Unleash the power of sustainability at the ESG Africa Conference 2024 – where innovation meets impact!

Join thought leaders, industry disruptors, and visionaries in shaping the future of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices across the continent. Dive into dynamic discussions, gain insights from influential speakers, and forge connections that drive positive change.



This highly-anticipated event provides an unparalleled platform for industry pioneers and experts to come together and tackle the common challenges associated with embedding ESG practices within organisations.

The conference's core theme, "Sustainable Future Through Leadership," underscores the essential role that leaders play in ensuring their organizations align with ESG principles and integrate them into their overall strategy.


Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to be part of the change-makers shaping Africa's sustainable future!

Agenda

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Making the case for ESG in hard times

Keynote presentation on the resilient ESG business case– defining what the enabling environment is in an African context, what are the uncomfortable truths, what hard conversations do we need to have to ensure ESG is integrated and not a nice to have? What is the impact on leadership styles? Do we consider enabling environments along the whole value chain? Who are enablers and what are the challenges in dealing with converting barriers into enablers? What are some of the legal implications?

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Governance as a driver of ESG

Keynote presentation on governance as a driver of ESG – what are the challenges in Africa around governance? What are the latest governance trends? How can we use governance processes to drive change – working with boards, exco and stakeholders?

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Teabreak & Session - Integrated strategy - the move towards circular business models

Keynote speaker on innovative and more circular business models - what are innovative ESG focussed and more circular business models and why do we need them? What is the role of innovation across the organisation to identify opportunities for change. How are consumers impacted?

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Panel discussion on integrated strategy

How to move away from a stand alone ESG strategy, what does this mean for organisational design? How to work with strategy departments on circular business models? What does this mean for company culture?

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Plenary workshop on strategic ESG stakeholder communication and marketing approaches

Keynote case study speakers from
Interactive session will start showing how you how to implement communication strategies that begin with a purpose and are authentic and how storytelling is a critical element:

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Plenary workshop on strategic ESG stakeholder communication and marketing approaches

Creative exercise (10 minutes)
Purpose statements What makes you unique or distinct and is it in the purpose statement in a way that everyone can understand – exercise on assessing various purpose statements (15 minutes)
Reflection session Your table will be asked to come up with a purpose statement that you want to be part of and identify how will you communicate it and what the shift in behaviour must be (25 minutes)
Conference delegates will be given a workbook to make notes and to provide additional resources.

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Moving from performance monitoring to impact

Keynote speaker on speaker on moving from compliance and performance monitoring to transformative impact

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Panel Discussion

Panel of CSO on their lived experience of what it means to move to impact focused strategy and what the benefits and pitfalls are. What are the skills you need to navigate this change? What are the difficulties in setting targets and getting performance data? Are new tools required? What are the governance changes or mindsets changes that are needed at board and exco?

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Closure of day One

Awards - Beyond Awards, YES Awards and Student Innovation

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Social inclusion

Keynote speaker on using indigenous knowledge systems (Mining company)

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Panel on Social Inclusivity

A series of case studies (10 minutes each) on what has been done on social inclusion, within different sectors/stakeholders will be the focus eg agriculture, youth,

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Breakout Sessions

Climate change
Scene setting presentation on latest trends in climate change

ESG Reporting
Scene setting presentation on IFRS S2 climate reporting

Systemic change case study deep dive
Scene setting presentation on Stanbic case study Uganda

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Breakouts

Climate change
Interactive workshop on mitigation and adaptation imperatives and approaches – options, processes and tools

ESG Reporting
Interactive workshop on implications, tools and approaches

Systemic change case study deep dive
Interactive workshop on the elements of the cases study learnings and application to other contexts

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Breakout sessions Continue

ESG skills strategies
Scene setting presentation on developing skills strategies to ensure implementation of ESG

Sustainable financing and the African Free Trade Agreement
Scene setting presentation on progress with the AFTA including implications of CBAM

Ecosystem Services
Scene setting presentation Ecosystem services

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Breakout sessions Continue

ESG skills strategies
Interactive workshop on skills development, certification and ESG change agents – options and tools and case studies

Sustainable financing and the African Free Trade Agreement
Interactive workshop on new approaches, barriers, enablers and case studies where it has worked and not

Ecosystem Services
Interactive workshop on implications, tools, and approaches

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SMME Summit

Roundtable on SMMEs ESG challenges and opportunities including Minister of SBD (CEOs or Exco level)

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