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Nairobi to host the 2019 Africa Shared Value Summit on 23-24 May


Kenya set to host the 2019 Africa Shared Value Summit. The summit will be held from the 23rd to 24th of may and will bring business leaders and sustainability experts from across Africa to discuss the evolving role of business within a rapidly changing socio-economic landscape

Delegates will also discuss how businesses can integrate the Shared Value principles for inclusive and sustainable growth.

The 2019 Summit, which will take place at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi, Kenya, will focus on the importance of Shared Value ecosystems in driving Africa’s business growth.

“Through the summit we hope to widen the Shared Value audience and bring together a broader African stakeholder group into the conversation. The reality is that Governments alone cannot address the challenges that face the African continent. The summit will offer the private sector an opportunity to see how their business solutions, products and services can solve societal challenges while generating profit”,  Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom says.

Though hardly new, the Shared Value concept has gained prominence in recent years as more businesses begin to question their role in improving livelihoods and uplifting communities.

Shared Value is a management strategy in which companies find business opportunities in social problems through products addressing unserved or underserved customers, changing practices in the value chain to drive productivity and improving the available skills, supplier base, and supporting institutions in the communities where a company operates.

Among the companies that have sponsored the summit, include Safaricom, KCB, Old Mutual, Absa, among others. Attendees will also engage with Mark Kramer, the renowned business professor from Harvard Business School and the co-author of the Shared Value principle who will attend the event.

To register for the Africa Shared Value Summit, log onto www.africasharedvaluesummit.com.

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