Browsing: SDG Investment

  • Africa’s top lender seeking gender equality certification
  • As of 2019, 83% of AfDB executive team was all male
  • The AfDB to achieve gender balance 50/50 in three years

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking to get certified as a gender equal company under the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE). EDGE is a global certification programme for gender equity in the workplace.

Under this certification, the AfDB will be recognized as a gender equal organization. This is a commendable step for an organization that only three years ago was 83% male.

‘As of 2019 the executive workforce at the African Development Bank was men,’ the Bank attests. However, within three years, the ratios of women at senior leadership have changed from 17% to 32%.

The World is moving towards equality and the private sector is leading the way. While government policies must be strengthened to provide the necessary legal …

Kenya representing US$40 billion opportunity for private-sector investors to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SDGs 6, 7 and 9 present the biggest opportunities for investors interested in clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy and industry, innovation and infrastructure respectively.

According to The Standard Chartered SDG Investment Map, Kenya is among countries in the emerging markets which cumulatively have a US$10 trillion (US$9.668 trillion) opportunity.

The Opportunity2030 study shows that Kenya is ripe as a market that can easily accelerate its economic growth going by the needs it has. If solutions are provided for the millions who need them, then the economy can be catapulted to favour the majority without the basics of the 3 SDGs.

CEO & MD at Standard Chartered, Kariuki Ngari, says: “The UN Sustainable Development Goals are amongst the most ambitious projects humanity has ever attempted. For the goals to be …