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The French South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FSACCI), in collaboration with the American and Belgian Chambers of Commerce in South Africa, hosted a dynamic breakfast discussion on "How to Make ESG Work?" on Wednesday, July 3rd at Forvis Mazars.

This timely event explored the growing significance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles within business strategy. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Understanding the Fundamentals: The session kicked off with a foundational overview of ESG. Attendees gained a clear grasp of the "E" (Environment), "S" (Social), and "G" (Governance) aspects and their growing influence on business operations today. 
  • Expert Insights on ESG Pillars: Renowned speakers provided valuable perspectives on each ESG pillar: 

- Dr. Marie Parramon-Gurney (Skultcha) shed light on environmental considerations and how businesses can navigate them. 

- Lusani Nelufule-Mugivhi (Discovery) offered crucial insights on the importance of establishing strong governance practices. 

- Zanélle Dalglish (Schneider Electric) delved into the social dimension of ESG, showcasing Schneider Electric's commitment through impactful initiatives like the SE Youth Impact Through Learning program. 


The Importance of ESG: 

This insightful event emphasized the critical role of ESG in achieving business success while fostering a positive impact on society and the environment. Attendees gained valuable knowledge on: 

  • The growing importance of ESG in today's business landscape. 
  • The three core pillars of ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) and their implications for businesses. 
  • Practical examples of successful ESG implementation, demonstrated by Schneider Electric's social impact projects. 
  • The importance of establishing strong governance practices for effective ESG integration. 

We invite our members to stay tuned for the next series of ESG events !

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