The Global Opportunity Panel in Johannesburg on June 4th 2015 gathered 19 innovative and creative people for a fast-paced 4-hour workshop.
The starting point for the discussion was five specific global risks:
These risk represent a pressure on societies to start wide ranging changes in many areas from the way we transport ourselves to the diets we eat. The panel provided insights and inspiration on how we can design these changes wisely creating opportunities for long term benefits for society and business both.
The material produced at the workshop is part of the basis of the Global Opportunity Report 2016.
The panel took place June 4, 2015, from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm at The Wanderers Club, Johannesburg. (Google map)
The participants are selected on the basis of their background, their work with sustainability, and other relevant areas. They are mixed across the public, private, and non-governmental sector, as this is the way we believe we create synergy and sustainable solutions.
|Tricia Sibbons||Head of Partnerships||Action Aid South Africa|
|Grant Little||Station Manager – DNV GL Business Assurance South Africa||DNV GL|
|Peter Hamer||Africa Area Manager, Maritime Region West Europe and Africa Staff||DNV GL|
|Bersan Lesch||Deputy Director: Science Promotion||Department of Science and Technology|
|Terence G Sibiya||Executive Head, Coverage||Nedbank|
|Craig Wing||Partner||Future World International|
|Karissa Samuel||Founder||Ntshulisa Foundation (TNF)|
|Kevin James||Founder, Head of Strategy and Relationships Lead||GCX Africa (Cape Town)|
|Alex Frost||Founder||Green Beings|
|Fatima Shabodien||Country Director||ActionAid South Africa|
|Elmary Buis||Deputy Director||Technology for Sustainable Livelihoods|
|Harmke Immink||Director and Environemental engineer||Promethium Carbon|
|Suraya Hamdulay||Executive Head: Sustainability at Vodacom Group||Vodacom|
|Johan van den Berg||CEO||South African Wind Energy Association|
|Prof. Owen Skae||Director||Rhodes Business School|
|Markus Reichardt||Principal Enviornmental Consultant||MSAGeoservices|
|Peter Lukey||Chief Policy Advisor: Strategic Environmental Intelligence||DEA|
|Claire Thwaits||Senior Programme Manager, Transnet Programme in Sustainable Development||Gordon Institute of Business Science|