CSI & Sustainability Trends

Andy Hadfield
#BizTrends2019: Quick hit trends and the problem with competing giving behaviours

Andy Hadfield, CEO, forgood.co.za
Andy Hadfield, CEO, forgood.co.za
[Andy Hadfield] The social impact space is buzzing. Social entrepreneurship is the next "rock star" career, there's more investment flowing into social ventures...

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Nomvula Dlamini
#BizTrends2019: NPOs need to be nimble

#BizTrends2019: NPOs need to be nimble[Nomvula Dlamini] According to a national research study released in October 2017, Civil Society in South Africa, the number of registered non-profit organisations (NPOs) was 145,152 in October 2015...

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Hannl Cronje
#BizTrends2019: Technology and inhumanity is surpassing the disABLED

#BizTrends2019: Technology and inhumanity is surpassing the disABLED[Hannl Cronje] The disabled are always an easy target. They are defenseless and are often preyed on by bullies. Why can we not harness technology rather to improve their lives?

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Michael Baretta
#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better

#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better[Michael Baretta] Despite great efforts from government and NGOs, South Africa still faces a number of societal and environmental challenges...

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Professor Elain Vlok
#BizTrends2019: Deriving greater business impact from CSI initiatives

#BizTrends2019: Deriving greater business impact from CSI initiatives[Professor Elain Vlok] The operating environment for corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives for 2019 and beyond is being reshaped by changing business models and digital disruption...

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Marc Lubner
#BizTrends2019: Challenges of 2019 will lead to opportunity

#BizTrends2019: Challenges of 2019 will lead to opportunity[Marc Lubner] Globally, the influence of the fourth industrial revolution on our economy will hit us with greater levels of concern around job security as more artificial intelligence and automation replaces the human element...

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Emmanuel Kasese
#BizTrends2019: Making businesses work when virgin materials are scarce and expensive

#BizTrends2019: Making businesses work when virgin materials are scarce and expensive[Emmanuel Kasese] Businesses need to adapt and evolve to keep up with the rapidly changing markets in which they operate...

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Simon Clarke
#BizTrends2019: Climate paradox or progress?

Simon Clarke[Simon Clarke] 2018 was a year of paradox. The scientific signals of global warming are significantly stronger. The frequency, intensity and cost of weather impacts escalates. But the backtracking and general malaise...

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Shabeer Jhetam
#BizTrends2018: Recycling and other green trends

#BizTrends2018: Recycling and other green trends[Shabeer Jhetam] Being green is certainly seen to be trendy, but while many are claiming to be, are they actually green?

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Professor Elain Vlok
#BizTrends2018: How 'community projects' can help with unemployment in 2018

#BizTrends2018: How 'community projects' can help with unemployment in 2018[Professor Elain Vlok] South Africa's employment rate is currently sitting at 27%, which is at its highest level since September 2003...

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Brenda Martin
#BizTrends2018: SA has reached its second energy transition tipping point

#BizTrends2018: SA has reached its second energy transition tipping point[Brenda Martin] At SAWEA's annual wind industry conference held in mid-November 2017, the outcome of a major national research study was launched...

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Theunis Coetzer
#BizTrends2018: Recycling of wastewater is the key to water security

#BizTrends2018: Recycling of wastewater is the key to water security[Theunis Coetzer] Could it be that recycling the water we have is the key to water availability relief...

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Andy Hadfield
#BizTrends2018: Why the internet and non-profits need to become friends

#BizTrends2018: Why the internet and non-profits need to become friends[Andy Hadfield] From crowdfunding and instant mobile payments for emergency relief to virtual volunteering...

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Simon Clarke
#BizTrends2018: Sustainability reporting and performance - observations and trends

#BizTrends2018: Sustainability reporting and performance - observations and trends[Simon Clarke] Large companies continue to face an increasing number of sustainability reporting requirements, both internally and externally, every year...

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Hannl Cronje
#BizTrends2018: Bridging the disconnect between NGOs and the business sector

#BizTrends2018: Bridging the disconnect between NGOs and the business sector[Hannl Cronje] NGOs have failed to adapt to new circumstances of the 21st century...

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Sindy Peters
#BizTrends2017: The evolving role of CSI

#BizTrends2017: The evolving role of CSI[Sindy Peters] We interviewed Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, general manager of the MTN SA Foundation to get her take on CSI in South Africa in 2017 and how the role of the CSI manager may evolve this year.

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Hermann Erdman
#BizTrends2017: Circular economies key to commodity growth

#BizTrends2017: Circular economies key to commodity growth[Hermann Erdman] Today, the world has 1.8-billion middle-class consumers; within the next 20 years it will be home to 5-billion consumers...

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Helen Fraser
#BizTrends2017: Enhancing effective CSI initiatives

#BizTrends2017: Enhancing effective CSI initiatives[Helen Fraser] The last few years have seen vast growth in corporate social investment (CSI) programmes. Businesses are taking heed of the strategic advantage generated from social programmes, and are beginning to understand and appreciate how a commitment to a healthier society drives the sustainability of business...

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Shawn Theunissen
#BizTrends2017: Do or die for transformation

#BizTrends2017: Do or die for transformation[Shawn Theunissen] In 1994, South Africa's first democratic election truly set us on the path to transformation. Yet, 23 years later, there's not much progress to report...

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Theunis Coetzer
#BizTrends2017: Water recycling, re-use and sustainability

#BizTrends2017: Water recycling, re-use and sustainability[Theunis Coetzer] Although SA has made huge leaps in provision of clean water, there is still a significant amount of untreated sewage contaminating our water courses...

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