Dr Daniel Malan, director of USB's Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, is one of the co-authors of the article titled Corporate Health and Wellness and the Financial Bottom Line: Evidence from South Africa, which was published in the February 2016 edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) in the USA. The other authors are USB's Prof Eon Smit and USB MBA alumnus Christina Conradie. The article is about corporate wellness and the link with financial performance in a South African context. The key finding of the article is that there is a positive correlation between the health and wellness programmes of organisations and their financial performance. The research comprised an assessment of the share price performance of ten listed SA companies included in the Discovery Healthy Company Index. The share price performance of these companies outperformed the JSE All Share Index by at least 5% per annum over a ten-year period. Read JOEM article here
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USB's Daniel Malan attended UN Private Sector Forum in New York
From left: Norman Arruda, President: ISAE Fundacao Getulio Vargas; Jonas Haertle, Head: UN PRME secretariat; Julia Christensen Hughes, Dean: College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph; Lourdes Dieck, Dean: EGADE Business School, Tec de Monterrey; and Daniel Malan, Director: Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, University of Stellenbosch Business School
At the recent launch of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted the United Nations Private Sector Forum 2015, which focused on the role of the private sector in implementing the SDGs. Speakers included Angela Merkel (German Chancellor), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO) and Bono (lead singer of U2 and co-founder of ONE). The invitation-only event was attended by some 350 representatives from the private sector, public sector and civil society. USB was represented by Daniel Malan, Director: Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa and member of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education's Anti-Corruption Working Group. He was asked to be a rapporteur at a small-group discussion on anti-corruption. According to Malan, it was a privilege to attend this historic gathering: "The SDGs have been criticised for over-complicating the sustainable development agenda, and with 17 goals and 169 targets many companies will agree. However, the challenge for companies will be to identify those goals that are relevant in a particular context, and to partner with the public sector and civil society to make a difference at the local level." He was also encouraged by the acknowledgement of the importance of management education to advance the SDGs: "The head of PRME, Jonas Haertle, convened a meeting of the PRME schools who were present at the event, and USB has been invited to participate in these discussions moving forward. At the same time we will continue our involvement with the Anti-Corruption Working Group."