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Corporate Africa’s Moment To Shine

Wendy Dobson, Head of Group Policy, Advocacy and Sustainability at Standard Bank Group As Africa grapples with a plethora of social, economic and environmental challenges, there is a substantial opportunity for large corporates to introspect and determine whether they are still staying true to their core purposes.  For some time, much of the corporate world …

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Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism

Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: World’s Largest Companies Support Developing Core Set of Universal ESG Disclosures 140 of the world’s largest companies support effort to develop a core set of common metrics and disclosures on non-financial factors to their investors and other stakeholders. Chief executive officers increasingly see topics of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable …

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A Conversation with Standard Bank Chief Executive, Sim Tshabalala at #WEF20

Group CEO of Standard Bank, Sim Tshabalala believes this is the African century and that Africans will be the ones driving the development of the continent. He spoke to Teresa Clarke of Africa.com at the World Economic Forum in Davos about making sure the African continent plays its rightful role in the world by driving …

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Africa’s Opportunity To Boost Growth By Winning Over Chinese Tourists

By Philip Myburgh, Executive Head, Pan Africa China PBB at Standard Bank Group With the number of Chinese outbound travellers surging each year, Africa has a significant opportunity to boost its economic development through tourism. The African tourism sector has made meaningful strides in recent years but is still barely scratching the surface of its …

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Could the Sahara Turn Africa into a Solar Superpower?

If all the sunshine hitting the Sahara was converted into energy, enough electricity would be produced to power Europe 7,000 times over. But solar panels reflect less heat back into space compared to sand, which could change the region’s climate – and make it rain more. You may have seen a variant of this meme …

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Africa Will Develop with Oil & Gas – whether the West likes it or not

This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Boycotting oil and gas firms in Africa is a misguided course of action. Many are diversifying into renewables. Africa’s time to grow is here – and its natural resources are a part of that. In a 2014 article, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa argued for an …

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Partnership, Not Ownership will Turbocharge Africa’s Economy

This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Africa is missing out on the benefits global trade can bring. Tackling corruption, governance and security of contracts is crucial to boosting trade. The continent needs a network of logistics infrastructure to drive intra-continental trade. Something has gone wrong in the worldwide conversation about global …

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