We were fortunate to attend an extremely inspirational and informative presentation by Sherwin Charles, the CEO of Goodbye Malaria, at IQ Business on Tuesday evening.
It’s amazing to see the work that is being done to reduce malaria in Africa – as Goodbye Malaria say, we can eliminate malaria. They have used various creative fundraising strategies, all of which also aim to uplift the communities in which we live by supporting local artists and small businesses.
Sherwin Charles, as a qualified accountant, focussed on the ways that we can use financial innovation to enable social change. This, in conjunction with providing feedback to investors on the impact, through techniques such as Social Return on Investment (SROI) can be powerful ways to raise funds.
This conference was organised by our company, IQ Business, and was one of the most inspirational conferences I have been to – it truly makes me proud to be South African.
Although it’s a contentious issue, there is a lot we can do to stimulate growth in our economy and create opportunity for ourselves and others in South Africa.
It was quite a line-up with the top political, radio, research, technology and business personalities. Here are my notes…
Bruce Whitfield – The Upside of Down
Ann Bernstein – The Growth Agenda
Adam Craker – Smart Growth.co.za
Brett St Clair – Digital Transformation Story
Lindiwe Mazibuko – South Africa from the Outside – In
Justice Malala – Green Shoots, Anyone?
You can download all the sketchnotes from the conference here: sketchnoters-guide-to-smart-growth