|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, Gugu McLaren-Ushewokunze was interviewed yesterday on NewzRoom Afrika, discussing the impact of corruption in the private sector. View here.|
Today, the National Business Initiative together with our partners Corruption Watch and ODI are excited to announce the launch of the Transparency in Corporate Reporting (TRAC), which explores the reporting practices of South African companies: Transparency in Corporate Reporting: South Africa 2020 (TRAC SA 2020)
A donation of 200 newly foot-engineered standpipes and 8 hand wash units, sponsored by The Grundfos Foundation, will be distributed in the Enoch Mgijima (Chris Hani District) and Amahlathi (Amatole District) Municipalities in the Eastern Cape on Friday, 20 November 2020, by the National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with COGTA, BLSA, DBSA & DWS. The standpipes have been designed by Status Management Services, in collaboration with the NBI’s Technical Assistance, Mentorship and Development (TAMDEV) programme.
Alex McNamara, NBI Programme Manager: Climate & Water, was interviewed on SAfmRadio about the upcoming Annual Water Stewardship Event 2020.
The event takes place virtually on Tuesday, 17th November 2020, and will explore how investments in the South African water sector can generate economic growth, employment opportunities, as well as support a post-COVID-19 green recovery. Listen to the full interview, here: Moneyweb, 9 November 2020.
NBI’s Head: Social Transformation, Gugu McLaren-Ushewokunze was interviewed by John Maytham on CapeTalk today, discussing the question: “Is diversity training in South Africa still practiced?”.
Listen to the podcast of this interview and learn more about the NBI’s work around social transformation, inclusion and cohesion, by clicking here.
The National Business Initiative (NBI) has just released our latest report: Understanding the Experiences of LGBTQI+ Employees in the Workplace.
A key insight is that meaningful transformation is reflected in workplaces where people are affirmed in their identities. Read the report here.
|The National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) on Tuesday launched this exciting new project, which explores a just transition to a low carbon economy for South Africa. The Just Transition Pathway project is a collaborative study to accelerate Green Stimulus and create a unified voice for South African business at COP26. The project aims to unlock and channel both local, as well as international support, towards high impact areas while mobilising co-ordinated cross-industry collaboration. The first phase of the project will generate a high-level pathways blueprint, including detailed design of the pathways. For further details on this project and the opportunities for you and your CEOs to get involved, please contact: Steve Nicholls.|
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.
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.