Business Action for Sustainable Growth
National Business Initiative
Find out what the NBI is doing to drive collection action within the NDP
National Development Plan
Find out what the 17 SDGs are and how your company can get involved
Sustainable Development Goals
Find out how the NBI envisages a responsive and accessible South African skills pipeline
The National Business Initiative (NBI) is a voluntary coalition of South African and multinational companies, working towards sustainable growth and development in South Africa and the shaping of a sustainable future through responsible business action, thereby demonstrating business action for sustainable growth. Since our inception in 1995, the NBI has made a distinct impact in, amongst others, the spheres of housing delivery, crime prevention, local economic development, public sector capacity building, further education and training, schooling, public, private partnerships, energy efficiency and climate change.
The NBI is a global network partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the focal point of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Local Network in South Africa and an implementation partner of the CEO Water Mandate, We Mean Business (WMB) and the CDP.
The NBI’s strategy is addressing issues of Economic Transition and Social Transformation through Thought Leadership, Capacity Building and Collective Action programmes and projects. To achieve our strategic objectives the NBI work is divided into core work streams of strategic projects, environmental sustainability and social sustainability.
Save the 2016 Academic Year
Government and business leaders have made a unanimous call to all stakeholders to help save the 2016 academic year while the engagements on fees continue. Read here.
Paris Agreement to enter into force much earlier than expected – 6 October 2016
Read the NBI Quick Brief entitled: “Paris Agreement to enter into force much earlier than expected”, here.
NBI: Gold Medal Winner
The National Business Initiative (NBI) received 1st prize, an Olympic Gold Medal, for the best project in the “Trade and Economics” category at last night’s British High Commission Prosperity Fund Awards cocktail evening held in Tswane. This was in recognition for the outstanding work done by the NBI on the National Development Plan (NDP) project. For further details on the NBI’s NDP project, please contact Alex McNamara or download the report from our website.