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    Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

    Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

    By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

    International aid to Africa needs an overhaul. Tips on what needs to change

    Many African countries still rely heavily on foreign aid. However, several studies have shown that foreign aid has failed to deliver sustainable economic growth...

    By Tigist Mekonnen Melesse 18 May 2021

    New global H&M initiative to identify and support inspiring kids

    H&M has introduced a new global initiative to identify and support young role models who are making progress on social equality, sustainability, education...

    4 May 2021

    L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

    L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

    26 Apr 2021

    Boosting brand purpose by solving value-action gaps in Africa

    How do corporations best articulate and act upon their brand purpose, as the interface between corporations and society? By solving the value-action gap, writes Kantar's Adeola Tejumola...

    By Adeola Tejumola, Issued by Kantar 25 Mar 2021

    Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders

    Danone's chief executive and chairman, Emmanuel Faber, is to step down after activist shareholders called for his removal...

    By Arturo Bris 23 Mar 2021

    SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

    Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

    25 Feb 2021

    What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

    Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...

    By Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021

    Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift

    Africa faces its worst economic recession in 25 years, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

    By Matilda Moyo 22 Dec 2020

    Greater investment needed in Africa to meet UN SDGs 2030 deadline - new report

    Standard Chartered conducted a survey earlier this year among a panel of the world's top 300 investment firms with total assets under management (AUM) of more than $50tn...

    18 Nov 2020

    Time for Africa to stop managing poverty and start managing development

    Cristina Duarte of the Republic of Cabo Verde is the new special adviser on Africa to the UN secretary-general. A former minister of finance and planning in her country, she intends to bring to her role a renewed strategic narrative...

    13 Nov 2020

    Key trends set to influence social investments in Africa - report

    Pan-African network for social investors African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) recently launched its inaugural report on the state of social investment financing in Africa...

    11 Nov 2020

    L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge

    The international competition recognises the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty...

    14 Oct 2020

    Safeguarding our communities through the Covid-19 pandemic

    Financial leaders are at a tipping point. The choices they are making today will become the bedrock of the industry for years to come...

    By Olga Arara-Kimani 6 Jul 2020



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