UNEA 6: What to Expect from Kenya’s Private Sector Participation

The United Nations Environment Assembly’s sixth session (UNEA-6) can be summarized as a platform for exploring new ideas and making bold decisions to help us chart an ambitious path towards collective environmental action. Taking place from February 26th to March 1st at the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Headquarters in Nairobi, this year’s UNEA6 session […]

Navigating Jua-Kali Business School On The Path To Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Growing up, I had the unique opportunity to learn on the job, a seemingly humorous situation considering I was still in school. Yet, in life, we have two avenues for learning: the business perspective calls it learning on the job, while the street dubs it the school of life. Today, I choose the path of […]

Why Plastic Pollution and Climate Change Should be Jointly Addressed

Plastic pollution does not exist in a vacuum because of the interdependence of organisms in our ecosystem. Plastic pollution affects natural processes, biodiversity, human and animal habitats and contributes to climate change. Whether dumped in landfills or incinerated, plastic waste still adversely affects our physical environment and air quality leading to other multilayered environmental and […]

Creating Opportunities and Alleviating Poverty through Sustainable Trade (COAST)

Moroto Paradise, in Tudor, is one of Mombasa County’s over 70 informal settlement areas. The high population in the area had put a strain on the existing infrastructure causing difficulty in access to water and sanitation. Along with the high population there’s also a challenge in solid waste management, partly due to poor infrastructure, limiting […]

Earth Day 2023: How Can You Invest in Our Planet?

First held in 1970 in America and going global in 1990, International Mother Earth Day is now considered one of the most widely observed days of environmental action. According to Earthday.org, more than a billion people worldwide observe Earth Day on 22nd of April each year as a day of action to change human behavior […]

Sustainable Inclusive Business-Kenya, Under KEPSA, Launches a Schools Plastic Waste Separation Campaign at Umoja Primary School

Sustainable Inclusive Business-Kenya (SIB-K), the knowledge center under the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has launched a school plastic waste sorting campaign dubbed #BINITRIGHT. Umoja Primary School in Nairobi, is the host to the initial phase of the initiative, which seeks to improve the separation and recycling of plastic waste.   Clogged drainage systems, an unhygienic […]

ACT NOW, SAVE NAIROBI FROM THE PLASTIC WASTE SIEGE

Plastic waste has sparked conversations around the world. While plastic is considered valuable, many people have resorted to single-use plastics, which have a severe negative impact on the environment and human health when improperly disposed of. With modernization, plastics are in demand every day. Plastic waste is now considered an international crisis. Many countries are […]

Business!! It’s all nature

Population growth continues to exacerbate unprecedented pressure on the earth system. As we continue to undermine the stability and the ability of the planet to support human development, the risks we face are so immense that business as usual is no longer an option. Pollution through unsustainable waste management, loss of biodiversity, and climate change […]

Is Kenya ready for circular agriculture?

The question now is, is Kenya ready to adopt circular agriculture as a country? Are there here conversations driving the country towards Circular agriculture? Noticeable trends show that the country is ready or is already shifting to a circular economy. Project director at Sustainable Inclusive Business Karin Boomsma gave the Star 11 trends being adopted […]

Opinion: Are we ready for the system shift to a Circular Economy?

By Pracksidis Wandera  Recently, the push for governments, civil societies, the private sector among other stakeholders to adopt circular business models to reduce climate change, encourage sustainable consumption that allows for regeneration of the natural ecosystem, build an economy that eliminates waste and pollution has gained traction. We can attest to this through the different […]