Caroline Wakesho Sonje holds a masters degree in Environmental Planning & Management from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies (Sciences) from Kenyatta University. She is a certificate holder in French from Alliance Francais Nairobi and is currently pursuing her Diploma in the same course.
Caroline has over 8 years’ experience in Banking and Environmental sector and has a keen interest in Sustainable Development issues. She has worked for Nature Kenya at the highly funded unique Coastal Arabuko Sokoke Forest on the project of Enhanced Sustainability through improved natural resource management by and for stakeholders.
Caroline currently works for KCB as the Sustainability Manager in charge of the Environmental, Social and Economic issues. She was instrumental in overseeing the Bank’s Sustainability Reporting in line with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative); designing & implementation of the KCB Group Sustainability management strategy and programme; implementing, monitoring & evaluation of the KCB Green Agenda (the Bank’s environmental blue print which focuses on safeguarding the environment by being sensitive in operations in regards to greenhouse gas emissions and waste management); partnering with environmental management agencies and other stakeholders to implement protective measures for safeguarding the environment.
She is a member of Arocha Kenya and Nature Kenya, both of which are environmental conservation organizations. In April 2015 Caroline was appointed by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya to serve in the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Board.