African Peer Network

Our African Peer Network is a regional community that meets bi‑annually to pilot our resources and inform our research agenda. Our current partner companies:

Past Resources

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Partnering for Community Resilience: South African Case Studies

Proactive companies are recognising the strategic relevance of community resilience to their short- and long-term success. Community resilience is a positive dynamic between social, economic, and ecological systems that ensures community wellbeing and effective responses to shocks and disruptions, such as fires, droughts, or economic crises.

This guide shares five in-depth case studies of companies engaging in partnerships for community resilience in South Africa. We distil the key lessons from these case studies for corporate managers who are planning or implementing partnerships for community resilience.

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Supporting your CEO

CEOs play a crucial role in embedding sustainability into the strategies and day-to-day decisions of their organizations. Based on over 200 interviews with CEOs, board members, and sustainability executives from a range of global companies and a review of prior academic research on CEO decision-making, we developed these resources to share insights on how corporate change agents can help influence CEO thinking on sustainability.

In our Guide, we describe each of the characteristics in detail, incorporating as many direct experiences as possible to help sustainability change agents think about how to support their CEO. We also developed a Tactical Inventory to help change agents reflect on these tactics and to identify which of them might be most appropriate for their own setting.

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Business Model Innovation

How can business model innovation contribute to sustainability & shared value? This report introduces business models, shared value creation, and outlines how managers and entrepreneurs can link the two to foster prosperity.

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Strategic Planning

How can we measure and value social capital for business decision-making and reporting? This report describes what social capital is, how it is measured, and the value it provides to individuals, organisations and communities.

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Social Capital

How can we measure and value social capital for business decision-making and reporting? This report describes what social capital is, how it is measured, and the value it provides to individuals, organisations and communities.