challenging what we think today to inspire how we take action tomorrow
Future Perspectives cordially invites you as a leader, decision-maker or scholar to a forum for sharing expert knowledge, skill and experience. The aim of these discussions is to acknowledge the current challenges that the for-purpose sector face. Our speakers will be sharing ways to address the complex and changing world through insight and action.
This second event, took place in Cape Town on 27th July 2017 and presented the following topics by relevant experts in those disciplines.
Social Enterprise & Impact
Tracey is a Wynberg Girls High School Alumni; a B Comm CA/SA University of Cape Town; a Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ experience. Before starting the The Clothing Bank, she spent 9Years with Woolworths in various positions and was Head of Finance for the last 5 years. She left the corporate world in 2009 to pursue her passion for teaching and empowering women. The Clothing Bank was founded in 2010; its mission: to inspire, skill and support unemployed mothers to eradicate poverty in their lives. It is now considered one of the best practice examples of sustainable Enterprise Development. Tracey as founder and CEO of The Clothing Bank has won a number of international awards, most notably The Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Laura Bergh is an independent professional in Sustainability Leadership and Research with a Master’s degree from Cambridge University. She worked in the corporate and consulting governance arena with big business for 20 years before she changed careers and joined the social economy. She has a strong interest in enabling and catalysing sustainability-driven entrepreneurs and is currently assisting a number of social enterprises and non-profit organisations with business plans, strategies and impact assessments in order to build resilience and scale up for higher impact. Laura’s work on customising and localising the Poverty Stoplight approach for a South African context has led her to form the Poverty Stoplight Office (SA) where the objective is to assist in improving the impact and success rates of organisations delivering social impacts through poverty-related programmes, enterprise development initiatives and community empowerment projects. This approach is also used by corporates and business in assessing the poverty status of their blue-collar workers and prioritising focus areas for engagement. In addition to her work with social enterprises and the Poverty Stoplight Office, Laura is piloting a customised social entrepreneurship initiative in high schools. Laura is a director on a number of Boards and an advisor to the management teams of social enterprises.
Noxolo was appointed as Head of Philanthropy in 2014. She is responsible for developing Nedbank Private Wealth’s philanthropy offering and strategy. This includes new-business development, creating awareness of the philanthropy offering, building and managing strategic relationships and collaboration with internal and external partners to unlock new business opportunities. Noxolo is passionate about sustainable economic and social development, and the strategic role private philanthropy can play. She has a wealth of experience in philanthropy. Armed with an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK and a post-graduate degree in Economic Policy and Development, she has over 12 years’ experience in the financial services sector, having previously worked at Standard Bank and Investec.
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