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April 2019

Creating a Culture of Inclusion Innovation Working Group

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
12:00
to 16:00
General Electric, Houghton

The National Business Initiative (NBI) invites you to participate in the innovation working group focused on creating a culture of inclusion and belonging, which is interested in how organisations unlock value and innovation through improving representation and diversity. The Innovation Working Group aims to create a space where member companies can build innovative and collaborative approaches to transformation challenges that will ensure diverse and productive workforces with improved retention. The objectives of the working group are to: Share and learn…

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NBI Membership Council Meeting April 2019

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
14:00
to 16:30
FirstRand, Sandton

The National Business Initiative (NBI) wishes to notify you of the upcoming Membership Council Meeting scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, from 13:30 for 14:00 to 16:30.  Please note that at this meeting, given that the current NBI Board term comes to an end in April, a new Board is to be appointed. We will also report back on the NBI’s impact over the last year and an exciting keynote input. Please contact: Jo-Anne Stanford for further…

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March 2019

Roundtable: Understanding the Gender Pay-Gap in South Africa

Friday, 8 March 2019
13:00
to 15:00
Sanlam, Sandton, 11 Alice Lane
Sandton, South Africa
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The National Business Initiative (NBI) is hosting a roundtable discussion to unpack the gender pay-gap in South African workplaces. It is estimated that women in South Africa earn 23% less than men. The gender pay-gap reinforces inequality in the most unequal society in the world. Given that most South African households are headed by women, the pay-gap between men and women has far-reaching consequences, including in the workplace. Companies can unlock higher levels of productivity, morale and retention by taking active…

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Kopano ya Metsi: Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Roundtable

Friday, 1 March 2019
10:00
to 13:30
Protea Hotel, Hatfield

The National Business Initiative (NBI) and South African Local Government Association (SALGA) invite are hosting an expert roundtable on how we transform the wastewater sector in South Africa into an economic success story. The roundtable will focus on understanding how wastewater can be tackled in a system-wide approach, and how we can build on our existing efforts. The session will be limited to key role-players in the water, wastewater and municipal space. Please contact Mmaphefo Twala for further details: MmaphefoT@nbi.org.za

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February 2019

NBI/Brand South Africa: An Investor’s Perspective on South Africa’s Investment Context

Wednesday, 27 February 2019
10:00
to 12:30
Brand South Africa Offices

The events of 2018 cemented the year as one of reckoning both locally and globally. Geopolitical and global dynamics continued to point towards increasing global uncertainty as a result of brewing trade wars, Brexit, increased trade protectionism and challenges to global free trade. These trends of uncertainty, self-interest and greed played out locally in the form of the insidious elements of state capture and corporate fraud. If the previous year was for reckoning, 2019 is predicted to be one of…

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Thought Leadership Series: Cop24 Feedback – Key Outcomes Agreed at the UN Climate Talks in Katowice, Poland

Wednesday, 13 February 2019
12:00
to 14:00
The Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Crowne Plaza, Rosebank Hotel, 10 Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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This session will unpack the meaning and significance of COP24, both globally and for South African business, focusing on the following key questions: What are the key outcomes of COP24? What are the implications of the Paris Rulebook for business, and in particular, for South African companies? What does the science say and are we getting there? What is the economic opportunity of bold climate action through We Mean Business? We will also showcase our Augmented Reality Infographic which demonstrates…

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November 2018

Thought Leadership Series – The 4th Industrial Revolution and The Future of Work in South Africa

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
14:00
to 16:30
FutureSpace, Sandton

The National Business Initiative (NBI) and Adcorp, are hosting the fourth in a series of thought leadership dialogues that have begun to explore the 4th Industrial Revolution from the perspective of what it might mean for our economy and how we can engage with it to create new opportunities and jobs that support the vision of the National Development Plan (NDP) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The final dialogue for 2018 will focus on the role and impact of…

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Sharing the Transformation Vision of a Just and Equal South Africa – Cape Town

Friday, 16 November 2018
10:30
to 12:30
The Radisson Blu V&A Waterfront

Over the past six months, the NBI has worked collectively with our member companies to critically reflect on transformation in South Africa. The programme aims to meaningfully contribute to the corporate sector’s transformation journey - in a way that goes beyond compliance. Instead, it is about contributing in a deep and meaningful way to eradicate discrimination, inequity and inequality and in so doing building social cohesion, common purpose and harmonious relationships in the workplace as well as between business and…

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Thought Leadership Series: Global Insights for Strengthened Water and Climate Action – Cape Town

Thursday, 8 November 2018
13:00
to 15:00
Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel

World Water Week, Climate Week New York and the Global Climate Action Summit represent three of the major global dialogues on sustainability held in 2018. Join us as we discuss the key issues raised at each conference and their relevance for company practice and the strengthening of local action. Against this global backdrop, updates and insights will be shared from our local collective action partnerships between industry, government and civil society, including the uMhlathuze Water Stewardship Partnership and the Western…

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To RSVP please contact Jo-Anne Stanford