Innovating a Sustainable Future for Africa

Business for Climate Impact and Growth

Strathmore University Auditorium (Panels) and Strathmore Business School (Workshops)

Summit Time: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM and Networking Social Event 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Registration and Networking
8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: Opening Remarks and Introduction (Master of Ceremony): Maina Chege
8:35 AM – 8:45 AM: Welcome Address: Ms Lucy Muigai – CEO B Lab Africa
8:45 AM – 8:55 AM: Welcome Address: Dr. Vincent Ogutu – Vice-Chancellor of Strathmore University
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Keynote Address: “Building a Sustainable and Equitable Future for Africa – Lessons from Costa Rica”

H.E. Giovanna Valverde, Ambassador, Embassy of Costa Rica in Kenya and Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN HABITAT

Panel Session 1

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Panel Session 1 Integrating Business Sustainability and Smart Finance - Moderated by Dr. Mumbi

Green Economy & Sustainable financing (All things banks, financial institutions, green bonds e.t.c)

Carbon Markets: Credits, taxes, trading, Reduction, Prices

Just Transition: Extractive to Regenerative economic systems

Circular Economy 

Showcasing Successful Just Transition Initiatives in Africa

Q&A Session (10mins)


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Coffee Break and Networking

Driving a Resilient Business and Future for Africa - Delivered by Conservation Group

Workshop Objective: Understanding Climate Resilience and Identifying Climate Risks and Opportunities:
Model: Balancing Economic Growth with Sustainability
Innovation and Adaptation through collaboration and partnerships
Rapporteur: Renson Nyongesa

Sustainability Business Strategies to Attract Climate Finance in Africa - ImpactDev Africa & Business Mauritius

Workshop Objective :Understanding of sustainable finance principles, emerging trends, and innovative financing mechanisms specific to the African context
Highlighting the role of Sustainability Business Strategy to attract green investments
Innovative Financing Mechanisms and Socially Responsible Investments
Case study on successful private climate investments through blended finance (SUNREF)
Rapporteur: Samita Mwanicky

Impact Measurement & B Lab Framework in Africa - Delivered by B Lab Africa

Workshop Objectives: Review of B Corp Certification process. Review of Sustainability in Business Program ( Expected Summit outcome)
Understanding SDGs and exploring the business case for sustainability.
Identifying key sustainability challenges and opportunities.
Conducting a sustainability assessment and setting sustainability goals and targets
Rapporteur: Anne Mulwa

Panel Session 2

1:30 PM - 3:00: PM Data in Business as a Force for Public Good: Driving Sustainable and Ethical Practices - Moderated by Richard Wanjohi

Presentation: Setting up a UN SDGs-based Framework for Sustainable Business Practices in Africa

The Power of Data in Addressing Africa’s Challenges: Inequality, Poverty, Access to Services, and Environment Restoration

Digitization and Access to Data for Business Innovation and Good Governance

Closing the Data Gap: Strategies for Enhancing Data Availability in Africa

Q&A Session

Data-driven Decision Making for Sustainable Business Practices - Delivered by Axian Group

Workshop Objectives: Leveraging Data for sustainable business practices:
Understanding the potential of data-driven decision-making for social and environmental impact.
Social Impact Measurement and Reporting
What does a great impact report look like? Axian 2022 Impact Report - Best-practice examples - Welight & MVola
Rapporteur: Ruth Mburu

Introduction to Just Transition Planning Toolbox - Delivered by World Bank - Climate Investment Fund (CIF)

What is Just Transition?
Just Transtion's role in climate action
Just Transition impact on different sectors of the economy
Rapporteur: Nicole Ngina


Carbon Markets - Delivered by & Eco2Librium (B Corps)

Introduction to carbon markets with a focus on value for sustainable businesses.
Carbon offsetting and how to set up projects to get investments. - risk and opportunities.
How can a company leverage their expertise in carbon markets and transition that benefits end users?
Rapporteur: Pius Kiplagat

Circular Economy - Delivered by Greenspoon, Danone Egypt & Adelphi (B Corps)

Circularity - From Design to Value Chains
Consumers in the circular economy: Moving towards sustainable consumption
Rapporteur: Alma Otieno

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Closing Remarks

On behalf of Strathmore University : Dr. Caesar Mwangi – Executive Dean of Strathmore University Business School

On behalf of BMW Foundation and B Lab Africa : Ms Thandi Dyani – Network Organizer for Africa region and the Nordics with the BMW Foundation

Appreciation of sponsors and final remarks : Maina Chege


5:00 PM - 7:00-PM Networking Social Event

Enjoy conversations with our with our panelists, guests and B Lab team.

Expected Outcomes

Post_Summt-Report – Inclusive of Survey and keynote listener feedback from the private sector on sustainability in Africa
Recording of Workshop room and panel discussion
Sustainability in Business Program – Help start a business’s sustainability journey