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May 2020

Webinar: Gender Based Violence (GBV) and the Private Sector

Tuesday, 26 May 2020
14:00
to 16:00
Via Zoom

The current context of a global COVID-19 pandemic casts a specific lens on what was already a key issue in our society - and renders the issue of Gender Based Violence (GBV) much more urgent. In a time where business is challenged to look beyond profit as to how it can support broader society through this crisis, it should be borne in mind what business is doing with regards to GBV; particularly when it relates to their work force who will…

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March 2020

Business Leadership for a Sustainable Future: WBCSD Vision 2050 Refresh

Thursday, 12 March 2020
09:30
to 15:30
Summer Place, Hyde Park

With over three dozen leading companies, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is driving a collective, business-led effort to revisit its Vision 2050 – a landmark report issued a decade ago which focused on the opportunity for business to help unlock the transformations that are needed to allow over 9 billion people to live well, within the boundaries of the planet, by mid-century. As part of this exercise, the WBCSD is working with its Global Network partners, including the National…

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Unlocking Private Sector Involvement in the Green Climate Fund Projects in South Africa: Event 3

Tuesday, 3 March 2020
11:00
to 13:00
FutureSpace, Sandton

ADAPTATION FINANCE EVENTS 2020 “Unlocking Private Sector Involvement in the Green Climate Fund Projects in South Africa” | Event 3: Adaptation Finance:  The National Business Initiative (NBI) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) are hosting a series of events towards building a pipeline of adaptation and biodiversity-based adaptation projects to alleviate the acute shortage of adaption projects locally; and to attract up to US$50 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). View further details on the series of events,…

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February 2020

NBI/Brand South Africa: An Investor’s Outlook on Brand South Africa – Cape Town

Thursday, 27 February 2020
11:00
to 13:00
The Westin, Cape Town

What can the South African economy learn about South African brands? According to the latest Brand Finance South Africa annual report, the growth of South African brands consistently outpace the South African GDP. It is a fascinating phenomenon that needs further analysis. Join us for this engagement as we explore and take stock of the economy through the eyes of the investor, whilst also exchanging information on the on-the-ground experiences of doing business in South Africa. Dr Petrus de Kock:…

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Adaptation Finance Events 2020 – “Unlocking Private Sector Involvement in the Green Climate Fund Projects in South Africa”

Wednesday, 12 February 2020
11:00
to 13:00
FutureSpace, Sandton

The National Business Initiative (NBI) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) have the pleasure of inviting you to attend a series of events towards building a pipeline of adaptation and biodiversity-based adaptation projects to alleviate the acute shortage of adaption projects locally; and to attract up to US$50 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The NBI and SANBI have launched this 3-phase project designed to help identify areas of vulnerability, areas where our member companies are working on…

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Expanding Prospects for Youth in the Green Economy – Cape Town

Friday, 7 February 2020
11:00
to 13:00
The Westin, Cape Town

The National Business Initiative (NBI) manages the implementation of the Installation, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) Initiative, a national programme to expand artisanal learning and employment pathways for young people, with a particular focus on the Green Economy. The IRM Initiative forms part of the Presidential Job Summit agreement and seeks to create a minimum 7,500 jobs and self-employment over the next 2 years. In partnership with GreenCape, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator and TVET Colleges, the IRM Initiative will implement a…

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January 2020

Building leadership and momentum around climate action in the lead up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties – November 2020 (COP26)

Thursday, 30 January 2020
11:00
to 13:00
FutureSpace, Sandton

2020 is a pivotal moment in the race to tackle climate change.  We are running out of time to make the global and local economic changes that will avert the worst physical climate impacts, impacts that will be catastrophic for South Africa.  Given slow progress at COP25 in Madrid, the leadership, plans and activities of the British Government as the COP26 host, will be critical.  It is important for us as National Business Initiative (NBI) members to understand their processes…

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Demystifying the Call to Climate Action

Tuesday, 21 January 2020
07:30
to 09:30
Grindrod, Durban

Grindrod, The National Business Initiative (NBI) and Eversheds Sutherland are pleased to invite you to attend the “Inaugural “Wake-Up Call”: Demystifying the Call to Climate Action”, scheduled for 07:30am on Tuesday, the 21st of January 2020 at Grindrod, Durban. The aim of this engagement is to “demystify” the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. We aim to also generate awareness on the realities of the impacts of…

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December 2019

Inaugural Meeting of NBI’s Gauteng Water Alliance

Thursday, 5 December 2019
09:30
to 13:00
FutureSpace, Sandton

The time for drought related planning for the Gauteng region, is now. Delays in infrastructure development, operational challenges, recurrent droughts, climate change and rising water demand, all place Gauteng’s water security at risk. As highlighted in a recent report commissioned by the Gauteng Province, ‘Gauteng must never take its water security for granted.’ The Gauteng Water Alliance will focus on the following: Providing a strong, coherent private sector response to the risks facing the Vaal System; and Supporting all spheres…

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