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Earth is the only planet where we can live
By Roberto Sciffo February 28, 2022
The blue planet, planet earth, is unique to our solar system and, given our current state of technological progress, it is the only planet known to us where we can live. ’The overview effect’ is often expressed by those who have been in space, which is described as an awe inspiring and self-transcendent experience which […]
Motivational Factors for Pro-Environmental Behaviour
Malin Wagner
By Malin Wagner January 28, 2022
In my last blog post I gave a short introduction to how video games and gamification can be an effective way to engage with consumers and motivate pro-environmental behaviour (Using videogames & gamification to promote pro-environmental behaviour in consumers – GreenBee Insights).   Below I will share some insights from some of our environmental game […]
Diamond Mining and the Sustainable Ecosystem Problem in the Developing World
Lionel Issombo
By Lionel Issombo January 28, 2022
Abstract There is no denying that the diamond industry has played a crucial role in human evolution for decades now. From technological advancement to medicine, from housing to beauty products, diamond has proven continuously its applicability at every level of the society. However, this does not exempt the diamond industry from various criticisms, particularly over […]
Climate Change Intervention in North-East Nigeria: Call to Action for climate disclosure and monitoring
Fredrick Usen
By Fredrick Usen January 16, 2022
Introduction The UN Climate Change Conference 26 or simply COP 26 held in Glasgow, UK between October 31st to November 12th, 2021 brought together world leaders to re-examine commitments made to address carbon emissions and global warming; limit warming to well below 2℃, aiming for 1.5℃ to avoid a climate catastrophe. The President of Nigeria […]
Impact Assessment of Foreign Partnerships for African Agrihood and Home Biogas
Lionel Issombo
By Lionel Issombo December 15, 2021
Abstract In recent years, African economy has seen efforts to transition toward greener models, thanks to the expansion of circular economy from the developed world, and the adoption of sustainable development policies globally. Known to have the second-largest landmass and stretching to approximately 8,000 km – 5,000 miles –, Africa possesses immense and diverse resources, […]
COVID-19 Variant Outbreaks and the Global Sustainable Development Dilemma for the South
Lionel Issombo
By Lionel Issombo December 7, 2021
Abstract The outbreak of the Omicron variant in the Southern African region has revived discussions about problematics of vaccine distribution, economic progression and multilevel foreign and domestic policy shifts globally. Covid-19 variants are reiterated as a serious concern to socio-economic and political managements of all countries, and further widens the development gap between the global […]
Behind the Headlines at COP26 – Hanife Ymer
Green Bee
By Green Bee December 1, 2021
New Green Bee Podcast Episode: On this episode Alia welcomes Hanife Ymer, Head of Sustainability Services MENA at JLL, to the Green Beehive. They discuss the impact of the transition to the low carbon economy in the real estate sector as well as Hanife’s take on the outcomes of Cop 26. Listen below on Spotify: […]
Using videogames & gamification to promote pro-environmental behaviour in consumers
Malin Wagner
By Malin Wagner November 25, 2021
The number of gamers worldwide will reach 3 billion by 2023, according to Newzoo. With this spectacular growth in the gaming audience, it is important to point out that the gamer demographic is extremely diverse. The average gamer is 34 years old and 45% of gamers in the US are women (source: ESA). An increased […]
Why Carbon Offsetting is the A&E for the Environment
Michael Payton
By Michael Payton November 21, 2021
We all know that carbon offsetting can’t be the ultimate answer to the climate crisis.  But right here, right now, it’s the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department our environment needs. COP26 wasn’t a resounding success, let’s be honest.   When the global climate is heading for a calamitous rise in temperature we really needed our world […]
Understanding the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
Ayo Williams
By Ayo Williams November 1, 2021
At the time of writing this article on October 31st 2021, the COP 26 summit is getting underway in Glasgow. This conference has been heralded as the most significant fortnight for humanity, this century. Not only is there a global recognition of the threat of climate change to our fundamental way of life, there is […]
How Saudi Arabia can leverage its unique position to produce ethical aluminium
By Jumana Miqdadi October 28, 2021
In January 2021, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (“PIF”), announced the second phase of its strategic goals under Vision 2030. Named the Vision Realisation Program (VRP2), it plans to commit $320 billion to non-oil and gas projects by the end of 2030 and to launch thirty new companies in alternative sectors, […]
The ESG Digital Revolution
By Kim G. October 26, 2021
By Kim Goodhall Member of Green Bee’s Network of Experts This study entitled “The ESG Digital Revolution” seeks to examine the current intersection between ESG data and technology and its future direction. We spoke to a range of senior market participants from well-known firms and our findings are based on a series of qualitative interviews […]
Our favourite sustainable food companies
Green Bee
By Green Bee October 14, 2021
Organic Valley Ella’s Kitchen All Plants OLIO Chip[S] Board About the Author
From trying to prevent climate change to needing to manage it.
Green Bee
By Green Bee September 20, 2021
New Green Bee Podcast Episode: On this episode Michael Pottinger talks about climate change and the shift in recent times in the attitude of businesses and governments, as we come to accept that we can no longer stop climate change happening and instead need to manage it. Michael also touches on how climate change will […]
Sustainable Cities
Green Bee
By Green Bee September 11, 2021
Karim Elgendy is a Sustainable City Strategist and on this episode he discusses with us everything that his consultancy entails. The episode includes insights into how we navigate the challenges of sustainability in the development of cities, the evolving culture and changing regulations in urban renewal and the future of  cities across the globe. Listen […]

Human Rights Due Diligence in African Supply Chains

Public pressure is mounting on businesses to protect human rights along their supply chains. Governments around the world began translating the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) into law. These developments impact human rights due diligence in African supply chains.

Why Should Companies Invest in Sustainability Reporting?

Sustainability reporting allows investors to identify firms with sustainable investment opportunities. It also provides investors with relevant information on long-term risks and value. Through sustainability reporting, MENA companies can explain how they mitigate ESG-related risks.

In a global financial system that increasingly rewards sustainability, disclosures promise capital. In MENA countries, companies with sustainability reports will stand out to foreign investors.

How to Promote Infrastructure PPPs

PPPs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are often restricted to technology-intensive sectors. To date, they have rarely been adopted in social infrastructure projects.

This briefing puts forth six recommendations that help facilitate a broader implementation of PPPs in the MENA region.