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

Energy Minister Radebe, Indian Commerce Minister, Eskom CEO opening African Utility Week
Energy Minister Radebe, Indian Commerce Minister, Eskom CEO opening African Utility Week

The Mother City is welcoming back more than 7,000 energy and water professionals from around the globe to discuss the challenges, opportunities and success stories on the continent...

Issued by African Utility Week 15 May 2018

Indian energy companies ready to do business at African Utility Week
Indian energy companies ready to do business at African Utility Week

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) represents India at African Utility Week, hosting a pavilion of more than 45 suppliers of specialised technology and services for the energy sector...

Issued by African Utility Week 14 May 2018

African Utility Week announces diamond sponsorship by longstanding partner Lucy Electric
African Utility Week announces diamond sponsorship by longstanding partner Lucy Electric

African Utility Week has announced that Lucy Electric, a longstanding partner of the event, will be the exclusive diamond sponsor at this year's exhibition and conference in Cape Town from 15-17 May...

Issued by African Utility Week 4 May 2018

Energy and water sectors excited by solar, tech innovation, distributed generation but corruption still a challenge
Energy and water sectors excited by solar, tech innovation, distributed generation but corruption still a challenge

Solar PV is seen as the most promising generation source for Africa while corruption, skills gaps and access to finance are some of the biggest challenges...

Issued by African Utility Week 26 Apr 2018

The Shared Value shift: It's time for business to take the lead - for real
The Shared Value shift: It's time for business to take the lead - for real

It is no longer sufficient to take a profit-first business approach: not only is it not sustainable for the long term, but consumers at all levels are now demanding that the business world develops a conscience...

Issued by Shift Social Development 23 Apr 2018

Africa's energy revolution is underway, but challenges remain
Africa's energy revolution is underway, but challenges remain

An energy revolution is happening in Africa where off-grid and mini-grid power generation is no longer a short-term fix, but rather a permanent solution...

By Liesl Peyper, Issued by African Utility Week 12 Apr 2018

More nuanced approach needed in pursuing renewables, experts say
More nuanced approach needed in pursuing renewables, experts say

The sharp decline in the cost of clean renewable energy globally has made it the obvious choice for African countries to generate new capacity, but a more nuanced approach is needed...

By Liesl Peyper, Issued by African Utility Week 11 Apr 2018