Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Increasingly, decision makers are expected to develop and maintain high standards of corporate governance, environmental performance, and social responsibility. ETA’s experts have expertise with the Global Reporting Initiative GRI, CSR strategy development, CSR reporting services, and monitoring and benchmarking of on-going CSR-related performances through environmental, ethical and social key performance indicators (KPIs). Based on that, ETA offers unique and innovative CSR services to help multinational clients identify, develop, monitor, audit and evaluate CSR projects in developing countries, with a focus on East Africa. These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Afforestation projects
  • Coastal conservation projects
  • HIV/AIDS projects
  • Malaria prevention projects
  • School-provided meal projects

Base of Pyramid (BOP) Business

One of ETA’s Innovative Environmental and Social Services is its Base (or Bottom) of Pyramid (BOP) Business in the East African region. These services include, but are not limited to, the following fields:

  • Agriculture
  • Energy and waste
  • Water, sanitary and health
  • Finance

ETA’s experts experienced in social and environmental NGO projects in East Africa help clients to: identify local BOP opportunities with a global commercial vision; develop the business ideas in cooperation with Professor Hideyuki Sugawara, ETA’s Advisor and one of the world leading experts on BOP business; facilitate study tours in cooperation with Shape of Africa Adventures Ltd., a Kenya-based travel agency; audit and evaluate business performance; and assist with the arrangement of financing, if requested by clients.

Eco-tourism (Biodiversity and education)

ETA also has a strong operational interest in eco-tourism. Its in-house experts have decades of biodiversity-related work experience, such as nature conservation projects at the United Nations Environment Programme, biodiversity-related management, education and science assignments at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, and biodiversity-related services of private sector entities related to financial mechanisms, national park management, and species conservation. ETA has developed a portfolio of eco-tourism study tours for biodiversity and education in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda and cooperates with Shape of Africa Adventures Ltd. for field trips. ETA’s eco-tourism study tours focus on the following environmental topics:

A) Environmental management plans

  • Coastal zone management (including protected species and ecosystems)
  • Desertification management
  • Watershed management
  • Protection area management (including World Heritage Sites, Biosphere Reserves, and national parks)

B) Species-based conservational approaches

  • Migratory species
  • Endemic species
  • Endangered species