Demistifying ISO Management System Standards and related Guidelines

Johannesburg 25 October 2019 Demystifying ISO Management System Standards and related Guidelines  By Stephen Simmonds (Independent Lead Consultant – Integrated Management Systems: CGF Research Institute) and peer reviewed by Terrance M. Booysen (Director: CGF Research Institute) The number of management systems has risen dramatically in recent years, reflecting the increasing governance demands being placed on […]

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Generating Extra Value and Business Resilience Through the ‘Six Capitals’

Johannesburg 23 July 2019 GENERATING EXTRA VALUE AND BUSINESS RESILIENCE THROUGH THE ‘SIX CAPITALS’ By Stephen Simmonds (Director: SynergyGRC) and peer reviewed by Terrance M. Booysen (Director: CGF Research Institute) In a world where the interconnected and constantly changing relationships between financial, social and environmental issues are becoming more evident, businesses that remain unaware of […]

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GRC THINKING STEP 3 – ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

As management consultants we find it is always important to ask the right questions when engaging with our Clients, but at the same time make sure that the questions are based on active listening and are pertinent to the discussion.  Peter Drucker famously said, that “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant […]

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New Association with Wynleigh International Certification Services

Wynleigh International Certification Services offer risk-based assurance through audits, evaluation and validation of our clients’ business activities, products, services and facilities.   They work with organisations of all type, size and sector, to build their sustainability and brand equity and their focus is placed on offering services to the English speaking African market, resourced from their offices […]

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GRC Thinking Step 2 – Understanding the people and the governance structure in the organization

It is often said that organisation roles and responsibilities are the foundation of any successful business no matter how large or small. Employees that understand their roles in a business organisation and see where they fit in the hierarchy of decision-making and authority, are more likely to perform their jobs well and feel secure in […]

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Transforming the investment outlook of agriculture

A growing number of equity investors are transitioning away from resource dependent investments which often have intangible social and environmental impacts, both positive and negative.  Mining is usually associated with this sector, but so is forestry and agriculture.  Primary agriculture and agri-businesses need to transition away from the perceptions of their extractive and, or potentially […]

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Transforming the Investment outlook of your organisation

Global trends reveal that investment thinking is transitioning away from traditional sustainability reporting. The usual definitions of sustainability are centred around your organisation’s ability to maintain growth at a certain rate or level and avoiding the depletion of natural resources or causing harm to society. This perspective of sustainability is a desired outcome and a […]

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ESG Monitoring, Management and Reporting Services

Getting ESG management system in place takes time as it often requires changing the companies culture and method of operation? Our experience suggests that good ESG performance is achieved when ESG is treated as a strategic business risk and is high up on the agenda at company board meetings thus providing investors and shareholder protection […]

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GRC Thinking Step 1 – Understanding the Organization

  Simply put, understanding the organization consists of understanding both internal and external context with regards to the purpose of the business system being managed. Internal context may consist of the company’s missions, core values, vision, objectives, direction, organizational and contractual obligations. We need to understand and identify how this system ties in with the […]

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