INCLUSIVE GROWTH.CO.ZA CONFERENCE 2017
As part of our commitment to driving growth, IQbusiness hosts an annual Growth Conference, featuring a line-up of the exceptional thought leaders to tackle the business, political and social issues of the day.
At the 2017 Inclusive GROWTH.co.za Conference, we discussed and debated these points while offering practical solutions on how to improve the country's economy. Exceptional thought leaders came together to share their insight and knowledge on how best to grow not only South Africa, but the entire African continent.
South Africa needs to be restored economically, and companies across the nation have a key role to play in making it possible. What can business owners do to make this goal a reality?
That was the purpose of Inclusive GROWTH.co.za Conference 2017 – to answer that question, and offer practical solutions on how to improve the country’s economy. Exceptional thought leaders came together to share their insight and knowledge on how best to grow not only the nation, but the entire African continent.
Produced for the third consecutive year, the 2017 IQbusiness research study, Inclusive GROWTH.co.za draws practical and sustainable conclusions on what inclusive growth can and should mean for ethical corporate citizens in their interactions with government, labour and one another.
These finding are presented on the foundations laid over the last two years under the banners of Activate Growth (2015) and Smart Growth (2016).
In 2017, IQbusiness turned the focus on to how business can unlock the potential of inclusive growth; a pivotal opportunity to combine a profit motive with that of ensuring social impact.
We aim to grow people, business and Africa by helping to solve the social, economic and environmental issues facing our nation and the continent. We are committed to be a catalyst to drive conversations that will result in greater shared prosperty for all.
Over the years, IQbusiness has established itself as a successful and responsible corporate citizen committed to the responsibility of business in driving South Africa's economic growth. This can only be done through a bona fide collaboration between business and government, which includes calling out government on its failings when necessary.
In the spirit of leading by example, IQbusiness has identified five critical, yet simple initiatives that advance our role in supporting inclusive growth. We share these in the hope that others will undertake similar changes in business and government to create exponential strategic value and give practical substance to the theme of Inclusive GROWTH.co.za:
2. Education: We will not only improve our in-house training programmes to expand opportunities for candidates to learn within their new work environment, but we will also undertake to expand our support for Partners for Possibility in FY18. And we will challenge other SA corporates to follow suit.
Inclusive GROWTH.co.za Report 2017: A business perspective on driving shared prosperity in South Africa.
This 2017 research study draws practical and sustainable conclusions on what inclusive growth can and should mean for ethical corporate citizens in their interactions with government, labour and one another.
Smart GROWTH.co.za Report 2016: What we need in the face of 0% GDP.
In 2016, South Africa's economy is still a cause for concern with growth at 0% and the outlook does not look good. To kickstart growth and tackle unemployment, an IQbusiness research study uncovers five specific sets of actions to unlock smart growth.
Activate GROWTH.co.za Report 2015
In 2015, IQbusiness, through surveying 137 SMMEs, found that despite prevailing negative economic and political conditions in South Africa, a large portion of businesses polled felt they could – and should – be growing the economy.
SPEAKERS AND PANELLISTS
Former Minister of Finance
Prof. Lorenzo Fioramonti
Professor of Political Economy - University of Pretoria
Prof. Jonathan Jansen
Rector and Vice-Chancellor - University of the Free State
Political Activist, African Adventurer and Author
CEO - IQbusiness
Founder - Lipis Advisors
CEO - SmartStart
CEO - CBSA/TYME
CEO - Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
Partner - FutureWorld
Biase De Gregorio
Managing Partner and Agile Lead - IQbusiness
Financial Journalist and Radio Show Host
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