Airtel Africa canvasses united action to advance sustainable development


An enabling policy environment for sustainable development and climate action remains critical in advancing partnerships with Africa’s private sector, says Airtel Africa.

At the COP28 on Tuesday, group Chief Executive Officer, Segun Ogunsanya, urged African business leaders and governments to join forces to advance sustainable growth, development, and prosperity across the continent.

“We stress the importance of an enabling policy environment for sustainable development and climate action in partnership with Africa’s private sector. Livelihood and living must go together,” Ogunsanya said.

He also highlighted his firm’s environmental stewardship initiatives.

These include ‘Project Green,’ launched in 2022, and focused on circular economy practices, especially in the responsible replacement of end-of-life equipment to minimize potential adverse environmental impacts.

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“Our corporate purpose, our driving force, is to ‘transform lives.’ This is not simply a slogan but a genuine passion that informs every aspect of our operations and every decision we take.

“It is our firm belief that African businesses, including Airtel Africa, stand ready to leverage global markets to accelerate the transition to a future-fit economy.

“We must deliver economic development, inclusive growth and GHG emissions reduction at the same time to enjoy the fruits of sustainability,” Ogunsanya concluded.

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