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October 2021

CEO Dialogues: Nation Building in the Time of a Crisis | How Deliberate & Conscious Leadership is Driving the Social State of the Nation

Wednesday, 13 October 2021
09:00
to 10:30
Via Zoom

The National Business Initiative (NBI) in partnership with Shell, under the NBI’s Social Transformation Bold and Transformative Leadership Pathway, is hosting a second CEO Thought Leadership Dialogue, as we explore How Deliberate & Conscious Leadership is Driving the Social State of the Nation. The NBI’s CEO Thought Leadership Dialogue Series is an influential virtual engagement platform for business leaders. It provides an opportunity to explore the challenges, opportunities, lessons and best practice essential to our economic recovery and transformation within…

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November 2021

Just Transition Pathways Report Launch: AFOLU Sector Decarbonisation and The Role of Gas for a Just Transition Reports

Tuesday, 2 November 2021
10:00
to 12:00
Via Zoom

We are excited to announce the release of the next two report chapters from the Just Transition Pathways research project: The AFOLU Sector Decarbonisation Pathway Report The Role of Gas for a Just Transition Report This project is a partnership between the National Business Initiative (NBI), Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). These chapters form part of the broader series focussed on developing decarbonisation pathways for sectors of the South African economy. The Agriculture, Forestry…

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Intergenerational Leadership Dialogue – The Technology Takeover

Thursday, 4 November 2021
11:00
to 12:30
Via Zoom

The National Business Initiative (NBI) developed the Intergenerational Leadership Dialogues as a platform to critically explore how different workplaces engage different generations as an important component of transformation and equity. This particular discussion will focus on The Technology Takeover through leadership across industries. The digital economy has produced key innovations globally and across Africa, with young people leading the way in establishing tech companies, branding, communications and tackling key social issues through digital platforms. These innovations have had a remarkable…

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7th Annual Water Stewardship Conference – Online

Tuesday, 23 November 2021
09:00
to Wednesday, 24 November 2021
13:30
Via Zoom

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 7th Annual Water Stewardship Event, taking place virtually, over two consecutive days this year: 23rd November 2021: 9:00am to 1:00pm (SAST) 24th November 2021: 9:00am to 1:30pm (SAST) This year’s topic “Water Stewardship in Action: A Journey to Economic Recovery”, will unpack the robust governance required to ensure a sustainable economic recovery and explore what water investments are needed to support a post COVID-19 green recovery. In two consecutive sessions, representatives from Government, the Private Sector…

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February 2022

Co-creating Opportunity Dialogue: Public and Private Sector Collaboration in a Post Local Government Election Context

Thursday, 3 February 2022
10:00
to 12:00
Via Zoom

The National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with the Sanlam Group, is hosting an important dialogue, which will explore innovative  opportunities for value co-creation, post the November 2021 Local government elections. This event is the first NBI C-Suite Dialogue, a series of high-level conversations where executives can offer advice and gain key insights on a range of important topics, through sharing best practice with their peers. This dialogue will focus on unpacking the concept of servant leadership; defining a democratic…

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CEO Thought Leadership Dialogues: Courageous Leadership | Woolworths Inclusive Justice Initiative

Monday, 28 February 2022
09:00
to 10:30
Via Zoom

The National Business Initiative (NBI) in partnership with Woolworths, under the NBI’s Social Transformation Bold and Transformative Leadership Pathway, is hosting our fifth CEO Thought Leadership Dialogue, as we explore Courageous Leadership in Driving Transformation. The NBI’s CEO Thought Leadership Dialogue Series is an influential virtual engagement platform for business leaders. It provides an opportunity to explore the challenges, opportunities, lessons and best practices essential to our economic recovery, transformation within workplaces and a just and inclusive culture, whilst strengthening…

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March 2022

Pride in Belonging Edu-Series Launch

Friday, 25 March 2022
11:00
to 12:00
Via Zoom

The National Business Initiative (NBI) has produced six short videos as part of our Pride in Belonging Edu-Series, which focuses on the belonging of LGBTQIAP+ employees in the workplace. In 2020, the NBI’s Social Transformation unit concluded research on Understanding the Experiences of LGBTQI+ Employees in the Workplace. By understanding these experiences, companies are in a better position to formulate transformative policies and create inclusive cultures, which prioritise belonging. The video series serves as an educational platform, whereby employees who…

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April 2022

Intergenerational Leadership Dialogue: Women in Sports

Thursday, 7 April 2022
11:00
to 13:00
Via Zoom

Research and first-hand experiences show us that the persistent challenges faced by women in sports are closely linked to gender inequality. For our latest Intergenerational Leadership Dialogue, we are exploring the impact of gender equity for Women in Sports. Nurturing talent and  skill in the sporting sector in South Africa is multifaceted. Success for the sporting sector as a whole requires garnering investment from the private sector on one hand, as well as supporting government interventions to facilitate transformation and…

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May 2022

NBI COP27 Roadshow Launch

Tuesday, 24 May 2022
09:00
to 10:30
Via Zoom

Calling South African Business to be part of the UN Climate Conference in Egypt, as Africa takes centre stage at COP27 The last UN Climate Conference, COP26, was highly successful for South Africa, showcasing the country’s enhanced climate ambition, enabled by collaborative action between government, business, and other key actors. South Africa’s enhanced climate ambition resulted in a historic deal between the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, and the European Union to offer US$8.5 billion in climate finance to…

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