2018 Africa Shared Value Summit: Shaping Africa’s future

Day two Leveraging innovation for social change “Shaping Africa’s future” was the theme for day two of Africa Shared Value Summit 2018. Feroz Koor, Woolworth’s Group Head of Sustainability, shared some incredible facts about agriculture in South Africa: “Only 12% of South Africa has the right climate to support rain-fed crops; Agriculture alone uses 60% of [...]

2018-06-11T15:11:48+00:00June 11th, 2018|

2018 Africa Shared Value Summit: Meeting the challenge

Day one Shared value is a management strategy in which companies find business opportunities in social problems. Historically, corporates saw the environment, society and local economy as threats to profits, but these are indeed opportunities to make the world a better place and increase profits. Ignoring these critical factors put the future of businesses at risk. [...]

2018-06-11T15:08:24+00:00June 11th, 2018|

GreaterImpact welcomes new Managing Director Tami Khumalo

Tell us about your career background. My accomplishments and extensive experience internationally has spanned the African and Asian continents in corporate financial services and the development sector, while also consulting and supporting regional government and parastatal entities in Africa and Asia. My career has been driven by my objective of ‘being of value by creating value’. [...]

2017-06-05T13:07:31+00:00June 5th, 2017|

GreaterImpact finalises the updated Guide to Finance for Social Enterprises in South Africa

This Guide to Finance, compiled for the ILO, is intended to assist social entrepreneurs that need access to funding to establish and grow great enterprises that achieve positive social and environmental outcomes through sustainable business models. More specifically, the Guide helps social entrepreneurs to understand: 1) how to identify the type of funding your unique enterprise [...]

2017-05-22T11:25:32+00:00September 30th, 2016|

The Launch of GreaterImpact

At the end of January 2016, GreaterCapital (GC) and its sister entity, The GreaterGood South Africa Trust (GGSA), joined the African Management Services Company (AMSCO) Group. Born from the idea that merging the collective expertise of GC and AMSCO will provide a stronger approach to economic growth and social impact solutions in Africa, this merger gave [...]

2017-05-22T11:25:32+00:00September 15th, 2016|

Impact Investing in Africa Executive Education Short Course

In this course, wealth managers, consultants, funders, lawyers and other financial intermediaries will gain an understanding of the rapidly emerging field of impact investing and its ecosystem globally, with a specific focus on Africa. Delegates will be given tools to develop impact investing strategies, analyse opportunities and engage with clients about socially responsible investments. They will [...]

2017-05-22T11:25:32+00:00August 22nd, 2016|

Bertha Centre’s New Course: Leading Social Entrepreneurship – Markets & Movements

Bertha Centre for Social Innovation is offering a new short course that François Bonnici and Cynthia Schweer Rayner are convening at the UCT Graduate School of Business, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation, this coming October (17-21 October in Cape Town). We are thrilled to offer this course, which is the culmination of a year of research with the [...]

2017-05-22T11:25:33+00:00August 2nd, 2016|

The City of Joburg is Calling on All Soweto-based Entrepreneurs

The City of Joburg is calling on all Soweto-based entrepreneurs to enter its new competition and receive cash prizes to be invested into their business and business support. SOWETO, South Africa  – Are you an entrepreneur running a small business in Soweto? Do you have an innovative and original business idea? You could win a share [...]

2017-02-28T16:48:55+00:00May 10th, 2016|

SAB Foundation Social Innovations Awards 2016

Do you have a Social Innovation that will benefit women, people living with disabilities, the youth, and people living in rural area? Applications close at midday (12h00) on 31 May 2016 and all applications must be completed online. Please click here to access the online application form. Winners will be notified at an Awards evening to [...]

2017-05-22T11:25:33+00:00May 5th, 2016|