The 19th Kenya Entrepreneurs Conference on Trade and Development (KENCTAD) is set to take place on September 1st, 2023, at Best Western Plus Hotel, Grandwest Auditorium in Nairobi – Westlands.
This highly anticipated event will bring together a diverse array of industry stakeholders, thought leaders, policymakers, academics, and sustainability practitioners for a day of insightful discussions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities.
Under the theme of “SUSTAINABLE, IMPACT DRIVEN BUSINESS PRACTICES “, The conference aims to facilitate meaningful conversations around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, offering a platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and capacity building. The event will address critical topics such as sustainable finance, climate change adaptation, ethical supply chains, corporate governance best practices, and more.
“We’re thrilled to host the 19th edition of the KENCTAD Conference on ESG and Sustainability,” said Ngida Sebastian, ESG lead at KENCTAD. “In today’s rapidly changing world, where ESG considerations play an integral role in business and development, this event serves as a crucial platform to explore innovative solutions, foster collaboration, and drive sustainable practices across industries.”
Attendees can expect a dynamic agenda featuring expert-led panel discussions, keynote presentations, interactive workshops, and thought-provoking sessions. The event offers an unparalleled opportunity for participants to engage with leading experts in the field, gain actionable insights, and contribute to shaping sustainable practices that address both local and global challenges.
“Impact-driven businesses pave the way for a world where prosperity thrives hand in hand with the well-being of our planet. This event will be a pivotal platform for the private sector leaders, visionaries, and change-makers to unite and explore the forefront of sustainable business approaches. We’re excited to partner with KENCTAD on this conference, to foster ESG strategies that will shape the future of commerce and drive positive societal and environmental impact,” said Ebenezer Amadi, the Program Manager at Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya, the Knowledge Center under the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).
Furthermore, the conference aligns with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, aiming to advance progress across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a testament to its commitment to sustainability, the conference also supports two impactful projects in primary schools, focusing on handwashing education and tree planting.
The event is organized in partnership with ABSA Bank Kenya, Shared Value Initiative [ SVAI ],
EABL, KEPSA’s Sustainable Inclusive Business, BLAB East Africa, Little, EABL, Kenya Professional Realtors Association [ KPRA ], TWIVA among other partners.