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Sustainability in the Workplace

Sustainability in the Workplace

Put simply, a sustainable workplace is a workplace which takes into account a regard for people and the planet. A business that employs sustainable practises is one that looks past profitability and revenue and considers how they can make a difference both inside and outside their workspace. Everything from ensuring the health and safety of employees to implementing responsible supply chain practises contributes to the sustainability of a workplace.

What does level 3 mean to you?

What does level 3 mean to you?

Going to level 3 from the beginning of June will involve the return to operation of most sectors of the economy, under strict health protocols and social distancing rules. But what does this mean in practical terms?

Five ways to handle conflict remotely

Five ways to handle conflict remotely

In a team, having a united voice is important but so is having different opinions and viewpoints. When working with others, conflicts are inevitable, and, according to the Harvard Business Review, the most common cause of conflict in the workplace is misunderstanding.

Sustainable investing – A South African perspective

Sustainable investing – A South African perspective

How do publicly listed companies deal with environmental issues and climate change? How do they manage carbon risk? How do they treat their workers, and do they have effective health and safety policies? Do they manage their supply chains in a sustainable way? Do they have a corporate culture that builds trust and fosters innovation?

Achieving a work/life balance

Achieving a work/life balance

More often than not, our working lives and our career goals tend to take precedence over just about everything else in our lives. This means that our own well-being is set aside so that the need to succeed in our careers is first and foremost and it can be extremely detrimental to us in the long run.

LIFT AS YOU RISE – BONANG MOHALE

LIFT AS YOU RISE – BONANG MOHALE

When you put a smartphone in the hands of women, not only does the nutrition, health and education of their own kids improve but also that of the entire society and community in which they live.

Glenda Gray  speaks about a vaccine, lockdown and immunity

Glenda Gray speaks about a vaccine, lockdown and immunity

NRF A-rated scientist, CEO and President of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Professor Glenda Gray is a qualified paediatrician, co-founder of the internationally recognised Perinatal HIV Research Unit in Soweto and is one of the experts on the Ministerial Advisory Committee

Entrepreneurship and innovation

Entrepreneurship and innovation

Mahlako A Phahla Investments (Pty) Ltd, also known as “Mahlako”, is a South African advisory and investment holding company established and 100% owned by two dynamic African women, Makole Mupita and Meta Mhlarhi.

Reimagining the future

Reimagining the future

On 1 July 2019, Shirley Machaba became the first female CEO of PwC Southern Africa. In this role, diversity and inclusion are very close to her heart, and she has voiced her commitment to growing the numbers of female professionals in the firm and in the industry.

Ensuring mental wellness during Covid-19 and the aftermath

Ensuring mental wellness during Covid-19 and the aftermath

Amid managing a situation like the Covid-19 outbreak, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and worried. Many of us took the news and rushed into panic mode, grabbing necessities and planning the days ahead. Once the madness had calmed and we got into our routines, many other issues crept in and perhaps we were not ready for those.

Good to go with Lindy-Lou Alexander

Good to go with Lindy-Lou Alexander

Just one year into her career at Standard Bank, Marketing Head of Personal and Business Banking Lindy-Lou Alexander
had a fast start in the industry, supporting and deploying the marketing programmes for some of Standard Bank’s biggest
innovations to date.

5 Steps to Successful Project Management

5 Steps to Successful Project Management

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TOOLKITby Fiona WakelinSTEP ONE THE BIG IDEAThis is your lightbulb moment. All projects start with a big idea – which may be something like wanting to start your own business or developing new products, doing something completely new, or in your...

A tour de force for business transformation

A tour de force for business transformation

Since the early days of ATMs – when clients were still hesitant to deposit cash without assistance from a human teller – Itumeleng Monale has seen major transformations in the banking sector. We chatted to her about some of the changes she’s witnessed (and influenced) in the industry.

Banking on the future

Banking on the future

With more than two decades’ experience in international banking brands, Regional Chief Executive of Standard Bank Pindie Nyandoro, has seen plenty of trends come and go in the banking sector. One that she’ s happy to say is sticking around for the long term is gender empowerment.

Ithuba’s Charmaine Mabuza: A woman with a cause

Ithuba’s Charmaine Mabuza: A woman with a cause

Charmaine Mabuza prefers to let her business talk for itself. However, when you become one of South Africa’s most prominent businesswomen and have an eye on Africa, keeping mum is not an option. Born and raised by her single mother in Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal,...

Standard Bank, UN Women and CGE shines a light on female entrepreneurs

Standard Bank, UN Women and CGE shines a light on female entrepreneurs

The national project of gender empowerment driven by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the principles of the South African Constitution has received a regenerative boost of confidence and restored strength by the renewal of the partnership between headline sponsor Standard Bank with Topco Media for the country’s preeminent gender empowerment initiative, Top Women.

Caster Semenya the flag bearer

Caster Semenya the flag bearer

Ten years ago, at the age of 18 – when many teenagers were focused on partying – Caster Semenya won gold for the 800m at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin. In 2012 she won her first Olympic gold medal and then four years later brought home the second, confirming her place as the undisputed world champion.

Women are the glue holding innovation together

Women are the glue holding innovation together

BY DR AUDREY VERHAEGHE, CHAIRPERSON OF THE SA INNOVATION SUMMIT Innovation is where creativity and implementation meet. The most defining feature of innovation is that it makes a difference in the world. It’ s so in demand that each year , the SA Innovation Summit...

Join South Africa’s Top Gender Empowered Network

Join South Africa’s Top Gender Empowered Network

Nominations for the 17th annual Standard Bank Top Women awards celebration are now open. Taking place in Johannesburg on the 13 August 2020, with intense media coverage, the awards ceremony honours and applauds outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision and...

Gender equity is a fundamental human right

Gender equity is a fundamental human right

At the core, gender equity is not about what it means to be a man or a woman; it’s a fundamental human right. We as Standard Bank are helping to shape the narrative on gender equity. In September 2018, we became a Thematic Champion of the HeForShe movement, which is a...

Empowering women in a digital age

Empowering women in a digital age

THE WORLD BELONGS TO THE DIGITALLY EMPOWERED BUT THERE IS ONE SURPRISING STUMBLING BLOCK, FACED PREDOMINANTLY BY WOMEN, WHICH IS SLOWING PROGRESS – AND IT IS NOT ONE FACED ONLY BY WOMEN IN LESS-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; THIS IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON. It’s an ordinary Monday...

Getting Africa into top tech condition

Getting Africa into top tech condition

The effects of technology are ubiquitous. Internet access, automation and other tools of the digital age have especially helped remove the barriers that have previously kept women from participating in the broader economy. When speaking about the far-reaching effects...

Forging a path to entrepreneurship

Forging a path to entrepreneurship

As the only region where more women than men are engaged in entrepreneurial activities, Africa could become the most enterprising continent in the world. With roughly 50% of Africa’s burgeoning population being female, it should go without saying that empowering women...

[INTERVIEW] Glenda Gray

[INTERVIEW] Glenda Gray

Pioneering medical researcher, scientist and HIV activist, professor Glenda Gray, who recently cracked TIME Magazine’s prestigious list of 100 most influential people in 2017, has dedicated her life’s work in the search of a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. Where did your love...

[PREVIEW] Women in tourism

[PREVIEW] Women in tourism

It’s an exciting time for tourism in South Africa and with a woman at the helm of the country’s tourism industry, greater opportunities are available for other women to pursue  leadership roles in this sector. The status quo of women in tourism UN Women, in...

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