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UNEA-3: Businesses #BeatPollution with GBA4E

The Global Business Alliance for the Environment (GBA4E) is excited to participate in the third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) which is taking place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4th to 6th December, under the overarching theme of “Towards a Pollution Free Planet”. 

UNEA provides a platform for dialogue on environmental sustainability and several activities will take place before and during the Assembly. View the full agenda here.

The recent launch of the GBA4E marks the renewed commitment of the business community to engage with UN Environment and its member states; and helps coordinate more business engagement. 

On 27th – 28th November 2017, the GBA4E is participating in the Global Major groups and Stakeholders Forum as a business stakeholder in the dialogue on environmental sustainability. 

On 3rd December 2017, from 3-6pm, the GBA4E will host a Business Symposium. The first of its kind, the symposium will focus on the business sector’s role in fighting pollution and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The private sector in all its forms can make a major contribution to UN Environment’s mission. The theme of the business symposium is ‘Business #beatpollution’ and will showcase successful innovations and initiatives through a series of dynamic case study presentations, followed by interactive time with member states, UN agencies and other stakeholders. 

The symposium offers a unique and new opportunity for the private sector to engage a broad cross-section of business representatives in dialogue with UN staff, governments and civil society on the key themes of the United Nations Environment Assembly. 

Join the conversation using the #beatpollution and receive further updates by following @GBA4E.

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Mumbi Munene

Mumbi is working as Stakeholder Coordinator at Emerging. She is a sustainable development professional focused on Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining Emerging Ag, Mumbi managed the communication, marketing and fundraising function of GIVEWATTS, a Kenya-based Swedish NGO that provides clean energy solutions to rural populations in Kenya and Tanzania. Mumbi has extensive experience working in East Africa’s NGO and SME business sector. She has worked with Novastar Ventures, an impact investment firm supporting entrepreneurs to profitably serve East Africa’s Bottom of the Pyramid markets. At Novastar, Mumbi was in charge of numerous functions ranging from stakeholder management to research, administration and high-level event planning.  
Mumbi sits on the Board of Palmhouse Dairies Limited, a dairy processing plant based in rural Kenya that processes 5000 litres of milk daily and directly supports and empowers 450 small scale farmers. 
A Kenyan national, Mumbi has lived, worked and studied in the United States, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia and Kenya. She holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and International Relations from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Mumbi is based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

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