The Ekurhuleni MMC for Water, Sanitation, and Energy, Tiisetso Nkentle, recently launched foot-operated handwashing facilities and distributed sanitiser in the Qalabotsha informal settlement, in Daveyton. Simphiwe Nkosi, Benoni City Times, 22 June 2020.
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The Covid-19 crisis is presenting governments and businesses with an opportunity to accelerate the shift to a low-carbon economy that allows current and future generations to prosper. Wendy Dobson, Business Day, 22 June 2020.
The City of Ekurhuleni is working hard to ensure enough water is available in informal settlements.
MMC for Water and Sanitation Clr Tiisetso Nketle, together with representatives of the business alliance Business for South Africa and the National Business Initiative, donated hand washing units to families of Qalabosha Informal Settlement in Daveyton on June 10. Kempton Express, 15 June 2020.
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has increased its shareholding in coal and renewable energy company Exxaro Resources to just over 15%, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Exxaro stated in a stock exchange news service announcement on Monday.
The National Business Initiative (NBI) is excited to announce the launch, on 11 May 2020, of our Benchmark Report: Understanding the Private Sector’s Approach to Anti-Corruption. Click here to read the report.
Environmental data is a crucial lever for informed decision-making, long-term economic resilience and competitiveness. CDP, as the leading global platform for the measurement and reporting of corporate climate change information, is once again working with companies to track corporate leadership and progress towards a thriving, low carbon and resilient future. Read here.
|A South African innovation is helping people living in informal settlements access water to wash their hands… we can help place them in every community. GOODTHINGSGUY, 7 May 2020.|
As countries across the world grapple with the fallout from COVID-19, there is growing acknowledgment that the traditional linear approach to economic growth is no longer sustainable. Many experts believe that the crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity to embrace a new approach, and many countries are already taking active steps towards growing a circular economy. Department of Science and Innovation, 29 April 2020.
As COVID-19 takes hold in countries around the world, we are being challenged to respond to a global pandemic in poorer urban communities already facing multiple risks. CDKN, Lisa McNamara, 20 April 2020.
The National Business Initiative (NBI) would like to inform our members of an interesting benchmarking project that we will be embarking on this year, which is an update to the Transparency in Corporate Reporting 2016 Report. This work will be undertaken by Corruption Watch (the South African chapter of Transparency International) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), in partnership with the NBI, under the NBI’s Ethical Leadership and Anti-Corruption Programme. NBI, 17 April 2020.