USB issues PRME report on responsible management
USB is one of the first 100 signatories of the UN's Principles
for Responsible Management Education (PRME) promoting corporate
responsibility and sustainability in business education.
Click here for USB's 2014 PRME Sharing Information on
Perspectives on the meaning of "integration"
As many South African corporates
experiment with integrated reporting, it is evident that real
"integration" is still hard to find. Dr CT van der Lugt, Senior
Research Fellow at the Centre, has published a new analysis on the
meanings of "integration" as seen from examples of corporate
disclosure world-wide. This follows the Reporting 3.0 Conference
held in Berlin, 6-7 October, where he represented the Centre. His
analysis highlights, among others, the critical need to align
sustainability accounting and financial accounting systems.
Daniel Malan presents paper at Wharton School, USA
On 18 October 2014, USB's Daniel Malan presented a paper -
Contracts, Compacts and Covenants: Integrative Social Contracts
Theory, the United Nations Global Compact and the World Economic
Forum's New Social Covenant - at a conference at The Wharton
School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. The theme of the
conference was Normative business ethics in a global economy: New
directions in Donaldsonian themes.
CLICK HERE to read Daniel Malan's presentation.
USB's Daniel Malan talks at Millstein Governance Forum, New
Daniel Malan recently participated in the 2014 Millstein
Governance Forum at the University of Columbia Law School in New
York City. The event, which has taken place annually since 2006,
provides an opportunity for outreach and dialogue among the global
community of corporate governance practitioners and academics. It
is regarded as a key event for capital market practitioners and
academics involved in corporate governance and shareholder
stewardship activities. Malan, who is the director of the Centre
for Corporate Governance in Africa at USB, participated as a
panelist in a session on international accountability and
enforcement. He shared the platform with Luzi Hail (Wharton School
at University of Pennsylvania), Jonathan Koppell (Arizona State
University) and Stilpon Nestor (former head of Corporate Affairs
Division at the OECD).
Click here for summary of Malan's input.
Sunelle Hanekom shines in office professionals' contest
Sunelle Hanekom from the USB's Centre for Corporate Governance
in Africa and the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement was named a
semi-finalist in the OPSA Rexel SA National Office Professional of
the Year Competition 2013. Read more.
Centre participates in US Chairmen's Forum Event
The Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa's Chairman's Forum
participated in a meeting of the US-based Chairmen's Forum Inc.,
which took place in New York City on 26 June 2013. Membership of
the South African forum, which was launched by the Centre last
year, is restricted to the chairmen of major South African
corporations, and is chaired by Peter Moyo, chairman of Vodacom.
Moyo was a guest speaker at the New York event, and addressed the
US forum on chairmanship in an emerging market. The Centre was
represented by Daniel Malan (director) and Thina Siwendu (senior
research fellow). Other issues that featured on the New York agenda
were CEO succession, separation of the roles of CEO and chairman,
shareholder engagement and diversity.
"The relationship between the two forums is very important to
us", said Daniel Malan. "The US forum - which originated at the
Yale Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance -
provided advice when we set up our South African initiative. We
will continue to learn from each other, and we hope to host the US
forum in South Africa during 2014".
Carrots and Sticks: Sustainability reporting policies worldwide
- today's best practice, tomorrow's trends
Friday, 24 May 2013: The third edition of Carrots and
Sticks: Sustainability reporting policies worldwide - today's best
practice, tomorrow's trends has just been launched at the
Global Reporting Initiative's conference in Amsterdam, The
Netherlands. The first edition of Carrots and Sticks covered
developments in 19 countries, and the second in 32 countries. This
third edition covers 45 countries and regions. The Centre for
Corporate Governance in Africa at the University of Stellenbosch
Business School is one of the four core project partners of this
report along with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and KPMG Climate Change &
Sustainability Services. The increasing faith that many governments
have in the benefits of transparency practices is demonstrated in
this publication by a matrix and inventory of 180 initiatives from
45 countries and regions.
At the launch of Carrots and Sticks, from left to right: Cornis
van der Lugt (Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa), Teresa
Fogelberg (GRI), Wim Bartels (KPMG), Eszter Vitorino (GRI), Daniel
Malan (Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa).
SOE Governance Report launched
A new report entitled "Rating Governance in State-Owned
Enterprises" was launched by the Centre for Corporate Governance in
Africa on 11 October 2012. The research was sponsored by the Hanns
Seidel Foundation. Guest speakers at the launch in Cape Town
included Ms Lynn McGregor (senior research fellow: Centre for
Corporate Governance in Africa) and Ms Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge
(former Deputy Minister of Health and Defence).
Download the report.
Integrated reporting can change the world!
This was the message of two speakers from the Harvard Business
School at a lunch hosted by the Centre for Corporate Governance in
Africa at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, a
participant in the HOPE Project.
Prof Bob Eccles, co-author of "One Report: Integrated Reporting
for a Sustainable Strategy", and Prof George Serafeim, member of
the Technical Review Committee of the Global Initiative for
Sustainability Ratings shared their views on the current status of
integrated reporting and possible future trends.
The Centre is chaired by Prof Bob Garratt, professor
extraordinaire in Corporate Governance at the USB and it is headed
by Daniel Malan, senior lecturer in Ethics and Governance at the