Kenya is in Transition to a Circular Economy: KEPSA Report Shows

PRESS RELEASE 27th May 2021, Nairobi: Sustainable Inclusive Business, the knowledge center under the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Foundation, in partnership with TheRockGroup, a sustainable consultancy firm, has published an industry report on Kenya’s efforts to transition to a more sustainable and circular economy. It was launched at the Africa Business Week by the […]

SIB-K Partners with TNO Research Towards a Circular E-waste Infrastructure for Kenya

Kenya has seen a significant increase in the consumption of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). Unfortunately, many EEE eventually ends up as waste since proper end-of-life processing infrastructure is lacking. To address this challenge, TNO and Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya (SIB) are, together with CTCN and Kenyan representatives, developing  an action plan for a future-proof e-waste management system, focusing on large household appliances. Electronic Waste […]

WWF-Kenya, SIB-KEPSA partner to spark dialogue on environmental sustainability

(L-R): Vimal Shah, KEPSA Foundation Trustee & Chairman BIDCO Africa; Karin Boomsma, Sustainable Inclusive Business Director; Isaac Awuondo, Board Chair WWF-Kenya & Chairman NCBA Kenya; Arnolda Shiundu, Kenya Breweries Head of Sustainability & Community Engagement; Julius “Juliani” Owino, Kenyan HipHop Artist & Entrepreneur. The Sustainable Inclusive Business (SIB-K); the knowledge Centre at the Kenya Private [...]

KEPSA Trains Over 100 Youth to Create Sustainable Businesses from Waste

22nd October, 2020, Mombasa: The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Foundation through Sustainable Inclusive Business (SIB-K); has successfully trained over 100 youth in Tudor informal settlement, Mombasa County on the waste to value concept. The training was part of the COAST Project (Creating Opportunities and Alleviating Poverty Through Sustainable Trade) launched in July; which aims [...]

Sustainable Inclusive Business Partners with KAM to Develop & Launch Kenya’s First Business Model Plan for a Producer Responsibility Organization

Wednesday 14th October 2020…The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) and Sustainable Inclusive Business under the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Foundation, has officially launched the Business Plan Model for a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO), the first of its kind in the country. This is part [...]

Kenya to accelerate the adoption of circular economy

Monday 21st September 2020… Members of the private sector were challenged during the Circular Economy Conference hosted by Sustainable Inclusive Business to champion and accelerate efforts towards a circular economy by evaluating investment opportunities with a view of maximizing limited resources in the country, while the government is encouraged to develop a solid legal framework [...]

Kenya has made tremendous efforts in ending plastic pollution; which must be protected

Over the past 3 days, a report published by The New York Times has created buzz about an industry group representing the world’s largest fossil fuel companies and chemical makers allegedly set to spell doom into Kenya’s continuing efforts to end plastic pollution. The Director of Sustainable Inclusive Business (KEPSA Foundation), Karin Boomsma, says that [...]

Tackling Youth Unemployment in Kenya through Sustainable Waste Management

Abdul Said Konde is a youth resident in Tudor informal settlement in Mombasa County. Like thousands of other young people across the country, he is not formally employed and the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even harder to access manual jobs. To him, there lies a gold mine in the waste around his community, one [...]

KEPSA launches a project in Mombasa, to alleviate poverty through sustainable trade

Through Sustainable Inclusive Business, KEPSA’s newly launched project aims to empower women & youth in Mombasa’s Tudor informal settlement; by creating opportunities to generate income through sustainable trade Today, the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Foundation through Sustainable Inclusive Business; has launched an innovative and comprehensive project that will support youth and women in Mombasa [...]

Plastic Free Day: How Can Kenyan Businesses Take Responsibility for Plastic Waste?

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) & Sustainable Inclusive Business (KEPSA), to Develop a Business Model for a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) For decades now, the world has almost entirely depended on a linear economy that focuses on taking, making, using and disposing of finite resources. This cradle to grave model is fixed on an industrial [...]