Safaricom boss becomes UN sustainability leader

Safaricom’s chief executive Bob Collymore has been appointed to the United Nations Global Compact Board as an honorary board member for a three-year term.
The board, chaired by the UN Secretary General, provides high-level strategic advice relating to the UN Global Compact - a voluntary UN initiative that encourages businesses to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and at a more general level, the evolving United Nations-Business relationship.
Safaricom said the appointment is recognition of the Kenya-based mobile operator’s commitment to environmental, sustainability and anti-corruption measures, as well as the work it is undertaking to address the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 on improving maternal health and reducing child mortality.

Suggested Articles

Wireless operators can provide 5G services with spectrum bands both above and below 6 GHz—but that doesn't mean that all countries will let them.

Here are the stories we’re tracking today.

The 5G Mobile Network Architecture research project will implement two 5G use cases in real-world test beds.