ApaNa Magazine is a specialized regional publication for sustainability and social engagement with specific focus on the Caribbean.  ApaNa covers current topics on leadership, corporate social responsibility, business, cause-related marketing and sustainability trends and issues, expert opinion and perspectives and personal stories of beneficiaries of philanthropy and charity.  Apana highlights socially responsible businesses, sustainability trends and cause-related marketing with the local and regional context of the Caribbean. The magazine features partnerships and alliances, social causes and development initiatives of philanthropists, charities, companies, donors and individuals and the social impact in the Caribbean.

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Issue 5, May 2021

OECS Celebrates 40 Years

In the fifth issue of ApaNa Magazine, we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of establishing the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States with messages from the Hon. Roosevelt Skerritt, Prime Minister of the Republic of Dominica and Chairman of the OECS Authority and, from Dr Didacus Jules, the Director-General of the OECS Commission. We also highlight the milestones of the OECS integration initiatives from 1962. ApaNa features the great work of a mangrove teacher who has, over the past 50 years, developed the Mangrove Education Curriculum that is taught in over 15 countries worldwide and youth who have become Mangrove Rangers fighting to protect mangroves in their country. We also cover the new social enterprise incubators in Barbados and St.Lucia and the innovative social stock exchange in Jamaica for social businesses. Our team talks to an award-winning young man who was at risk as a teenager and is now helping others on the right path.     Read More

Issue 4, December 2020

One Caribbean, One Sea

The fourth issue of ApaNa magazine focuses on protecting the environment with climate change mitigation initiatives, supporting causes for better health and philanthropy that has impacted the lives of Caribbean people – young and old. We cover renewable energy and tree planting for climate change mitigation, corporate social responsibility that supports breast cancer awareness and support for ‘conquerors’. We highlight the philanthropic journey of women who felt the need to give back to their adopted country and have now passed the baton to younger ones. We included interviews and stories from Caribbean leaders in the development, private and civil society sectors. Read More

Issue 3, August 2020

Corporate Caribbean's Response to COVID-19

In this third issue, we have focused on sustainability as we endeavour to survive and adapt to the ‘new normal’ that has come to define this COVID-19 era. To this end, we feature interviews and articles on ‘coral reefs in crisis’, tackling food insecurity, building business resilience and embracing technology which is disrupting the future of work. Our flagship section for this issue demonstrates how Caribbean businesses and philanthropists supported the fight against COVID-19 and we include some corporate donations to governments and communities in 10 Caribbean countries. Read More

Issue 2, April 2020

Caribbean and the SDGs: State of Progress

The second issue of ApaNa magazine focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to which the Caribbean member-states committed in 2015 and their progress to attaining the SDG targets associated with those goals. We also cover one of the goals SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption and how SDGs are impacting businesses’ view of corporate social responsibility. We also look at volunteerism and the SDGs with included interviews and stories from people and organisations to gain some insight into what they are doing towards achieving the SDGs, their responsible business practices and community engagement. In light of the current global impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, we also discuss how philanthropy can support nonprofits in communities. Read More

Issue 1, December 2019

Towards A Circular Economy: Beyond Recycling

The first issue of Apana Magazine covers various major themes and trends to familiarize readers with key concepts that will be useful for future readings.  We included interviews and stories from people and organisations to provide an overview of what is happening to protect our environment, sustainable business, corporate philanthropy and good works in the Caribbean.  The following issues will provide more in-depth review, expert insights, research and case studies pertaining to developments at the local, regional and international levels. Read More