Old Mutual’s On the Money programme has been highly commended in the Most Effective International Community Investment category at the recent Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards. The awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate innovative projects led by organisations striving to be more sustainable.
When I am asked about leadership, I immediately think of the great leaders I have known who have exuded vision, belief and passion.
Our own Madiba embodied all three these qualities, shining a light in the dark for all of us to follow and creating a passionate, contagious belief in a better, more sustainable future for all South Africans. He demonstrated that by inspiring the inner core of those he led, a great leader can define a new reality and make possible what was previously impossible or unimaginable.
How Volkswagen is helping those dedicated to saving the rhino from extinction
To track down rhinoceros and kill them is illegal, yet unfortunately a lucrative business model in South Africa. Sporting helicopters, silenced weapons and night vision scopes, the poachers come well equipped to claim their brutal prize. Just a single horn nets thousands of dollars on the black market. Ground into powder the horn allegedly is a miracle remedy for fever or even cancer and is said to increase male potency. Especially in Asia the horn of a rhino is also a treasured status symbol.
Contribution will expand co-founded CE3 program to increase livelihoods of rural Africans
NOTRE DAME, Ind., July 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is providing US$1.6 million to the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) to expand the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project – a joint initiative developed by Accenture and the university to increase the livelihoods of individuals living in rural Africa.
Nelson Mandela once said, “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.” In commemoration of the great Nelson Mandela, the global community celebrates International Mandela Day on his birthday each year. It is a day to honor the many ways Nelson Mandela gave back to his community and the world.
In the country at the Cape of Good Hope, social responsibility is not just a buzzword, but is brought to life in manifold ways. Volkswagen Group’s main focus for the region rests on education and on helping people to help themselves. Nonkqubela Maliza, Director of Corporate and Governmental Affairs at Volkswagen Group South Africa, explains: “We think on a long-term basis and always ask whether our contribution will ensure sustainable progress in the community.”
Video: Research for species diversity in South Africa
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To Volkswagen, environmental care does not just mean building ever more efficient cars in ever more sustainable plants. The company is globally committed to the conservation of resources and the protection of biodiversity. In the example presented above, Volkswagen supports the work of marine biologists focusing on shark and penguin research.