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The Africa Sustainability Barometer report

This Is Africa and the United Nations Global Compact present the Africa Sustainability Barometer.

This first region-wide assessment of sustainable business practices provides investors and governments with a view of sustainability practices on the continent and highlights the need for more comprehensive reporting by companies.


With social, political and economic challenges affecting business more than ever before, many companies recognise the need to collaborate and partner with governments, civil society, labour and international organisations.


The Africa Sustainability Barometer report includes contributions from:


The Africa Sustainability Barometer data set, featuring the companies who report and what they report on, is available for purchase - email AfricaSustainability@ft.com or call +44 (0)20 7775 6900.

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From Business

Widening the corporate reporting agenda

Once a generic buzzword, sustainability is increasingly a core consideration for investors. The Africa Sustainability Barometer measures the progress

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From Business

Time for a more collaborative approach to investing in Africa

“It is clear that mere growth is not enough”

Caroline Kende-Robb T

Getting a fair deal on Africa’s resource wealth

“Companies have an opportunity to do the right thing now without waiting for legislation.”

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