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This month we put the spotlight on Africa and the challenges facing organizations operating in the region. We are in the midst of great transformation across Africa and the opportunities for sustainable development have never been more plentiful.  In an aging world, Africa has the advantage of a young and growing population and will soon have the fastest urbanized rate in the world. Accelerated technological change is unlocking new opportunities for consumers and businesses, and Africa still has abundant resources and...
Last month, GlobeScan held its second annual roundtable discussion on stakeholder engagement in Johannesburg. Corporate Affairs, Stakeholder and Government Relations leaders at a number of leading South African companies attended the workshop. A good cross-section of industry sectors was present which made for a lively and very informative discussion. Anneke Greyling, GlobeScan’s Country Director for South Africa, opened proceedings with a discussion of the business case for stakeholder engagement and some of the challenges companies commonly face in building an effective...
Debate at the recent Mining Indaba Sustainable Development Day in Cape Town, South Africa was a continuation of the discussion from the 2014 forum. The key takeaway from 2014 was that there is an onus on business to engage with affected communities in order to progress the development agenda. This year, Her Excellency, Graça Machel, President of the Foundation for Community Development shared her vision for the world, and Africa in particular, in a very engaging conversation with Dr. Anthony...
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We recently held our first roundtable event in South Africa where attendees from a mix of industries including extractives, food & beverage, forestry, healthcare, financial services, tobacco, telecommunications and IT came together to discuss  stakeholder engagement and its place in the South African market. GlobeScan’s South African representative Anneke Greyling, presented new research findings on the current state of stakeholder engagement in South Africa which showed that the landscape is clearly changing but it is questionable whether corporates are adapting...
At the 2014 Mining Indaba Sustainable Development day, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane (Founder and Chair of the board for African Monitor and Former Archbishop of Cape Town) gave a keynote address setting the tone for a proceeding panel discussion on mining and community relations, stressing the need to bring morality into business decisions with the understanding that profitability needs not to be the only consideration. A common thread running through the discussion that followed was the need for effective, transparent and credible...

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