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Introduction and Background                                               

Bembani Sustainability Training (Pty) Ltd and the Centre for Environmental Management are pleased to announce the hosting of Sustainable Development Conference in South Africa. The conference is the first after the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg last year (2002). The conference will stimulate and sustain action-orientated and robust strategies towards sustainability in business and industry, all spheres of the government, and major groups. Progress on the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation in some sectors will be showcased.

Focus of the Conference

The conference will focus on key sustainable development issues and lessons learnt on corporate governance, water and sanitation, poverty eradication, corporate social responsibility, natural resources management, energy management, sustainability reporting tools such as toolkits, IT and GRI framework, etc.

All major players will share with us their initiatives, lessons learnt, opportunities and challenges in the following areas:

  • Sustainable Development reporting and communication;

  • Corporate Social Responsibility;

  • Sustainability in the Mining Industry and the challenges of the Mining Charter;

  • Chemical Industry initiatives and programmes;

  • Sustainability in Housing Development;

  • NEPAD and Sustainable Development;

  • SA Sustainability Companies;

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the opportunities for SA organizations;

  • The Role of Development Agencies in Sustainable Development;

  • The Role of Media in Sustainable Development;

  • The Role of IT in Sustainable Development;

  • Facilitating Trade towards Sustainable Development;

  • Sustainable job creation and national productivity;

  • HIV/Aids challenges and management strategies;

  • The Role of SMEís towards Sustainability;

  • Food Security and the Landcare initiatives;

  • Public Private Partnerships for Sustainability;

  • Business Case for Sustainable Development;

  • The organised labour as partners in Sustainability;

Who Should Attend?

Have you ever wondered whether Sustainability is achievable? Do you need to know what other organisations are doing on Sustainable Development? Need to know if Sustainability makes business sense? Are you hungry for Sustainability attainment strategies? Then this conference is for you!

It is intended for decision makers and practitioners in government, business and industry, NGOís and major groups identified by the United Nations Ė whose activities or decisions could contribute towards Sustainability. It is for people in economics and financial management, engineering, environmental management, business development, social and community development, development planning, agriculture, water, political leaders, and related disciplines. The conference will focus on case studies and lessons learnt.

So donít reinvent the wheel, come join us!


Panel of Speakers

Conference speakers hail from leading organisations in four continents, and include NEPAD; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Development Program (UNDP); Centre for Environmental Management (CEM) Potchefstroom University; Departments of Water Affairs and Forestry, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Trade and Industry, Agriculture, Minerals and Energy, Housing, Provincial and Local Government, Social Development, etc; South African Municipalities; ICLEI; Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA); Energy and related industries; Business South Africa; Common grounds; South African Local Government Association; Sustainability Limited; Automobile Industry; etc.

Sponsors and Advertisers

Opportunities for sponsorships and advertisements exist. Contact the organizers for details, or download the sponsorship brief to understand how you can take advantage of this terrific marketing opportunity.

For more info & to register

Contact Bembani Conference Desk
Sibongile Hlomuka
Tel: +27 (0) 11 312 1480/7
Fax: +27 (0) 11 312 1471