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December 2017

A visual display of the South African CDP Water Report 2017

Wednesday, 6 December 2017
16:00
to 18:00
Sasol, Sasol Place, Sandton

Join us at the launch of the NBI’s 2017 CDP South Africa Water report, where we will consider the status of corporate water resilience in South Africa in the context of significant national water security challenges Water scarcity is a global challenge, but the implications for South Africa are significant. In South Africa it is estimated that by 2030 water demand will exceed supply. Companies have already felt water impacts on their business in a variety of provinces, with last…

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February 2018

Launch: South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas (SARVA), 2nd Edition – Johannesburg

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
11:00
to 13:00
The Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Crowne Plaza, Rosebank Hotel, 10 Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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The Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the National Business Initiative (NBI) are hosting a hardcopy launch of the 2nd Edition of the South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas (SARVA). First published in 2012, the SARVA has been updated to reflect an enhanced knowledge of future climate change in South Africa and places greater emphasis on specific themes and case studies. The hard copy SARVA is complemented by an online portal, managed by…

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Kopano Ya Metsi 2nd Expert Roundtable: Water Infrastructure Financing In South Africa – Johannesburg

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
09:30
to 13:00
Hilton Hotel Sandton

Kopano Ya Metsi 2nd Expert Roundtable: Water Infrastructure Financing In South Africa At this expert roundtable we will focus on how the water sector can meaningfully attract investment and address the water financing gap, which now stands at R890 billion. Please click here to RSVP.

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March 2018

Thought Leadership Series: Carbon Regulation in South Africa – Johannesburg

Thursday, 1 March 2018
13:00
to 15:00
Hilton Hotel Sandton

The regulation of carbon emissions in South Africa has become increasingly advanced and multi-faceted. This includes the publication of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations in April 2017, the publication of the Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations in July 2017 (and the associated declaration of greenhouse gases as priority pollutants), and more recently, the release of the Carbon Tax Bill for public comment in December 2017. Linked to these existing efforts to manage domestic carbon emissions is the associated process of agreeing…

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Thought Leadership Series: The 4th Industrial Revolution and The Future of Work in South Africa – Johannesurg

Wednesday, 14 March 2018
14:00
to 16:30
BLSA Offices, Sandton

The NBI and Adcorp are hosting the first in a thought leadership series that will explore the “4th Industrial Revolution” from the perspective of what it might mean for our economy and how we can engage with it to create new opportunities and jobs that support the vision of the National Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals. Click to ACCEPT if you are a NBI Member.

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Thought Leadership Series: Electric Vehicles on the Rise – Johannesburg

Monday, 19 March 2018
01:00
to 03:00
FutureSpace, Sandton

The electric vehicle (EV) market has also been steadily growing. In 2016, the cumulative sale of electric passenger cars and utility vans passed 1 million units, and in January 2017, the monthly sale of passenger EVs (including plug-in hybrids, all-electric cars and conventional hybrids) surpassed conventional car sales for the first time. But what does this global momentum on EVs mean for South Africa, if at all? To what extent will this affect local car manufacturers and the local market,…

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Thought Leadership Series: Approaches to Economic and Social Transformation – Johannesburg

Tuesday, 20 March 2018
14:00
to 16:30
Sanlam, Sandton, 11 Alice Lane
Sandton, South Africa
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As part of the NBI’s Transformation Programme, the Thought Leadership Series (TLS) will explore approaches to contributing towards creating an equal and just South African society. Transformation is a complex and layered issue that continues to pose a significant challenge for companies. The complexity of the issue is confounded further by the context in which organisations operate: sector, location, size etc., meaning that there are multiple and varied ways to have an impact. The purpose of this Thought Leadership dialogue…

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April 2018

CDP Climate Change and Water Workshops 2018 – Johannesburg

Tuesday, 17 April 2018
10:00
to 13:00
Investec, Sandton

The 2018 CDP workshops will provide companies with feedback on key outcomes from the 2017 CDP reporting round and give companies an update on what to expect for 2018. The workshops will focus on: The past performance of CDP responding companies, updates on the CDP process this year, including the scoring methodology and common errors in responding, an update on Science Based Targets and TCFD requirements; and CDP’s ‘Reimagining Disclosure’ project, including the introduction of sector-based questionnaires. You are welcome…

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Thought Leadership Series: The State of Transformation

Tuesday, 17 April 2018
14:00
to 16:00
FutureSpace, Sandton

The National Business Initiative (NBI) is hosting a Thought Leadership Series Dialogue on Transformation to unpack where South Africa is in addressing inequality and inequity. This Thought Leadership Series dialogue builds on the previous one that looked at businesses’ contribution in driving economic and social transformation. Our contributors will explore the journey South Africa has taken in working towards creating an equitable and inclusive society, and highlight the persisting and existing challenges that remain, looking at the key drivers and…

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