Attracting, developing, and engaging a diverse pipeline of young talent is vital to the future of any organisation. This involves building a team with a wide spectrum of skills and professional backgrounds who can come up with more creative solutions to the everyday challenges faced in the workplace.
One unexpected consequence of the war in Ukraine is to boost the case for renewable energy. The simple fact that the crisis has pushed fossil fuel energy prices higher has certainly highlighted the economic arguments. From the point of view of energy security and resiliency too, the crisis seems to accelerate further the timeline of adoption.
Slipping security into the freelance zeitgeist so company and gig workers alike are protected. The gig economy made up of freelance and project workers dipping their toes in and out of different companies and experiences is not a new concept, but it is definitely a thriving one.
Global and domestic food security remains under extreme threat. Climate change has always been the main driver for the threat, however, the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia has drastically increased concerns about the impact of war on soaring food prices and input costs.
The ongoing issues surrounding electricity supply in South Africa – not to mention climate-related discussions around the viability of the energy sector in general – has many businesses and building owners reconsidering whether those precious kWh units are going to waste unnecessarily.
While we talk often about established suppliers having the benefit of economies of scale, we don’t talk enough about the benefit of agility that corporates can tap into through smaller suppliers.
Energy experts say the growing oil crisis across the globe is a wake-up call for the African continent to be become less dependent on foreign oil supplies. The cost of fuel has risen sharply, with Brent crude oil hitting a 14-year high in recent weeks. It remains firmly above $100 per barrel at the time of publication.
We have partnered with the National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC) to make the dream of home ownership a reality for first-time homebuyers who may not have been able to attain a home loan in the past. This has been made possible through the government introduced Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) that looks to close the ‘gap’ in the homebuying market.
Sustainability is one of the biggest buzzwords in business; but how many organisations and decision makers really know what it means and are striving for a sea change, rather than just paying lip service to the growing call to prioritise environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues?
Following our recent announcement that we have joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, we have highlighted the urgent need for a tangible commitment by the local asset management industry through the establishment of a South Africa-centric low carbon and socially inclusive listed equity investment benchmark.