Gordon Institute of Business Science, Illovo, JHB
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture is revealing the political, economic and social damage that has been inflicted on South Africa by a small group of people making self-interested, short-term decisions. At the same time, the Steinhoff debacle, amongst many other corporate scandals, shows that the problems highlighted at the Zondo Commission are not unique to the public sector.
Inequality and exclusion continue to characterise South African society, with increasingly devastating effects. There is huge potential for the financial and corporate sectors to contribute to the alleviation of these challenges. However, this potential is not being realised: the investment community is not sufficiently focused on long-term sustainability, and there is growing concern about the impacts of short-termism on our ability to tackle our country’s challenges.
The need for a frank and courageous cross-sectoral conversation about corporate citizenship and responsible investment has never been more urgent.
We would like you to be part of this important conversation. Please save the date and join key stakeholders from across South Africa on 6 March 2019, to exchange ideas about how corporate South Africa can play its role in ensuring that future generations of South Africans inherit a fairer society and a healthy environment.
Agenda and speaker line-up will be announced in early 2019.
About Just Share
Just Share NPC is a non-profit shareholder activism and responsible investment organisation that promotes the use of investor power for a fairer South Africa. Just Share works with institutional & retail investors, regulators, companies and civil society to drive good corporate citizenship through active ownership and responsible investment.
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