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The value of resilience as a prerequisite for business success in fast-changing environments has long been clear. The pandemic, however, catapulted resilience to the forefront as indispensable to business sustainability and relevance.
If we really want to encourage the ‘nothing wasted’ mindset, investing in a circular economy model must be taken seriously. Whilst still a relatively new concept, in Africa, this model offers significant opportunities to truly deliver far more inclusive growth for the economy and includes an increase in job opportunities as well as positive environmental practices - all of which is needed for sustainable growth - a dire need for South Africa.
Accenture has been adding value to the South African economy for nearly 50 years. Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We work at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for all our stakeholders.
Entrepreneurs have often played an important role in driving social change over the years. It therefore comes as no surprise that a new wave of 'ecopreneurs' – business owners whose businesses are not only driven by profit, but also by a concern for the environment – are leading the way for sustainable business practices.
It may be time to rethink our beliefs about paper, print and ink, especially in the face of an increasingly digital world. The perception that paper-based mediums are irrelevant and environmentally-unfriendly is untrue, as research points to the contrary.
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.
Jules Newton | MD | Avocado Vision | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.avovision.co.za | The new BBBEE codes of best practice have challenged business in South Africa...
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