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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

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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.
 

 

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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.

 

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Innovative Finance for Development Impact: Presented with Absa TRI Talk: Melissa Moore, Futuregrowth Asset Management 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.

 

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Innovative Finance for Development Impact: Presented with Absa TRI Talk: Monique Mathys-Graaff, Public Investment Corporation 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.

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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.

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As a young, black, female farmer, Thato Moagi has faced her fair share of barriers in her chosen career – the most significant being the difficulty of accessing finance, and the complete absence of generational history, and knowledge, in her networks. These barriers are typical for many young people interested in farming, but are particularly acute for black South African youth. In her view, the lack of progressive agricultural policies from government has not helped. The concept of shared value, however, presents promising possibilities. Spreading risk among players in a value chain, while leveraging mutually beneficial relationships, can help young people create sustainable farming enterprises, while building communities, and creating jobs.

Why do we turn to nonprofits, NGOs and governments to solve society's biggest problems? Michael Porter admits he's biased, as a business school professor, but he wants you to hear his case for letting business try to solve massive problems like climate change and access to water.

The Oxford Business Forum Africa, held at Saïd Business School, will featured keynote addresses, focused panel discussions, masterclass sessions and networking opportunities. Convening around 300 delegates and 30 speakers, the Forum offered unrivalled insight into business on the continent from the boldest innovators and decision makers in Africa. For more information, visit: http://oxfordbfa.com/

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