Continent is responsible for just 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions but disproportionately exposed to risks of climate change. Lucas Chaumontet and Younes Zrikem, Business Day, 25 February 2021.
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A concerted effort is being made through a variety of programmes to create new job opportunities and career pathways for millions of unemployed youth
In South Africa, there are 8.5 million unemployed young people literally sitting around with nothing to do. Silke Colquhoun, African Decisions.
NBI CEO Joanne Yawitch was interviewed today on CapeTalk by John Maytham to discuss the ‘Just Transition Finance Roadmaps in South Africa and India’ Project.
|This new multi-partner initiative aims to define the role that finance plays in supporting South Africa and India’s transition to more climate-resilient economies. The coalition of partners, working towards sustainable growth and development in their respective countries, highlight how funding can play a key role in supporting just energy transitions, through the development of finance roadmaps. Listen to the podcast here.|
|A new multi-partner initiative has been launched with the aim of defining the role that finance can and should play in supporting both South Africa and India’s aspirations to implement “just transitions” to more climate-resilient economies. Terence Creamer, Engineering News, 19 January 2021.|
|NBI’s Head of TAMDEV, Ruth Troskie was interviewed on SAFM’s Life Happens with Phemelo Motene, discussing NBI’s Technical Assistance, Mentorship and Development (TAMDEV) Programme both during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Listen here.|
I was privileged to participate in a CEO thought leadership dialogue arranged by the National Business Initiative on how inclusive organisations drive a high-performance culture. Basani Maluleke, Business Day, 17 December 2020.
Joanne Yawitch, NBI CEO, has been appointed as a member of the Inaugural Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission (P4C)
|The Commission will advise on South Africa’s just transition to a low-carbon, inclusive, climate change resilient economy and society, as well as provide guidance on matters of adaptation & mitigation. Read details here.|
|International Anti-Corruption Day is commemorated annually on 9 December in recognition of the United Nations Convention against Corruption which was signed in Mexico in 2003. NBI’s Head of Social Transformation, GuguMcLaren-Ushewokunze was interviewed yesterday on NewzRoom Afrika, discussing the impact of corruption in the private sector. View here.|
What should corporations publicly report on their approach to, and performance on, nonfinancial issues such as opposing corruption, as well as other environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters? And should the information they provide on these matters be independently verified? David Lewis and Stephen Gelb, Business Day, 2 December 2020.