Green Building Design Group
GreenBDG Founder Songo Didiza elected to Wits University's Convocation EXCO
We are pleased to announce that our CEO has been elected to serve on Wits University’s Convocation EXCO Committee starting 1 August 2020 until 31 July 2022. The members of the Convocation include graduates; full-time academic members of staff; professors emeriti; the Vice-Chancellor and Principal; deputy vice-chancellors; the University Registrar; and retired academic employees of the institution. Songo’s contribution will include preparing the University of Witwatersrand Convocation for a sustainable and green future leading up to its centenary celebrations in 2022 as well as beyond.
The SDG Impact Practice Standards
Private Equity Funds
Opportunities within the organic, e-waste, plastics and builders’ rubble sectors have the potential to add between R661.3 and R1,086.4 billion in value to the South African economy.
As we continue to manage a drought, based on population and economic growth projections, South Africa could have a 17% gap between water supply and demand by 2030. This means there are significant opportunities in the industrial water market (opportunities in the agri-processing sector); and the municipal water market (opportunities in waterworks and wastewater treatment works).
Key Risks facing businesses as a direct impact of Climate Change
Physical Risk -
Climate related events affect infrastructure, security of resources, sustainability of crops and business operations
Transitional Risks -
When businesses transition towards less carbon intensive model suddenly or disorderly they may suffer a loss from re-evaluation of asset prices
Liability Risk -
Insurers may suffer when businesses or people claim compensation for losses suffered from physical or transition risks
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GreenBDG’s Monthly Newsletter
South Africa’s government unveiled a plan to galvanise R2.3 trillion in new infrastructure investment over the next decade that could create more than 1.8 million jobs and revive an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Read our latest newsletter
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New IFC Report Explains How to Unlock $25 Trillion in Green Buildings Investments in Emerging Markets
The report offers a uniquely private sector perspective on the investment potential in emerging markets and how to realize this potential, according to IFC. It draws on IFC’s almost decade-long experience investing $5.5 billion in green buildings, as well as lessons learned helping governments to design and implement building codes to catalyze green building markets.
Green Building Design Group is a proud partner of the IFC EDGE program in South Africa.