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Using materiality assessments to meaningfully engage stakeholders in ESG priority-setting

In an era where environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are increasingly pivotal in organisational decision-making and strategy design, the importance of stakeholder engagement cannot be overstated. An in-depth understanding of stakeholder priorities and the ESG factors that drive business success is necessary for any organisation looking to take its approach from ESG box-ticking to […]

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Nedbank continues the green revolution with the launch of Indalo Fund

Nedbank has announced the launch of the R10-million Indalo Fund at the Indalo Inclusive Symposium at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. The Indalo Fund is designed to change the way entrepreneurs are funded, creating a pipeline of viable businesses that will be ready to attract high-ticket investment.  Poovi Pillay, executive head of corporate

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Frogfoot Rise – enhanced learning through connectivity in underserved communities

Frogfoot RISE is a prepaid, uncapped internet access campaign, which commenced last year, to help bridge the digital divide in South Africa by providing affordable and reliable high-speed connectivity  to underserved communities. With Vrygrond and Philippi being the first communities where this rollout has taken place in the Western Cape, Frogfoot has also recognised the

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Making every cent count for children and youth in South Africa!

Statistics South Africa states that as of 2023, around 18.2 million people in South Africa are living in extreme poverty. Poverty mostly affects children and, in South Africa, they are located in rural areas, live in the traditionally poor provinces and, have a household head whom is female and black African and live in households

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A commitment to young people, clean energy and the planet

Climate and sustainable energy, people’s wellbeing, care for the environment and creating value for society are the four core pillars to TotalEnergies’ sustainable development ambition. As a multi-energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity with more than 100,000 employees worldwide, TotalEnergies believes the greatest impact can be made through partnerships and

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Empowering futures – DBSA’s impactful corporate social investment in education

In its steadfast commitment to sustainable socio-economic development, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) takes pride in its transformative Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives. Focused on education, particularly in Early Childhood Development (ECD), Primary and Secondary schools, DBSA’s approach is meticulously aligned with the Bank’s strategic focus areas and guided by the principles of

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Sustainable social investment continues to play an essential role in SA’s development and transformation

The effective management of corporate social investments in South Africa continues to play a critical role in supporting social investors to develop and implement relevant responses to the triple burdens of poverty, inequality and unemployment in South Africa. Tshikululu Social Investments, established in 1998, is a social investment fund manager and advisor, working alongside investors

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Read – The CSI Human Face of Business 2023

Over the past 21 years, South Africa has grappled with profound social imbalances and, during this period, social investors both within the nation and abroad, have increasingly engaged in impactful and purpose-driven initiatives. What once seemed like a mere checkbox exercise has, over time, evolved into a critical business imperative for the C-suite. This transformative

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