Partnerships and Collaborations
50+20 Implementation Projects
Global Doctoral Consortium in Sustainability and Responsibility Project
50+20 in partnership with the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership launched a Global Doctoral Consortium in Sustainability and Responsibility Programme and Innovation Cohort for Programme Directors in Turkey at the 2013 European Foundation for Management and Development (EFMD) Deans and Directors General Conference. The Global Doctoral Consortium in Sustainability and Responsibility Programme’s aim is to develop future faculty for those who seek to integrate their pursuit of academic excellence, in its multiple manifestations, with commitment to sustainability and responsibility. Read more at http://50plus20.org/projects
Innovation Cohort for Programme Directors
This programme will enable business school leaders to work in a facilitated peer environment. The insights developed through the 50+20 project will help them to develop the capacity of their programmes to deliver the three dimensions of the 50+20 vision: educating globally responsible leaders, enabling sustainable business and engaging with societal transformation. The focus will be on taking the practical steps required to deliver renewed and innovative curricula, programme content and learning methodologies. Read more at http://50plus20.org/projects
A Programme for Business and Biodiversity Leadership associated with the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership has recently been established through a grant from Exxaro Resources Limited. The programme has an inter-disciplinary research and collaboration role, an advocacy role for generating impetus for changes in policy, and a capacity building role, encompassing the development and roll-out of training programmes or interventions amongst practitioners and executives in business and biodiversity sectors.
Corporate Governance Review Partners
Ernst and Young are sponsoring the Corporate Governance and its Consequences: A South African Case Study research initiative as an investment in responsible leadership and sustainable development research capacity.
Professor Bob Eccles and Assistant Professor George Serafeim, specialising in social and corporate sustainability at Harvard Business School, are partnering on this extensive research initiative.
Microsoft SA is sponsoring the Responsible Leadership Master Class, which aims to create an opportunity for Senior Executives to critically reflect on the role of business and leadership in society, and to challenge those assumptions underlying the actions of leaders.
PWC are sponsoring the Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting. The aim of the diploma is to build capacity within the South African public and private sector in the area of Integrated Reporting, and the assurance of Integrated Reports.
Prof. Derick De Jongh is an expert on the Global Network for Corporate Citizenship (GNCC).The Global Network for Corporate Citizenship is an international alliance of leading corporate responsibility experts and "close to market" academic centers around the world, working together to advance research, advocacy and education on the changing role of business in society and to help build the capacity of businesses worldwide for sustainable value creation.
Prof. Derick De Jongh is a member of the Institute of Directors’ Sustainable Development Forum (IOD SDF). The IOD SDF publishes a number of position papers on contemporary topics in the broader field of sustainable development aiming at Directors of Companies in SA. The ALCRL was the main author of a paper on Business and Biodiversity that was launched earlier in 2012.
Prof. Derick De Jongh is a member of the JSE SRI Advisory Committee. The SRI Index Advisory Committee is responsible for considering and advising on principles and operational matters relating to the SRI Index. It also propose amendments to the Ground Rules governing the management of the SRI Index and to ensure that, as far as possible, best practice is used in the construction and management of the SRI Index.
Graham Terry (Executive at SAICA) is a member of the ALCRL Advisory Committee. SAICA is also a partner of the Harvard Business School/Ernst &Young research project on corporate governance in South Africa.The ALCRL has also written a chapter in Graham Terry’s new book, Green II, which will be released imminently.
Dr Tanya Abrahamse (CEO of SANBI) is a member of the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsibe Leadership’s Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Business and Biodiversity Advisory Panel.
The Albert Luthuli is an organisational member of EthicSA. EthicSA is a NPO committed to promoting a responsible society. This membership makes the ALCRL part of a growing network of public and private sector organisations committed to promoting responsible business through ensuring its operates according to the highest ethical standards.