The next South African seminar in the Business & Sustainability Programme will be held at Spier Hotel & Conference Centre outside Stellenbosch on 24–27 November 2013. It will explore how our current economies and societies have come to be the way they are, the systemic risks we and our institutions now face and the role of business in leading viable responses that will take us to a sustainable future.
Over three days and nights, a diverse group of senior executives from local and global firms as well as from government and civil society will discuss with Core Faculty and a range of expert contributors the implications of resource depletion and climate change, the problem of continued growth, the potential for a new economic paradigm, some of the more inspiring responses of business and the requirements of leadership in these times.
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Enos is a South African entrepreneur and investment banker who is founder and CEO of the Freetel Group of Companies. Freetel focuses on fund management, portfolio investments and investment and transaction advice. Enos has served as chairman of the South African National Electricity Regulator and Chairman of the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Unit of the SA Government. He is admitted to the New York law bar, and he is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa. Enos is a member of the Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel and the Chairman of the company's budget committee, and is on the Board of Supergroup.
Richard has 26 years' City experience in investment banking, project finance and sustainability. He spent 20 years at ABN AMRO Bank, including as UK Head of Corporate Banking, Global Head of Project Finance and ultimately originating the Sustainable Development Strategy for the group. He is Co-Chair of the UNEP Financial Initiative.
Lulu has more than 20 years of management experience in communications, stakeholder relations management, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and transformation. She has held senior roles in diverse global organisations such as Sasol Limited, BHP Billiton and Pioneer Foods. She started her career as a lecturer in the performing arts at Rhodes University.
Bob studies the effects of human activities on ecosystems, and in particular on woodlands and savannas in Africa. He has published widely in the field of global change, including popular and scientific books. He is or has been a member of several steering committees of international research programmes such as the Global Climate Observing System, and serves as a convening lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is currently chair of the global Biodiversity Observation Network and co-chair of DIVERSITAS. He is a Fellow of the CSIR, the South African Academy and the Royal Society of South Africa, an A-rated scientist and an honorary professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Peter has been working in the field of corporate sustainability strategy and environmental policy in South Africa since 1995. He has run the South African office of the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership since 2002 and in that role he is the regional chair of The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme. He has degrees in History (Oxford) and Education (London) and moved to Cape Town with his South African-born wife in 1993. He mentors a number of young people in different walks of life.
The four star Spier Hotel was one of the first luxury hotels in South Africa to be awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism SA accreditation in 2004. This means that wherever possible, Spier looks for ways to support local industry and communities, and aims to minimise the impact of its activities on the environment. Achieving this while still offering guests a luxury experience is a distinction in which Spier takes great pride.
Spier Hotel & Conference Centre
R310 Lynedoch Road
Tel: +27 (0)21 809 1100
Fax: +27 (0)21 881 3042
We want you to be able to give your full attention to the seminar so that you get the maximum benefit from it. However, we realise that your office may need to get hold of you and vice versa. Some e-mails and calls are genuinely urgent. To that end we have arranged the following:
The dress code for the seminar is casual and comfortable. Stellenbosch can be warm and participants are encouraged to bring light clothes and swimming gear (if desired), as well as sun block. A jacket or sweater for evenings is also recommended. Please bring along sturdy shoes (high heels not recommended), since the bomas where the seminar sessions will be held are outside the conference building and we get there by means of a pleasant walk along a rough pathway.
Participants are expected to attend all sessions of the seminar and since the programme runs right through till dinner on the first three days we encourage you to remain on site for the duration.
Should any medical problems occur there is a medi-clinic nearby with a doctor available on 24-hour call. There is also basic medical treatment available at the hotel.
You are responsible for your own travel to and from Spier Hotel & Conference Centre. Please note that flights to Cape Town are usually quite full, so we urge you to book early.
From Cape Town International Airport
From Cape Town City Centre
From Milnerton/ Belville/ Brackenfell Areas
If you have any queries or need any further information please do not hesitate to contact Magda de Kok on +27 (0)21 469 4765 or on her cell: +27 (0)83 491 8369.
Acceptance on to The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme is by application and selection only.
All applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee, which seeks to achieve the optimum balance of participants on each seminar in terms of geographical spread, industry sector and area of expertise.
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Please note that once in progress you cannot save the application form for later completion; you will need to complete it in one sitting, so try and ensure that you have all required information with you.
If you have a colleague or friend who you feel would be interested in attending The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org: or telephone +44 (0) 1223 768850.
The fee covers all seminar costs including documentation, learning materials, accommodation and meals, plus three-year membership of the global and local alumni networks. The fee does not cover travel expenses.
Payments are in principle non-refundable, although substitutions may be possible.
The fee is £3,950 (approx. €4,300) for delegates.
The fee for local delegates from Southern Africa is R34 950 + VAT and it is £3,950 for overseas delegates.
The fee for local delegates from Brazil is R$11,850 and it is £3,950 for overseas delegates.
The fee is A$7950 plus GST for delegates.
A limited number of bursaries are available to support the participation of delegates from civil society and government organisations who would otherwise be unable to participate. Companies nominating three or more participants per seminar are entitled to a group discount. To apply for a bursary or for more information regarding group discounts please email us at email@example.com.
The Seminar has been designed to be highly intensive and participatory, with a minimum of formal lectures and the maximum opportunity for dialogue, debate and analysis.
Plenary presentations are generally limited to between 20 and 30 minutes, leaving ample time for questions and general discussion.
Delegates choose from a variety of workshop topics on offer, led by a Core Faculty member and/or a delegate or guest contributor. The workshops are designed to provide delegates with concrete ideas to take back into the workplace.
Delegates gather regularly in small syndicate groups, each facilitated by a Core Faculty member who will work with the group throughout the Seminar. These sessions allow delegates to tackle key issues in greater depth and analyse themes in relation to their own experience. They also prepare delegates for later sessions in the Programme, ensuring that they are in a position to make maximum use of the presentations and discussion that follow.
Each delegate will be asked to introduce themselves in the first syndicate session. You will be asked to describe your role and responsibilities within your organisation, and any key achievements/challenges within the organisation with regard to sustainable development. Discussion will then lead on to each delegate's key expectations of the Seminar.
In advance of each Seminar, delegates are asked to read a small selection of briefing materials. Links to these materials will be provided on your Seminar web page and you will also be sent an email with full details.
Seminar papers and presentations, speeches and workshops will be made available on the Programme’s password-protected Alumni Network website after the seminar. Paper copies will not be provided unless specifically requested at the Seminar.
In order to encourage a relaxed and informal atmosphere, participants are welcome to wear casual dress rather than formal business attire.
A photographer will be present during the conference. If you wish to have the use of your photo restricted in any way, please notify us.
Acceptance on to a programme is by application and selection only. All applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee, which seeks to achieve the optimum balance of participants on each programme in terms of geographical spread, industry sector, and area of expertise.
The CPSL seminar/workshop process involves group work which can be disrupted by the absence of a delegate from any part of the event. Participants are therefore required to be in residence on-site throughout the programme and be able to attend all sessions.
Membership of the Cambridge Sustainability Network is also conditional upon full attendance.
Please note that all programme participants are responsible for arranging their own visa, should one be required. CPSL can provide an official invitation letter for the programme in order to facilitate the obtaining of a visa specifically for the dates on which the programme takes place. If you will require this, please contact us no less than four weeks prior to the programme date.
Programme places are to be guaranteed with a purchase order number or credit card details. Invoices are payable within 30 days of invoice date.
On certain programmes, a limited number of bursaries are available to support the participation of delegates from developing or emerging economies, or from the public sector or NGOs who would otherwise be unable to participate.
In the event that a delegate wishes to cancel after he/she has been accepted on to the seminar, he/she shall be liable to the University for the fee unless the place can be refilled. Substitutions are not automatic; each proposed substitution must be reviewed by the Selection Panel. If you wish to cancel and we are unable to fill your place, fees will not be refunded. However, a 25% discount on a place at a subsequent seminar will be offered, subject to availability of places.
Unfortunately it is not possible to cater for accompanying spouses or other guests. The seminars are very intensive, and numbers of participants restricted, thus only delegates and speakers may attend the sessions.
In the event of non-payment, we reserve the right to refuse admittance to programme events.
For more details, please contact: Magda De Kok, Operations Manager,
Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership,PO Box 313,Cape Town 8000, South AfricaT: +27 (0)21 469 4765F: +27 (0)86 545 firstname.lastname@example.org
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