Episode six: Kumi Naidoo
Join free · Online · 16 June
Leading sustainably – How CAs can help build a more sustainable society
London Members have an exclusive opportunity to hear from environmental and human rights activist Kumi Naidoo, Founding Chair of Africans Rising, a Pan-African movement of people and organisations, working for peace, justice, and dignity.
Kumi Naidoo’s journey into activism started at the age of 15, when he became involved in grassroots anti-apartheid activism in his native South Africa in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
From 1998 to 2008, he was the Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, which is dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world.
Kumi was also the Executive Director for Greenpeace between 2009-2015 and served and the Secretary General at Amnesty International from 2018-2020.
The discussion on sustainability and climate change is one of urgency and unparalleled importance. As people across the globe continue experience the effects of the fluctuations of the planet’s climate through drought, fires and flooding on a worrying scale, the task of combating the negative impact that humans have on the planet has never been more apparent.
A recent report named London as one of the most eco-friendly cites to work in, with residents taking steps to boost renewable energy use, to walk and cycle to work and to cut back on the amount of animal products they consume. However, there is still a great deal of work to be done to move towards a more sustainable way of living and working.
In this exclusive event for CAs in London, Kumi will share his tips for thinking and leading from a sustainability perspective, providing insight for CAs working towards building a more sustainable society.
Members will also have the opportunity to put their questions direct to Kumi in a Q&A session.
Registration for London Members will open soon. Keep an eye out for an email from ICAS to secure a space at this exclusive event.