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July 2022

Intergenerational Leadership Dialogue – Mental Health at Work

Wednesday, 27 July 2022
11:00
to 12:30

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant psychological impact on the workplace over the last three years. The mandatory lockdown, social distancing policies, isolation periods, transition from the office environment to remote working, and the uncertainty around job security, have all impacted employees' mental health. Destigmatising mental illness and mental health in the workplace is essential for transformation across the private sector and the public at large. The National Business Initiative (NBI) invites you to our fifth  Intergenerational Leadership Dialogue…

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August 2022

Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa Q&A Drop-in

Thursday, 4 August 2022
10:00
to 13:00
Via Zoom

Do you have questions related to the Climate Finance Accelerator? Please join the CFA SA team for a virtual Q&A Drop-in meeting on Thursday, 4th of August between 10:00 – 13:00 on Zoom. Feel free to use this time to pose any questions you may have about the programme or application process. A member of the CFA SA team will be on hand to respond your queries. Background on CFA South Africa  Funded by the United Kingdom Department of Business,…

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Driving Economic Inclusion and Addressing Youth Unemployment through the IRM Hubs

Wednesday, 17 August 2022
10:00
to 12:00
Via Zoom

The Installation, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) Initiative seeks to expand employment and career progression opportunities for young people across the industrial economy. Addressing the youth unemployment crisis in South Africa requires a collaborative approach that extends beyond labour absorption in the formal sector. The IRM Initiative acknowledges that supporting growth-oriented entrepreneurial activity is a key component for ensuring training and employment opportunities for young people within their local communities. In support of the government’s efforts to revitalise the South African…

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Thought Leadership Series: The Impact of the Gender Pay Gap

Wednesday, 31 August 2022
10:00
to 11:30
Via Zoom

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns have aggravated women’s plight both economically and socially. The latest unemployment statistics indicate that the factors affecting women’s pay are institutional, systemic, and intersectional. According to the data, women are disproportionally enduring the brunt of job losses, inequalities both in the workplace and society, and moreover are also faced with the ongoing scourge of gender-based violence in South Africa. Given our current context of continued discrimination and exclusion, the National Business Initiative (NBI) recognises…

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September 2022

Green Finance Taxonomy Expansion Webinar Series: Panel Discussion on International Taxonomy Trends and Lessons for South Africa

Friday, 9 September 2022
09:30
to 10:30
Via Zoom

In April 2022, the South African National Treasury launched the Green Finance Taxonomy (GFT) version 1 for South Africa, which serves as a catalogue that defines a minimum set of assets, projects and sectors as eligible to be defined as "green" or environmentally friendly. The Taxonomy also includes the listing of standards that define economic activities as green, based on conformance to specific criteria. The Taxonomy’s development has been overseen by a Taxonomy Working Group, a multi-representative group drawing from…

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Feedback from Africa Climate Week: What are the key challenges, opportunities and debates surrounding climate action and Just Transitions on the continent and their relevance for business in Africa

Monday, 12 September 2022
13:00
to 14:30
Via Zoom

“I deeply believe that COP27 is an opportunity to showcase unity against an existential threat that we can only overcome through concerted action and effective implementation.” ~ President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt Climate change is one of the greatest threats to our global economy but tackling it is also one of the world’s biggest economic opportunities. Climate threats are amplified on the African continent, where the transition risk and physical impacts are further exacerbated by high levels of social and…

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Global Forces of Change and their Effects on Sustainability

Tuesday, 13 September 2022
10:00
to 11:30
Via Zoom

The National Business Initiative (NBI) is hosting an important dialogue exploring key sustainability issues and trends, within South Africa and globally, providing highly practical insights into how businesses can embed sustainability. This Sustainability Dialogue will share the latest international and South African insights on the journey to integrating sustainability into businesses practices, including global regulatory and investor pressures, which also have a direct impact on South African business operations. The Dialogue will also discuss companies’ maturity in implementing Environmental, Social…

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Green Finance Taxonomy Expansion Webinar Series: The GFT and ESG Disclosure

Friday, 16 September 2022
10:00
to 10:45
Via Zoom

In April 2022, the South African National Treasury launched the Green Finance Taxonomy (GFT) version 1 for South Africa, which serves as a catalogue that defines a minimum set of assets, projects and sectors as eligible to be defined as "green" or environmentally friendly. The Taxonomy also includes the listing of standards that define economic activities as green, based on conformance to specific criteria. The Taxonomy’s development has been overseen by a Taxonomy Working Group, a multi-representative group drawing from…

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Re-imagining Africa’s Just Transition to a sustainable and inclusive net-zero and climate resilient future: How are participating countries framing their Just Transitions, setting climate ambition, and what is the role of business?

Thursday, 22 September 2022
14:00
to 15:30
Via Zoom

“I deeply believe that COP27 is an opportunity to showcase unity against an existential threat that we can only overcome through concerted action and effective implementation.” ~ President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt Climate change is one of the greatest threats to our global economy but tackling it is also one of the world’s biggest economic opportunities. Climate threats are amplified on the African continent, where the transition risk and physical impacts are further exacerbated by high levels of social and…

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