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HEADLINES, Sustainability, Transformation
Image: Women’s economic inclusion could turbocharge global GDP and development The advancement of women in business improves bottom-line performance and strengthens corporate culture, which ultimately drives GDP and socio-economic development. That’s the view of Graça Machel, founder of the Graça Machel Trust. Mrs Machel was delivering the keynote address at the Trialogue Business in Society Conference in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 16 May 2017.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: Woolworths Celebrates 10 Years Of The Good Business Journey-A decade of making the difference Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of its Good Business Journey (GBJ), a flagship South African sustainability programme that was launched in 2007 by Simon Susman, now Chairman of WHL, as a commitment by Woolworths to make a difference to people, communities and the environment.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Sustainability
Image: Re-imagining Africa’s Capital Cities for the prosperity of the continent and its people Collaboratively addressing the sustainability imperative arising from the myriad and increasing challenges facing African cities lies at the heart of the second annual African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) scheduled from 31 May to 2 June during Sustainability Week 2016.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Superstar Pharrell Williams makes sustainability cool at school Pharrell Williams and Woolworths partner to make sustainability cool

As part of the Woolworths “Are you with us” campaign, Pharrell Williams today visited Emisebeni Primary School in Soweto to see first-hand the positive impact his collaboration with Woolworths is having on schools and communities in South Africa. Pharrell’s visit forms part of Woolworths’ strategic collaboration with the musician to advancem Through the partnership with Pharrell, Woolworths is aiming to raise R100m for education and to drive awareness of environmental sustainability.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Sustainablility delivers solid market returns findings were revealed on the eve of the World Forestry Congress hosted in Africa for the first time.

Two newly-released studies show that a corporate commitment to environmental sustainability not only fulfils an ethical responsibility, but also delivers tangible returns to the bottom line. The studies were conducted by WWF (the World Wide Fund for Nature) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which provides certification of sustainably and ethically produced forest products.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Disability, Sustainability
Image: PARK-INN by Radisson :Deaf hotel staff deliver a world first in Cape Town Up to a third of the staff at a new Cape Town hotel are deaf, making the Park Inn by Radisson a world first. Opened in 2014 on the site of a former community centre below Table Mountain, the hotel is partially owned by the Deaf Federation of South Africa (DeafSA) and was part-funded by state investment.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: JUSTpaper makes strides in surrounding communities The company has also committed to donate 12 boxes of paper to local schools monthly where the children are often not able to do their homework.

Less than a year old and new paper products manufacturer, JUSTpaper is going from strength to strength. Situated in Epping Industria, Cape Town, new paper products manufacturer JUSTpaper has a pioneering business philosophy that is taking the company from strength to strength.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: City of Tshwane Mayor addresses sustainability question The forum explored opportunities to address the sustainability imperative arising from the current and numerous challenges facing African cities

Honourable Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa provided a local perspective on the sustainability needs and solutions facing South Africa and discussed the City of Tshwane’s Vision 2055 to become a low carbon, resource efficient and climate resilient city.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Sustainability
Image: Partnership supports journalism around new development goals. Journalists, media experts and social media influencers in six continents, including at least 33 countries, will receive trainings and tools; media capacity grants, and partnerships in the lead up to two pivotal summits happening later in the year:   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Sustainability
Image: BASF in South Africa celebrates company’s 150th anniversary by announcing outreach programmes Focus on science and mathematics education upliftment programmes
Johannesburg, South Africa – February 11, 2015. At the recent 150-year anniversary celebration launch event of BASF, the German chemical company announced a number of local new Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives aimed at social change and environmental sustainability.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Sustainability
Image: BASF in South Africa celebrates company’s 150th  anniversary “When we focus on science and technology we can change economies and develop lives.

Johannesburg, South Africa – February 11, 2015. At the recent 150 year anniversary celebration launch event of BASF, the German chemical company announced a number of local new Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives aimed at social change and  environmental sustainability.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Green Building Council launches new Green Star SA Interiors tool The overall aim of this new rating tool is to encourage the reduced environmental impact of interior projects.

Continuing its vision to lead the transformation of the South African property sector into an environmentally sustainable industry, the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has launched its new Green Star SA Interiors tool – taking green building into the heart of every South African business.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
Image: Green Economy ‘undermined by disregard for laws’ Environmental crimes reduce future options for the use of natural resources.

South Africa’s potential to develop its green economy is being threatened by people and companies who undermine the country’s environmental laws and regulations, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said.

The latest report on the efforts of the Green Scorpions to fight these threats in the 2013-14 financial year showed increases in the number of criminal dockets registered and those handed over to the National Prosecuting Authority, with a smaller increase in the number of convictions secured.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
Image: The Next Green Revolution We have a problem. As the human population grows and uses up resources it becomes more and more difficult to grow enough food for everyone. This is not a new problem, but we have temporarily overcome this problem via ‘The Green Revolution’ by using fossil fuels. Peak Oil and the way we treat the planet are leading us into to a problem of crisis proportions.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Agriculture/Food, Food security , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
Slow Food Presents Its New Presidia at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre

Slow Food is gearing up to welcome some new arrivals into its family of Presidia. Coordinated by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, the Presidia project has been working to safeguard small-scale producers (and their products) since 2003. The project now works with over 13 thousand farmers and producers in over 50 countries,and has helped to protect over 400 products.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
Image: Happy Birthday Greenpop! September begins with a pop as we at Greenpop are celebrating our 4th birthday today!

This newsletter not only marks the end of an exciting August for us here at Greenpop but also the start of a super busy but exhilarating Arbour Month. September begins with a pop as we at Greenpop are celebrating our 4th birthday today!   Read More...




CHANGE MAKER, Environment & Bio-diversity, Social & Community, Sustainability, Videos
Image: Interview with Dave Martin, founder of Bulungula Lodge and Incubator Bulungula Lodge and Incubator – 'A catalyst for vibrant and sustainable rural communities'

An incubator was created to develop innovative responses to challenges faced by the community in five areas: basic services, sustainable livelihoods, education, health and nutrition. It represents today more than 200 people that are working directly or indirectly for Bulungula Lodge and Incubator.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: SAEP - 20 Years of Brighter Futures - celebrating our accomplishments and acknowledging all those who helped along the way.

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP). Over the last two decades, we're proud that we've :   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
Image: Food Forests for Farms – Over 400 Trees & Shrubs Planted at Abalimi Greenpop, SANBI and Abalimi Bezakhaya Partner in Khayelitsha Permaculture Initiative

“Contributing to Abalimi’s permaculture initiative is a wonderful opportunity for Greenpop to partner with established organisations like Abalimi and SANBI to do something that has a positive impact on our city. As part of its mission as World Design Capital, Cape Town has demonstrated commitment to sustainability, community development, and connections that unite."   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
Image: Launch of ‘My Green Home’ Challenge One South African family will change their home to help change the world

Today the Ngewana family launched their public journey of greening their home and lifestyle. Bulelwa Ngewana, the Mother of the family says: “We’ve always had good intentions, but haven’t been sure about where to start. So we’re taking on the My Green Home challenge, and we’ll be getting help with training and a sponsored green ‘makeover’.”   Read More...



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