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September 2017

NBI Member Companies: Business and Government COP23 Partnership: Opportunity to Showcase Company Initiatives

Thursday, 28 September 2017
to 15:00

The South African government and participating NBI member companies are hosting an exhibition at COP23 taking place in Bonn, Germany in November 2017. This showcase will demonstrate world-class climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts undertaken by South African business. As an NBI Member Company, we would like for you to be part of this significant opportunity by featuring your company’s climate action successes in the high-level video of the South African story that will be played at our exhibition space…

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Launch: Unlocking Water Investment in South Africa

Wednesday, 6 September 2017
to 18:00

The National Business Initiative (NBI) is pleased to announce the launch of a new project entitled Kopano ya Metsi (‘meeting for water’ in Sesotho). Kopano ya Metsi aims to analyse the current and potential role of private sector investment (specifically Public Private Partnerships) as one of the solutions to the water sector funding gap. The project, which is to be implemented over two years, will take an inclusive, bottom up approach through engagement with key experts in the water, municipal…

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August 2017

Thought Leadership Series: Achieving Gender Equality in South Africa’s Corporate Sector

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
to 14:00

The National Business Initiative (NBI) and the Global Compact Network SA are hosting a Thought Leadership Session on Gender Equality in the corporate sector. Gender inequality in the workplace mirrors inequalities in society more broadly, and in complex ways intersect with issues of power relations, race, and class with black women often at the lowest end of the hierarchies. As part of the NBI’s work with companies on social and economic transformation, the upcoming session will begin an action-focused conversation with…

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Adaptation Consultation Session with Government – Johannesburg

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
to 14:00

The National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Department of Water and Sanitation, is hosting a government consultation session for the monitoring and evaluation of climate resilience within the water sector. The purpose of the consultation is for the private sector to be informed of the work that government is doing and to discuss the suitability of the proposed indicators. Please contact Naseema Elias should you require any further information.

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NBI Thought Leadership Series: The Business Role in a Circular Economy

Thursday, 17 August 2017
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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The circular economy provides a sustainable development model that maintains resources at their true value, reduces wastage and pollution while allowing for growth. Inherently, such an approach can additionally support business reductions in carbon emissions. This high-level National Business Initiative (NBI) workshop will offer insights into understanding the barriers and enablers that businesses encounter while attempting to transition their business model to fit within the circular economy. Please click ACCEPT should you be an NBI Member Company and wish to attend this TLS.

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Business and Government COP 23 Partnership: Showcasing South African Business Leadership And Good Practice

Thursday, 3 August 2017
to 15:00

The National Business Initiative (NBI) invites you to pursue the opportunity of having your company’s climate stewardship promoted at COP 23 in Bonn, Germany. In South Africa, the NBI and member companies Exxaro, Sasol and Eskom would like you to participate and contribute towards setting up an exhibition at COP 23 that will demonstrate and promote the world-class climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts undertaken by South African business. Please contact Naseema Elias for further details regarding the exhibition or…

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A Study on Work Integrated Learning: Dissemination of the Findings – KwaZulu-Natal

Tuesday, 1 August 2017
to 14:00

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. Having already taken place in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the NBI invites you or the appropriate person in your organisation to take part in a Thought Leadership and Dialogue Discussion to discuss the…

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July 2017

Thought Leadership Session on Business Opportunities Through the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
to 18:00

The National Business Initiative and Investec are hosting an afternoon session on opportunities for business to use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to further their core business interests and support development. A report by the Business Commission on Sustainable Development entitled Better Business Better World, estimates that the SDGs will open up business opportunities to the tune of US$ 12 trillion globally through four economic systems of Food and Agriculture; Cities; Energy & Minerals; and Health & Well-Being. Please RSVP…

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NBI Executive Dinner: NBI Socio-Economic Scenario and Energy Pathway Executive – Johannesburg

Thursday, 20 July 2017
to 20:30

The National Business Initiative (NBI) is hosting 4 high level discussions, based on the successful model used in the NBI National Development Plan (NDP) Programme, on the role of business in shaping South Africa’s future for its member companies. We will be using the tried and tested socio-economic scenarios and energy pathways developed by the NBI to help structure the conversation. The dinners’ will use the tangible and urgent requirement to act now towards a transition to a lower carbon economy…

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