ESG Workshop

* South African Standard Time, UTC + 2:00

Understanding the extra-financial health of your business!

Overview

The Sustainable Development Goals have been described as a $12 trillion “purchase order from the future”. So how can your business respond ambitiously and authentically? In an ever-more complex and uncertain world, yesterday’s business models are no longer fit for purpose. Leading companies know they must find new ways to create value for themselves and society – but charting a path to success is not easy. The Future-Fit Business Benchmark can guide you on the journey.

Join this Masterclass to learn how to practically use the Future-Fit Benchmark.

Agenda

IntroductionProf Mervyn King welcomes attendees

 

The Journey Ahead: Key concepts and how to respond to the SDGs

 

Goals and Targets: The ‘extra-financial break-even point’

 

Identify SDG Contributions: Use the Future-Fit Positive Pursuits

 

Establish Priorities: Apply the Future-Fit Break-Even Goals

 

Build Better Business: Frame core competencies, engage stakeholders and build an aligned business

Facilitators

The facilitator profiles are detailed below:

DETAILS

 

Date:
12 November 2020

Time:
08:30 – 12:30

Time Zone:
South African Standard Time, UTC + 2:00

VENUE

Online Conference

Event Schedule

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Welcome and Logistics

The importance of ESG indicators

Future-Fit Benchmark Masterclass

Carolynn Chalmers

Governance Advisor

Carolynn assists leaders and leadership teams to understand and apply governance principles and generate value for their organisations. She makes use of her expertise and experience in corporate governance, organizational strategy, Digital Transformation and systems thinking to do so.

Carolynn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Good Governance Academy and Managing Director of Go Govern. Carolynn also manages Africa’s largest online governance network.

Carolynn has extensive management and governance experience and has held various Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Board, Board Committee and Executive roles for international, listed, private and public organisations. Her experience spans many industries, including financial services, health, energy, construction, education, tourism, media and the public sector.

Carolynn is co-editor of the ISO standard for the governance of organizations (ISO 37000) and Chairperson of the associated South African Bureau of Standards mirror committee, TC309, where she also represents South Africa’s King Committee.

Carolynn is best known for her successes in designing and leading large, complex strategy and organisational transformation implementations – she attributes this success to the application of effective governance principles.

Carolynn has received numerous national and international accolades for public speaking.

Prof. Mervyn King

Patron, Good Governance Academy

Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa. He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa on Corporate Citizenship, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town and a Visiting Professor at Rhodes.

He has an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Universities of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and Leeds in the UK, an honorary Doctorate from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and a honorary Doctorate in Commerce from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, is Chair Emeritus of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, which produced King I, II, III and IV, and Chair of the Good Law Foundation.

He is Chair Emeritus of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) in London and of the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam and a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance. He chaired the United Nations Committee of Eminent persons on Governance and Oversight and was President of the Advertising Standards Authority for 15 years and a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris for seven years.

He is chair of the African Integrated Reporting Council and chair of the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa.

He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for promoting quality corporate governance globally from the ICGN, the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance, the Indian IOD and the Regenesys Business School. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce, honorary fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; of the Institute of Internal Auditors of the UK; of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; of the Certified Public Accountants of Australia; of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations of the UK, of the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Chartered Director of South Africa.

He has been a chair, director and chief executive of several companies listed on the London, Luxembourg and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges.

He has consulted, advised and spoken on legal, business, advertising, sustainability and corporate governance issues in over 60 countries and has received many awards from international bodies around the world including the World Federation of Stock Exchanges and the International Federation of Accountants.

He is the author of five books on governance, sustainability and reporting, the latest being “The Auditor. Quo Vadis.”

He sits as an arbitrator and mediator internationally.

Martin Rich

Executive Director, Future-Fit Foundation

Martin is a sustainable investment specialist with over 20 years experience in mainstream and impact finance, working for JP Morgan, HSBC, UBS and Social Finance Ltd.

This journey eventually led him to co-found Future-Fit Foundation, a non-profit that develops open-source tools to help business transform and flourish in the 21st century.

He holds an MA and MEng with Distinction in Engineering from Cambridge University.

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