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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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NBI TLS: The Ethical Leadership We Need Requires the Private Sector to Introspect and Act

Tuesday, 3 December 2019
11:00
to 13:00
FutureSpace, Sandton

One of South Africa’s biggest and most complex challenges is corruption. The real cost of corruption is not just financial loss and reputational damage, but also includes the loss of jobs that would have otherwise been created, the loss of tax income due to illegal cash outflows, the negative impact on socio-economic growth, the loss to citizens that are forced to pay more for goods and services; and corruption stunts competitiveness and dynamism in the country. Recent studies in SA…

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November 2019

Interactive Workshop on the Biological Diversity Protocol

Wednesday, 27 November 2019
11:00
to 13:00
FutureSpace, Sandton

Companies already use various approaches and tools to measure changes in biodiversity across their value chain, yet they lack a standardised, comparable, credible and unbiased methodology to help them consolidate and report their biodiversity impacts. The Biological Diversity Protocol (BD Protocol) is therefore being developed in close collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and is designed as a comprehensive biological diversity accounting and reporting framework. This will help you produce the credible and unbiased information needed for various biodiversity-related…

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UWASP Partners Platform Meeting: Richards Bay

Friday, 22 November 2019
09:00
to 12:00
Premier Hotel The Richards,

The uMhlathuze Water Stewardship Partnership (UWASP) serves as a coordination hub for collective action on water security across the uMhlathuze region. UWASP’s approach is collaborative, with all partners working collectively to identify focus areas and implement projects across industry, agriculture and communities. As the year draws to an end, it is opportune to meet and reflect on the progress made thus far and plan for the year ahead. As such, this Partners Platform meeting will focus on: An overview of…

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SANBI/NBI Partnership to Build a Pipeline for GCF Adaptation Funding

Thursday, 21 November 2019
11:00
to 13:00
FutureSpace, Sandton

Event 1: An update on the latest climate science with Professor Bob Scholes and Professor Francois Engelbrecht Given our vulnerability to climate change and the international challenge of agreeing appropriate ambition amongst countries, it is a strategic priority for stakeholders to work together to build the resilience of South Africa. A recent press statement by the Whitehouse reemphasised the US view of the Paris agreement, “The President announced he is pulling the United States out of the fraudulent, ineffective, and…

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October 2019

Global Economic Transitions are Accelerating – Cape Town

Thursday, 31 October 2019
11:00
to 13:00
Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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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Global Economic Transitions are Accelerating – KwaZulu-Natal  

Wednesday, 30 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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Global Economic Transitions are Accelerating – Johannesburg

Tuesday, 29 October 2019
11:00
to 13:00
FutureSpace, Sandton

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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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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