Speaker Anton ESPIRA
Anton ESPIRA is the co-founder of Eco2librium, a certified B-Corporation that applies business solutions to solve social and environmental problems. Anton ESPIRA will be speaking about his experience growing Eco2librium into a successful company, and encouraging other businesses to invest in Africa and build an ecosystem that will continue to seed entrepreneurship.
Anton ESPIRA is the co-founder of Eco2librium (ECO2), a certified B-Corporation that applies business solutions to solve social and environmental problems. ECO2 has been recognized as "Best for the World Overall" in 2017 and “Best for the World Changemakers” in 2018 for its work with rural communities in Kenya.
Anton earned his PhD in tropical forest ecology from the University of Oxford under a Rhodes Scholarship, and has extensive experience in business and research in sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia and the United States.
Anton will be speaking about his experience growing Eco2librium into a successful company in rural Kenya, and encouraging other businesses to invest in Africa to reach a threshold that can wean Africa off foreign aid and build an ecosystem that will continue to seed entrepreneurship.
Lung, M.A., A. Espira. 2019. A large scale, village-level test of wood consumption patterns of an improved cook stove in Kenya. Energy for Sustainable Development 49:11-20.
Lung, M.A. and A. Espira. 2015. The influence of stand variables and human use on biomass and carbon stocks of a transitional African forest: implications for forest carbon projects. Forest Ecology and Management 351:36-46.
Espira, A. 2012. Key components of effective private sector engagement & lessons for leveraging private sector finance. IN - Building REDD+ Policy Capacity for Developing Country Negotiators Phase III: Lessons Learned: Expert Meeting.
Espira, A. 2001. Variations in the Ground Ant Communities of Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya: Potential Indicators of Forest Disturbance. Pisces Conservation Publications.
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