We are delighted to inform you that Roshan is included on the list of Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Good in this year’s annual ranking by the Fast Company Magazine, one of the world’s leading business media outlets which focuses on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership and design.
There is no entry or nomination process and the highly anticipated list is compiled by the magazine’s editors who analyse data on companies around the globe. The only way for a company to be featured in a list is to be chosen by the very selective staff.
Fast Company Magazine also releases a Top 50 overall list and a Top 10 ranking for a variety of sectors, including Social Good, automotive, health care, education, music, sports and architecture.
Roshan was in good company, with the likes of Google, Apple, HBO, Instagram, Virgin America and Indigo also making the cut.
The Social Good list where Roshan was included is one of the most highly sought-after categories and our company was named alongside with renowned international business giants General Electric, Intel and Tesla Motors.
To be featured alongside such well-known brands significantly increases Roshan’s public profile worldwide. It is also a huge honour for Roshan as a successful company and social enterprise leading the technology revolution in Afghanistan.
The content and the link about Roshan from the Fast Company are attached below. Please do feel free to share this great news with your friends and business partners around the world.
For sharing the wealth. Afghanistan’s largest private employer and leading telecommunications company, Roshan, is also a certified B Corporation, which means that it has met rigorous standards for its ethical business practices and its work on social and economic development.
In 2014, Roshan began entering the telecom market in other countries, including Burundi, Uganda, and Tanzania. The company, which is majority owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic development, brings telemedicine, e-learning, and mobile money initiatives wherever it goes.
In Afghanistan, that meant creating a helpline for teachers, installing solar-powered e-learning centers throughout rural parts of the country, building playgrounds, offering a telemedicine solution to link hospitals to specialists and other resources, and more.
In East Africa, Roshan, through Smart Telecom, plans to build up the mobile infrastructure where it doesn’t exist, strengthen it where it’s weak, and above all, keep a commitment to social responsibility front and center.
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