Businesses in Environmental Stewardship Network (BESNet)
BESNet is a nexus of businesses committed to promoting and supporting natural capital inclusion and security in business development and company production value chains. It was initially established to champion the active participation and contribution of the private sector to the sustainable management of Atewa Range Forest Reserve and the river basins it feeds. The network has over the period become useful and now embracing the broader business community in Ghana towards natural capital accounting, advocacy and support for their long-term sustainability and security.
The network is coordinated by A Rocha Ghana in collaboration with IUCN Ghana. The network has received support from the Ghana Netherlands Wash Program (GNWP) and the businesses that are members of this network. There are currently sixteen (16) businesses in the network.
They are: Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited, Panbros Salt Industries Limited, Accra Brewery Limited, Blue Skies Products Ghana Limited, Benso Oil Palm Plantations Limited, Ghana Oil Palm Development Company, C Alade Enterprise, Ghana Water Company Limited, Summit Industries Limited, Accra City Hotel, Selux Organics, Social Enterprise Hub, African Feed, Vonsag Empire, Factor Green Ghana Limited and Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions.
Roles and functions of BESNet
Key roles and functions of the network include championing advocacy for the long-term sustainability of Atewa Forest. Broadly, the network plays an active role in policy interventions addressing the drivers of deforestation and degradation in Ghana through advocacy, education and awareness creation. BESNet also focuses on skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the implementation measures and in relation to other approved mitigation measures, including habitat protection, restoration and enhancement of businesses in Ghana.
How to Join BESNet
If your organization is interested in joining BESNet, please fill in the form below: