Creating shared value, ESG integration and cognitive diversity
The concept of ‘creating shared value’ according to Michael Porter at the World Economic Forum in 2012, is rethinking capitalist systems in relation to society by way of addressing global economic challenges. This includes health and the environment in a win-win scenario that benefits commercial efforts undertaken by businesses and the societies that the commercial activities operate in.
A simple model for illustration is a triangle that has interchangeable apexes, labelled environmental, social and governance factors with shared value at the centre of the modern agenda for sustainable activity. Shared value is a competitive advantage of the SACC UK in how we approach trade, community upliftment and investment into and out of South Africa.
A Chamber that has a local heart and a global mindset
Authentic and heart felt business opportunities that uplift South Africans far and near is the shared passion in each engagement and business opportunity embarked on by the Chamber in each of the geographical chapters. In particular, revitalising the South African economy while it emerges from the pandemic is critical.
We view ourselves as a vibrant facilitator and connector – a diverse body much like a gentle yet efficiently mobile octopus – in bringing together like-minded people, co creating solutions, levers of influential networks, associates, members, chambers, institutes and governments that explores vast and achievable opportunities for the greater good. The passionate board, executive committee and various management committees join the dots in connecting the needs and solutions to deliver trade outcomes. Positioned for win-win outcomes and the sustainability for the SACC UK for years to come.
The set-up of the SACC UK has been ratified by the SA Government and the SA High Commissioner in London. We also are proudly supported by the SA Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). With value add connections across the globe and the geographical chapters growing in South Africa, prospective members can tap into a readily available database, a wealth of knowledge and fine professionals who are qualified and passionate.
In making 2022 the year of opening doors while in the process of emerging from a pandemic, growing connections across all areas of business and social responsibility is key in collectively building towards a future that matters for South Africa in how it contributes to the global economy.
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