Robert Okine is the founder and CEO of Better World Systems, Bewsys. He is a passionate advocate for the SDGs and wants to play a vital role in leaving no one behind through information technology.
Bewsys is an IT firm with a mission to develop digital solutions for sustainable development. Their digital solutions include information management systems that support development projects aimed at social inclusion, economic development, and environmental protection in all sectors.
For over a decade, Bewsys has developed high-impact software solutions and provided technical advice to support the development of humanitarian projects in 64 countries across Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania.
Their mission is to work with inspired people to deliver life-changing digital solutions that sustainably enrich lives and transform organizations. Bewsys is an environment that promotes innovation and integrity, requiring you to work smart to produce high quality results.
Bewsys is a signatory of the UN Global Compact, UN Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs), and The SDG Community of Practice. Internally, we are committed to SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 8: Decent Jobs and Economic Growth, and SDG 17: Partnering the Goals. In 2022, Bewsys became a B Corp company with our customer and employee initiatives contributing significantly to our impact assessment score of 123.9.
As a business, they have been intentional in their efforts to show how businesses can be a force for good in taking action on the SDGs. Bewsys participated in a six-month accelerator program organized by the UN Global Compact Network through the SDG Academy to hasten their efforts in contributing to the SDGs. The ambition program created a community that prioritized and addressed how to take action to achieve specific targets of the sustainable development goals. Their sustainability representatives had the opportunity to work with other sustainability leaders across different organizations in different industries; that contributed massively to discussions and reshaping ideologies on their selected SDG benchmark-gender balance across all management levels.
At the end of the program, they drew a step-by-step plan to address a deeply rooted benchmark; in the fabric of society, furthering their contribution to the 2030 Agenda.
Currently, we have 45% women representation and prioritize developing gender-sensitive work policies that ensure that men and women at Bewsys have equal opportunities and pay.ROBERT OKINE, BEWSYS CEO
The progress gained from this program set Bewsys on the right pace to accurately integrate the SDGs and lead the gender balance transformation in the tech industry in Africa.
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As an IT company that values sustainability, they diligently assess all projects they undertake to ensure that the project outcomes directly contribute towards the sustainable development goals.
It is important for businesses to understand that in order for the sustainable development goals to be achieved by 2030, they have a role to play. Businesses and business leaders ought to become a force for good and take action towards the SDGs.
Bewsys envisions creating a better world through innovative and sustainable information technology by collaboratively developing unique digital solutions for the 17 sustainable development goals. They believe when the 17 goals are achieved, the world will be a better place for all.
It is their hope that governments, global collaborators, businesses, and civil society continue to strive for digital innovation and inclusion across developing countries to alleviate poverty, sustain economic growth, and protect the environment.