GPB Global Resources is a global company that specializes in investing for some of the world’s biggest companies. While this is their specialty, something else that the company values are charity. This is where GPB comes in when helping out in Ethiopia.
GPB Global Resources started helping out in Ethiopia when the country granted their request to do hydrocarbon exploration. Because the exploration did so well in the country, the company started GPB Ethiopia resources as a spinoff of the original company. In addition to finding out about all of Ethiopia’s resources, GPB also wanted to improve the lives of not only their workers but also the normal citizens. They have done this by building more infrastructure such as bridges and roads, water systems, and even help contribute to food security by helping out the farmers in the country.
In their most recent charity event in the country, GPB Global Resources teamed up with some world leaders to help create better environmental security in Ethiopia. They decided to plant trees in different areas of the country. The Ethiopian government has an initiative to plant at least 4 billion trees in the country. In July 2019, GPB helped the Ethiopian government set a world record by planting 350 million trees in a single day. Not only is this an astonishing feat, but it will also benefit the citizens of Ethiopia by giving them better air quality with new trees.
This tree planting initiative was done with thousands of volunteers from all over the world. The purpose of GPB Global Resources to plant this many trees is due to a social impact that states how underdeveloped the environmental factors are in Africa, including Ethiopia. An independent study talked about how Africa has so much potential but needs an extra boost to give it what it needs to succeed in the environment.
This is not the first or last time that GPB global has helped out a country that they do business in. For anyone that wants to follow a company that works hard with the community, then they are the company for you.