ARTICLES ON Sustainability

BARRY PANULO SA’S NEW FINANCE MINISTER
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

SA’s new finance minister must emphasise green transition

Godongwana needs to take bold, visionary action to transition South Africa’s economy from gold to green. The same-old policy approaches will only continue to yield disappointment for the workforce.

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Posted on 25 August 2021 by Barry Panulo
Ralph Hamann
Emerging Market Business

Is the business community making environmental sustainability a priority in the wake of the pandemic?

National Environmental Awareness month is celebrated in June. We asked UCT GSB Prof Ralph Hamann to share his views on the role of business schools in addressing climate change, and whether COVID-19 has caused the business world to reprioritise environmental sustainability.

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Posted on 7 July 2021 by Ralph Hamann
Nicholas Biekpe All eyes on DFIs as Africa
Emerging Market Business

All eyes on DFIs as Africa looks to economic recovery

DFIs can be the catalysts for a stronger and more inclusive continent, but they need to expand their remit to include a focus on SMEs as a key priority.

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Posted on 14 May 2021 by Nicholas Biekpe
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Rebuilding the SA economy more sustainably — and for greater impact

COVID-19 has devastated the economy, but it has also opened a window of opportunity for businesses to integrate smarter and more sustainable solutions into their day-to-day operations as they rebuild for the long-term.

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Posted on 20 April 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

Q&A with John Luiz on the future of globalisation

The extraordinary spread of the Covid-19 virus over the past year has highlighted various vulnerabilities associated with globalisation. We asked the UCT GSB's Prof John Luiz for his views on the future of this model.

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Posted on 25 January 2021 by John Luiz
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Leadership & Ethics

Africa can lead the way in the great reset and its leaders have a key role to play

If Africa is to emerge a better society post-COVID-19, the approach to leadership and the broader environment needs to change.

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Posted on 1 December 2020 by Camille Meyer
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Calling all young South Africans who want to help build social justice and peace

The Bertha Centre at the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), is calling on young South Africans to join a global community of peace makers at Build Peace 2020, a virtual international peace-building conference that gets underway this weekend.

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Posted on 3 November 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

The future of management education: what students say

Shivani Ghai, MBA candidate at the UCT GSB, spoke to Jeremy van Wyk about responsible management education and what students want from management education today.

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Posted on 22 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Emerging Market Business

New coal and nuclear power proposals undermine prospects of a post-Covid-19 economic recovery

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s attachment to ‘clean coal’ and new nuclear as immediate options for a post-Covid-19 economic recovery would be comical if they were not financially ruinous. Their fixation on these non-competitive, non-commercial technologies is now wasting scarce public resources.

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Posted on 17 June 2020 by Anton Eberhard
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Young people can lead the response to COVID-19

Youth Day reminds us of the role the young people have played in the past to drive change. In a world that is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, their vibrant energy and mobilising ability is needed more than ever — especially on the African continent.

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Posted on 15 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

From uncertainty to lasting social value

While Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in our economy and our communities, it is simultaneously giving rise to compassion and innovation. Crisis has always been a driver of change, unlocking new ways of doing things, the question is can we sustain these into the future?

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Posted on 20 May 2020 by Solange Rosa
Africa needs to embrace digitisation​ - media
Emerging Market Business

It's the 80s rewind - but with internet

South Africa needs to seize the opportunities for digitisation which have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, in order to thrive in the new global economy.

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Posted on 18 May 2020 by Herman Singh
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COVID-19

Alumni webinar series: Five implications of the coronavirus for business leaders

Professor Ralph Hamann hosted a webinar exploring five long-term implications for business leaders due to COVID-19.

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Posted on 8 May 2020 by Ralph Hamann
HOW ARE COMPANIES ADAPTING - Media
COVID-19

Video interview - How are companies adapting their businesses to cope with COVID-19?

Dr Tim London spoke with Mignon Reyneke, an associate professor of Digital Marketing at the UCT GSB, about some of the companies that are trying to deal with the fallout of COVID-19 by doing things differently.

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Posted on 14 April 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

Life after lockdown: Welcome to physical distancing and the contactless economy

When lockdown ends, it is likely that people are going to want to have safe spaces to meet up in and have fun. What can visitor attractions do now to make sure they are ready?

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Posted on 14 April 2020 by Sabine Lehmann
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COVID-19

COVID-19's top five long-term implications for business leaders

The spread of the pandemic has brought to the fore the need for business leaders to recognise the crucial interdependencies between business and its environmental, social, and governance context.

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Posted on 8 April 2020 by Ralph Hamann
NGOs today: Competing - Media
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

NGOs today: competing for resources, power and agency

NGOs play a critical role in advancing social change and transformation, but their current funding model needs to be addressed for them make a sustainable impact in South Africa.

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Posted on 18 March 2020 by Ncedisa Nkonyeni
Climate change action starts with each one of us
Political Economy

Climate change action starts with each one of us

Climate change is a global emergency and citizens must play a bigger role in addressing it.

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Posted on 16 September 2019 by Catherine Constantinides
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Selling the Cape Town lifestyle in China - Grant Horsfield (MBA)

UCT GSB alumnus Grant Horsfield has built a rapidly expanding business in China that aims to provide a better lived environment - both at work and at play — and deliver a more balanced, sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle.

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Posted on 13 August 2018 by UCT GSB Press Office