ABOUT US

African Circular Business Alliance (ACBA) is a multinational organisation dedicated to advancing circular economy principles throughout Africa by providing communities and businesses with the necessary tools and resources to transition to circular practices.

ACBA applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive long-term solutions and take shared action to drive business action on sustainability in the coming decade and beyond.

ACBA works alongside policymakers, industry experts, civil society organisations, government agencies, academics, and many other stakeholders to establish a supportive ecosystem for circular economy initiatives and heighten consciousness about the benefits of circular economy practices and sustainability.

ACBA’s approach is anchored on three core principles: awareness-raising, capacity-building, and networking to drive actions and provide businesses with support, including training, technical assistance, circular business strategies, decarbonisation pathways and access to funding, to assist them in implementing circular economy practices.

Mission

Building the largest sustainable business movement to accelerate climate action, profitable circular economy and business growth in Africa

Vision

To be a leading organisation with successful track records in building sustainable and profitable circular markets/economies in Africa

OUR CAUSE

To protect the environment and build a circular business movement in Africa that understands the importance of profitable circular economy, green innovation, and the conservation of natural resources.

Africa is the second-largest and second-most-populous continent on Earth, with a population of 1.3 billion people as of 2018. It accounts for about 16% of the human population on Earth and is the only continent with the highest percentage of young people. Africa’s fast-growing population and markets present unique opportunities for business in an environment of slowing global growth. At the same time, innovation and business investments are essential to meet Africa’s unfulfilled demand for goods and services, close the gaps in its infrastructure, create jobs, and decrease poverty.

Unfortunately, the climate crisis poses a grave danger to the economic growth of Africa, its people and future generations. According to the United Nations Fact Sheet on Climate Change, Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Already experiencing temperature increases of approximately 0.7°C over much of the continent, and with predictions that temperatures will rise further. Africa is facing a wide range of impacts, including increased drought and floods. Soon, climate change will contribute to a severe humanitarian crisis and decreases in food production, floods and inundation of its coastal zones and deltas, changes in natural ecosystems and loss of biodiversity.

To mitigate the climate crisis and its effect in Africa, climate resilience and adaptation through the principles of circular economy must be strategically deployed/implemented in the following sectors below.

Sectors We Focus On

Energy

Transportation

Food & Agriculture

Buildings & Construction

Satellite & Telecom

Conservation

Digitalisation

Recycling

Sectors We Decarbonize

INDUSTRY
Steel

INDUSTRY
Aluminium

INDUSTRY
Concrete/Cement

TRANSPORT
Aviation

TRANSPORT
Shipping

TRANSPORT
Trucking

GOALS & IMPACT

Our initiatives are in line with the following UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

THEORY OF CHANGE

OUR TEAM

ACBA

We're a multi-national team with diverse professional backgrounds and business experiences working together as a united force to create the right sustainable impact in Africa and the world

Miguel Peters (ACBA)

Miguel Peters

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Gamuchirai Mutezo (ACBA)

Dr. Gamuchirai Mutezo (PhD)

Director of Circular Business Models

Nair de Sousa (ACBA)

Nair de Sousa

Energy Sustainability Director - Low Carbon Technologies

Dr Avit Bhowmik (ACBA)

Dr. Avit Bhowmik (PhD)

Risk and Environmental Studies

Lunga Izata (ACBA)

Lunga Izata

Communication, Peace and Security

Khanyisile Haega (ACBA)

Khanyisile Haega

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Wilfried Bero (ACBA)

Wilfried Bero

Senior Energy Transition Geoscientist

Maura Silva (ACBA)

Maura Silva

Principal Reservoir Engineer

Dr. Rita Okoroafor (ACBA)

Dr. Rita Okoroafor (PhD)

Low Carbon Technologies

Safae Irghis (ACBA)

Safae Irghis

Country Rep - Morocco

Perkins Martin (ACBA)

Perkins Omondi

Carbon Footprint Quantification Specilist and Country Rep - Kenya

Alpha Camara (ACBA)

Alpha Camara

Country Rep - Rwanda

Want to work with us? We’d love to hear from you!

We at the African Circular Business Alliance, believe that there is strength in numbers and that sum is greater than our individual efforts. Our team work together across our Head Office to create maximum impact in catalysing circular business growth, leadership and climate action in Africa and the world.

GOVERNANCE

OUR WAY

LEGAL CERTIFICATION
Africa: Multinational and headquartered in South Africa
Reg. No: K2022512931 (For-Purpose-Company)
Legal Name: African Circular Business Alliance

North America: United States of America
Reg. No: 2583581
Legal Name: African Circular Business Alliance Inc.
Legal Address: 16192 Coastal Highway, Lewes, Delaware.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE POLICY & CODE OF CONDUCT
The Board Members and Executives of the African Circular Business Alliance (ACBA) are committed to the promotion of Good Corporate Governance together with Corporate Social Responsibility as well as being committed to creating long-term, value-added impact through building a profitable and sustainable circular economy in Africa.
Download the Corporate Governance Policy and Code of Conduct (PDF)

ANTI-CORRUPTION COMPLIANCE POLICY
The anti-corruption rules of South Africa and other countries where we conduct business—commonly referred to as “Anti-Corruption Laws”—are to be followed in letter and spirit by the African Circular Business Alliance (ACBA). Anyone operating on behalf of ACBA or any of its divisions or subsidiaries is not permitted to compromise this policy. The actions of ACBA are therefore to be founded on honesty, integrity, respect, and conformity with all applicable laws, particularly those laws that prevent corruption.
Download the Anti-Corruption Compliance Policy (PDF)

WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION POLICY
The African Circular Business Alliance requires Board members, executives and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of the African Circular Business Alliance, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Download the WhistleBlower Protection Policy (PDF)

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION & ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY
The African Circular Business Alliance (ACBA) is dedicated to creating a work environment that is free from any form of discrimination or harassment towards its employees. ACBA upholds a non-discriminatory policy towards its employees, which prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on factors such as race, ethnicity, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, ancestry, pregnancy, or any other factors prohibited by law.
Download the Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy (PDF)

MARKET SENSITIVE INFORMATION POLICY
This document sets out the principles, policies and procedures by which the African Circular Business Alliance aims to protect Market Sensitive Information (MSI) and guide our board members, executives and staff on how they should handle any information they receive or generate that they suspect may amount to MSI.
Download the Market Sensitive Information Policy (PDF)

COMPANY PROFILE

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Chinese Version

Portuguese Version

Arabic Version

SUBSIDIARY

COMPANIES

ACBA Energy

ACBA Energy is an energy distribution company that provides clean and affordable energy in Africa and the world

ACBA Trade

ACBA Trade connects African circular products to global markets to promote circular economy and drive socio-economic development

ACBA SpaceTech

ACBA SpaceTech is a sat-telecom company that focuses on providing high-speed, low-latency broadband internet service across africa via space technology

ACBA Fund

ACBA Fund is a VC that focuses on building a sustainable-profitable circular economy in Africa and the world through impact investments and innovation