The Business of Africa

Build business and leadership competence in emerging markets

 
 

Emerging markets have several characteristics in common, including high levels of uncertainty, complexity and inequality associated with middle income traps and political and economic liberalisation. This has major consequences for the business and economic environment. At the GSB we seek to comprehensively unpack the political, institutional, economic, financial and social forces at work in these emerging economies with a view to better inform organisations and investors as to how to adapt their strategies and portfolios to take advantage of the opportunities presented.

 

GETTING STARTED

Can a younger generation breathe new life into SA activism?

More than 20 years since the end of apartheid, a new generation of leadership is firing up the activism space in South Africa that many believe has lost momentum – bringing new hope that the country can address its social justice and equality challenges more effectively.
By Clint Maggott

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Four characteristics agile leaders share

Agility is crucial for any enterprise seeking to a gain competitive advantage in the 4th industrial revolution – but what can leaders do to develop their agility and that of their people? BY Dr Tim London

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Making ESG mandatory could be a game changer for sustainable development goals

With Africa struggling to meet its sustainable development goals, responsible investment has a key role to play, and ESG provisions will be crucial in catalysing additional capital flows.
By Dr Stephanie Giamporcaro

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Businesses must approach racial tension with eyes wide open

Rising racial and political tensions and a deficit of authentic leadership in society are adding to difficulties facing businesses operating in South Africa, says Kosheek Sewchurran.

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Development Finance Centre

Building capacity in development finance in emerging markets

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Doing Business in Emerging Markets Short Courses

Build business and leadership competence in emerging markets.

Africa Rising

African Solutions for African Challenges


THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

GSB Business Review

The GSB's online magazine, showcasing the best thinking and research, focussing on emerging markets, innovation and entrepreneurship.

THE GSB EDGE

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