Nedbank said that funding from the private sector is therefore an absolute imperative to sustain the commitments made towards environmental conservation and protection.
Dr. Andreas Mwoombola, Nedbank Executive Head of Transformation, Strategy and Marketing at the launch said, “having disbursed over N$5 million to date to a range of deserving projects and initiatives, we thought it prudent to immortalise some of this ground-breaking work in a special edition of the renowned Conservation Magazine.
Added Mwoombola, “the challenges are still immense. Reducing the vulnerability of local communities exposed to climate change by increasing the volume and effectiveness of finance directed towards adaptation remains a key imperative for every entity that has vested business interests in our country.”
The launch of the Go Green Fund Special Edition Conservation Magazine was well attended by Namibia’s conservationist and researchers coming out in numbers to support the Namibia Nature Foundation’s contribution to sustainable development. Angus Middleton, Executive Director of the Namibia Nature Foundation commented “As we look forward, we look towards a stronger partnership between Nedbank and the NNF, to continue tackling some of the pressing conservation and sustainable development issues that face Namibia.”
Mwoombola concluded, “Nedbank remains ever thankful for the support of our clients, for we donate funds to the Go Green initiatives whenever a client buys their dream house or car by means of financing arrangements with Nedbank Namibia.