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October 2020

TLS: Organisational Culture Driven by a Values-Based Leadership

Friday, 23 October 2020
14:00
to 15:30
Via Zoom

“VALUES-BASED LEADERS CREATE AND LEAD VALUES-DRIVEN COMPANIES THAT ARE ENERGIZED, EQUIPPED AND ORGANIZED TO ACHIEVE POWERFUL GOALS.’’  Context: South Africa is growing increasingly impatient with the status quo, as expectations from society that corruption in both the private and public sectors will be dealt with decisively are not met. Ethics, Corporate Governance and Anti-Corruption Initiatives have never been more relevant and needed in South Africa. Organisational cultures that are driven by a Values-based Leadership are fundamental in creating and promoting…

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Online NBI Thought Leadership Series: Nature-Based Solutions for Water Security

Thursday, 8 October 2020
14:00
to 16:00
Via Zoom

In late 2019 the National Business Initiative (NBI) conducted research on the ways in which South African businesses think about and support nature-based solutions, based on interviews with a range of companies and financial institutions. In this work we set out to understand how businesses currently engage with the natural infrastructure that underpins their water security, what would enable further company action, and what data and evidence is needed to encourage internal buy-in. The results were fascinating and we look…

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September 2020

Understanding the Experiences of LGBTQI+ Employees in the Workplace

Wednesday, 30 September 2020
11:00
to 13:00
Via Microsoft Teams

The National Business Initiative (NBI) recently concluded research on Understanding the Experiences of LGBTQI+ Employees in the Workplace. By understanding the experiences of LGBTQI+ employees, companies are in a better position to formulate transformative policies and create inclusive cultures which recognise inclusion as a human right. Transformation efforts are multifaceted as they require systemic and behavioural changes. Some of the key findings reflected in the research Report emphasise the complexities of belonging in the workplace. Affirmation and inclusion extend to…

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August 2020

NBI Online Event: ACA SA – Innovative collaborations to drive our climate-smart economic recovery

Thursday, 13 August 2020
11:30
to 15:00
Via Zoom

Countries globally are facing the unprecedented challenge of stimulating their economies in the short-and medium-term in response to COVID-19. For a robust economic recovery, it is crucial that they ensure their economies are competitive and sustainable in the long-term. This event aims to build the capacity of city representatives as well as private sector stakeholders to engage on what a post-COVID green economic recovery could look like for South Africa and to share insight into what different stakeholders are doing…

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NBI’s SDGs Online Roadshow 2020

Thursday, 6 August 2020
12:00
to Friday, 7 August 2020
15:00
Via Zoom

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global framework for sustainable development that call for business involvement in their implementation at global, national and local scales. The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the deep interdependencies between business and economic sustainability as well as social and environmental wellbeing. The SDGs are specifically formulated to provide a guideline for how to build, transition and maintain businesses and economies that promote social equality and wellbeing as well as environmental resilience and regeneration. Had…

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NBI Online Event: Energy Management, Crises and Competitiveness

Wednesday, 5 August 2020
14:00
to 15:30
Via Zoom

Energy efficiency is the basis for competitiveness, long-term resilience and a vital part of a business’ crisis management toolkit. Integrating ambitious energy targets into a business strategy therefore allows leading companies to drive innovation in energy efficiency; achieving significant long-term value and increased reliability by: Reducing individual utility bills; Decreasing backup generation needs and up-front capital costs; Helping to stabilise electricity prices and volatility; Generating revenue and supporting the grid of the future; and Decreasing life-cycle costs and increasing value.…

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July 2020

Online Launch of the NBI Just Transitions Pathways Project

Tuesday, 28 July 2020
09:00
to 11:00
Via Zoom

Countries globally are facing the unprecedented challenge of stimulating their economies in the short and medium-term in response to COVID-19 and climate change in the long-term. Climate change and its impacts, is a significant threat to South Africa’s economy. It is crucial that we ensure our economy is competitive and sustainable in the long-term. This is especially true for South Africa where it is possible that a key element of any post COVID-19 economic stimulus is green stimulus. Increasingly finance…

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NBI Online Event: Green Recovery: Stimulating Post-COVID Economic Competitiveness in South Africa

Thursday, 9 July 2020
14:00
to 15:30
Via Zoom

South Africa is severely exposed to climate risk, which in turn amplifies the effects of other environmental and social challenges, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we need to embrace and carefully consider transitioning our economy to one that is green, low-carbon, socially inclusive, and more resilient. Doing so will bring its own challenges in terms of ensuring a just transition for all sectors of society. We also face the immediate need of rebuilding the economy post this…

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Online Event: Core indicators for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Friday, 3 July 2020
15:00
to 16:00
Via Microsoft Teams

Leading companies around the world have taken steps to prioritise the SDGs and incorporate them into their core businesses. The PWC SDGs Challenge 2019 shows that 77% of responding South African companies mention the SDGs in their reporting in one form or another. The challenge is that while there are guidelines on how companies should report on the SDGs, each company tends to develop their own approach based on the data they have available. South Africa, along with other UN…

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