Green Talent

Theme: Investment in Human Capital Development

The second Corporate Sustainability Seminar, Series 2, will be held on 26th October 2012 at the Sustain Our Africa Summit in Cape Town, South Africa.

We warmly invite you to a day of robust discussion, sharing your story and gaining insight to make a strategic contribution to your place of work. HR and hiring managers will have the option to request interviews with SA`s top sustainability professionals between and view a range of sustainability training courses to select from. Join us for an interactive workshop to learn more about how to make a lasting, relevant and strategic contribution to your organisation!

Date : Friday, 26th October 2012
Time : 2pm – 5pm
Venue : Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

More about this event

The reality of creating sustainable futures is becoming a main stream focus and as a result the low carbon economy is gaining traction. With these global shifts playing out at a national and local level, HR and Hiring Managers in South Africa are finding themselves facing a challenging scenario where human or social capital is fast becoming the foundation of sustainable businesses.

Facilitator/Curator: Elize Hattingh, Founder and CEO of Green Talent

Part A: Building Human Capital for Sustainable Development

Keynote Speaker Prof Arnold Smit, Director of the Centre for Business in Society, USB Executive Development Ltd, University of Stellenbosch Business School.

We will be covering the following topics:

What exactly is meant by sustainability and the emerging green economy in South Africa?
How does this impact on the traditional role of the HR Manager? How is talent recruited, developed and retained in this new economy?
What tools are available to HR Managers to help them solve the novel HR problems which are arising as organisations move towards a more sustainable future?
Introducing “Adopt a Green Collar Worker Campaign” – Internship Programme
B. Employer Case Study: Matching the right skills with the right roles.

Speaker: Anna Shevel, Education Manager at Global Carbon Exchange

Anna will discuss how to match existing roles in an organisation with the right skills required to perform sustainability functions; when to upskill verses when to recruit; when to use external consultants; how different sized organisations differ in their sustainability staffing requirements. Anna will also discuss the various types of training available from Global Carbon Exchange to corporates and what to look out for when building capacity.

Part C: Sustainability & Education

Speaker: Eugene Buys, Managing Director, Uptown Consulting

This session will cover past problems in the education system and review new plans that have been put in place to correct these problems: Bridging the skills gap, Literacy & numeracy, Home language options (inc sign), Career guidance inc green careers, Entrepreneurship, Television programs to promote careers and skills development

Key questions will be debated:

How can we improve the education system to benefit everyone?
What will it take to make this possible in Africa?
Part D: Sustainability Career Expo

Facilitator/Curator: Elize Hattingh, Founder and CEO of Green Talent.

Delegates will have the option to view a range of training courses to select from. HR managers and recruiters will be introduced to SA`s top sustainability professionals.

Requests to interview talent can be booked in advance through Green Talent. Visit to browse resumes and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the resume reference number to set up your interview. Call Elize Hatting on 072 797 1299 for questions.

*Bookings are subject to availability and Terms & Conditions apply.