As government tightens its finances, it becomes even more important that entrepreneurs embrace philanthropy, so that their skills and resources can be used to address social problems. We talked to one such philanthroper, Rino Solberg – winner of Business Worldwide Magazine’s CEO Awards 2017 in the categories of ‘Most Responsible CEO and Forestry Industry 2017’ – about why it matters.
Operating its head offices and plantations in Kenya and Uganda, Better Globe Forestry Ltd. is intent on developing business and eradicating poverty in Africa. Run by Rino Solberg, he gives us an insight into how his innovative company has achieved success on the continent.
On February 22, 2017, Better Globe AS earned the position of 1145 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 Europe. This is Inc.'s ranking of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the European continent based on three-year revenue growth. For 36 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies into a very exclusive club. Considering the millions of private companies operating throughout Europe, being listed on the Inc. 5000 Europe is a significant achievement. The average company on the list increased sales by more than 331 percent since the start of 2012, while the average honoree grew 485 percent. Better Globe showed a growth of 602 percent.
TEDx is an organisation promoting extra orinary people / idear that can change the world. Rino Solberg was invited to into this exclusive club to make a speach on TEDxGöteborg about what Better Globe is doing. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED´s mission, "ideas worth spreading."
On October 28, 2016, Better Globe AS received a Gazelle price for an honorable 4th place out of 110 other nominated companies in Østfold, Norway. The sales company's turnover has increased with more than 600 percent over the past four years, where they had NOK 22.4 million in revenue in 2015.
Dagfinn Rognerud was present and accepted the award on behalf of Better Globe AS in Sarpsborg, Norway.
We are pleased to inform you that Better Globe Forestry Ltd. also has been nominated for the 2016 Clean Energy Awards, hosted by Global Energy News! As the world comes to term with the reality of global warming and consumers become more conscious about helping the planet; clean energy becomes a primary topic. Companies are under increasing pressure to utilize more clean, renewable energy sources and are turning to firms, consultants and experts across the clean energy market who are committed to supporting this energy revolution.
Global Energy News invited their 70,000+ subscribers and an additional 10,000 industry experts to cast a vote. No matter the outcome, we work for the same cause.
Better Globe Forestry received the distinguished Taxpayers 2015 award for Best Corporation Tax Yield — Small and Medium Enterprises. Lawrence Muema, Finance Manager of Better Globe Forestry, accepted the award on behalf of Better Globe Forestry in a ceremony graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The award says: Tulipe Ushuru Tujitegemee, which means "Embracing the challenge of self-reliance." This is the long term goal of Better Globe Forestry in matters of poverty eradication.
Our forestry company Better Globe Forestry was in 2015 among the final 13 projects that competed about this year's WAF AWARD. Unfortunately, we are not in the final, but it shows that the world is noticing the great work done by Better Globe.
This prestigious award is presented among others to companies, organization or institutions whose projects in a unique way, is to ensure water and food security, in areas where this is not present.
In 2014, our partner Child Africa won first place in the coveted Tumaini Awards in the Education category for their amazing work with the education of children in Uganda!
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