The Global Compact in Africa

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The Global Compact in Africa

The potential for economic growth and inclusion in Africa is at an all time high – with private sector investments and operations providing the backbone for long- term growth, prosperity and opportunity. But investment and business activity must be sustainable – bringing value not just financially, but also in social, environmental and ethical terms. The UN Global Compact is placing an emphasis on scaling responsible business and partnerships for sustainable development throughout the continent. For more information, including on the week-long series of events, Africa: Advancing Partnerships and Responsible Business Leadership (Addis Ababa, 9-13 June), please visit www.unglobalcompact.org/NetworksAroundTheWorld/Global_Compact_in_Africa.html.

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Chief Executives Convene with Heads of State at Historic Private Sector Investment Conference in the Africa Great Lakes Region
KINSHASA, February, 26 2016 /3BL Media/ – Marking the third anniversary of the signing of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Africa Great Lakes Region, the first-ever Private Sector Investment Conference brought together over 500 high-level representatives from the private...
Feb 26, 2016 10:05 AM ET
A Communiqué on the Private Sector Roundtable for the Great Lakes, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 11 June 2014
Addis Ababa, June 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ –The participants of the Great Lakes Private Sector Responsible Investment Roundtable overwhelmingly agreed last week on the critical role that responsible private sector investment can play to support peace, stability and sustainable economic development in the Great Lakes Region. This joint effort paves the way for an inter-ministerial level Regional...
Jun 17, 2014 5:00 PM ET
Ethiopian CEOs Commit to Corporate Sustainability
Addis Ababa, 12 June 2014 /3BL Media/ - Twenty CEOs of Ethiopian companies joined together to discuss the importance of responsible practices to their business strategies at the UN Global Compact CEO Roundtable on Corporate Sustainability in Ethiopia. Hosted together with the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI),...
Jun 12, 2014 1:25 PM ET
Strategy Released for Responsible Business and Sustainability in Africa
Addis Ababa, June 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Marking the highlight of the UN Global Compact XII Annual Local Network Forum (ALNF) and UN System Private Sector Focal Points (PSFP) Meeting in Addis Ababa, the UN Global Compact today released a long-term strategy for growth and engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa Strategy (...
Jun 11, 2014 9:35 AM ET
Global Compact Reinforces Support for Local Action at Annual Local Network Forum
Addis Ababa, June 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The UN Global Compact took a major step forward today in improving accountability and integrity measures of Global Compact Local Networks at the XII Annual Local Network Forum (ALNF). Held in Addis Ababa, the ALNF set the stage for future growth of the Global Compact in countries around the world – as a way to foster a bottom-up approach to sustainable...
Jun 9, 2014 10:30 AM ET

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