Global Opportunity Panel: Johannesburg, June 4, 2015

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 Johannesburg Panel participants

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.

Name Position Organisation
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
Makhegu Mabunda Analyst Woolworths
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

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