. The industry standard life span is about 25 to 30 […]

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Olam introduces new tool for more transparent supply chains

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Food manufacturers may soon be able to tell consumers exactly which farm their cashew nuts were grown in, with the […]

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Kenya big firms save Sh724m from energy wastage cuts

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The savings were made by 67 companies, mostly factories which installed energy-efficient technologies and promoted conservation practices at their work […]

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What are the world’s biggest plastic polluters doing about the problem?

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“Our goals include ending single-use plastics, promoting alternatives to fossil fuel-based materials, promoting 100 per cent recycling of plastics, corporate […]

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Recycling factory that makes plastic trash greener than trees

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In March 2010, Lorna Rutto co-founded EcoPost Ltd, a firm which uses plastic waste to manufacture poles for fencing, landscaping, […]

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Sustainable enterprise goes beyond CSR activities like sponsorships

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Good hard-nosed business is moving beyond corporate social responsibility and weaving sustainability into your business model. Read more

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Have your cake and eat it too-hotels can serve buffets and still cut food waste

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I don’t think hotels have been fully aware of the scale of the problem, until now. The oft-quoted figure is a […]

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Informal business requires re-tooling to reduce poverty

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It would be prudent for policy makers to implement strategies that grow the capacity of informal businesses to profitability. Read […]

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Business & Biodiversity Roundtable

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Get Inspired and Fueled to START on responsible business practices on 4th May 2018 at the Conference on Sustainable Inclusive […]

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WORKSHOP: GREENING THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

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Any business has a structure where people gather, work, meet, build, and process, distribute. Therefore it is a relevant sector […]

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workshop on BUSINESS FOR GOOD: BETTER BUSINESSES ARE IN BUSINESS

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BETTER BUSINESSES ARE IN BUSINESS! Business transformation pays off, it makes you stay ahead of the game and guarantees you […]

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The Great Mind Challenge

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Get inspired  @ The 3rd Conference Sustainable Inclusive Business: 4th May 2018 @ USIU-A Theme 2018: NEW ECONOMY, TRANSFORMATION, FUTURE […]

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MASTERCLASS ON HOW TO BE A READY TO RUN START-UP!

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Get inspired, get going. @ The 3rd Conference Sustainable Inclusive Business: 4th May 2018 @ USIU-A Theme 2018: NEW ECONOMY, […]

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WORKSHOP ON TECH FOR GOOD

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THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY AS A SOLUTION FOR BUSINESS Technology, IT is one of the biggest tools to drive change. […]

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WORKSHOP ON (PLASTIC) WASTE MANAGEMENT

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(PLASTIC)WASTE Management Collaboration on responsible solutions   The Progress and actions: We all have a role to play. Whether you […]

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WORKSHOP ON OPTIMIZING THE BUSINESS OF FOOD

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OPTIMIZING THE BUSINESS OF FOOD Why is it essential to move from agriculture to agribusiness? Join us on 4th May […]

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SIB Conference 2018: Network Session with Promising Startups!

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10 Companies, 20 start-ups are sharing about the innovation, ideas and solutions they bring. Meet the newies with a sustainable […]

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Bicycles take over City of London rush hour

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This is good news for air pollution in an area that breaches EU limit values for nitrogen dioxide, but an […]

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Embu fruit farmers reap big from value addition plan

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Processing plant helps farmers deal with huge losses especially between December and April when mangoes were in season. Read more

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Support disruptive innovation to spur big employment

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Kenya needs to take advantage and support innovations through development of incubation centres and innovation labs in universities and technical […]

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Drug waste clogs rivers around the world, scientists say

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“A large part of the freshwater ecosystems is potentially endangered by the high concentration of pharmaceuticals,” said Francesco Bregoli, a […]

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Supermarkets tackle the waste problem

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If more supermarkets were to follow suit and help to reduce the amount of waste that they produce, whether this […]

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Yes businesses can do good and well at the same time

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We have to take care of the environment and the people. We have to ensure our footprint does not leave […]

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Asia-Pacific chefs chew over ways to slim down food waste

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Throwing out food wastes the water, energy and fuel required to grow, store and distribute it, campaigners say, while discarded […]

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Farmers change tack to cut food aid dependency

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Despite ongoing rains in some parts of the country, the outlook remains grim for most ASAL areas in 2018, with […]

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How can companies own their climate narratives?

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As awareness around climate change and its impacts on businesses grows, companies can choose to own their narratives about how […]

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Creating an inclusive economy

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The ability for industry to create an inclusive society is often obscured by narratives that center profits and markets or […]

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Prioritise climate change

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Many parts of Kenya do not have as much rain as they used to. Rain has not only reduced both […]

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It’s time Kenyans learnt how to live without plastic bags

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Plastic bags have been an important part of our lives for a long time. They are cheap, convenient and widely […]

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Kenya urgently needs a policy on e-waste

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E-wastes are a subtle and dangerous enemy to the integrity of the environment and plant, animal and human health. Despite […]

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Right policies, funding can unlock Kenya’s agriculture potential

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No country can prosper unless it is able to produce enough food to feed its people in a sustainable manner. […]

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Reorient varsity training to market needs

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Kenyan teachers, doctors, engineers, hoteliers, and IT experts have been engaged in some of the emerging economies such as Rwanda, […]

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Innovation the heartbeat of business

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Markets have expanded, information has moved from the physical library to the tips of our fingers and opportunities for affordable […]

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Bicycle paths and walkways the answer

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The sense of a new beginning was symbolically reinforced by the election of a new team to run Nairobi. Unlike […]

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Public, private cooperation key to food security

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The key to ensuring that the region’s agriculture and aquaculture sectors produce enough food lies in Public-Private Partnerships. Agri-PPP has […]

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Find ways to tame post-harvest food losses

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An important workshop whose outcomes are critical to Kenya’s fragile food security situation went on almost unnoticed even as the […]

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Small Businesses a Predictor of Nation’s Growth Prospects

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Small business may not, by itself, be the backbone of a country’s economy but it sure is the heartbeat of […]

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Plastic Waste Management & Business Development Mission

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Wednesday 24th December The Private Sector is connected to the issue of waste in different ways. Responsibility for their waste […]

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AgriProFocus Network Day

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This year’s AgriProFocus Network Day will showcase innovative and business climate smart solutions in the agriculture sector in Kenya. Sustainable […]

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Private Sector Conference on Sustainable Inclusive Business

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Your business can have a positive impact on People, Planet and Profit. Let’s start to become a Future Proof Business! […]

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Code of Ethics: Business Values & A New Business Mindset

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Our actions affects not only ourselves, but also those around us. Many professional decisions involves ethics. Without transparency, trust and […]

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Here’s How to Deal with Plastic Bottles Menace

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The ban on manufacture, import, use and handling of plastic carrier bags in Kenya took effect late last year in […]

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Partnerships are Key to Sustainable Healthcare

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In the list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “health and wellbeing” is listed at number three — just below “no […]

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News Paper Article: Businesses Must Move From Nice to Must

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Devolution has taken essential services such as health care, basic education, agriculture, rural access roads and water and sanitation closer […]

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Agribusiness can Generate Wealth for Kenyan Farmers

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From tea farming in the central region to sugarcane farming in the Western Kenya region, livestock keeping in northern Kenya, […]

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News Paper Article: Why You Should Quickly Fix Faulty Taps

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Today, more than ever, we must not lose sight of some of the overarching economic and social challenges that politics […]

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