July Newsletter 2022
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela. This month everyone celebrated Nelson Mandela Day on the 18 of July 2022.
In this month’s Risk Insights™ESG GPS™ Risk Insights™ is an active contributor in educating, training and developing people living in our home - Africa on the importance of ESG as a tool to compete and more importantly to make the world a better place for all.
July has been an eventful month for Risk Insights, with launch of the first in the World Economic Forum New Champions Community local Chapter in South Africa, release of new products, collection very important professional BEST ESG DATA Provider in Africa 2022 award from Environmental Finance, as well as multiple events and exciting announcements.
Please do continue watching the space with us in 2022 as Risk Insights™ introduces new products as well as launching ESG GPS™ ratings in multiple African countries and beyond. For now, here are a few highlights about our June activities and upcoming events.
LAUNCH OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM NEW CHAMPIONS COMMUNITY LOCAL CHAPTER SOUTH AFRICA
World Economic Forum New Champions community consists of dynamic high-growth companies that are championing new business models, emerging technologies, and sustainable growth strategies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. New Champions are mindful of their impact on society and aspire to participate in building a better future.
Risk Insights and Imperial (part of the DP World Group) are pleased to announce that the first World Economic Forum New Champions Community Local Chapter was launched in Johannesburg South Africa. This initiative forms part of the World Economic Forum New Champions Community which mobilizes and capacitates corporate leaders to improve the state of the world. A brief overview of the launch is available for you here.
“It is really a way for us to bring into our ecosystem, small to medium sized enterprises which have impact locally in the countries where they operate….” said Olivier Schwab, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, in an interview with SABC News. Click here to watch Olivier Schwab’s full interview with SABC News!
This Local Chapter aims to amplify the World Economic Forum global initiatives via supporting relevant South African projects and ensure engagements of the South African business community to drive and accelerate impact on the ground. Imperial and Risk Insights have chosen three initial initiatives “Step up to a Green Start Up”, “Unjani Clinics NPC” and “SA Trails Network” for the World Economic Forum New Champions Community Local Chapter South Africa, which are focused on critical issues in the country: Health and Wellbeing, Education, Gender Equality, Innovation, Sustainable Infrastructure and Climate Action -
STEP UP TO A GREEN START UP
Step Up 2 A Start Up national youth entrepreneurship development programme was launched in 2014 with the aim of creating a culture and mindset of entrepreneurship in South African youth. Research has shown, that by exposing youth to entrepreneurship, we can equip them to become job creators, contributors to the economy and give them the skills they need to uplift themselves from poverty.
The programme focuses on making youth aware of climate change, encouraging them to accept environmental responsibility and teaching them how to identify entrepreneurial opportunities in the green circular economy. It is both a theoretical and practical based project, including a national youth entrepreneurship challenge (competition), business model adjudication, pitching and allows the winners to gain recognition through the awards. Since inception, it has benefitted over 90,000 youth and 3,000 teachers from over 1,200 schools in low-income communities. The aim is to exponentially increase this impact to promote confidence, leadership and transformation.
UNJANI CLINICS NPC
Unjani Clinics NPC is a non-profit company and public benefit organization established to raise funding to implement clinics; train, manage and mentor the nurses who join the Network.
Recording an average of 75,000 consultations through clinics monthly, Unjani Clinics serve over 870,000 annually and since inception, 2.9 million consultations have been recorded through the Unjani Clinics network.
SA TRAILS NETWORK
SA Trails Network is non-profit organisation created to develop and connect communities safely in the Western Cape and give safe passage to communities and those that are enjoying the outdoors and children that commute to school without having to walk on the busy roads.
SA Trails Network has successfully built 64 kilometres of safe passageways, built by just over 100 employees. 48 bridges have been built and in effect connecting over 600 kilometres of private trails in the Western Cape Winelands alone.
Risk Insights would like to extend appreciation to all the Keynote Speakers Imperial KG, Mohammed Akoojee, Esha Mansingh (Dr, h.c), World Economic Forum, Olivier Schwab, South African Reserve Bank, Kuben Naidoo, Sasol, Sipho Nkosi, SA Trails Network NPC, Reghard Goussard, Primestars , Martin Sweet, Henley Business School, Jon Foster-Pedley, Unjani Clinics NPC, Lynda Toussaint, JSE, Vuyo Lee, Nairobi Securities Exchange, Wendy Boit, Risk Insights (Pty) Ltd, Abuobayda Shabat, Andrey Bogdanov, Anushka Bogdanov, Nkosinathi Moshoana, who shared their valuable insights on the critical issues in South Africa, the continent, and the Globe.
RISK INSIGHTS IS THE BEST ESG DATA PROVIDER IN AFRICA!
Risk Insights is very proud to announce that we have been awarded The Best ESG Data Provider of the year - Africa, by Environmental Finance. Recognized across the Globe for Risk Insights AI-powered ESG GPS tool, day in and day out supports companies, asset managers, regulators and all stakeholders in navigating to more sustainable future for all. Our rich product offering, including ESG GPS Ratings, Rating Watch, and X-Ray, ensures assessment of the ESG from multidimensional perspectives to address complexity of the E, S and G factors and support our clients in their journeys to sustainability. Learn more about award here
ANNOUNCEMENT OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN NAIROBI SECURITIES EXCHANGE AND RISK INSIGHTS™
Risk Insights (Pty) Ltd™ and Nairobi Securities Exchange have agreed to co-operate and provide access to Risk Insights’ AI-powered ESG GPS™ platform of ESG rating products seamlessly integrated with financial data to produce tailored and actionable reports for their listed companies. Nairobi Securities Exchange and Risk Insights agreed to cooperate and use Risk Insights’ AI-powered ESG GPS™ rating model and suite of products to provide access to ESG ratings and other ESG strategic business intelligence to the Nairobi Securities Exchange listed companies. This cooperation is aimed at driving sustainability for East Africa and is timely as companies in East Africa and on the continent move to measure and report impact and sustainability performance for multiple stakeholders.
Risk Insight has been providing AI-powered ESG ratings suite of products, using its proprietary award-winning rating tool ESG GPS™. “We are very delighted to collaborate with NSE as a key player transitioning to an ESG driven economy in Kenya and Africa” said Principal and CEO of Risk Insights Andrey Bogdanov.
Risk Insights™ and Nairobi Securities Exchange will be launching their partnership on the 13th September 2022Should you wish to participate in the launch of the Launch of the Risk Insights and Nairobi Securities Exchange Cooperation and learn more what it means for East Africa please Register here.
Read the Press Release today!
LAUNCH OF PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NAIROBI SECURITIES EXCHANGE AND RISK INSIGHTS
Following the Announcement of Risk Insights Partnership with Nairobi Securities Exchange in June 2022,
ESG GPS AFRICA SECTOR REPORTS.
Another ESG GPS sustainable product from the Best ESG Data Provider in Africa 2022 according to Environmental Finance - Risk Insights ESG GPSTM is pleased to announce launch of ESG GPSTM new product – ESG sector reports.
We are covering ESG disclosure performance in details (all major ESG subfactors like gender diversity, Board independence, board meeting attendance, CSR budgets and much more…) of the listed institutions in major Africa markets and started to publish sector reports series with Banking sector across major African markets.
As valuable member of the Risk Insights circle we are very pleased to offer sample of the first report covering Banking Sector here. Watch the space as more sectors are coming soon.
Should you wish to receive full report, learn more and/or subscribe for the reports, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
FORUMS RISK INSIGHTS WILL BE ATTENDING IN THE COMING MONTH
Risk Insights is an expert ESG provider in Africa and have shared there knowledge across multiple events, platforms and forums over the last few years. This coming month Risk Insights will be sharing the knowledge at the following Forums:
- Botswana Institutional Investors Forum (BwIIF2022) on the 10th of August 2022
- Infrastructure Africa Business Forum on the 17th of August 2022.
- 8th Africa ESG & 7th Africa Investment Funds and Asset Management Forum 2022 on the 24th of August 2022
ESG GPS X-RAY PRODUCT SHOWCASE
ESG GPS X-Ray is a strategic business intelligence tool that assists stakeholders, investors and asset managers to visualizes actual ESG related materiality factors for every listed corporation within the JSE, NSE, NGX. This data allows African companies to compare themselves with international peers. This a major impact step from Risk Insights to assist Africa towards sustainability in an effective and transparent manner.
A Monthly subscription for our ESG GPS X-Ray Product is as affordable as USD 99 per month depending on the size of the company. For your trial access to your company X-Ray data contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DID YOU KNOW?
Risk Insights™ strategic business intelligence tool ESG GPS™ X-Ray reports the ESG related materiality factors disclosed by companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Rapidly shedding intelligent factors disclosed by these listed companies and interpreting these factors into bite sized facts in our “Did You Know” posts...
This month we shared some info for South Africas “Did You Know” with data from companies listed with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Watch the space for more information about materiality factors of the industries and companies from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and more.
WINDOW ON THE WEEK SEASON 4
This month on window on the week, Risk Insights (Pty) Ltd announced that we have been awarded best ESG data provider of the year - Africa, by Environmental Finance. Recognized across the Globe for Risk Insights AI -powered ESG GPS tool, day in and day out to supports companies, asset managers, regulators and all stakeholders in navigating to more sustainable future for all. To celebrate it we asked a few members of our team to share their thoughts on the Award. In case you missed it, to watch this month’s Window on the Week Episodes, click on the pictures below or head over to our YouTube Channel
Food for Thought: