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Prosperity Through Sustainability

Igniting Africa’s Transformation as Zero Carbon Leaders.
Green Ambassadors – Mandisa Phosa
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Driving Africa's Circular Economy

Can we combat poverty while advancing sustainability? How can the UN sustainable development goals benefit Africa’s small businesses? Is sustainability a first world luxury? For the past decade, Fetola has explored answers to these questions through their sustainability accelerators (through partnerships with JP Morgan, the Embassy of Finland, Nedbank, WWF and others) whilst building small businesses that are both profitable and more circular.

Join us for an empowering dialogue on Africa’s shift towards sustainability and the circular economy, we’ll explore pathways to a greener, more prosperous African future. Learn from industry leaders, gain insights, and discover how you can be part of this transformative journey. Register for our next event

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Fetola Insights Webinar

Be part of the conversation around Africa’s transformation to sustainability and the circular economy. Together we can create an African future that is more green, and more prosperous.

Host Catherine Wijnberg, Fetola CEO, the small business growth guru and local champion of sustainability and circularity, will be joined by special guest Cecilia Njenga, a dynamic speaker, former Fetola Foundation board member and Director at the UNFCCC. Joining Cecilia in the spotlight is Trudy Mkansi, a luxury furniture manufacturer who made a successful transition into the circular economy sector through Fetola’s accelerator programme.

Seats are limited. Secure your spot today!

In the interactive webinar you will gain

  • RSustainability insights from the UN that will impact Africa’s small business sector.
  • RPreview of exclusive learnings from Fetola’s white paper on their Circular Economy Accelerator*, South Africa’s first ever circular accelerator.
  • RFirst hand account of an entrepreneur’s journey to sustainability.

*Funded by J.P. Morgan, Embassy of Finland in Pretoria and Nedbank.

Top 3 reasons for sector leaders to attend:

  • RA decade of learnings to inform your sustainability objectives
  • RPractical insights from sustainability entrepreneurs
  • RInterface with fellow changemakers

Top 3 reasons for the entrepreneur to attend:

  • RGain insights on how sustainability can be the path to more profit.
  • RUnderstand what works and what doesn’t in building a green business.
  • RConnect with like-minded peers.

Top 3 reasons for sector leaders to attend:

  • RA decade of learnings to inform your sustainability objectives
  • RPractical insights from sustainability entrepreneurs
  • RInterface with fellow changemakers

Top 3 reasons for the entrepreneur to attend:

  • RGain insights on how sustainability can be the path to more profit.
  • RUnderstand what works and what doesn’t in building a green business.
  • RConnect with like-minded peers.

About our Host

Catherine Wijnberg is the small business growth guru, and a powerful advocate for change, for entrepreneurs, for South Africa and for the planet. As CEO and Founder of Fetola she is continually seeking new and greener ways to solve unemployment, inequality & poverty. Fetola does this by helping entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses, making the world a better place by building businesses that last.

About our Guest Speaker

Trudy Mkansi is the CEO of Ambesha Africa, a premium patio furniture manufacturer situated in Gauteng, South Africa. Trudy started as a one-woman business, making woven baskets and has diversified extensively, with a team now highly skilled in synthetic cane manufacturing. Through Process Engineering they cut their waste by 80% – reusing the cane off-cuts in the manufacture of new products and providing a unique trade-in service.

About our Guest Speaker

Cecilia Njenga, is an accomplished economist, urban and regional planner with three decades in the UN, government, private sector, and civil society. She is a former Chairperson of the Fetola Foundation, and current Director, Intergovernmental Support and Collective Progress at the UNFCCC supporting the Climate Change Convention and Paris Agreement.

Cecilia’s work has been pivotal in shaping environmental policies and initiatives in the southern African region and across more than 100 cities.

About our Guest Speaker

Isabel du Toit is the Fetola Programme Manager – Business Incubation for the Circular Economy Accelerator Programme and Youth Business International. She leverages over a decade of experience in the enterprise development space with six years specialising in the circular economy. A passionate advocate for environmental sustainability Isabel brings a unique perspective that prioritizes both economic growth and responsible environmental stewardship, through the circular economy.

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