Nairobi, 15th November 2021 — 4G CAPITAL GROUP Limited (“4G CAPITAL”), a market leader in technology-driven financial inclusion for micro and SME businesses across Kenya and Uganda, is listed as a company committed to integrity in the inaugural Integrity Index by the British Chamber of Commerce Kenya (BCCK).
The Index features companies based in Kenya with a track record of working with integrity with multinational organisations and BCCK members. The Index is part of the Business Integrity Initiative (BII) pilot programme, which is run by BCCK in partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Kenya. The BII provides practical guidance on navigating integrity challenges and provides a range of platforms to increase peerto-peer private sector engagement. It also works with the Kenyan authorities to promote improvements to local market conditions.
Since our inception, we have committed to exceeding the rigorous standards in social and environmental performance as an African B-Corporation champion. Only by doing business ethically can we sustainably tackle the MSME finance gap and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. The Business Integrity Index is an important movement, allowing companies to stand up and be counted so we can all play our part. We are honoured to gain this recognition and look forward to working together with our investors, friends and partners to keep moving the needle towards a higher standard.
- Wayne Hennessy-Barrett, CEO & Founder of 4G Capital
The Index features 28 companies that completed the nomination and self-assessment process. They are drawn from across 10 different sectors and vary in size from three to 3,000 employees. Companies were assessed on their track record of working with UK and International companies, as well as their documented policies and procedures.
The BCCK has also launched a report on the Index, which details the practical measures being taken by companies on the Index. These are all linked to the BII’s six integrity principles; proportionate procedures, top-level commitment, risk assessment, due diligence, communication and training, monitoring and review.
We are excited to recognise efforts these companies are making to run ethical and trusted businesses. We hope that this Index will provide long term benefits to all the featured companies. A listing on the Index is external recognition of the efforts made to run a trusted and ethical business. We aim to prove that ethical business pays. So, we will be signposting these businesses to any UK organisations looking to partner with Kenya-based companies.
- Farida Abbas, CEO, BCCK