Unlocking ESG Potential: Experts to Guide Businesses at CILTSA’s Data-Centric Conference

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured a powerful line-up of panellists and speakers for its upcoming Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Conference.

Themed From Data to Decisions: Utilising ESG Data for Smarter Business Strategies”, the event takes place on Thursday 25 July at the Fairways Hotel in Randpark, Johannesburg. This one-day event builds on CILTSA's commitment to equipping businesses with the tools to navigate the complexities of ESG metrics and unlock their strategic potential.

Encompassing both presentations and panel discussions, key topics on the draft agenda include:

  • Unveiling the Data Landscape: Navigating the World of ESG Metrics
  • How to Get the Right ESG Data for Your Business
  • Embracing International Standards as a Key Component of ESG Credibility
  • How Organisations are using Data to Drive ESG Performance
  • Artificial Intelligence, Data and ESG
  • From Data to Action: Building ESG Skills and Expertise in Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain

The exciting speaker line-up includes:

  • Aaron Munetsi - CEO: Airlines Association of Southern Africa
  • Aidan Choles – CEO: Unifi
  • Bernard Vilakazi - Sector Specialist, Transport & Logistics, Relationship Banking: ABSA
  • Clemence Mcnulty – Africa Climate Change and Sustainability Service leader: EY
  • Hanna Schultz - Principal ESG and Carbon Disclosures:  Anglo American Platinum
  • Jacques Greeff – Data enthusiast
  • Kathy Bell – Representative: Southern Africa Bus Operators Association (SSABOA
  • Liesl de Wet – Head, Accelerated Organisational Sustainability: Unitrans and Chairperson of the Road Freight Association’s Green Transport Working Group
  • Mapaseka Lukhele – Corporate Manager: Sustainability: Transnet
  • Oliver Naidoo – Managing Director: JC Auditors
  • Phuthi Semenya – CEO: Maysene Logistics
  • Sandile Khoza - Group Human Capital Executive and Director:  Access World
  • Sean Berrington – Africa Technology and Alliance leader: EY
  • Shameena Soobramoney – CEO: National Business Initiative

“Complete and accurate data is the foundation for successful ESG programmes,” says Elvin Harris, CILTSA’s President. “Effective data collection, a cornerstone of ESG management, is one of most important steps in beginning to track an organisation’s implementation of its ESG initiatives, which has become an essential driver of investor and consumer decision-making. With a carefully and strategically executed data collection and management plan, businesses can confidently and accurately executive their ESG programmes.”

For more information and to register for CILTSA’s ESG Conference, visit https://cvlc.co.za/registration/

The Conference is sponsored by Isuzu, Transnet, Tendai Mhlanga Photography and JC Auditors.

The cost for members of CILTSA, the Road Freight Association (RFA), the SA Express Parcel Association (SAEPA), SAAFF (SA Association of Freight Forwarders), AWISCA (African Women in Supply Chain Association, TWIT (Tshwane Women in Transport) and the National Business Initiative (NBI) to attend is R500-00 per person. The non-member rate is R650-00 per person.