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June 2021

Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa Launch

Thursday, 3 June 2021
10:00
to 11:30
Via Zoom

The year 2021 is pivotal in the race to tackle climate change, and countries have a limited amount of time for action. Responding effectively to this global challenge involves a massive transformation in financial markets. The scale of financial and other resources needed to achieve this transformation is in the order of hundreds of billions of US dollars.  This transformation must involve a country-driven shift toward policies and technologies that catalyse new investments and mainstream climate change into existing systems,…

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Intergenerational Leadership Dialogue: Solidarity in the Workplace

Friday, 18 June 2021
11:00
to 13:00
Via Zoom

Why are Intergenerational Leadership Dialogues crucial for achieving solidarity in the workplace? Achieving solidarity in the workplace is a nuanced and complex journey with intergenerational dialogues as one of the most important vehicles to transport us there. Enhanced solidarity creates more inclusive work cultures and therefore more cohesive workplaces. The National Business Initiative (NBI) has recognised that intergenerational leadership is an important aspect of transformation and equity and have created a platform to critically explore how workplaces engage around generational…

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Collectively Growing Township Economies: An opportunity to create bridges between the formal and township economy

Tuesday, 29 June 2021
10:00
to 12:00
Via Microsoft Teams

Persistent and increasingly high levels of youth unemployment in South Africa present one of the greatest obstacles to achieving equitable and inclusive economic growth. Given the scale of the challenges and the current economic context, youth unemployment will not be solved through labour absorption in the formal sector alone. Growing our Township Economies is vital for creating entry-level learning and employment opportunities for young people where they live, and also to upskill marginalised youth who lack formal post-school education, with…

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July 2021

Launch of WBCSD’s Vision 2050: Time to Transform

Thursday, 15 July 2021
10:00
to 11:30
Via Zoom

The National Business Initiative (NBI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are hosting the South African launch of Vision 2050: Time to Transform. We’ll be asking how business can lead the transformations needed for 9+ billion people to live well, within planetary boundaries by 2050. The world faces three critical challenges: the climate emergency, nature loss and mounting inequality. Only collaboration at unprecedented levels between business, government and civil society, will create the impact and scale required…

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August 2021

The public release of the Power Sector Decarbonisation Report from the NBI Just Transition Pathways project – Our future is renewable

Wednesday, 11 August 2021
12:00
to 14:00
Via Zoom

We are excited to share the first in a series of report chapters on the decarbonisation pathways for the South African economy. Join us on 11th August 2021 as we release the findings of the NBI Just Transition Pathways project for the South African power sector as a draft chapter for public consultation. Background: South Africa and her people are extremely vulnerable to the physical risk of climate change and our economy is vulnerable to the transition risk presented by…

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CEO Dialogue: Gender Diversity and Women Empowerment in the Workplace

Tuesday, 17 August 2021
10:00
to 11:30
Via Zoom

Imperial in partnership with the National Business Initiative (NBI), under the NBI’s Social Transformation: Bold and Transformative Leadership Pathway are hosting a CEO Thought Leadership Dialogue as we unpack Gender Diversity and Women Empowerment in the Workplace. The NBI’s CEO Thought Leadership Dialogue Series is an important virtual engagement for business leaders. It is an opportunity to explore both challenges and opportunities, lessons and best practice vital to our economic recovery, as well as co-created approaches and interventions that drive…

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September 2021

Intergenerational Leadership Dialogue – Cultivating Bold Young Leadership for the Future

Wednesday, 8 September 2021
11:00
to 13:00
Via Zoom

Why is it important to cultivate bold young leaders? The innovative energy and leadership vision of young people is an important contributing factor in driving transformation and equity in the workplace. Young leaders play a critical role in translating aspirations for inclusive and sustainable economies into practical actions. The National Business Initiative (NBI) developed the Intergenerational Leadership Dialogues as a platform to critically explore how different workplaces engage different generations as an important component of transformation and equity. These discussions…

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October 2021

Just Transition Pathways Project: Public release of the mining sector and the petrochemicals and chemicals sector decarbonisation reports

Tuesday, 12 October 2021
14:00
to 15:30
Via Zoom

The decarbonisation report chapters for both the mining as well as the petrochemicals and chemicals sectors are now ready to be shared! We are excited for you to join us as we release these findings as part of the broader NBI-BUSA-BCG Just Transition Pathways project for public consultation. The National Business Initiative (NBI) launched the Just Transition Pathways research project in 2020 in partnership with Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Together, with a broad…

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CEO Dialogues: Nation Building in the Time of a Crisis | How Deliberate & Conscious Leadership is Driving the Social State of the Nation

Wednesday, 13 October 2021
09:00
to 10:30
Via Zoom

The National Business Initiative (NBI) in partnership with Shell, under the NBI’s Social Transformation Bold and Transformative Leadership Pathway, is hosting a second CEO Thought Leadership Dialogue, as we explore How Deliberate & Conscious Leadership is Driving the Social State of the Nation. The NBI’s CEO Thought Leadership Dialogue Series is an influential virtual engagement platform for business leaders. It provides an opportunity to explore the challenges, opportunities, lessons and best practice essential to our economic recovery and transformation within…

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