The private sector will be a vital partner to public efforts to direct more investment effectively towards sustainable development. This session, organized in the format of investment stakeholders networking breakfasts or luncheons, will be the opportunity for private sector entities – global TNCs, SMEs and Foundations – to present their existing programmes and initiatives in support of sustainable development to the international community.
Kilimanjaro; Africa’s famous snow-capped mountain, has been the backdrop to one of tourism’s best success stories in sustainable tourism practices. Nature Discovery, a Tanzanian based Kilimanjaro trek operator, has been at the center of this sustainable movement, developing systems of transparency and ethical porter treatment standards in the Kilimanjaro trekking tourist trade. The presentation is the story of how they did it, the challenges they faced along the way, and how this ‘went viral’ and changed the way that business is run on Africa’s highest mountain.