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Burkina Faso: The Social Responsibility of African Companies Debated at an International Forum

Executive Education Africa (IFG) in partnership with the National Council of Burkinabè Employers (CNPB) is organizing, this Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, in Ouagadougou, a conference called: “CSR day”. This international forum aims to share experiences and good practices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.



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In the context of Burkina Faso, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is worth its weight in gold. As players in the African economic fabric, companies have a responsibility towards shareholders, employees but also towards communities and the environment.

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Social responsibility is very important for African companies

CSR should not be seen as a constraint, nor as a fashionable concept in business, but rather as an opportunity to create a lasting positive impact. This is the firm conviction of the president of the National Council of Burkinabè Employers (CNPB), Idrissa Nassa.

Speaking at this conference, he declared that he understands the importance of structural transformation in his life as an entrepreneur. This, he suggested, requires a paradigm shift and a profound transformation of business models. “We must adopt a holistic approach, integrating economic, social and environmental dimensions into all our strategic decisions. We are committed to supporting and promoting CSR in business activities in Burkina Faso. Together, we can build a better future for Africa while contributing to the well-being of our employees, their communities and their environments,” he urged.

He praised the IFG initiative and the honor given to Burkina Faso employers to host the 2nd edition of Corporate Social Responsibility dedicated to sustainability. “I am particularly happy with the holding of this event in the current context of our country which is proof, if necessary, that there are still men and women who believe in Africa, in its potential and in its capacity for resilience, despite the prefabricated clichés,” he chanted.

IFG fully committed

Souhila Mager, president of IFG, maintained that her institution is proud to be able to contribute, on its modest scale, to the promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility.

For her, this event has particular importance. It marks the start of a tradition because this day will be an annual event for raising awareness and sharing knowledge. She revealed that the objective of this international forum is to share experiences and good practices in CSR and sustainability. “IFG is fully committed to promoting CSR because we believe in the power of collaboration and solidarity to voluntarily integrate social and environmental concerns into our activities,” said the president of IFG.

IFG is willing to make its contribution to promoting Corporate Social Responsibility

As a reminder, IFG Africa is a high-level training institution whose mission is to support all stakeholders to develop expertise in all areas of activity in Africa.

The opening of this conference was recorded, in addition to the president of the CNPB, the president of the National Confederation of Nigerien Employers (CNPN), Tahirou Assoumi.


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