At the Yale Club yesterday, it was a pleasure to engage with our Wellbeing Foundation Africa commitment partners, The United Nations and UN Global Compact, to mobilise the movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the healthy and thriving world we want, on the sidelines of the UN Water Conference 2023, in New York City, hosted by Reckitt, World Wildlife Fund, Water Resilience Coalition, and the Government of Mexico.
The public roundtable moderated by David Shukman formerly of BBC, and featuring David Croft of Reckitt, Sarah Davidson of World Wildlife, and Jim Andrew of PepsiCo focused on achieving water positivity, which complemented the Ambition for 100 Basins, and launch of the Business Leaders Open Call for Accelerating Action on Water, creating the space for those interested groups from businesses, civil society, to governments, to chart out next steps for how to move from commitment to concrete action. We discussed the importance of water conservation for businesses operating in water stressed areas, as companies can often face unique challenges to operating responsibly when on the ground, and must harness the opportunities to make a positive impact through understanding and learning the local lens.
My Wellbeing Foundation Africa supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. With this pledge and through this initiative, we express our intent to support stakeholders, including the private sector and governments in their implementation of sustainable improvements to water, health, wellbeing, socioeconomic development and monitoring and evaluation practices in Nigeria and globally.
It was good to learn from the parliamentarians of the Government of Mexico, and their incredibly important work on water. Together, we can achieve the key dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 including water quantity, quality, and accessibility by aligning our strategies and operations innovatively.