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October 2018

Green Skills Colloquium Event

Tuesday, 9 October 2018
12:00
to 14:00
54 on Bath Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg

JET Education Services, in collaboration with the National Business Initiative (NBI) and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, is convening a Green Skills Colloquium to support the development of the skills pipeline and strengthen the pathways for youth in the Green Economy. The Colloquium is being convened under the auspices of the New Skills for Youth (NS4Y) programme of the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, and forms part of the shared objective of the convening organisations to find scalable solutions to the challenge…

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Our Energy Context and the Energy Efficiency Guide Launch

Monday, 1 October 2018
12:00
to 13:30
Nedbank Head Office, Sandton

The National Business Initiative (NBI) in partnership with Nedbank and Carbon Trust is hosting the launch of The Energy Efficiency Guide. This is a practical guide for improved business competiveness through energy efficiency and energy management. We will explore the macroeconomic energy environment in South Africa with Nedbank’s Chief Economist, Dennis Dykes, illustrate the NBI’s plan for energy and energy efficiency over the next year, and introduce a practical guide to energy efficiency produced by Nedbank, NBI and Carbon Trust.…

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September 2018

Roadshow: Aligning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) To Business Strategy – Johannesburg

Friday, 28 September 2018
09:00
to 16:00
The Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Crowne Plaza, Rosebank Hotel, 10 Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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In response to social, economic and environmental pressures, a growing group of forward looking companies and sectors have begun to align their strategies and core business processes with the SDGs to manage risk and find new business opportunities. These companies also recognise that social, economic, and environmental stability and well-being are central to business sustainability. Those that can demonstrate their commitment and contribution towards the achievement of the SDGs increase their chances of remaining relevant and competitive in future. Join…

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Roadshow: Aligning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) To Business Strategy – Cape Town

Thursday, 27 September 2018
09:00
to 16:00
Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

In response to social, economic and environmental pressures, a growing group of forward looking companies and sectors have begun to align their strategies and core business processes with the SDGs to manage risk and find new business opportunities. These companies also recognise that social, economic, and environmental stability and well-being are central to business sustainability. Those that can demonstrate their commitment and contribution towards the achievement of the SDGs increase their chances of remaining relevant and competitive in future. Join…

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Roadshow: Aligning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) To Business Strategy – KZN

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
09:00
to 16:00
Coastlands Hotel, Umhlanga

In response to social, economic and environmental pressures, a growing group of forward looking companies and sectors have begun to align their strategies and core business processes with the SDGs to manage risk and find new business opportunities. These companies also recognise that social, economic, and environmental stability and well-being are central to business sustainability. Those that can demonstrate their commitment and contribution towards the achievement of the SDGs increase their chances of remaining relevant and competitive in future. Join…

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Thought Leadership Series: South Africa’s Draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018

Thursday, 20 September 2018
11:00
to 13:00
FutureSpace, Sandton

The draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018 (IRP) was released for public comment on the 27th of August 2018. Stakeholders are invited to submit written comments within 60 days of release. The draft IRP maps out how Government intends to manage electricity demand up until 2030. Companies spend a significant portion on electricity each year, and this is an opportunity to engage on the energy mix of the South African electricity sector, instead of considering electricity as merely a cost to…

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Strengthening the Capacity of TVET Colleges to Deliver Green Skills: Enabling Youth Transitions into the Green Economy

Tuesday, 18 September 2018
12:00
to 14:00
The Hilton Hotel Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa + Google Map

The South African Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges have the potential to deliver at scale, innovative programmes that respond to industry needs. However, to realise this potential fully, colleges and industry must find new and meaningful ways in which to work together to prepare youth for the ever-changing world of work. In the past few years, the National Business Initiative (NBI) and its partners: Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, Central Johannesburg College, the Nedbank Foundation’s Eyethu Community Trust…

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Lunch with Cas Coovadia – Making Land, Rand and Sense of South Africa (KZN)

Wednesday, 12 September 2018
12:00
to 14:00
Beverley Hills Hotel, Umhlanga

An invitation to an intimate reflection on recent developments in the country over lunch with Cas Coovadia (Chairman, The Banking Association of South Africa), Xolani Magojo (Chairperson, NBI KZN Regional Advisory Committee) and Joanne Yawitch (CEO:  The National Business Initiative). We invite you to join us to reflect on recent developments in the country and make sense of what these mean for business in the short to medium-term.  The 1H2018 started off under a romantic haze of nostalgia following leadership…

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August 2018

Information Session on Initiative to Expand Labour Market Opportunities for Youth in Technical Fields

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
12:00
to 14:00
The Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Crowne Plaza, Rosebank Hotel, 10 Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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South African youths continue to face a number of challenges in their attempts to make a successful transition to the labour market. Those who embark on technical pathways have limited options in the post-school learning environment and their access to workplace learning opportunities, is severely restricted. The National Business Initiative (NBI) and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, together with Government and implementing partners, have established an Initiative to facilitate entry pathways into technical occupations for large numbers of youths who show…

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