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Environmental and Social Management

enviro1Environmental and social management systems plays a crucial role in enabling investors, businesses, multinational corporations and civil society organizations achieve long term growth and competitiveness, leading to sustainable development in Africa. Through sustainable use and protection of our invaluable natural resources and biodiversity; Africa will be able to achieve its developmental goals, particularly the eradication of poverty and ensuring environmental sustainability. As a result, Influence Africa advocates for an environmental and social management agenda, one that integrates the environmental and social concerns as integral aspects corporate investment and policy road maps.

Due to the increasing demand for natural resources globally, as well as the increasing human security issues associated with natural resource use; businesses investors are beginning to consider environmental and sustainable opportunities that will make long-term impact and at the same time, add value to the lives of people or communities directly or indirectly affected by their investments in a socially responsible manner. Similarly, the threat of climate change, especially in Africa has increased the need to protect the continents natural resources through sustainable developmental strategies that will stimulate policy change and collective multi-stakeholder action against irresponsible use and exploitation of Africa’s natural resources.

Generic134Due to the increasing demand for natural resources globally, as well as the increasing human security issues associated with natural resource use; businesses investors are beginning to consider environmental and sustainable opportunities that will make long-term impact and at the same time, add value to the lives of people or communities directly or indirectly affected by their investments in a socially responsible manner. Similarly, the threat of climate change, especially in Africa has increased the need to protect the continents natural resources through sustainable developmental strategies that will stimulate policy change and collective multi-stakeholder action against irresponsible use and exploitation of Africa’s natural resources.

As a remedy to some of the diverse environmental and social issues mentored, environmental and social management system (ESMS) continues to generate business interest globally , as a result of the increasing need for businesses to invest and explore other non-financial opportunities that will enable them become more environmentally and socially responsible, as well as adding value to the lives of people. ESMS aims at maintaining and improving the state of the environment affected by human activities, through the protection of biodiversity, ecosystems, water, energy conservation and waste management.

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