Jadesimi Seeks Implementation of SDGS by Private Firms in Africa

Dr. Amy Jadesimi

Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director of LADOL Free Zone, has called on real private sector companies in Africa to take the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a manual of best practice.

According to her, following the United Nations, 17 SDGs will make African companies more resilient and profitable, and also give them access to a new $12 trillion market for sustainable businesses.

Jadesimi said this at the United Nations Global Compact CEOs Breakfast Roundtable in Lagos. The UN Global Compact Africa Strategy 2021-2023 provides a roadmap to galvanise large and small businesses across Africa to uphold the 10 principles and by extension the SDG goals.

While noting that LADOL’s transition and net-zero plans make it an industry leader in tackling Goal 13, she said that Africa would industrialise through a network of the sustainable industrial special economic zone like LADOL.

Matthias Schmale, the resident and humanitarian coordinator of the UN in Nigeria, said Africa’s strategy is about galvanising the private sector to own and invest in the UN system’s sustainable development goals in a sustainable manner.


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