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December 2016

A VISUAL DISPLAY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CDP WATER REPORT 2016

Thursday, 1 December and times to be 16:00 to 18:00
The Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel,
The Crowne Plaza, Rosebank Hotel, 10 Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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Please join us for a packed water launch in 2016, as we discuss the key findings from CDP Water for 2016, hear from the National Planning Commission on future water development in South Africa and consider the role of water in a low carbon economy.

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November 2016

NBI THOUGHT LEADERSHIP SERIES (TLS) ON THE WWF WATER RISK FILTER

Tuesday, 29 November and times to be 11:30 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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Water risk, whether related to the current national drought or more systemic risks factors, is as relevant in South Africa today than at any other point in our contemporary history. The completion of a water risk assessment is instrumental in understanding risk to company operations, reputation and business growth.

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NBI TRANSFORMATION DIALOGUE SERIES

Tuesday, 22 November and times to be 11:30 to 14:00
Sanlam, Sandton,
11 Alice Lane
Sandton, South Africa
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The NBI’s overarching strategic focus is to enable member company participation in contributing to economic transition and social transformation. This implies not only a positive relationship between business and society, but also a corporate sector that demonstrates a commitment to internal transformation including to addressing issues of equity and diversity. The NBI has planned a series of dialogues that address key political and transformation issues in a practical and positive way that will start now and continue into 2017.

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NBI Membership Council Meeting

Thursday, 17 November and times to be 16:00 to 18:00
Arup, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg,
Arup, Melrose Arch
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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Building Partnerships for the Protection of Children – Johannesburg

Tuesday, 8 November and times to be 09:30 to 16:30
The Executive Dining Rooms – Nedbank,
Sandton
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Each year, millions of children around the globe are lured or forced into exploitation. The trafficking in adults and children for sexual purposes is a lucrative illegal business everywhere in the world. Globally, children comprise nearly one-third of all trafficking victims. In Africa, nearly two-thirds of victims are believed to be minors. In May this year, CRES in partnership with Nedbank and the Global Compact Network South Africa hosted an initial business dialogue on how South African business can act against…

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October 2016

A visual display of the South African CDP Climate Change Report 2016 – Johannesburg

Tuesday, 25 October and times to be 16:30 to 18:30
KPMG, Parktown,
Johannesburg,
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2016 shows a record number of South African companies on the global Climate A-list. In addition to reviewing the results of the international and South Africa CDP questionnaire analysis, this year’s CDP launch will critically look at the question of ‘economic transition and energy reform’ and provide a deeper analysis of the performance of South African companies. Please e-mail Naseema Elias for further details.

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Public Seminar: Understanding Science Based Targets for GHG Emission Reductions – Cape Town

Thursday, 20 October and times to be 09:30 to 13:30
Atlantic Imbizo Conference & Function Studio, Clocktower, V & A Waterfront,
Cape Town, South Africa
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The National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with WWF South Africa and the CDP, are hosting a public seminar detailing the various Science Based Target setting methods for greenhouse gas emission reductions, and what they mean for your company. Science Based Targets are gaining prominence amongst international companies for setting carbon emission reduction goals in line with climate science. Globally 184 companies have committed to setting these targets yet this remains a relatively new knowledge area for South African businesses,…

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Public Seminar: Understanding Science Based Targets for GHG Emission Reductions – Johannesburg

Wednesday, 19 October and times to be 09:30 to 13:30
The Hilton Hotel Sandton,
Johannesburg, South Africa
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The National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with WWF South Africa and the CDP, are hosting a public seminar detailing the various Science Based Target setting methods for greenhouse gas emission reductions, and what they mean for your company. Science Based Targets are gaining prominence amongst international companies for setting carbon emission reduction goals in line with climate science. Globally 184 companies have committed to setting these targets yet this remains a relatively new knowledge area for South African businesses,…

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Open Thought Leadership Series Event: International Business Trends, Carbon Pricing & Pre-COP22 Dialogue with Nigel Topping – Jophannesburg

Monday, 17 October and times to be 13:00 to 15:00
The Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel,
The Crowne Plaza, Rosebank Hotel, 10 Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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The National Business Initiative (NBI) is delighted to welcome Nigel Topping, CEO of We Mean Business, to South Africa for a strategic session focusing on global business trends post-Paris and what this means for South African companies leading into COP22 in Morocco this November.

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Water Risk and Solutions for Industry – Cape Town

Thursday, 13 October and times to be 16:00 to 18:30
GreenCape Offices,
18 Roeland Street Cape Town
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GreenCape, WWF-SA, NBI and Sanlam are hosting the Cape Town launch of the High-Resolution Water Risk Filter for South Africa - a new addition to WWF’s Water Risk tool that quantifies water-related risks for all industries and offers guidance on what to do to mitigate them.  From risk to resilience, and a water secure future for South Africa.

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