ESG in 2024 continues to remain high on the priority list of global firms. As firms look to balance multiple conflicting priorities, innovation in the ESG space should remain a critical priority for any forward-thinking firm.
Join us this February as we assess and unpack the state of the ESG landscape in South Africa, and what trends firms can look forward to in the coming year. Further, we will be guided through a wine tasting from one of the leading wine farms in the country, in this interactive and social session. This event is not-to-be missed for any organisations' ESG champion.
Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.
Head of Impact and Sustainability at Norsad Capital
Kuda is the Head of Impact & Sustainability at Norsad Capital. He is a seasoned executive, responsible for the strategic development of Norsad's impact story and impact measurement processes. With a team dedicated to integrating impact and ESG into Norsad Capital's investment processes, he not only spearheads internal progress but also articulates Norsad's vision for sustainable impact to the Board, shareholders, and funders. Kuda also sits as an Advisory member on the Private Debt Advisory Committee for the UN PRI.
Elizma van der Walt serves as the group executive of the Proconics Holdings Group of the Petrochemical vertical. She looks after the proudly South African molecular energy transition at the group level, setting strategic direction for growth within Petrochemicals and oil and gas within the Proconics holdings group of companies. She believes that local engineering is key to converting Africa's rich resources to value for people and planet through the collective problem-solving brains and passionate hearts of talented like-minded people that want to make a real impact. Elizma is a proud shareholding partner in Proconics and Proconics management company director. With close to 20 years’ experience in the petrochemical & oil and gas industry, Elizma started her career in Sasol operations and later moved to the large projects execution arm of Sasol as a senior engineer. Elizma joined Proconics as principal engineer and engineering manager spearheading the expansion of its multidiscipline offering within refining. Elizma’s career in petrochemical operations as well as the EPC project execution field, has enabled her to develop not only industry domain knowledge but a deep end-user and community stakeholder appreciation. She has a passion for creative problem solving & collaborative leadership and is looking forward to discuss the engineering experience of ESG in the just transition.
Director, Sub-Saharan Africa of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network
Sam is a trained economist specialising in understanding the complexities of the South African economy. Prior to joining the EICN, Sam spent time in both the public and private sector, first as an economist within the Economic Policy division of the National Treasury, and then as a consulting economist at Econometrix, and Deloitte. During his time in private sector, Sam specialised in analysing events and government policies to dilute these into constructing business strategies. Sam also spent time in Switzerland as an economist for airline industry body IATA. Sam holds a masters degree in economics from Stellenbosch University, and has studied further at the Insitute for Social Studies in The Hague, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Levy Economics Insitute of Bard College in New York State.
The Economist Corporate Network (ECN) is the Economist Group’s executive briefing and networking service that runs a regular programme of closed-door events for senior-level executives seeking deeper insight into economic and business trends.
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