Africa

“IKEA is releasing a version of its iconic shopping bag made from potato chip wrappers” – Quartz – June 13, 2017

On June 13, 2017 Quartz reported that IKEA will begin selling a new version of its Frakta shopping bag made from discarded plastic materials. According to the article, (t)his latest incarnation of the iconic IKEA workhorse bag is the work of Mariam Hazem and Hend Riad, founders of Reform Studio, a design practice that produces furniture and woven textiles […]

“Kigoda Responsible Investment Ranking 2017” – South Africa – May 26, 2017

In May 2017 Kigoda Consulting launched the Kigoda Responsible Investment Ranking 2017 of the ten largest asset managers in South Africa, which collective manage approximately two-thirds of assets under management in the country. The report “uses the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa’s five principles and its practice recommendations to independently assess whether ten of […]