Creating & Communicating Sustainable Value
CSV is committed to working with partners to develop strategy and practices that enhance social and environmental benefits while simultaneously creating economic value
Key Concepts for Creating Sustainable Value
Building a sustainability case for business that involves the creation of both stakeholder and shareholder value.
The processes by which an organisation continually expands its capacity to create its future.
Human Capital Development
The process through which individuals, organisations and societies strengthen their capacity to set and achieve their development objectives.
An economy that is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.
Who benefits and how? Involves social dialogue, participation and learning (procedural justice) that contributes to the fair allocation of economic and social impacts of change (distributive justice).
Meet the Team
Creating Sustainable Value
As the director and founder of CSV, Mike Ward draws on over 25 years of experience in the sustainability sector. Mike is a Chartered Director (SA) and has served as an executive and non-executive director on a number of boards. Mike has worked in South Africa and Sweden, and has developed and implemented sustainability related capacity building programmes throughout sub-Saharan Africa as well as in Sweden, India and China. He has a Master’s in International Environmental Science (Lund University, Sweden) and a MBA from Henley Management College (UK/SA). After 20 years in one of SA’s oldest and largest environmental NGOs (WESSA), Mike now works both nationally, in collaboration with NGOS, government, business and universities, and internationally as a member of a UN Advisory Committee on sustainable lifestyles and education. Mike’s current work includes consulting to the World Bank on Just Transitions.
Communicating Sustainable Value
Central to the work on creating sustainable value is the need to conceptualise, produce and disseminate a range of communication and capacity development materials. Kim has a Master’s in Environmental Education (Rhodes University) . She has worked in this field since 1994 in the NGO sector and for the past 15 years as an independent editor and materials developer. Recent work has included a media and communication grant for the USAID-funded AWARD (Association for Water and Rural Development) programme that supports social and ecological resilience in the Oilfants River Basin. She is also a member of the editing and production team for the Southern African Journal of Environmental Education (SAJEE).
CSV works through collaborative partnerships to provide high levels of expertise in the delivery of its services.