Why Businesses should care more about Sustainability?

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Why Businesses should care more about Sustainability?

Time: April 9, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Alliance Française of Cape Town
Street: 155 Loop Street, City center
City/Town: Cape Town
Phone: 0743105421
Event Type: cap40, networking
Organized By: Cap40
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2014

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Cap40 Business Wednesday at the Alliance Française

Conference in English with Alexandre Lemille, founder of Wizeimpact

Location: Alliance Française du Cap.

27 years have passed since the Brundtland Commission where we agreed that sustainable development was about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. 

Today more than ever we need to change gears. While Corporate Social Responsibility is not the answer, one starts to see pockets of hope in the required mind-set shift we are asking leaders to move on to. And these are full of innovations to improve people livelihood at the same time. 

Learn what it takes to drive sustainability at the core of your business, no longer at its periphery.

Speaker's Biography:

Alexandre is the founder and managing director of Wizeimpact (Pty) Ltd (wizeimpact.co.za), a Cape Town based consultancy that enhance competitiveness of companies while simultaneously advancing the economic and social conditions in the markets in which they operate.
 
Since 2010 Alexandre has been working with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC - unglobalcompact.org) on how to improve companies' transparency with regards to the value they create or destroy, as well as on the UNGC LEAD companies, top companies achieving the "Blueprint for Sustainability Leadership". His work was part of the UNGC book distributed during the RIO+20 Summit (Spring 2012): "Globally Responsible Leadership: Business According to the UN Global Compact"). Alexandre is an Accredited SROI (thesroinetwork.org) Practitioner - measuring organisations' social impact -, is a Certified GRI (globalreporting.org) trainer - increasing corporate transparency via reporting -, holds a diploma from ECOA Ethics School, MA, USA and a MBA from Hult Business School, MA, USA.

 

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