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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.