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How new UK climate regulations will affect the private sector – and how the private sector needs to respond.
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By Green Bee August 25, 2021
While commitments to lowering UK carbon emissions have been in law for many years, November 2020 marked a tipping point in governmental regulations.  UK Chancellor Ricki Sunak, seeking to establish the UK at the forefront of green finance, announced that non-financial information disclosure – aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related FInancial Disclosures (TCFD) – […]
ESG’s next hurdle: When the demand is greater than the expertise.
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By Green Bee August 17, 2021
Sustainability is acquiring a momentum that appears unstoppable. After a record-setting first quarter in 2021 for ESG financing, the second quarter has continued the pace. According to Morningstar, while net inflows have dipped a little to $139.2bn globally, global sustainable fund assets have increased by 12% to $2.25 trillion.  If 2020 was the year ESG […]
Unlocking sustainability in the supply chain: How to maximise your suppliers’ effectiveness.
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By Green Bee August 17, 2021
When we look at climate change trends for 2022 and beyond or at the rising demand for ESG expertise, it’s clear that sustainability is not worth compromising on.  The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) recommends that businesses “use the most ambitious decarbonisation scenarios” that aim for the earliest reductions and least cumulative emissions. Bill Gates […]
Has the pandemic accelerated the race towards net zero in the UK?
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By Green Bee August 10, 2021
As the UK prepares to preside over the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow this autumn, the race towards net zero and a 1.5 degree world is more pressing than ever.  The UK will be looking to bring together 197 parties to take coordinated action and, in some ways, the country is in a better […]
Sustainable Investing – The Growing Demand for Corporate Sustainability
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By Green Bee August 3, 2021
Sustainable investing, ESG, impact investing – these have become common terms over the last few years. Even the CEO of BlackRock, Larry Fink, has joined in, referencing sustainability 15 times in his 2021 letter to CEOs. It is clear that industry leaders like BlackRock, JP Morgan, and Fidelity strongly believe sustainable investing will continue to […]
Sustainability reporting – 3 reasons to use an external specialist
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By Green Bee July 8, 2021
Sustainability reporting is becoming increasingly common, particularly among companies that have reached a certain size or market valuation. Anyone familiar with the reports that are currently being published will see there is great disparity between them.  To align your company with where the market is headed it is not enough to disclose the bare minimum […]
An Introduction to Green Bee
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By Green Bee July 7, 2021
Green Bee CEO Alia Eshaq discusses her background as a peace builder and negotiator in Yemen and how those experiences led to a passion for sustainability and ultimately to the creation of the Green Bee Group. The episode details the reasons behind the push for sustainability from both society and government legislation and how both […]
Freelance expert market places are on the rise – here’s why you should take note
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By Green Bee June 30, 2021
Just as the market as a whole is moving towards sustainability, the expert market is moving towards a gig economy model. Businesses are attracted to their flexibility and reduced costs, and traditional consultancies are slowly seeing their client base pivot towards expert market place alternatives.
Climate change trends for 2022 – and beyond
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By Green Bee June 23, 2021
Sustainability is at the heart of effective future-proofing. As Biden executive orders come into play in the US and the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation shifts the global market, there are two questions we should ask. First, what means of business will stay standing? And what seedbeds present key opportunities for diversification, investment and business […]
Are your CSR efforts coming across as greenwashing?
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By Green Bee June 17, 2021
“A green boom is coming,” the Economist stated recently, and the data agrees with them. The market, particularly in Europe and North America, is becoming increasingly skewed towards sustainability.  We’re seeing rocketing share prices in firms like Tesla and Plug Power, investors raining money on climate-related technology, and ESG-linked assets raising $490 billion last year. […]
Sustainability as a culture – how to transform your organisation
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By Green Bee June 17, 2021
The misconception that leaders need to be green activists in order to champion sustainability is slowly ebbing away. Now the world is changing, policies are maturing and green investments are proving to be profitable. Sustainability isn’t primarily an activist agenda or a good PR move, it’s the competitive edge that every leading business in the […]
Success Fee in Public Private Partnerships Projects – a step to enhancing success of PPP Projects beyond commercial close.
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By Green Bee June 6, 2021
By Oliver Dundo Introduction  Developing countries face a significant infrastructure funding gap, which constrains growth and development. These governments appreciate that to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the developing countries, the participation of the private sector will be required. As a result of this, these countries are developing programs to foster private sector […]
Science-Based Targets: A Strategic Tool for the Low-Carbon Transition
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By Green Bee June 6, 2021
By Maria StoicaMember ofGreen Bee’s Network of Experts To achieve the Paris Agreement, the global economy needs to become fully net-zero by 2050. Setting Science-Based Targets (SBT) for short-term, 5 years, to medium-term, 15 years, into the future from the chosen base year, allows organisations to take GHG reduction decisions and act upon them at […]
Partner Event – The Powering Africa Summit
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By Green Bee June 6, 2021
Green Bee Group joins this year’s EnergyNet Powering Africa Summit as a Knowledge Partner. This virtual event takes place from 24 June to 1 July 2021. Since the Summit began in 2015, the event has attracted Ministerial and Governmental participation from African countries such as Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda […]
Submission of One Bid in a PPP Process: A Curse or a Blessing?
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By Green Bee June 6, 2021
By Oliver DundoMember of Green Bee’s Network of Experts Submission of single bids in public-private partnership (PPP) projects is becoming a reason for concern for project participants and particularly the contracting authorities. It occurs in either of the two tendering stages. In some projects, a single bid is received at the request for qualification stage […]

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.