Report – South African Business Leaders’ Dialogue on Human Rights Addressing Complex Challenges, Business Risk and the Trust Deficit
Following a collaboration in Johannesburg between GBI, the National Business Initiative (NBI) and the Global Compact Network South Africa (GCNSA) to convene a unique business-to-business discussion, a report of the dialogue has been published online today. The report reflects on shared experiences and perspectives on how companies are navigating and managing human rights challenges in South Africa, and incorporates insights into challenges, opportunities and approaches by companies including Total, AngloGold Ashanti, The Coca-Cola Company, Lonmin, AngloAmerican and Vale. The conference was attended by 100 business leaders and other experts. Discussions explored how human rights in democratic South Africa are being integrated into the economic sphere (and the role of companies in this), and how the realisation of rights contributed to resilient economies and well-functioning companies.