In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we discuss how environmental and sustainable development requires a collaborative effort, and how corporations are getting behind good environmental practises. The Nedbank Go Green Fund is an example of how companies can benefit when they support conservation. The Go Green Fund works in partnership the Namibia Nature Foundation.
Jacky Tjivikua, the Manager of Go Green for Nedbank Namibia, shares here on the Go Green Fund and on the need for companies to be a part of the conservation conversation.
“Earth Overshoot Day is a date that recognises [that] we have used our resources within that year faster than what our planet can regenerate. This date has, for the last couple of years, been moving forward so it has been occurring earlier instead of later, which means we are actually digging through our resources within the year, faster than what our planet can regenerate. It was important for us to host the Go Green Talks and hand over the N$1 million to Namibia Nature Foundation on this day, because it signifies a serious reality.”
In this MYD show podcast we find out:
- Why sustainable conservation projects need support from all sectors
- The projects that have benefitted from this Fund
- How Nedbank is running an internal campaign where staff are planting indigenous trees
Take a listen to the MYD Show with Jacky Tjivikua, here :