Yesterday, the UK Deputy High Commissioner, Susie Kitchens, was one of the speakers at an event to launch the B Corp Kenya Community, at the Michael Joseph Centre in Nairobi. The theme of the conference was “Celebrating the Heroes of the New Economy“ to honour leaders redefining success in business and contributing positively to Kenya’s development.
Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
Speaking at the event, Ms Kitchens said she was “Honoured to be part of B Corp Kenya, a community of leaders to drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
“We are proud that it is funding from the British government that has made B Lab Kenya launch possible. We are committed to helping organisations incorporate sustainability into their DNA,” she added.
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The Deputy High Commissioner went on to highlight the Department for International Development’s commitment to support entrepreneurship, business integrity, inclusivity and talent development in Kenya.
Tweeting later, she added “UK is part of Kenya’s growth story: economic engine, hotbed for innovation & entrepreneurship, pioneer in impact investing – underpinned by inclusive, responsible business environment.”