NOVEMBER 11, 2022

The Future Economy of Egypt and Africa

Session Description:

Climate change will change the way businesses all over the world will conduct their activities. Egyptian and African companies are starting to realize the changing environment and context. Some of them start to make carbon and ecological footprints and sustainability reports and engage with experts to develop footprint reduction strategies. Some are even offsetting their footprints and engage - together with the civil society and policy makers - in innovative CSR, sustainability and regeneration projects. In dialogue with the audience we will explore what concrete steps we can take to accelerate and scale these developments.


  • Helmy Abouleish, CEO of Sekem, an example for regenerative business, agriculture, education and culture.
  • Walter Link, Founding CEO of Future Economy Forum and NOW Partners, co-founder of many sustainable business alliances


  • Mohanad Khaled, Managing Partner of BDO Egypt, founding member of the chapter zero initiative 
  • Samy Awad, Chair of the Alexandria company, founding member of the green transformation partnership 
  • Gamal Abou Ali, Chair, Egyptian Junior Business Association, asking its members to commit to a climate action pledge
  • Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, former head, UN World Food Programme, CEO, Food Systems for the Future, DSM Sustainability Board member 
  • Father Charles Chilufya, Director, Justice and Ecology Office, Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar
  • Felix C. Mutati*, Minister of Technology and Science, Zambia
  • Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu*, OFM Cap