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Prof Gayatri Spivak guest speaker at Corporate Governance Centre eventhttp://www.usb.ac.za/news-events/news/1181Prof Gayatri Spivak guest speaker at Corporate Governance Centre event<p>​The vanishing present is a reminder about the limits of planning, said Prof Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, who talked about 'The Vanishing Present at the Global University' at an event in Stellenbosch on Thursday, 10 August 2017. She believes in the role of the humanities in the 'cooking of the souls' and in harnessing the humanities for justice. The event was presented by the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and the Philosophy Department at Stellenbosch University. Photograph: Key speaker at event (front row, from left) Prof Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia University) with panel members Prof Vasti Roodt (Chair: Dept of Philosophy, SU), Lovelyn Nwadeyi (social justice activist), Prof Amanda Gouws (Dept of Political Science, SU), (back row, from left), Prof Nico Koopman (Vice-Rector: Social Impact, Transformation and Personnel, SU) and Prof Daniel Malan (Director: Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, USB).​</p><p> <img src="http://www.usb.ac.za/governance/PublishingImages/Spivak1.jpg" alt="Spivak1.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:501px;height:301px;" /> <br> </p>
Corporates list peoplehttp://www.usb.ac.za/news-events/news/897Corporates list people<div>Corporates list people, energy and climate as top sustainability issues</div><div>Leading corporations have prioritised how they manage their people, energy and climate as the most material themes in 2016. This appeared from latest research by the Centre and its international partners on reporting by the Industry Group Leaders of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The findings were published on Materialitytracker on the occasion of the annual conference of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), held in London on 7 December 2016. <a href="http://www.usb.ac.za/Shared%20Documents/DJSI%20Results%20Webtext%202016%20Media%20Note.pdf">Click here​</a> for the media release and <a href="http://www.materialitytracker.net/results/djsi-industry-leaders-key-material-topics/">click here​</a> for the research findings.</div>
World Eco​nomic Forum’s Values and the Fourth Industrial Revolution – with Dr Daniel Malan as lead authorhttp://www.usb.ac.za/news-events/news/711World Eco​nomic Forum’s Values and the Fourth Industrial Revolution – with Dr Daniel Malan as lead author<p>   </p>
On​e-day workshop on Integrated Reporting: Sandton (2 Nov), Cape Town (3 Nov)http://www.usb.ac.za/news-events/news/641On​e-day workshop on Integrated Reporting: Sandton (2 Nov), Cape Town (3 Nov)<p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#666666;font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;font-size:11.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;">This IIRC-approved workshop – <em style="box-sizing:border-box;">Integrated reporting, strategy and excellence in performance </em>– offers advanced training to business managers on integrated reporting and the strategic alignment of reporting systems for excellence in performance. It is presented by international reporting experts Dr Cornis van der Lugt and Jonathan Hanks. The workshop is hosted by the Swiss-based global consulting group BSD, in association with the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at USB. <span style="box-sizing:border-box;text-decoration:underline;"><a href="http://www.usb.ac.za/Shared%20Documents/IntegratedReporting_SeminarFlyer.pdf" style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#9a283f;">Click here</a></span> for details. </p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#666666;font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;font-size:11.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://www.usb.ac.za/Pages/Event.aspx?eventitem=de007a70-fe69-e611-80d8-005056b8008e" style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#9a283f;">Workshop: Integrated reporting | Sandton, JHB (residential) | 2 Nov</a></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#666666;font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;font-size:11.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://www.usb.ac.za/Pages/Event.aspx?eventitem=9805180d-8e6a-e611-80d8-005056b8008e" style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#9a283f;">Workshop: Integrated reporting | USB (residential) | 3 Nov​</a></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#666666;font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;font-size:11.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://www.usb.ac.za/Pages/Event.aspx?eventitem=bba6be0e-8f6a-e611-80d8-005056b8008e" style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#9a283f;">Workshop: Integrated reporting | USB (blended learning) | 3 Nov​​</a></p>
2016 edition of Carrots & Sticks now availablehttp://www.usb.ac.za/news-events/news/3732016 edition of Carrots & Sticks now available<p></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#666666;font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;font-size:11.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;">The 2016 edition of the <em style="box-sizing:border-box;">Carrots & Sticks </em>report has just been launched at the 5th GRI Global Conference in Amsterdam, covering sustainability reporting instruments worldwide. The research for this publication has jointly been conducted by KPMG International, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and USB’s Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa. <em style="box-sizing:border-box;">Carrots & Sticks</em> was first published in 2006 to provide an overview of trends in standards for sustainability reporting. The first edition covered standards in 19 countries. In 2016, the project covered 71 countries and territories, and identified reporting instruments in 64 of those.</p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#666666;font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;font-size:11.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;"> <a href="http://www.carrotsandsticks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Carrots-Sticks-2016.pdf" target="_blank" style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#9a283f;">Click here for the report​</a> and <a href="http://www.carrotsandsticks.net/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#9a283f;">here for more details​</a>​​</p>
Centre joins London-based International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)http://www.usb.ac.za/news-events/news/371Centre joins London-based International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)<p>​<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#666666;">The Centre has joined BSD Consulting in becoming a founding training partner of the London-based International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). The IIRC announced on 5 May 2016 that BSD Consulting will be its first Integrated Reporting (IR) Foundation Partner for the delivery of the <a href="http://integratedreporting.org/resource/ir-training/" target="_blank">IR Training Programme</a> for business managers worldwide. The Centre will serve as the content development partner of BSD, a longstanding international certified training provider of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). "We look forward to joining the global network of BSD and the IIRC in providing basic and advanced management training in integrated reporting, building on the extensive experience of South African corporates in issuing annual integrated reports as required by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange," said Dr Cornis van der Lugt, Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Corporate Governance, who leads the development of the training material. "Managers inside leading global corporations are challenged to define how their businesses create value with an integrated and long-term perspective. This includes bridging the gap between financial accounting and sustainability accounting. It also raises the bar in what we expect of directors and executives in delivering quality corporate governance," he added. <span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></span><a href="http://www.usb.ac.za/governance/Pages/Centre-joins-London-based-International-Integrated-Reporting-Council-%28IIRC%29.aspx" target="_blank">Read more​​</a></p>
Daniel Malan presents paper at Wharton School, USAhttp://www.usb.ac.za/news-events/news/367Daniel Malan presents paper at Wharton School, USA<p>On 18 October 2014, USB's Daniel Malan presented a paper - Contracts, Compacts and Covenants: Integrative Social Contracts Theory, the United Nations Global Compact and the World Economic Forum's New Social Covenant - at a conference at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. The theme of the conference was Normative business ethics in a global economy: New directions in Donaldsonian themes. <span class="ms-rteForeColor-1"> <strong> <a href="http://www.usb.ac.za/common/pdfs/DanielMalanPresentation20141018.pdf">Click here</a></strong> </span><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"> </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1"> </span>to read Daniel Malan's presentation.</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.usb.ac.za/governance/Pages/news-events.aspx" style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#9a283f;text-decoration:none;padding:0px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;font-size:11.3333px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:17px;text-align:left;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background:#ffffff none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">News & Events</a></li></ul>
Integrated reporting can change the world!http://www.usb.ac.za/news-events/news/366Integrated reporting can change the world!<p>This was the message of two speakers from the Harvard Business School at a lunch hosted by the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, a participant in the HOPE Project.</p><p>Prof Bob Eccles, co-author of "One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy", and Prof George Serafeim, member of the Technical Review Committee of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings shared their views on the current status of integrated reporting and possible future trends. <a href="http://www.usb.ac.za/integrated-reporting-can-change-the-world.aspx"> <span class="ms-rteForeColor-1" style="color:#8a1536;"> Read more</span></a>.</p>
SOE Governance Report launchedhttp://www.usb.ac.za/news-events/news/365SOE Governance Report launched<span><p>A new report entitled "Rating Governance in State-Owned Enterprises" was launched by the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa on 11 October 2012. The research was sponsored by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Guest speakers at the launch in Cape Town included Ms Lynn McGregor (senior research fellow: Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa) and Ms Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge (former Deputy Minister of Health and Defence).</p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.usb.ac.za/governance/pdfs/Rating-Corporate-Governance-of-State-Owned-Enterprises.pdf"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1">Download the report</span></a>.</p></span>
Chairman's Forum Launchedhttp://www.usb.ac.za/news-events/news/364Chairman's Forum Launched <span> <p>On 28 November 2012 the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa (University of Stellenbosch Business School) launched its Chairman's Forum in Johannesburg. The objective of the Forum is to provide a safe environment for information gathering and debate on issues of uncertainty and risk that are of direct concern to chairmen of South African companies. Membership of the Forum is by invitation only and restricted to chairmen of South African companies, including listed, significant private and state-owned companies.</p> <p>The Forum will convene at least twice per year and all meetings are governed by the Chatham House Rule. The launch of the Forum was made possible through seed funding provided by Vodacom, and is supported by the Corporate Governance section of law firm, DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.</p> <p>For more information please contact Daniel Malan (<a href="mailto:daniel.malan@usb.ac.za"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1">daniel.malan@usb.ac.za</span></a>)</p></span>

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This programme is presented by USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED), USB's Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, the INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative and the Old Mutual Investment Group. It promotes sustainable business development through an integrated sustainability vision for governance and board processes and it contributes to building governance credibility for stakeholder confidence. In doing so, the focus is on the director as person, the governance processes of boards, and board dynamics. 

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Perspectives on the meaning of "integration"

As many South African corporates experiment with integrated reporting, it is evident that real "integration" is still hard to find. Dr CT van der Lugt, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre, has published a new analysis on the meanings of "integration" as seen from examples of corporate disclosure world-wide. This follows the Reporting 3.0 Conference held in Berlin, 6-7 October, where he represented the Centre. His analysis highlights, among others, the critical need to align sustainability accounting and financial accounting systems. Read more​.​

Daniel Malan presents paper at Wharton School, USA

On 18 October 2014, USB's Daniel Malan presented a paper - Contracts, Compacts and Covenants: Integrative Social Contracts Theory, the United Nations Global Compact and the World Economic Forum's New Social Covenant - at a conference at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. The theme of the conference was Normative business ethics in a global economy: New directions in Donaldsonian themes. Click here to read Daniel Malan's presentation.​

Carrots and Sticks: Sustainability reporting policies worldwide - today's best practice, tomorrow's trends

Friday, 24 May 2013: The third edition of Carrots and Sticks: Sustainability reporting policies worldwide - today's best practice, tomorrow's trends has just been launched at the Global Reporting Initiative's conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The first edition of Carrots and Sticks covered developments in 19 countries, and the second in 32 countries. This third edition covers 45 countries and regions. The Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at the University of Stellenbosch Business School is one of the four core project partners of this report along with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and KPMG Climate Change & Sustainability Services. The increasing faith that many governments have in the benefits of transparency practices is demonstrated in this publication by a matrix and inventory of 180 initiatives from 45 countries and regions.

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Carrots and Sticks launch 

At the launch of Carrots and Sticks, from left to right: Cornis van der Lugt (Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa), Teresa Fogelberg (GRI), Wim Bartels (KPMG), Eszter Vitorino (GRI), Daniel Malan (Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa).

SOE Governance Report launched

A new report entitled "Rating Governance in State-Owned Enterprises" was launched by the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa on 11 October 2012. The research was sponsored by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Guest speakers at the launch in Cape Town included Ms Lynn McGregor (senior research fellow: Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa) and Ms Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge (former Deputy Minister of Health and Defence).

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