"...the concept of Shared Value sets itself apart from frameworks like philanthropy and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The key distinguishing feature of Shared Value is that it aims to address social and environmental problems through company’s core business, rather than as a separate side project. Sustainability and human rights are not add-ons or compliance tasks but part of a corporate strategy. It’s the old business case argument on steroids.

From Oxfam’s perspective, the motivation behind Shared Value, to better align core business and social impact, is an ambition we agree with. For too long, we have struggled to move attention to social issues out of niche sustainability departments and onto the agenda of corporate executives. Nevertheless, the discussion at the Shared Value Summit left me with more questions than answers."

"Dr. Melissa Crum is an artist, education consultant and diversity practitioner who works with many educators in urban schools. She noticed that many teachers had challenges teaching and relating to students who did not share their same cultural background. So, she worked with a museum educator to create an arts-based professional development series that helps educators think about how they are thinking about their diverse students. Her personal story and professional practice work together to tell a creative, inspiring, and eye-opening message that everyone must hear. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community."

Published by TEDx Talks on Jun 17, 2015

Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019: Collaboration in Education
Presented with Old Mutual Foundation

Kanyisa Diamond | Old Mutual Foundation
David Harrison | DG Murray Trust
Given Mabena | Department of Basic Education
Dr Rooksana Rajab | JET Education Services
Dr Gabrielle Wills | Stellenbosch University
Thabang Skwambane | Conference chairperson (moderator)

Government spent R351 billion on education in 2018 and 44% of corporate social investment, or approximately R4 billion, went to the education sector. Despite significant investment and widespread interest in effecting innovation and progress, large-scale and measurable improvements in the sector remain elusive. The collaboration in education theme sets out to underscore the importance, address the barriers and provide practical tips and implementation tools for how corporate, government and the non-profit sector can work together to realise equitable access to quality education in South Africa.

 
"Access to clean water and proper sanitation is a fundamental right which, in many instances in South Africa, still needs to be realised. This slideshow provides a brief overview of water and sanitation challenges in South Africa, as well as an introduction to the work of Oxfam’s AACES partners."
 
Published by Oxfam in South Africa on Jul 7, 2015

 

 

 

How can Water & Sanitation change Africa? Here's How!

 

 

Presented by the Institute for Security Studies and the Pardee Center for International Futures. Produced by Echo Ledge Productions.

Published by Echoledge on Mar 23, 2012

 

Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019: Collaboration in Education
Presented with Old Mutual Foundation

Kanyisa Diamond | Old Mutual Foundation
David Harrison | DG Murray Trust
Given Mabena | Department of Basic Education
Dr Rooksana Rajab | JET Education Services
Dr Gabrielle Wills | Stellenbosch University
Thabang Skwambane | Conference chairperson (moderator)

Government spent R351 billion on education in 2018 and 44% of corporate social investment, or approximately R4 billion, went to the education sector. Despite significant investment and widespread interest in effecting innovation and progress, large-scale and measurable improvements in the sector remain elusive. The collaboration in education theme sets out to underscore the importance, address the barriers and provide practical tips and implementation tools for how corporate, government and the non-profit sector can work together to realise equitable access to quality education in South Africa.

Business and Society Conference 2019
Charlotte Mokoena is the executive vice president for Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at Sasol. She was appointed to Sasol’s Group Executive Committee in 2017. Charlotte’s career spans various industries, including the global beverages business, information and communication technology, health, management consulting, education and agroprocessing – as well as the non-profit sector. Prior to joining Sasol, Charlotte was a human resources executive at Tongaat Hulett Limited. She also worked in several senior executive positions, primarily in human resources, at Telkom and at Coca-Cola Africa Group, as organisational capability manager. Charlotte holds a BA degree in Social Sciences, an Honours degree in Human Resources Development and a Postgraduate Diploma from Leicester University in the UK.

 

Business in Society Conference Co-winners of the Trialogue Strategic CSI Award 2018 Kirsten Mahood and Nicole Solomon | AECI Wise Wayz Water Care Sydwell Shikweni | Merchants SA’s Social Action-based Leadership Development

Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019: Collaboration in Education
Presented with Old Mutual Foundation

Kanyisa Diamond | Old Mutual Foundation
David Harrison | DG Murray Trust
Given Mabena | Department of Basic Education
Dr Rooksana Rajab | JET Education Services
Dr Gabrielle Wills | Stellenbosch University
Thabang Skwambane | Conference chairperson (moderator)

Government spent R351 billion on education in 2018 and 44% of corporate social investment, or approximately R4 billion, went to the education sector. Despite significant investment and widespread interest in effecting innovation and progress, large-scale and measurable improvements in the sector remain elusive. The collaboration in education theme sets out to underscore the importance, address the barriers and provide practical tips and implementation tools for how corporate, government and the non-profit sector can work together to realise equitable access to quality education in South Africa.

Business in Society Conference 2019: Collaboration in Education Presented with Old Mutual Foundation

Kanyisa Diamond | Old Mutual Foundation
David Harrison | DG Murray Trust
Given Mabena | Department of Basic Education Dr Rooksana Rajab | JET Education Services
Dr Gabrielle Wills | Stellenbosch University Thabang Skwambane | Conference chairperson (moderator)

Government spent R351 billion on education in 2018 and 44% of corporate social investment, or approximately R4 billion, went to the education sector. Despite significant investment and widespread interest in effecting innovation and progress, large-scale and measurable improvements in the sector remain elusive. The collaboration in education theme sets out to underscore the importance, address the barriers and provide practical tips and implementation tools for how corporate, government and the non-profit sector can work together to realise equitable access to quality education in South Africa

"Sadly, not everyone around the world has access to safe water and sanitaion. The Africa sanitation and fifth International faecal sludge management conference is taking place in Cape Town this week. This is to discuss the dire state of hygiene and sanitation in Southern Africa. Joining us now is Chilufya Chileshe from Water Aid South Africa. Courtesy #DStv403"

Published by eNCA on Feb 19, 2019

 

 

INNOVATIVE FINANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT IMPACT

Presented with Absa There are a variety models that can be used to fund multistakeholder approaches to address a range of socioeconomic challenges. Innovative finance sessions will focus on the impact opportunities from blended finance, understanding alternative credit models and managing risk, the range of innovative finance tools available, how innovative finance can improve organisational sustainability, and how corporates can contribute to strengthening social infrastructure.

INNOVATIVE FINANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT IMPACT

Presented with Absa There are a variety models that can be used to fund multistakeholder approaches to address a range of socioeconomic challenges. Innovative finance sessions will focus on the impact opportunities from blended finance, understanding alternative credit models and managing risk, the range of innovative finance tools available, how innovative finance can improve organisational sustainability, and how corporates can contribute to strengthening social infrastructure.

 

 

Halve emphasise the role parents should play in creating a reading culture and investing in a home library and not simply relying on schools to foster a child's thirst for knowledge and love of reading. Helvi Wheeler is an Instructional Technology Designer with the Teaching and Learning Unit (TLU) at the Polytechnic of Namibia, and a published author of books for children. Helvi founded Yambeka Children Media. Yambeka is a term which literally means “Blessed” in the Oshiwambo language (for the benefit of international visitors, this is the language spoken by the Ovambo people of Namibia). Yambeka Children Media was created to promote Namibian and other African languages and traditional stories for children between 3-13 years. Helvi is working to make sure that in five years’ time, Yambeka Children Media puts Namibian and African stories on the map of the world. “I also hope to have children’s cartoons, toys, clothes and books that reflect this pride in the rich cultural heritage that we have in Africa.”

There are a variety models that can be used to fund multistakeholder approaches to address a range of socioeconomic challenges. The Innovative finance for development impact theme, sponsored by Absa at The Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019, focused on the impact opportunities from blended finance, understanding alternative credit models and managing risk, the range of innovative finance tools available, how innovative finance can improve organisational sustainability, and how corporates can contribute to strengthening social infrastructure.
 

 

"Finland is one of the highest-achieving school systems in the world. As part of a comprehensive strategy for creating high-quality education for all students, Finland created a new approach to teacher preparation and training. This short video illustrates teacher development at the Vikki Teacher Training School which is part of the University of Helsinki."

Published by StanfordSCOPE on May 17, 2017

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