NBI COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Business Action for Sustainable Growth

National Business Initiative

A showcase of business in action for sustainable growth

NBI Membership: NBI Member Spotlight

Find out what the NBI is doing to drive collection action within the NDP

National Development Plan

Find out what the 17 SDGs are and how your company can get involved

Sustainable Development Goals

Find out how the NBI envisages a responsive and accessible South African skills pipeline


previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow

The National Business Initiative (NBI) is a voluntary coalition of South African and multinational companies, working towards sustainable growth and development in South Africa and the shaping of a sustainable future through responsible business action, thereby demonstrating business action for sustainable growth. Since our inception in 1995, the NBI has made a distinct impact in, amongst others, the spheres of housing delivery, crime prevention, local economic development, public sector capacity building, further education and training, schooling, public, private partnerships, energy efficiency and climate change.

The NBI is a global network partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a partner of the CEO Water Mandate, We Mean Business (WMB) and of CDP.

The NBI’s strategy is addressing issues of Economic and Social Transformation through Thought Leadership, Capacity Building and Collective Action programmes and projects. To achieve our strategic objectives the NBI work is divided into core work streams of strategic projects, environmental sustainability and social sustainability.

How We Work

How We Work

Our strategy and ways of working are intended to result in three key outcomes: NBI members are recognised as a source of innovation and positive action and as a trusted implementation partner;
Read More


The NBI’s strategy is underpinned by the following fundamental beliefs: We believe that: A sustainable society is possible. The social contract between business and society needs to be renegotiated.
Read More
Latest News

Latest News

Latest News from the NBI:
Read Here

Our International Partners

ceo water mandate logo

Our Members