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Vodacom Chairman's Forum

On 28 November 2012 the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa (University of Stellenbosch Business School) launched its Chairman's Forum in Johannesburg. The objective of the Forum is to provide a safe environment for information gathering and debate on issues of uncertainty and risk that are of direct concern to chairmen of South African companies. Membership of the Forum is by invitation only and restricted to chairmen of South African companies, including listed, significant private and state-owned companies.

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The Centre's services include director development programmes and sponsored research which is undertaken on behalf of clients.

Meet the Team

Bob GarrattProf. Bob Garratt
Chairman

 

 

Daniel Malan

Daniel Malan
Director of the Centre

 

 

Achieng Ojwang

Achieng Ojwang
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Cornis van der Lugt

Cornis van der Lugt
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Deon Botha

Deon Botha
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Lynn McGregor

Lynn McGregor
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Thina Siwendu

Thina Siwendu
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Victor Prozesky

Victor Prozesky
Snr. Research Fellow

 

 

Sunelle Hanekom

Sunelle Hanekom
Administration Officer

News & Events

News & Events

Daniel Malan presents at Africa Sovereign Funds Roundtable

The director of the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, Daniel Malan, has been invited to participate in the Africa Sovereign Funds Roundtable that takes place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 12 to 14 March 2014. The event organiser, the Sovereign Investor Institute, is the leading global forum for the sovereign funds community, which collectively manages around $6 trillion.

Malan was asked to present on the topic of Africa's governance challenges, and also to participate in a spotlight event on inclusive growth. In this context, he shared information on the Centre's joint project with the Public Investment Corporation (the Environmental, Social and Governance Rating Matrix) as well as the World Economic Forum's New Social Covenant Project.

 

New Integrated Reporting Framework compared to GRI

The new International Integrated Reporting Framework released by the IIRC challenges JSE-listed corporations to better integrate relevant information from their sustainability reporting with the traditional content of their annual financial reporting. A revised Comparative Table (click here) on the core requirements of the Integrated Reporting Framework (IR1) and the G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines of the GRI has been published by CCGA Senior Research Fellow Cornis van der Lugt. It serves as a valuable tool for companies to define the link between their reporting on social and governance issues and their forthcoming integrated reports.

 

A Man Who Has Done His Duty

When he was asked how he would like to be remembered, former president Nelson Mandela was very clear: "I would like it to be said that, 'Here lies a man who has done his duty on earth.' That is all." Read more.

 

USB's Daniel Malan attends World Economic Forum's Summit on the Global Agenda

The World Economic Forum's Summit on the Global Agenda took place in Abu Dhabi from 18 to 20 November 2013. The event is described as the world's largest brainstorming event and brought together more than 900 members of 80 Global Agenda Councils. The event was attended for the third time by Daniel Malan, director of the USB's Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa and member of the Global Agenda Council on Values. Read more.

 

Sunelle Hanekom shines in office professionals' contest

Sunelle Hanekom

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".

 

Research Fellow's paper published by The Conference Board

A research paper by Cornis van der Lugt, Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa and Geneva-based consultant was published this week as a Director Note by The Conference Board, a global network of corporate executives from over 1200 companies world-wide. Entitled 'The Sustainability Business Case: A Model for Incorporating Financial Value Drivers', the Director Note is available online at: http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2516. It was co-written by Van der Lugt and Marc Bertoneche, Visiting Professor in Finance at Harvard Business School. The paper presents a Green Business Case Model that sets out the link between environmental actions and core financial value drivers that are of special interest to investors and other providers of financial capital. A longer version of the paper has also been published as Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No 13-072, available online at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2221455.

 

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.

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Carrots and Sticks launch

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).

People

People

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 USB.

Resources

Find out more about the Centre's Corporate Governance Rating Matrix and see discussion papers on the Centre's colloquia.

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