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November 2020

Insights into the Economic Recovery Plan (ERP) by Cas Coovadia

Thursday, 12 November 2020
10:00
to 12:00
Via Zoom

We are pleased to invite you to join Cas Coovadia, National Business Initiative’s (NBI) Chairperson and Business Unity South Africa’s (BUSA) CEO, on Thursday the 12th of November at 10:00 to learn about and get insight into the Economic Recovery Plan (ERP) that has been put forward by Business for South Africa (B4SA); within the context of the announcement by President Ramaphosa of the South African Recovery and Reconstruction Plan. Cas will give an overview on how the plan intends…

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Gauteng Water Alliance 2020 Meeting

Friday, 13 November 2020
10:00
to 13:00
Via Zoom

As evidenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, adequate risk preparedness is critical for economic development, including in the South African water sector. Based on growing urban water demand and delays in water augmentation, the Gauteng province runs the risk of significant water restrictions in the near future, including running out of water to meet demand. This risk could be disastrous for the country, given the critical importance of Gauteng for the national economy. The work of the National Business Initiative (NBI),…

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Alliance for Climate Action Countdown Event

Wednesday, 18 November 2020
14:00
to 15:30
Via Zoom

The Mayor of Johannesburg speaks about the need for partnerships and innovation for a net-zero economy for South Africa by 2050: A TEDxACASouthAfrica Countdown Event The Alliance for Climate Action South Africa is participating in the global Countdown Initiative created by TEDx in partnership with Future Stewards. Countdown aims to mobilise millions around the world to meet the goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and working towards climate resilient pathways, mitigation strategies and adaptation opportunities in the race…

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Race to Zero Dialogues: Finance Day

Thursday, 19 November 2020
12:05
to 12:55
Via Zoom

“Market Mechanisms to Drive Transition in Developing Countries, South Africa” We are in a race. Unlike most races, there is no one winner. In this race we all win, or we all lose. Winning will mean a radical, unprecedented level of collaboration from all corners of our world. The High-Level Champions for Global Climate Action are convening the Race to Zero Dialogues, in close collaboration with the Marrakech Partnership, as a critical input to the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues to accelerate…

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Construction Action Lab: Enterprise Development, Skills Development and Youth Employability in the Township Economy

Tuesday, 24 November 2020
10:00
to 12:00
Via Microsoft Teams

The National Business Initiative (NBI) is managing the Installation, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) Initiative, a national programme to expand skills and employment opportunities across the industrial economy, with a particular focus on the green economy. The IRM Initiative forms part of the Presidential Jobs Summit Framework and aligns with the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative, operating across the formal and township economy. Working with Government and industry, the NBI is building a model to unlock real demand for skills and jobs in township…

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Addressing Economic Inclusion through Skills Development and Youth Employability in the Township Economy

Wednesday, 25 November 2020
14:00
to 16:00
Via Microsoft Teams

The National Business Initiative (NBI) manages the Installation, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) Initiative, a broad partnership between TVET Colleges, industry and Government to expand artisanal skills development and employment across the broad industrial economy. The IRM Initiative forms part of the Presidential Jobs Summit Framework Agreement and has two broad objectives: Unlock opportunities in IRM enterprises across the formal and informal/Township Economy for the training and employment of young people Create an enabling environment for the provision of recognised IRM…

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CEO Thought Leadership Dialogue: How Inclusive Organisations Drive a High Performance Culture

Thursday, 26 November 2020
10:00
to 11:30
Via Zoom

African Bank in partnership with the National Business Initiative (NBI), under the NBI’s Social Transformation Bold and Transformative Leadership Pathway invite you to attend the CEO Thought Leadership Dialogue on How inclusive organisations drive a high performance culture. The NBI’s CEO 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. During this dialogue with African Bank CEO Basani Maluleke, we…

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December 2020

Unlocking a Just Transition for South Africa – Opportunities for Green Jobs, Industries and Climate Resilience

Tuesday, 1 December 2020
10:00
to 11:30
Via Zoom

The South African economy is highly energy and carbon intensive and also extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The country is also an acutely unequal society, marked by gross levels of unemployment and poverty. South Africa must achieve a Just Transition to avoid exacerbating inequality, maintain social cohesion, eradicate poverty and plan for the physical impacts of climate change. The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) and the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (former Economic Development…

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Transparency in Corporate Reporting 2020: Report Launch

Wednesday, 2 December 2020
11:00
to 13:00
Via Zoom

Corruption Watch (the South African chapter of Transparency International) and ODI (an international development thinktank in London), in partnership with the Ethical Leadership & Anti-Corruption Programme of the  National Business Initiative (NBI), are hosting the launch of Transparency in Corporate Reporting: Assessing South African Companies 2020. This important benchmarking study used an objective questionnaire to score and rank 100 corporations in South Africa on the transparency of their reporting on: Anti-corruption programmes; Subsidiary and associated companies; and Operations outside South…

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