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Public policy

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    Exiting a lockdown: A balancing act of lives and livelihoods

    A public-private convening body asked Genesis for advisory work to support Presidential decision-making in South Africa on how to unlock the economy responsibly – which parts, which sectors, how to balance lives with livelihoods?

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    Socio-economic impact of debt forgiveness Bill

    Genesis was appointed by the dti (on behalf of Parliament) to undertake an independent socio-economic impact assessment of the National Credit Amendment Bill 2018, a separate debt review regulatory regime and process for a defined lower-income segment, called debt intervention.

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    What should be bank's stand on radical land reform?

    Land reform is the most pressing social and political issue in South Africa. Genesis was approached by a Big Four bank to formulate its official position on land reform, especially on the question of land expropriation without compensation.

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    Are 'sin taxes' on alcohol appropriate?

    Genesis was approached by a major alcohol manufacturer and distributor to assess the appropriateness of excise tax as a tool to reduce harmful consumption of alcohol and to raise revenue for the state.

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    Impact of multi-billion move from sugar to corn syrup

    Genesis was appointed by two of the world’s top fast-moving consumer goods brand to evaluate the economic pros and cons of a multi-billion-rand mega-transaction in the FMCG sector.

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    Working on a solution to turn around South Africa’s rust belt

    The CEOs’ Initiative, a grouping of 60 top CEOs, asked Genesis Analytics to diagnose the challenges in the Vaal region and come up with a solution. Our team worked with the government and big businesses in the region to design a rejuvenation plan.

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    Public policy advice on government subsidies

    The Shared Value practice was approached by a UK investment bank for public policy advice relating to the international purchase of call-centre business in South Africa.

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    Rethinking black ownership models in SA mines

    Genesis was asked by a global mining company to conceptualise a new future for black equity ownership in the South African mining sector.

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    Stakeholder engagement strategy for MMI

    Genesis was approached by MMI Holdings, a large financial conglomerate, to research and design a group stakeholder engagement strategy.

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    Design of a national economic summit

    The Shared Value team was engaged by a large global mining house to assess the feasibility and design of a national economic summit in South Africa.

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    Replacing charity with shared value in listed property sector

    Genesis was commissioned by the largest property company in South Africa, Growthpoint Properties, to review its approach to corporate social responsibility.

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    Economic impact of De Beers on Botswana

    De Beers, the world’s largest diamond miner, has been in partnership with the government of Botswana for 50 years - arguably the world’s most successful public-private partnership. The company asked Genesis and PwC to produce an independent report to analyse the economic contribution of the partnership to Botswana.

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    Economic impact of Emirates on South Africa

    Emirates, one of the world’s largest airlines, sought to demonstrate to policy-makers, regulators and the public, that it creates high value for South Africa’s economy. Emirates asked Genesis to quantify the value that the airline created in South Africa and then to model the impact of a number of expanded business scenarios.

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    State of political economy in South Africa

    Genesis was engaged by a global mining house, as part of its long-term investment planning process, to provide analysis on the state of the political economy and how the mining industry would be affected by the likely direction of policy and politics.

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    Shared value strategy to engage with trade unions

    One of the largest insurance and investment groups in Africa wanted to engage with the trade unions to improve stakeholder relations and to unlock new business opportunities.

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    Improving effectiveness of CSI programmes in telecoms

    The Shared Value team facilitated training and workshops for Samsung on improving the company's corporate citizenship in Africa.

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    Public policy response to nationalisation of mines

    A global mining house asked Genesis to prepare a corporate position and response to proposals by the ruling party to introduce more state intervention in the mining sector.

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    Policy position on calls for nationalisation of banks

    A pan-African banking group asked Genesis to prepare a response to political proposals calling for the nationalisation of the banking sector.

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    Assessing future direction of financial regulation

    Genesis was engaged by a large financial services firm to advise on the policy direction of micro-economic policy and financial regulation.

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    Impact assessment of Anglo American on South Africa

    Genesis Analytics, working with PwC, was asked to quantify the economic contribution of Anglo American on South Africa. The work included an economic impact assessment and a large stakeholder engagement process.

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    Impact assessment of the JSE in South Africa

    Facing public pressure on its role in society, the JSE commissioned Genesis to conduct a socio-economic impact assessment of the exchange's role in the South African economy.

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