Accra, Ghana, 16 June 2021 - The United Nations Global Compact today recognised Robert Okine of Bewsys as one of ten 2021 SDG Pioneers.
SDG Pioneers are business leaders selected by the UN Global Compact for doing an exceptional job to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the implementation of the UN Global Compact Ten Principles on human rights, environment, labor and anti-corruption.
This year’s global search focused on professionals working at any level in a company participating in the UN Global Compact and the winners selected come from every continent.
This honor comes in recognition of Robert Okine’s work to advance digital innovation and inclusion. Bewsys has been a participant of the UN Global Compact since 2017. To learn more about Robert Okine, please visit his page on the UN Global Compact website.
“Business has a critical role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals at a time when progress has been set back by the Covid-19 pandemic. These ten exceptional professionals show exactly what can be done by business to make a difference that not only serves shareholders but also society at large. I hope our ten 2021 SDG Pioneers will also inspire others to join them in uniting business for a better world,” said Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.
The SDG Pioneer entries were judged by an expert panel composed of previous SDG Pioneers and representatives from the UN Global Compact Expert Network, academia and UN agencies. The selection criteria included the individuals' commitment to embedding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into their companies' core strategies, their efforts to advance the SDGs, as well as their engagement with the UN Global Compact and its Local Networks. The 2021 SDG Pioneers were announced during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2021 on 16 June.
“I dedicate this recognition to the awesome team at Bewsys, both past and present, for going above and beyond to support our ambitious goal of delivering life-changing digital solutions that advance sustainable development goals.
I also want to express my appreciation to our partners for trusting us to deliver on their mission of living no one beyond. We have had the privilege of enriching lives and transforming organisations with our digital solutions in 61 developing countries through that trust.
It is my hope that this recognition drives us all - the team at Bewsys, global collaborators, clients and stakeholders to continue to strive for digital innovation and inclusion across developing countries to alleviate poverty, sustain economic growth and protect the environment.
Together, we commit to developing Better World Systems by delivering life-changing digital solutions, uniting business, and championing the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact to advance the Sustainable development goals.
We look forward to engaging further with governments, impact investors, humanitarian organisations and businesses to scale the development of inclusive and innovative digital solutions to impact lives and transform organisations.”
Robert Okine is the CEO of Bewsys.
For more information about the UN Global Compact, please visit www.unglobalcompact.org