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May 2017

A Study on Work Integrated Learning: Dissemination of the Findings – Johannesburg

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
12:00
to 14:00
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In July 2016, the National Business Initiative (NBI) on behalf of the Education and Skills Task Team, which forms part of the Presidential Business Working Group, conducted research into the opportunities and blockages relating to the implementation of effective workplace-based learning (WBL) across the South African economy. The research sought to understand the practical implications of WBL for employers; and find ways in which to support the employability of learners who proceed through different forms of WBL. The NBI is…

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2017 Membership Council Meeting

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
10:30
to 12:30
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The National Business Initiative (NBI) wishes to notify you of the upcoming Membership Council Meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 from 10:00 for 10:30 to 12:30. Kindly note that this is an important meeting as there are two NBI Board positions up for election which will require member ratification as per the NBI’s Memorandum of Incorporation.

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April 2017

Workshop: Business Partnering with Local Government – Cape Town

Wednesday, 12 April 2017
09:30
to 14:30
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The success of local government is the success of all South Africans. There can be no effective social transformation and economic transition in South Africa without a strong role played by municipalities. Local government is a key sphere of government, responsible for a range of service delivery areas that interface directly with companies, their employees and communities. Building on existing initiatives by the private sector to support municipalities and enhance service delivery is key to ensuring a resilient and productive…

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Workshop: Business Partnering with Local Government – Johannesburg

Friday, 7 April 2017
09:30
to 14:30
The Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Crowne Plaza, Rosebank Hotel, 10 Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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The success of local government is the key to success of all South Africans. There can be no effective social transformation and economic transition in South Africa without a strong role played by municipalities. Local government is a key sphere of government, responsible for a range of service delivery areas that interface directly with companies, their employees and communities. Building on existing initiatives by the private sector to support municipalities and enhance service delivery is key to ensuring a resilient…

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Climate Change Adaptation Workshop: Managing Climate-related Business

Wednesday, 5 April 2017
09:30
to 15:00
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The National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with the Global Change Institute (GCI) is hosting an exclusive workshop on the application of climate change information for adaptation, and its relevance for businesses in South Africa at the University of Witwatersrand,

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Roundtable for Social and Ethics Committee Members of Company Boards

Tuesday, 4 April 2017
10:00
to 13:00
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By April 2012, boards of designated companies were expected to have set up Social and Ethics Committees, with a mandate to report back to shareholders annually on the company’s performance on a range of social, governance and environmental responsibilities. This is in accordance with section 72 (4) of the Companies Act 71 0f 2008. Five years since the Regulation became effective, it is under review by the Department of Trade and Industry. One recurring issue for many companies and for…

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March 2017

Applying a Science-based Target methodology in the South African context – Pretoria

Thursday, 30 March 2017
09:00
to 12:00
Exxaro, Pretoria West, Corner of Roger Dyason & Voortrekker Road
Pretoria West, Gauteng, South Africa
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The National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with We Mean Business (WMB), is hosting an exclusive seminar for members only, intent on exploring the local application of The Sectoral Decarbonisation Approach in South Africa. In our discussion with local companies and international partners it seems that the Sectoral Decarbonisation Approach is the most appropriate method for setting science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for most companies in South Africa. Applying this methodology in South Africa will provide a useful indication of…

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Annual Members Meeting of Global Compact Network SA

Tuesday, 28 March 2017
10:00
to 13:00
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The Global Compact Network South Africa and the National Business Initiative (NBI) are hosting the Annual Members Meeting of Global Compact participants in South Africa. The meeting brings together all existing signatories, partners and companies that are interested in integrating the UNGC 10 Principles and Sustainable Development Goals into core corporate strategy. Please contact Achieng Ojwang for further information.

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Applying a Science-based Target methodology in the South African context – Cape Town

Thursday, 23 March 2017
13:30
to 16:00
PwC, V&A Waterfront, 5 Silo Square, V & A Waterfront
Cape Town, South Africa
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The National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with We Mean Business (WMB), is hosting an exclusive seminar for members only, intent on exploring the local application of The Sectoral Decarbonisation Approach in South Africa. In our discussion with local companies and international partners it seems that the Sectoral Decarbonisation Approach is the most appropriate method for setting science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for most companies in South Africa. Applying this methodology in South Africa will provide a useful indication of…

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