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Beyond Borders

Virtual Shared value Week (02.06. – 05.06.2020)

In 2020, the coronavirus crisis created a situation without precedent in our lifetime and the way of doing business was changed, possibly forever. In response, Africa’s Shared Value conversation went virtual through online keynote sessions and interactive discussions, which were live streamed during the Shared Value Week from 2-5 June.

As a global first, the 2020 Africa Shared Value Leadership eSummit provided an engaging and interactive platform Beyond Borders. It brought close to 2 000 business leaders, practitioners and entrepreneurs from across the globe together, to explore how Shared Value ecosystems can help the African continent recover from pandemic-induced economic hardship and upheaval.

2020 Key Speakers

Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer

Harvard Business School – USA
Senior Lecturer

Mark Kramer is a leading researcher, writer, speaker and consultant on strategies for social impact. He is best known as the co-author of seminal articles on Creating Shared Value in Harvard Business Review and Collective Impact in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

He has also written extensively on impact investing, systems change, and strategic evaluation. His most recent research is on moving beyond Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) by communicating the economic value of corporate social impact to investors.

Together with Professor Michael Porter, Mark co-founded FSG which supports three communities of practice: The Shared Value Initiative, the Collective Impact Forum and Talent Rewire.

He is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, a member of the Aspen Philanthropy Group, and serves on advisory boards for Nestle and Kimberly-Clark. Previously, Mark served as President of the private equity firm Kramer Capital Management. He holds a BA from Brandeis University, MBA from The Wharton School, and JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Jon Duncan

Jon Duncan

Responsible Investment Programme at Old Mutual

Jon Duncan leads the Responsible Investment Programme at Old Mutual. The Programme is focused on driving the systematic integration of material environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues across the Group’s c£320 billion of funds under management.

Jon also heads up the Sustainability Research and Engagement function at the Group’s South Africa-based asset manager, Old Mutual Investment Group, where he is involved in industry ESG research, the analysis of green growth opportunities, and engagement on regulatory issues and local industry initiatives, such as the Code for Responsible Investing South Africa (CRISA).

Jon was involved in the drafting of CRISA and currently sits on the CRISA committee that drives the application of the Code in South Africa. In 2015, Jon was appointed as Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, which brings together business, government and academia to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges. www.cisl.cam.ac.uk.

An engineer by training, with a Master’s degree in Environmental Science, he has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of sustainability research and engagement.

Khanyi Chaba

Khanyi Chaba

Head of Responsible Business at Old Mutual Limited

Khanyi Chaba is the Head of Responsible Business at Old Mutual Limited. She is qualified in Architectural Technology, Marketing Strategist, Business Management and Executive General Management. She attended the Cambridge Institute on Sustainable Leadership. She has spent over 21 years in Financial Services firstly at Standard Bank and later at Old Mutual.

She served the Construction Industry for 15 years as a built environment professional at Corobrik and various companies. She was the founder and Chairperson of South African Women in Construction (SAWIC), a Board member of Construction Industry Development Board and Advisory Council Member to the Minister of Housing and Public Works.

She is the Trustee of the Dr Thandi Ndlovu Children Foundation and an ambassador for Smile Foundation. She is non – executive Director, Motheo Construction Group and chairs the Social Ethics and Environmental Committee (SEEC). She is a Board member of the United Nations Global Compact (SA Networks) and the National Business Initiative (NBI).

Susan Beverly

Susan Beverly

Senior Director of Sustainability & Shared Impact at Abbott

Susan Beverly is the Senior Director of Sustainability & Shared Impact at Abbott, where she is responsible for developing and advancing the company’s sustainability and shared value strategy globally.

Susan is a member of the leadership team that launched shared value at Abbott, which is a core tenet of the company’s approach to business development in new and emerging markets. Abbott was one of 57 companies named to Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World list for its work to create a sustainable dairy supply in India.

Susan also leads the development and integration of Abbott’s sustainability strategy, which focuses on the intersection between the company’s long-term value creation and societal impact. She is responsible for Abbott’s global sustainability reporting, sustainability materiality and its link to enterprise risk management, and stakeholder engagement and other outreach efforts that help elevate Abbott’s reputation as a socially responsible organization.

Susan joined Abbott in 2001, and prior to working in Sustainability & Shared Impact, she set the vision and strategy for multi-stakeholder communications programs for Abbott’s late-stage investigational and marketed medicines internationally. Susan was also a member of Abbott’s Corporate Communications team. Before joining Abbott, Susan spent three years at Edelman Worldwide, a global public relations agency, where she managed reputation management and media relations programs for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Susan also worked as a legislative assistant in the communications office for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, United States Senate.

Susan serves on the board of directors of City Year Chicago and is a member of the YWCA Impact Investing Advisory Council. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and now lives in Chicago.


Jane Mwangi

CEO and MD

Jane Mwangi is the CEO and MD of AJW AFRICA (Apprentice Job Work Africa). AJW AFRICA designs and executes Shared Value Programs on behalf of Local, International and Regional Banks, Corporates, Donor Partners and other institutions seeking to create sustainable livelihoods in Africa, while realising far-reaching Business and Social Impact in various sectors.

Prior to her current role, Jane served as Managing Director of KCB Foundation since 2015. The Foundation is the social investments arm of KCB Group Plc. During that time, Jane was a member of the KCB Group Executive Committee and served on the board of KCB Foundation as a Trustee.

She has over 35 years of experience in international development, having previously worked with the USAID Mission in different capacities in the East and Southern African region.

Jane believes in creating Social Impact by solving societal problems through business solutions, a concept she has championed for the last five years of her career.

John Bee

John Bee

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Regional Head for Nestlé in Sub-Saharan Africa

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Regional Head for Nestlé in Sub-Saharan Africa, John Bee coordinates regulatory and advocacy strategies across 48 countries and leads engagement with regional and pan-African institutions.

He was previously Communications Manager at the company’s Swiss HQ. In that role, he produced Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value reports – together with accompanying global communications programmes – over a 10-year period.

Prior to his career at Nestlé, John was Worldwide Internal Communications manager at Novartis and Internet/Knowledge Management Director at HR solutions provider Adecco. Fluent in French and German, he is a graduate of the University of London.

Dr Eve Christine Gadzikwa

Dr. Eve Christine Gadzikwa

Past President of African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)

Eve is the Past President of African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya (2016-2019). As ARSO Champion for Eastern and Southern Africa and Chairman of the Africa Standardisation Strategy & Road Map for Africa 4th Industrial Revolution (A4IR) that is being spearheaded by the AU continental standardisation body ARSO in partnership with IEEE-SA (USA), Eve actively promotes global best practices, business excellence and standardisation of developing countries under the AfCFTA single market.

As a member of ISO DEVCO Chairman’s Advisory group, Dr Gadzikwa has enjoyed an illustrious professional career, which spans over 25 years in the public and private sectors. Eve was appointed to her current executive position as Director General and Board Company Secretary for the Standards Association of Zimbabwe in September 2008.

During her tenure at the helm of SAZ, Eve has continued to gain extensive industry experience and leads a diverse team of professionals. Over the past 11 years, Eve has represented her organisation with distinction on national, regional and international platforms to engender brand excellence.

She is a qualified and experienced medical laboratory scientist (Bacteriologist) and is the past Chairman of Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) and Institute of Zimbabwe (IoDZ). Eve s passionate about mentoring youth and was a Youth Connect Judge for 2019 and is humbled to be selected once again as YC COVID-19 Judging Panel in 2020. Youth Connect was launched by UNDP and the Government of Rwanda in 2016 which brings partners together to help empower Africa’s youth in a range of thematic areas which cover a wide socio-economic and political spectrum.

David Damberger

Strategy and Data Officer at M-KOPA

David is the current Strategy and Data Officer at M-KOPA, overseeing international expansion, R&D (Labs), Strategy and Data. David joined M-KOPA at launch in 2012 and has held several roles at M-KOPA including MD for Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria.

David previously worked as a corporate strategy consultant in telecom, as a Director with Engineers Without Borders Canada, and as a co-founder at an online ethical shopping company. David has a joint degree in Engineering and Entrepreneurship from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the University of Oxford (Skoll Scholar).

Dr Daniel Ngamije

Dr Daniel Ngamije

 Rwanda Minister of Health

Dr Daniel Ngamije has served as the Rwandan Minister of Health since February 2020. In this position he leads the development and execution of the Health Sector Strategic Plan. Prior to this, he served as the Director for malaria and neglected tropical diseases in WHO’s Country Office, based in Kigali. From 2007-2017, he spent 10 years coordinating mobilisation of resources and implementation of Projects funded by Multilateral and bilateral partners of the Ministry of Health through a single project’s implementation unit.Dr Ngamije has served in different capacities in the entire Rwandan Health System since 1995 having held a wide range of leadership positions. For the last two years, he led the development and successful implementation of the COVID-19 comprehensive response plan.

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