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Thursday, July 1 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Africa: Investing in Today's Youth for a Sustainable Tomorrow

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Currently, half of the world’s population is under the age of 30, with 90%of this age group living in emerging and developing economies and 50 percent unemployed or working and living in poverty. The aspirations and needs of young people, and their ability to meet their full potential, remain largely unmet due to stagnating economic growth and limited opportunities for advancement. Despite the odds being stacked against them, we know that when youth are empowered, development outcomes improve.
As the youth population continues to grow and make an impact, the business world is starting to see increased changes brought on by this target audience. Their energy, passion, and courage to challenge the status quo are needed to identify and address complex global problems, and their insights are worthy of attention and investment.
Today’s youth are demanding that companies practise good and ethical business that goes beyond lip service. They want businesses to be mindful of their impact on society and the environment. And while this snowballs, many major corporations are making some big changes to accommodate the needs of this revolutionary audience.
Businesses engaging with the youth have incredible potential to solve some of the world's most pressing problems, like climate change, at a grassroots level if they are given robust platforms to connect and act. We invite you to our Youth Session at the B Corp Climate Summit on July 1.
The session will focus on:
  • Role of youth in fighting climate change;
  • Integrating Youth, Business and Climate Change; and
  • Opportunities for youth and business fighting climate change.


Trevor Kombo

Communications Coordinator, B Lab East Africa


Kevin Lunzalu

Youth for Biodiversity Network
Mr. Kevin Lunzalu is a young ecologist, researcher, and ocean campaigner from Kenya. He has deep interest and experience in working with youth at grassroots level, governance and policy, environmental storytelling, and climate action. Lunzalu was listed among the Top 100 Young African... Read More →
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Sriram Bharatam

Founder & Chief Mentor, KUZA Biashara
Sri's Kuza.One venture is supporting over 6 million youth, women, and micro-entrepreneurs from informal communities with opportunities to learn, connect and grow on their terms and pace across Africa. He is a Kauffman fellow for Social Entrepreneurship & EO Global Citizen of the year... Read More →
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Rita Atuti

Shared Value Foundation

Caroline Wanjie

Treasurer, Africa Youth for Nature Association

Thursday July 1, 2021 8:00am - 9:15am UTC
  Africa Regional Session