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August 2020

NBI’s SDGs Online Roadshow 2020

Thursday, 6 August 2020
12:00
to Friday, 7 August 2020
15:00
Via Zoom

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global framework for sustainable development that call for business involvement in their implementation at global, national and local scales. The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the deep interdependencies between business and economic sustainability as well as social and environmental wellbeing. The SDGs are specifically formulated to provide a guideline for how to build, transition and maintain businesses and economies that promote social equality and wellbeing as well as environmental resilience and regeneration. Had…

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NBI Online Event: Energy Management, Crises and Competitiveness

Wednesday, 5 August 2020
14:00
to 15:30
Via Zoom

Energy efficiency is the basis for competitiveness, long-term resilience and a vital part of a business’ crisis management toolkit. Integrating ambitious energy targets into a business strategy therefore allows leading companies to drive innovation in energy efficiency; achieving significant long-term value and increased reliability by: Reducing individual utility bills; Decreasing backup generation needs and up-front capital costs; Helping to stabilise electricity prices and volatility; Generating revenue and supporting the grid of the future; and Decreasing life-cycle costs and increasing value.…

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July 2020

Online Launch of the NBI Just Transitions Pathways Project

Tuesday, 28 July 2020
09:00
to 11:00
Via Zoom

Countries globally are facing the unprecedented challenge of stimulating their economies in the short and medium-term in response to COVID-19 and climate change in the long-term. Climate change and its impacts, is a significant threat to South Africa’s economy. It is crucial that we ensure our economy is competitive and sustainable in the long-term. This is especially true for South Africa where it is possible that a key element of any post COVID-19 economic stimulus is green stimulus. Increasingly finance…

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NBI Online Event: Green Recovery: Stimulating Post-COVID Economic Competitiveness in South Africa

Thursday, 9 July 2020
14:00
to 15:30
Via Zoom

South Africa is severely exposed to climate risk, which in turn amplifies the effects of other environmental and social challenges, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we need to embrace and carefully consider transitioning our economy to one that is green, low-carbon, socially inclusive, and more resilient. Doing so will bring its own challenges in terms of ensuring a just transition for all sectors of society. We also face the immediate need of rebuilding the economy post this…

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Online Event: Core indicators for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Friday, 3 July 2020
15:00
to 16:00
Via Microsoft Teams

Leading companies around the world have taken steps to prioritise the SDGs and incorporate them into their core businesses. The PWC SDGs Challenge 2019 shows that 77% of responding South African companies mention the SDGs in their reporting in one form or another. The challenge is that while there are guidelines on how companies should report on the SDGs, each company tends to develop their own approach based on the data they have available. South Africa, along with other UN…

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June 2020

Webinar: NBI/Brand South Africa: COVID-19 Recovery Strategy – How to Navigate the Economic and Brand Reputation Risk Landscape During and After COVID-19

Friday, 12 June 2020
11:00
to 12:30
Via Zoom

The world and South Africa have changed dramatically since February 2020. In a short time, the global COVID-19 pandemic has created conditions conducive for a perfect storm. This reality is the consequence of three converging crises: Healthcare - treatment and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic; Economic instability - economic and financial market fallout; and Social Inequality - societal crisis of universal proportions with stark global consequences. Agile reactions are required in response to the evolving domestic and international health and…

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NBI Webinar: Adaption Finance Event 2020 – Event 4: Biodiversity and Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

Wednesday, 10 June 2020
13:00
to 15:00
Via Zoom

Unlocking Private Sector Involvement in the Green Climate Fund Projects in South Africa” 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…

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Online Workshop: Climate Finance for Transforming South Africa’s Energy Infrastructure

Tuesday, 9 June 2020
14:00
to 15:30
Via Zoom

A research team at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is undertaking some exciting new research on climate finance for transforming our energy infrastructure as part of an international project on Strengthening National Climate Policy Finance Implementation (SNAPFI). The UCT team and the National Business Initiative (NBI) have the pleasure of inviting you to attend the second workshop on climate finance for transforming our energy infrastructure, to present findings of the South African case study for the first year of…

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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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