Empowering Sustainable Corporate Responsibility in the Fintech
Flutterwave, the foremost payments technology company in Africa, takes a leap towards promoting sustainability through a strategic collaboration with the Africa Upcycle Community. This partnership marks the launch of Flutterwave's Sustainability Week, currently ongoing as it was scheduled for October 23rd to 27th, 2023. This week-long event is designed to highlight the significance of corporate responsibility within the global sustainability journey. The collaboration aspires to empower individuals and businesses to embrace sustainable practices and impact the financial landscape in Nigeria and Africa.
ESG Dialogue: A Gathering of Sustainability Leaders
One of the flagship events during Flutterwave's Sustainability Week is the ESG Dialogue, where esteemed personalities, including Obi Asika, Convener of The Omniverse and Co-Convener of Africa Soft Power Series, will come together to discuss sustainability. The dialogue will also feature Temilade Salami, Founder of EcoChampions, Olumide Idowu, Global Campaigner, and co-founder of the International Climate Change Development Initiative, and Yetunde Fadeyi, Founder of Vectar Energy. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this enlightening conversation. By registering through the provided link, you can contribute to the sustainable transformation: http://bit.ly/flwESG23
Flutterwave Earth Pledge: Cultivating Sustainability
A significant highlight of the Sustainability Week is the launch of the "Flutterwave Earth Pledge." This pledge calls upon both individuals and businesses to incorporate sustainable actions into their core activities. By making this pledge public, Flutterwave aims to inspire a broader culture of sustainability, creating a ripple effect throughout the financial landscape in Nigeria and Africa.
The Flutterwave Sustainability Week - A Sneak Peek
Here's a glimpse of the engaging activities planned for the Flutterwave Sustainability Week 2023:
Day 1-2: Event Launch
October 23rd and 24th
The week begins with a grand launch in collaboration with the Africa Upcycle Community. The launch aims to raise awareness and garner active participation from the general public.
Day 3: One Earth, One Future - ESG Dialogue
Experts in sustainability will gather for the Flutterwave ESG Dialogue, emphasizing the importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies. This dialogue explores how organizations can effectively integrate ESG principles into their operations.
Day 4: 3R Office Day
Flutterwave will collaborate with the Africa Upcycle Community to educate its employees on practical Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (3R) initiatives. These skills will enable Flutterwave's workforce to live sustainably, both at their offices and in their homes.
Day 5: Tree Planting for Environmental Conservation
In a symbol of their shared commitment to environmental preservation, Flutterwave employees will join hands with the Africa Upcycle Community in a tree-planting exercise. This event will take place at Maidan Primary School and Expressway Primary School in Ikosi-Ketu, Kosofe Local Government Education Authority.
A Step Towards Fintech Sustainability
Oluwabankole Falade, Flutterwave’s Chief Regulatory and Public Policy Officer, underlines the importance of this collaboration in the context of the company’s comprehensive ESG strategy. Falade states, "At Flutterwave, we recognize that our commitment to simplifying payments extends beyond processing transactions. It also includes taking responsibility for the environment. We are thrilled to launch the inaugural Flutterwave Sustainability Week."
He emphasizes that this collaboration reinforces their dedication to prioritize environmental concerns and join hands with grassroots communities to create long-lasting and sustainable impacts. Every activity of this sustainability week aligns with their ESG strategy, which aims to encourage sustainability within the Fintech ecosystem in Africa.
Flutterwave’s Sustainable Endeavors
Flutterwave's commitment to sustainability is evident through various initiatives designed to advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Collaborations with organizations like EduFood, Temporary Food Assistance Programme (TEAP), Ladies Crushing IT Africa, and WellaHealth have supported over 2,500 students and families from underserved communities. These endeavors have addressed period poverty for 500 girls in Magboro and provided affordable health coverage to more than 2,000 residents of Ago Egun community in Bariga.
This collaboration underscores Flutterwave's belief that the private sector plays a crucial role in environmental conservation and making sustainable impacts.