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Kidus Asfaw Named in TIME's 100 Most Influential Climate Leaders in Business

Kubik's CEO and Co-founder, Kidus Asfaw, was recognized in the inaugural TIME100 Climate List, joining the most influential and innovative leaders driving business climate action.


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – November 16, 2023 – In a landmark announcement, TIME magazine included Kidus Asfaw, the co-founder and CEO of Kubik, in its first-ever TIME100 Climate list. This prestigious list celebrates 100 trailblazing leaders who are making significant strides in business climate action.


According to TIME, the selection process for the list focused on those "making significant progress in fighting climate change by creating business value", with the honourees chosen based on a variety of factors, including recency of action, measurable results and scalable achievements.


Kidus' company, Kubik, has a ground-breaking technology that helps countries reduce their carbon and plastic footprint. They turn hard-to-recycle plastic waste into low-carbon building material that is cheaper and faster to build with than cement, addressing Africa's growing housing demands amid its population surge. By offering a sustainable and scalable solution, they are keen to realize their unwavering mission to build dignity through clean and affordable living for all.


Addressing the pressing issue of climate change, Kidus Asfaw remarked, “Climate change disproportionately affects the lowest income communities. This is not fair. The people of Kubik are not only doing their part through their work, but also by inspiring others to do more through theirs” said Kidus Asfaw, Co-Founder and CEO of Kubik. “I couldn’t be more proud to be recognized for the momentum we have built. A lot more still needs to be done.”


The complete TIME100 Climate list is now accessible online and will be featured in the December 5, 2023, edition of TIME, hitting newsstands on November 24th.

Image courtesy TIME100 Climate list.



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