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BOOK REVIEW | Extremisms in Africa Vol 2

Over the past two decades, the rapid emergence and spread of extremist organisations has become a primary source of insecurity in Africa. Extremist organisations represent the fluid and variable nature of conflict systems today and are at the heart of some of Africa’s most enduring conflicts.

Increasing focus on environmental taxes

Climate change and global warming are issues that have long been debated. Predictions as far back as 1982 regarding increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide are proving true.

FEATURE | Greening our Economy

A Green Economy can be defined as a system of economic activities related to the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services that result in improved human well-being over the long term, while not exposing future generations to significant environmental risks or ecological scarcities.

BOOK REVIEW | South Africa’s Survival Guide to Climate Change

This is a survival guide. It rests on the idea that we could possibly survive a changing climate. Temperatures are already climbing, sea levels are rising and parts of South Africa are on their way to being uninhabitable.

Electrifying transport an important step towards decarbonisation

Although South African attempts to address climate change have been lambasted for being highly insufficient – the most recent Schroders Climate Progress Dashboard has revealed a slight improvement at a global level.

BOOK REVIEW | Origins – How the earth made us

When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? As a species we are shaped by our environment.

Social responsibility strategy | Re-purposing surplus food targets hungry and climate...

The amount of food waste generated in our society is a grave concern. It is almost unconscionable what volumes of perfectly edible food are discarded – especially in a country like ours, where such massive problems of hunger and malnutrition exist.

Directors’ duties in respect to climate change

The recent IODSA’ panel discussion on directors’ duties in respect to climate change highlighted the increasing realisation that directors need to factor climate change into their governance deliberations about strategy, risk management, products and services.

Water, drought, climate change: a holistic approach needed

The current water crisis in the Western Cape has highlighted serious problems with South Africa’s approach to water management and finding viable solutions.

2018 Risk barometer released

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 report has been released - Business interruption and cyber incidents dominate risk landscape for companies of all sizes and sectors. Download this, the seventh Allianz Risk Barometer, which is published annually by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).
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