The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership
The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership aims to develop a new generation of responsible leaders, shaping local and international business practices and policies in support of social and environmental justice.
Its strengths lie in its ability to harness the academic integrity of a variety of academic disciplines cutting across areas such as economic and management sciences, environmental sciences, natural sciences, law, engineering and humanities, to name a few.
Its legitimacy lies in its ability to respond to key issues in the field of corporate responsibility and responsible leadership.
Its relevance is determined by the extent to which stakeholders, internal (faculty at UP) and external (private sector, public sector and civil society), put a premium on the ALCRL’s ability to advance responsible leadership through relevant teaching and research interventions.
Dr Claudious Chikozho and Miss Laura Danga of the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership attended the 14th Annual Waternet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where Dr Chikozho presented a paper entitled ‘Revisiting the Leadership and Management Capacity-Building Imperatives for Effective Transboundary Water Governance in Africa'.
In October 2013, Professor Sandra Waddock from the Boston College in the USA, spent a month visiting the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership on the invitation by Professor Derick De Jongh, Director of the Centre.
PhD student, Laura Danga, from the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership at the University of Pretoria was awarded the BEST YOUNG WATER SCIENTIST 2013 in the poster category of the 14th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium. She was one of 30 young water scientists to attend the Symposium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event was held from 30 October to 1 November 2013 at the White Sands Hotel in the capital of this East Africa country.
Prof Sandra Waddock recently arrived in South Africa for a month-long visit at the invitation of Prof Derick de Jongh, Director of the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership. Sandra is currently the Galligan Chair of Strategy, the Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility and Professor of Management at Boston College, USA.
Ms Anesu Makina, Research Officer at the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL), was a panellist at the first Africa Food Security Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya during August 2013. The title of her presentation was “The role of the private sector: Challenges and opportunities”.
The conference, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, explored ecosystem-based approaches to enhance food security, ecosystem productivity and climate change adaptation in Africa. “Businesses in all sectors rely on biodiversity and ecosystem services and many companies have started to consider the business risks associated with neglecting ecosystem issues”, said Ms Makina during her presentation. She also highlighted the importance of farmer collaboration to enable them to meet the private sector’s demand for very large quantities of products that meet certain criteria.
The 3rd International Conference on Responsible Leadership - 4-6 November 2014 The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative along with international conference partners Griffith University Business School, Business School Lausanne, Tongji SEM and Babson College - would like to invite papers related to responsible leadership from a trans-disciplinary perspective involving social and natural science. Call for papers
An expert’s view on the state of management education
Prof Derick de Jongh, Director of the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership, was recently interviewed by George Bickerstaffe about the state of management education in South Africa and Africa as a whole. To view the article, click here.
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