Understanding the extra-financial health of your business!
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.
Introduction: Prof 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
The facilitator profiles are detailed below:
Carolynn has spent the last 20 years assisting leaders and leadership teams to understand and apply governance principles and generate value for their organizations. She uses of her expertise and experience in corporate governance, organizational strategy, Digital Transformation and systems thinking to do so.
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 organizations. This spans many industries, including financial services, health, energy, construction, education, tourism, media, non-profit and the public sector.
Carolynn is co-editor of the ISO standard for the governance of organizations (ISO 37000), co-convenor of the Governance Maturity Technical Committee (ISO 37004) and Chairperson of the associated South African Bureau of Standards mirror committee, TC309, where she also represents South Africa’s King Committee.
Carolynn is well known for her successes in designing and leading large, complex strategy and organizational transformation implementations – she attributes this success to the application of effective governance principles.
Carolynn has received numerous national and international accolades for public speaking.
Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel, former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, and designated Chartered Director (South Africa). He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town, and a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University. He has honorary Doctorates from Wits University and Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Leeds University in the UK, and Deakin University in Australia.
Mervyn is honorary fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; the Institute of Internal Auditors of the UK; the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; the Certified Public Accountants of Australia; the Chartered Institute of Public Relations of the UK, and the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Mervyn is Chair Emeritus of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, as well as of the Value Reporting Foundation (incorporating the International Integrated Reporting Council and SASB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for promoting quality corporate governance globally, from several institutions.
Mervyn chairs the Good Law Foundation and has chaired the United Nations Committee of Eminent persons on Governance and Oversight. He is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance and of the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris. Mervyn currently chairs the African Integrated Reporting Council and the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa and is Patron of the Good Governance Academy.
Mervyn 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 many books on governance, sustainability and reporting, the latest being “The Healthy Company.”
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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