06 – 07 March, 2024 – JHB, South Africa

The future of sustainability

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06 – 07 March, 2024
JHB, South Africa

Join the conversation on the future of sustainability and explore how your participation can contribute to shaping a better tomorrow

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What is FOS Conference

The Future of Sustainability conference returns as a HYBRID event…

Ignite Change, Innovate Solutions, and Empower a Sustainable Future: The Future of Sustainability Conference is coming to Johannesburg, South Africa. Join leading voices in ESG and be inspired by global experts, innovative solutions, and collaborative discussions that drive the conversation about what should, can and must be done within the industries for a more sustainable business world.

In-person & Virtual Attendees

Hybrid Learning and Networking Event

Conference Stages

Internationally-Acclaimed Speakers

Sustainability Industry Breakaway Workshops

Join the Conversation

We brought you the inaugural virtual sustainability conference for the first time in 2022 with acclaimed keynote speakers, interactive breakaways and a mission to drive the conversation of change.

With over 6 350 online attendees, the Future of Sustainability was the go-to event for thought leaders and drivers of change. This year we are hybrid with 300+ in-person attendees and over 6000 virtual attendees.

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  • Climate change and its risks to Africa
  • Importance of reducing toxic waste and releases
  • Regulations indicating the levels of environmental liability concerning services and products
  • Pressure to improve performance, transparency
  • Emerging market for environmentally friendly products and services
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  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Community relations / CSI
  • Human rights issues at companyand supplier/contractor
  • Government and community relations in developing countries
  • Diversity in the workplace
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  • Board Structure and accountability
  • Accounting and reporting practices
  • Best Practice
  • Adherence to legislation
  • Anti-corruption
  • Risk Management
  • Social governance
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We take pride in collaboration and each year our impactful conference is structured under the guidance of a strong team of industry experts. See this year’s Advisory Board below.

Social Environment

Dr Lorren Haywood

Senior Researcher CSIR

Social Environment

Dr. Nicholas Charalambides

Imani Development

Social Environment

Heidi Barends

Head: Sustainable Finance, Absa

Social Environment

Jorja Wilkins

Divisional Executive,  Primedia Outdoor

Social Environment

Ms. Chido Cleopatra Mpemba

Special Envoy on Youth to AU Chairperson, African Union

Social Environment

Murendeni Makhado

Membership Lead, WiMSA

Social Environment

Agesan Rajagopaul

Sustainability Partner, Mkinsey & Co

Social Environment

Abel Sakhau

Chief Sustainability Officer, Sanlam

Social Environment

Sanjeev Raghubir

Sustainability Manager, Shoprite Holdings

Social Environment

Shameela Soobramoney

CEO, National Business Initiative

Social Environment

Yugen Pillay

UNDP Accredited Trainer for the SDG Impact Standards

Social Environment

Carina Wessels

Executive: Governance, Legal, Compliance and Sustainability, Alexforbes

Social Environment

Steffen Burrows

Sustainability Manager, Pick ‘n Pay

Social Environment

Neville Matjie

CEO, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal

Interested in speaking at FOS

Share your sustainability efforts and share your expertise and thought leadership with an esteemed audience. This is your opportunity to take centre stage at Africa’s fastest-growing sustainability conference and exhibition.

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Past Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

Angela DIdiza

Honourable Angela Thokoza Didiza

Minister of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development


Portia Bangerezako

Head of Sustainability

Old Mutual


Iain Williamson

 Chief Executive Office

Old Mutual

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Dean Alborough

Head of ESG

Old Mutual Alternative Investments

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Khaya Gobodo

Managing Director 

Old Mutual Investment Group

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Garth Napier

Managing Director

Old Mutual Insure

Sanjeev Raghubir

Sanjeev Raghubir

Sustainability Manager

Shoprite Holdings

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Margo Fargo

Environmentalists and Entrepreneur

Founder of Far_Go Straws

Morne du Plessis

Morné du Plessis



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Kuda Mukova

Executive Partner: Solutions & Insights

IQ Business

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Nigel Beck

Head: Sustainable Finance & ESG

Rand Merchant Bank

Lorren Haywood

Dr Lorren Haywood

Senior Researcher


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Chido Mpemba

Special Envoy on Youth to AU chairperson

African Union


Shameela Soobramoney

Chief Sustainability Officer


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Sabine Dall'Omo


Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa

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Jaisheila Rajput


Tomorrow Matters Now


Reabetswe Ngwane

Managing Director



Kavita Pema

Group Executive: Sustainability & Transformation


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Jorja Wilkins

Divisional Executive: Marketing & Marketing Services

Primedia Outdoor

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Colin Coleman


Sub Saharan Africa, Goldman Sachs

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Bongolwethu Sonti

Program Manager

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Saint Francis Tohlang

Saint-Francis Tohlang

Director for Corporate Affairs


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Shani Naidoo


Nemesis Accounting

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Chule Qalase

Senior Manager for Sustainability and CSR

Isuzu Motors

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Dr Ntsapokazi Deppa

Manager Laboratory Services

Umgeni water

Leila Ebrahimi

Leila Ebrahimi

P&O Reward Co-lead


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Lullu Krugel

Parter, Strategy & Chief Economist

PwC South Africa


Monhla Hlahla

Business Women, Executive Coach and Director of Companies

Solitron Holdings

Ms Deborah

Ms Deborah Mochotlhi

Deputy Director-General

Water Resource Management


Reshmili Lutchman

Group Executive for Corporate Service

Water Research Commission

Shirley Zinn

Shirley Zinn

Non-Executive Director



Adam Kendall

Chief of Sustainability

McKinsey & Company


Heidi Barends

Head: Sustainable Finance


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Matthew Cullinan

Executive: Infrastructure Development

Atlantis (Greentech) Special Economic Zone

Stanley Semelane

Dr. Stanley Semelane

Head of Stakeholder Relations: ESG & Sustainability


Dr. Kgosientsho

Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa

Head of the Investment and Infrastructure

The President of the Republic of South Africa

Sibusiso Mazomba

Sibusiso Mazomba

Youth Advocate on Sustainability

Olajobi Makinwa

Olajobi Makinwa

Chief, Intergovernmental Relations & Africa

UN Global Compact

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Sue Allchurch

Chief, Outreach & Engagement

UN Global Compact

David Renwick

David Renwick

Head of Investment Banking


Ms Shirley Moroka Mosia

Shirley Moroka-Mosia

General Manager: HSEQ


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