OBG & ARISE: Driving Sustainable Growth in SSA
Oxford Business Group (OBG), a renowned global research and consultancy firm, has joined forces with ARISE IPP (Integrated Industrial Platforms) to craft an inspiring independent video that spotlights the advancements in sustainable industrialisation within sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), specifically focusing on the Western and Central regions of the continent.
This captivating "Growth Perspectives Video" draws its inspiration from OBG's recently published Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report. It is readily accessible for viewing and download at https://oxfordbusinessgroup.com/videos/how-esg-is-creating-opportunities-across-african-economies-market-profile/.
As sub-Saharan African economies undergo rapid expansion and modernisation, governments are increasingly seeking expertise from the private sector to collaboratively develop industrial zones.
In response to this growing trend, Oxford Business Group and ARISE IPP have joined forces to shed light on the crucial role that sustainable practices have played in determining the economic and social landscape of the area.
The "Growth Perspective Video" underscores the paramount importance of adhering to international best practices and sustainability principles, especially as businesses in the region continue to evolve and engage in global trade.
It spotlights the remarkable success story of the Gabon Special Economic Zone – GSEZ Nkok, a flagship initiative in Africa that has not only attracted significant investments but also elevated Gabon's standing in the global timber industry.
Gagan Gupta, CEO of ARISE IPP, pointed out that since the establishment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, there has been a noticeable surge in stakeholder interest in developing ESG-aligned physical, environmental, and social infrastructure. This encompasses a wide spectrum of essentials, ranging from electricity, internet connectivity, and roads to sanitation and education.
Gupta added, "This demand is sparking interest from African nations in foreign direct investment (FDI) and international trade, thus injecting vitality into their employment landscapes. ARISE's overarching objective is to facilitate Africa's transformation into a sustainable, globally recognised manufacturing hub."
Through their collaborative efforts with Oxford Business Group, Bhavin Vyas, Chief ESG Officer of ARISE IPP, emphasised how they successfully illustrated the alignment of their industrial and infrastructure endeavours with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), thereby reinforcing their commitment to ESG principles.
Marc-André de Blois, OBG's Director of Video Content, expressed his excitement about the partnership: "The video production aims to showcase how sustainable industrialisation can drive economic growth while ensuring environmental and social responsibility."
The collaboration between OBG and ARISE comes at a pivotal moment, as nations across the region are actively seeking pathways for resilient economic growth while addressing environmental and social challenges. The 'Growth Perspectives Video' stands as a potent tool for policymakers, investors, and stakeholders keen on pursuing strategies for sustainable development.