BUSI MAVUSO: Go green or pay a hefty international price
Barely two years ago this issue was hardly mentioned, but now it’s the first question international investors ask
In what seems to be as quick as the blink of an eye, the pressure on SA — on the business sector and on the government — to accelerate the transition to a green economy has escalated to a dramatic level.
That pressure comes from a range of stakeholders. It comes from shareholders — initially offshore but increasingly local — and from environmental organisations, but increasingly it is coming from our international trade partners. The essence of their message is: green up or lose our business...