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October 2019

NBI TLS: Enabling Economic Inclusion | Measuring the Impact – Cape Town

Friday, 18 October 2019
10:30
to 12:30
Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

In our South African context of high inequality, poverty and increasing unemployment, the ability to create an inclusive economy is fundamental in driving social and economic transformation. We urgently need collaborative responses and action to change the trajectory towards a more stable, equitable and sustainable society. This requires a real commitment to the development, support and growth of the SME sector that continues to face major challenges in our economy. The purpose of this Thought Leadership dialogue is to grapple…

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5th Annual Water Stewardship Conference

Friday, 18 October 2019
09:00
to 17:00
The Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Crowne Plaza, Rosebank Hotel, 10 Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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‘Strengthening the water value chain through partnership’ is the topic for this year’s by invitation-only event, which brings together representatives from the public and private sector, municipalities, banking institutions and civil society. No value chain is stronger than its weakest link. But can a weak link be strengthened through partnerships? This is the question that will guide the cross learning during the day’s events, which will feature dynamic examples of collaborative governance through partnerships and practical case studies and success…

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Exploring opportunities offered by low carbon economic transition scenarios in response to climate change and related global economic trends

Wednesday, 9 October 2019
10:30
to 13:00
FutureSpace, IAC, 4th Floor, 96 Rivonia Road, Sandton

The transition to global net-zero economies by 2050 is underway and accelerating. Business needs to engage in these conversations or risk undermining their competitiveness. We need to understand the risk, how planning is done by government and what role business could or should play. Join us for an exclusive, member only event where we share an update on the NBI’s (National Business Initiative’s) research and an overview of government’s planning processes. In addition, we will deal with the complexity of…

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Global Economic Transitions are Accelerating – KwaZulu-Natal

Friday, 4 October 2019
13:00
to 15:00
The Square Boutique Hotel, uMhlanga

World Water Week, Climate Week New York and the United Nations Secretary General’s (UNSG) Summit on Climate Change represent three of the major global dialogues on sustainability held in 2019. Central to these discussions are the issues and opportunities relating to just socio-economic transition and climate resilient development, with key implications for the South African business landscape. The world is changing fast, and we risk getting left behind. Join us for an exclusive member feedback session on the key issues…

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September 2019

TLS: The Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Transition Risk

Wednesday, 11 September 2019
13:00
to 15:30
Grindrod, Durban

Since its publication in 2017, the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) have attracted significant local and international interest, with their recommendations incorporated into key disclosure platforms. The National Business Initiative (NBI) is hosting a half-day roundtable focussing on: an introduction to TCFD and transition risk, the implications of the TCFD’s recommendations for South African organisations and their key stakeholders, current company approaches and practices and future engagement and work areas in relation to TCFD.…

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TAMDEV: Technical Assistance, Mentorship, Development – Improving Service Delivery

Friday, 6 September 2019
10:00
to 12:00

A sustainable and functional government is critical in our pursuit of building the economy and creating jobs within the communities of South Africa. We urgently need collaborative action between business and government to address the barriers to service delivery in order to create stable and functional organs of State through the building of capacity and improvement of skills. The National Business Initiative (NBI) is hosting an Awareness Session in the Western Cape where we will share with business Tamdev’s mandate…

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August 2019

Thought Leadership Series: Enabling Economic Inclusion | Measuring the impact

Friday, 30 August 2019
13:00
to 15:00
Workshop 17, Sandton

In our South African context of high inequality, poverty and increasing unemployment, the ability to create an inclusive economy is fundamental in driving social and economic transformation. We urgently need collaborative responses and action to change the trajectory towards a more stable, equitable and sustainable society. This requires a real commitment to the development, support and growth of the SME sector that continues to face major challenges in our economy. The purpose of this Thought Leadership dialogue is to grapple…

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June 2019

More than a foot in the door: A reflective session on the Swiss South African Hospitality Apprenticeship Programme

Thursday, 27 June 2019
13:30
to 15:30
The Hyatt Regency Hotel

 The National Business Initiative (NBI) in partnership with the Swiss Embassy in South Africa and their implementing partners; the Hyatt Regency hotel, Park Inn hotel, the Hilton hotel and the Hotel and Tourism Management Institute (Switzerland) have embarked on a six-month pilot; the Swiss South African Hospitality Apprenticeship Programme (SSHAP!) to equip apprentices with the appropriate technical skills and work-readiness to increase their likelihood of success in the identified occupational roles and ultimately enhance their employability. We invite you to…

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Roundtable: Understanding the Gender Pay-Gap in South Africa – Cape Town

Thursday, 20 June 2019
10:30
to 12:30
RMB Corporate Bank, Cape Town

The National Business Initiative (NBI) invites you to attend 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…

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