08 May 2024

Global Compact Network Kenya convened a Leadership in Action Dialogue drawing business leaders & captains of industry from diverse sectors of Kenya's economy to share progress and discuss practical strategies to forward faster on the SDGs.

Showcasing real life business examples grounded in actionable steps, our panel of speakers from UN Global Compact participating companies led by Patrica Ithau, WPP ScanGroup, Craig Chapman, Ololo Farm & Lodge,  ICEA Lion Group Philip Lopokoiyit and EABL, Eric Kiniti, delved into key themes touching on Gender Equality, Climate Action, Finance and Investment and Water resilience respectively.

Moreover, the dialogue emphasized the importance of inclusive growth and prosperity and opportunities for businesses to create environments where everyone can thrive, thereby future-proofing business.

A highlight of the event was the Keynote address delivered by Paul Polman, renowned for his leadership in sustainability. As the co-author of "Net Positive: How courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take," his insights provided invaluable guidance on how business leaders faced with various headwinds such as political inertia and a global system lacking in solidarity can use the #SDGs as a moral framework in rebuilding trust and setting us back on a path of progress.


Stay tuned for our next Leadership in Action Dialogue!