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What does comprehensive reporting look like as business, investors, regulators and society grapple with transnational issues such as a global pandemic, climate change, and inequality? This is the context of a new online series of reporting workshops for senior managers from leading corporations hosted by the USB Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa.

Our first online event will be held in October, facilitated by international reporting experts Cornis van der Lugt and Jonathon Hanks. It will provide the opportunity for advanced practitioners in integrated reporting to learn more about the alignment between non-financial and financial reporting standards, a new understanding of value creation and materiality, relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics, and ways of further improving their strategic approach to reporting.

Date:               20 October 2021

Time:               09:30 – 17:00 (GMT +2)

Enquiries:       Surita Basson | [email protected]




Dr Cornelis T. van der Lugt

Senior Lecturer Extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and Senior Associate with BSD Consulting, Zurich, Switzerland

Cornelis van der Lugt has over 20 years of experience working at international level in the field of sustainability standards and reporting. His consulting work focuses on strategy, corporate finance and sustainability, including integration between financial and sustainability accounting. From his work with BSD and Swiss responsible investment groups, he is familiar with experimentation in reporting integration by leading corporations in Europe and engagement by responsible investors of multinational corporations. He is founder of the online platform, publishes widely on sustainable business and contributes to executive education at the Geneva University School of Economics and Management in Switzerland. He was GRI and IIRC certified trainer during the 2010s, holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential of SASB, Certified ESG Analyst qualification of the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS), and an MBA from the business school Haute Ecole de Commerce (HEC) in Paris, France.

Jonathon Hanks

Founder and Managing Director of consulting firm Incite, based in Cape Town, South Africa

Jonathon Hanks has over 20 years of experience of working in the corporate sector, including strategy and integrated reporting in the financial services, petrochemicals, retail, telecoms and professional services sectors. He was a member of the founding Working Group of the South African Integrated Reporting Committee (IRC) and served on expert working groups (Materiality and Value) of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). He was also appointed to facilitate the GRI’s International Corporate Leadership Group on Integrated Reporting. Previously, he was convenor of an international multi-stakeholder negotiating process responsible for drafting the ISO 26000 global standard on social responsibility. He lectures on corporate sustainability issues at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, UCT Graduate School of Business, Wits Business School and the University of Cambridge.


Neil Stewart

Director of Corporate Outreach, Value Reporting Foundation, formerly with SASB and Citigroup, USA







Nadia Mans-Kemp

Associate Professor, Department of Business Management, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

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