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How Hilton will reach its 2030 social and environmental goals

On top of removing plastic straws from its 650 managed properties by the end of 2018, Hilton revealed it will double its social impact investments and cut its global environmental impact in half by 2030...

11 hours ago

Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy...

By Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin 12 hours ago

Why microfinance as aid isn't enough to empower women

Giving small loans to people for small household purchases or to invest in businesses...

By Sara Niner 12 hours ago

Explore doing business to profit with purpose at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

Future-proof your business and book tickets now for the second annual Africa Shared Value Summit, set to take place this week, on 24-25 May, at The Maslow conference centre in Sandton...

Issued by Shift Social Development 1 day ago

How to break the impasse between opposing camps in ivory trade debate

Elephants are in an extremely precarious state in both Africa and Asia...

By Katarzyna Nowak, Benezeth Mutayoba, Phyllis Lee, R 1 day ago

Call 2 Care uplifts communities with garden education, after-school programmes

About a year ago, we interviewed Cape Town-based non-profit organisation, Call 2 Care which invests its time and efforts to uplift communities in underprivileged areas through sustainable food access and gardening education.

By Robin Fredericks 2 days ago

Small, local solutions can crack water crises: a South African case study

World attention has recently been focused on the water crisis facing the South African city of Cape Town, a metropolis of four million people...

By Melissa McHale, David Bunn and Eddie Riddell 2 days ago

The hidden carbon cost of everyday products

The targets set in the Paris Agreement on climate change are ambitious but necessary...

By Kai Whiting and Luis Gabriel Carmona 2 days ago

Volvo invests R25m in employment initiative

The Volvo Group Southern Africa unveiled its youth employment initiative on Saturday, 19 May, a programme it hopes will help address South Africa's high unemployment rate among the youth...

2 days ago

Patricia de Lille proposes affordable housing in Cape Town's tallest skyscraper

Mayor Patricia de Lille has put forward a proposal...

3 days ago

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 3 days ago

Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago

Biomimicry and the future of utilities

Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities...

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

#FairnessFirst: #CannesYouSeeUs trends at Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is usually filled with chatter about the winning work and those impressive evening gowns the celebs wear. Comments following the 2018 version are proving more substantial than usual, as diversity was front and foremost at the 71st Cannes Film Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Why Kenya's proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea

Wildlife poaching in Kenya may soon be a capital offence, punishable by death...

By Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka 3 days ago

How planting trees can protect cocoa plants against climate change

Worldwide, areas suitable for cocoa production are predicted to shrink by up to 20-30% over the next 30 years. This is because cocoa trees are already struggling to cope with drier, hotter conditions...

By Philippe Vaast 3 days ago

Girl Geek campaign to open doors, change lives

The Girl Geek campaign, which seeks to encourage young girls from disadvantaged communities to be involved in science, technology, engineering and maths, will be launched in Johannesburg today...

3 days ago

Buenos Aires Declaration bolsters travel and tourism's fight against wildlife crime

The TreadRight Foundation celebrated TTC's recent signing of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade - a framework to aid the travel and tourism industry in the fight against wildlife crime - to mark Endangered Species Day on 18 May...

3 days ago

BRICS ministers reaffirm commitment to Paris Agreement

Environment ministers from BRICS nations have reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement in dealing with climate change...

3 days ago

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