Tanzania’s private sector has a critical role to play in the conservation of biodiversity for sustainable economic development and livelihoods. Businesses use biodiversity and can have significant impact on the environment by adopting and mainstreaming sustainable practices and strategies into business operations. By doing so Businesses can have a large and rippling impact of the environment by enhancing positive behaviours across areas of direct and indirect influence.
As part of the Secretariat’s efforts to help promote sustainable socioeconomic development the CEOrt has set about implementing initiatives under its Business and Sustainability Agenda. Key areas of focus include the global Climate Action agenda, the establishment of Sustainable Finance Principles and delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene results for children via the Smart Hands Tanzania project.

Climate Action

Business leaders to take the lead in driving responsible climate action.


Promoting access to hygiene and sanitation products to low-income households.

Sustainable Finance Principles.

Helping to mould Tanzania’s financial landscape for a greener future.