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Shared value and impact

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    How does Airbnb support inclusive growth of tourism in South Africa

    Airbnb commissioned Genesis Analytics measure the digital platform's impact on inclusive growth in South Africa.

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    Is Facebook good for African development?

    Genesis Analytics worked with Facebook London to understand how the digital economy and social media contribute towards realising three economic development opportunities in Africa. 

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    A new approach to impact reporting rolled out in Ghana with SCB

    Standard Chartered Bank partnered with Genesis as impact advisors to develop a next generation approach to impact measurement and reporting. This new approach was rolled out in a case study on lending to the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors in Ghana.

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    Building a transformational approach to impact for Sappi

    Sappi, with its long-standing commitment to sustainability, needed a coherent strategy to further scale business and societal value creation. An important consideration, as one of the country’s largest land owners, was its relationship with rural communities.

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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 value does Airbnb add to the South African economy?

    Since its launch in 2015 Airbnb has grown rapidly in South Africa. Like other disruptive businesses, it has faced pushback from the traditional hospitality industry. To establish the contribution of Airbnb, the Shared Value practice at Genesis Analytics was asked to undertake an independent study to quantify the benefit of Airbnb to the economy.

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    Designing a shared-value agri fund to finance rural land reform

    Land reform is the most pressing and emotional political issue in South Africa. Genesis Analytics was approached by a banking client to design a solution to support rural land reform and to transform the farming sector. The purpose of the fund was to support the transformation of sustainable large-scale commercial agricultural businesses owned by black South Africans.

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    Unlocking lower-cost housing opens up $1.5-billion market

    Land reform is the most pressing and emotional political issue in South Africa. Genesis Analytics was approached by a banking client to design a solution to support urban land reform and the transformation of urban housing markets.

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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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    Creative content can drive more inclusive supply chain

    Genesis was asked by a pan-African television and media company to design a more inclusive supply-chain strategy. This request came at a time of major disruption in the TV industry: entry of new competitors like Netflix, new platforms like internet and mobile TV, new technology like AI, and rapidly changing consumer habits.

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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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    Designing full impact framework for pan-African bank

    Genesis designed a full social, economic and environmental (SEE) framework for one of the biggest pan-African banking groups to measure the positive and negative SEE impact of the bank on financial returns.

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    Designing a new value proposition for mining communities

    A global mining major asked Genesis to assist with the conceptualisation of a new value proposition for mining communities for the mining industry

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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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    The contribution a mine makes to a community

    De Beers commissioned Genesis Analytics to quantify and assess the impact that the Venetia Mine has had on communities of Blouberg and Musina for 23 years of operations.

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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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    Raising the drinking age to 21: Pros and cons

    The National Economic and Development Labour Council (Nedlac) commissioned Genesis Analytics to conduct an urgent independent study on the likely economic, health and social impacts of some of the amendments proposed in the Liquor Amendment Bill, 2017.

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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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    Strategic training in shared value for Barclays Africa

    Genesis was asked by Barclays Africa to design and present a series of training and strategic workshops for the top 100 leaders in the bank. This was part of changing the strategic direction of one of the largest companies in Africa, with more than 40,000 staff.

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    Development of strategy and client value proposition for trade unions

    Genesis was hired by a large insurance and investment company to develop a strategy and client value proposition for trade unions.

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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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    Design of R300m charitable foundation

    Genesis was hired by one of the big four banks in South Africa to conduct the design of a R300m charitable foundation.

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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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    Shared-value sustainability strategy for a pan-African bank

    Genesis was engaged by a pan-African banking group to review its sustainability strategy and align it to shared-value principles.

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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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    Assessment of CSI spend by Lesotho mining sector

    Genesis was hired by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to assess the corporate social investment spending by the mining sector in Lesotho.

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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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    Preparing a strategy of engagement with the trade unions

    Genesis was hired by a large insurance and investment company to prepare a strategy of engagement with trade unions.

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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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    Design of social impact bond for SME development

    Genesis was hired by the National Treasury to conduct the design of a social impact bond in enterprise development.

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    Review of inclusive business models in South Africa

    Genesis was hired by GIZ to conduct a review of inclusive business models in South Africa.

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    Impact of the mining sector on South Africa

    Genesis was hired by the International Council on Mining and Metals to evaluate the impact of the mining sector on South Africa.

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    Bringing a R4-billion chicken project home to roost

    A BEE consortium approached the PIC, the largest asset manager in Africa, to fund the purchase of a poultry company. The PIC, in line with its developmental investment strategy, wanted to ensure that the social value of the transaction was maximised and asked Genesis to produce an independent social-impact strategy for the transaction.

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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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    Environmental, social and governance guide for pension fund

    Genesis, in association with Delsus Limited (UK), was contracted by the International Finance Corporation to support the mainstream uptake of sustainable investment practices in South Africa as part of the Sustainable Returns for Pensions and Society project.

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    Response to state intervention in Mining Paper

    A global mining house asked Genesis to assist in preparing a response to proposals by the ANC for 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.