Thursday, April 15, 2010

FYI: African Baha'i Business Forum

Those dang Baha'is are always up to something good. Just found out about a new Baha'i-inspired initiative on the African Continent that everyone should know about.

African Baha'i Business Forum (ABBF) Launched to Nurture Sustainable Business Ethics and Moral Leadership in Business and Civil Society

An affiliate-member of the European Baha'i Business Forum, the African Baha'i Business Forum (ABBF) will be one of the first of its kind on the African Continent

JOHANNESBURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ABBF ( , the African Baha’i Business Forum an affiliate-member of the European Baha’i Business Forum, an international NGO representing businesspeople across 70 countries kicked off with an inaugural lecture titled Ethics in Business Decision-Making, Brand-Building and Globalizationby Dr. Iraj Abedian, Economist and CEO of Pan-African Capital Holding, the first of the ABBF's series on Ethics in Business in Africa.

The African Baha’i Business Forum (ABBF) aim is to seek and nurture sustainable business ethics and moral leadership both in business and civil society with membership open to everyone.

“It is very clear today that Africans are demanding new approaches and perspectives at work and that African leaders are more than willing to take charge of their future, to act based on ethics and moral values in business, while finding African solutions to African problems” comments Francoise Le Goff, Director for Southern Africa region – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and co-founder of ABBF. “Everyone interested in exploring new paradigms for business is welcome to become a member of the African Baha’i Business Forum.”

As part of its quest to innovate global business practices and ethics, the ABBF seeks to draw on values inherent in African culture to nourish discourse across African business and civil society. (Read the whole thing here)

While you're at it read this statement from the European Baha'i Business Forum about climate change.