Reana Rossouw is the owner of Next Generation Consultants, a management consulting firm. She is regarded one of South Africa's leading experts in social / socio economic and sustainable development, stakeholder and human rights management. Contact her on tel +27 (0)11 5932316, email and connect with her on LinkedIn.
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Getting stakeholders involved in sustainability reporting

Organisations need to move past the compliance hurdle and produce sustainability reports that engage stakeholders to the point where they in turn respond with valuable feedback.

By Reana Rossouw 6 Dec 2012

Sustainability to have sweeping business impact in 2012

South African businesses will not be untouched by the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC) and Global Reporting Institute's (GRI) latest milestones in the journey towards integrated reporting and sustainability.

By Reana Rossouw 23 Apr 2012

Reputation gains far outweigh effort

In the first part of this series, I highlighted the identification of material issues and meaningful stakeholder engagement as two cornerstones for good sustainability reporting. In this second and final part, I look at stakeholder engagement as a critical component of King III and conclude with an excellent case study on clothing retailer Gap.

By Reana Rossouw 9 Dec 2011

Determine material issues, listen to right people

In the first of a two-part series, I take a look at the essential need for meaningful stakeholder engagement and materiality identification as the cornerstone for a good sustainability or integrated report.

By Reana Rossouw 8 Dec 2011

Social economic development: journey to excellence or road to nowhere?

In the majority of industries, exact standards of measurement - 'best practice' - already exist. However, in some less 'mature' industries, these assessment standards have not yet evolved to a level where everybody who works in the industry is on the same page as to what the 'best practice' standards are. This is typically the case with socio economic development (SED).

By Reana Rossouw 18 Oct 2011

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