SkyPower ‘s purpose-driven responsible business approach is reflected in every aspect of our operations, from how we engage with local communities and design our solar projects, to selecting partners and managing our environmental footprint.
Our vision to power a sustainable world is guided by SkyPower’s commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We create transformational impact to 13 of the 17 SDGs through our work on advancing climate action, clean energy initiatives and social development programs worldwide.
SkyPower’s long-term responsible business strategy is focused on the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our operations, to offer sustainable development solutions for the present without compromising the needs of future generations.
2030 Agenda
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. SkyPower’s green, utility-scale solar PV energy projects directly impacts 13 out of the 17 Global Goals (SDGs) through our ‘People First’ approach to project development and corporate sustainability. In accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals framework, SkyPower monitors sustainability metrics to ensure progress in the areas of corporate governance, society, and the environment across all our global operations annually.

“The signing of 500 megawatts of solar power deal in Zimbabwe heralds the beginning of energy revolution and transition in the country, which will cement Zimbabwe’s position as the base for green and sustainable investment on the continent. We congratulate Zimbabwe for being the pioneer in Southern Africa in this promising sector for Africa’s transformation and we are extremely pleased to be associated with this initiative.” Antonio Pedro, Executive Secretary of UNECA

About ECA

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN’s five regional commissions, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA’s) mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its Member States, foster intraregional integration and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. ECA is made up of 54 Member States and plays a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape.

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Lise Kingo
CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact
The 17 SDGs are about people, planet, and prosperity. It will be a true global transformation that humankind has never seen before, and we only have 12 years to get the whole thing right. It all hinges on connecting the SDG country plans with the private sector and investments to redirect finance toward the 2030 Agenda. In this work, the private sector is crucial
Global Commitments
The Company upholds the highest commitment to protect the environment, respecting the natural habitats and resources in project development regions. SkyPower sets long-term environmental performance goals that are communicated at all levels of our global operations. SkyPower’s sustainability strategy focuses on the ecological integrity of our business and commercial activities to meet our sustainable development and climate initiatives. SkyPower’s continued efforts and responsibility to the environment is exemplified through its pioneering leadership and senior management team. We are the first global company to become a Strategic Champion of the United Nations Caring for Climate Initiative, as well as the first company to be awarded as the Sustainable Development Goals Champion by the UN Global Compact Network Canada.
Business Ambition for 1.5 Degrees - Science Based Targets Initiative
The Science Based Targets initiative mobilizes companies to set science-based targets and boost their competitive advantage in the transition to a low-carbon economy. It is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. The initiative defines and promotes best practice in a science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets.
SkyPower committed to join the initiative at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019.
SkyPower is a Caring for Climate Strategic Champion.
SkyPower is committed to expanding People-first PPPs in scale, and speed, to provide more people with access to better services at affordable prices.
Global Citizen’s Report
The Global Citizenship Report provides our stakeholders, senior leadership and global team with an overview of the Company’s corporate sustainability strategies and the opportunity to reflect on our achievements over the past year. In addition, this report highlights the economic, environmental and social benefits made through our business and global citizenship activities, reaffirming SkyPower’s commitment to the United Nations Global Compact for each reporting year.
SkyPower Cares
SkyPower has allocated a significant portion of capital to our corporate responsibility programmes. In 2013, SkyPower started SkyPower Cares, a global initiative to gift portable solar systems to communities with no electricity access. SkyPower Cares has been successfully implemented in South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania. SkyPower’s corporate social responsibility programming brings measurable social, economic, and environmental impact to local communities as part of our sustainable business activities and approaches to project development. Through our work, we create a transformational impact on 13 of the 17 SDGs.
Global Engagements
SkyPower is actively involved in the United Nations and other multilateral initiatives focused on clean energy transition, sustainable business, and developing PPP following the guidelines of the UNECE. SkyPower engages in these forums as a thought leader on initiatives designed around the SDGs and our executive team are often speakers at these high-level gatherings.