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Corporate social investment raises private sector’s image and relationship with government

Dr Neissan Besharati Director of Sustainability & Impact Advisory: Pan-African Investment and Research Services (Pty) Ltd, JHB March 11, 2021 Many firms go beyond minimum requirements but more can be done with rigorous monitoring and evaluation integrated into design of programmes. SA has some of the most advanced corporate standards, policies and guidelines on environment, […]

‘I understand poverty and underdevelopment along with the challenge of it’

Author, Founder and Chief Executive of Pan-African Investment and Research Services Dr. Iraj Abedian shared insights on his latest book “FutureNEXT: Reimagining Our World and Conquering Uncertainty”, his life story leading up to a career in economics, and his thoughts on the South African government’s Covid-19 economic recovery plan. Abedian was born in the central […]

The KPMG Failure: Ethical Test for SA Business and Company Directors

Dr Iraj Abedian, Chief Executive: Pan-African Investment and Research Services (Pty) Ltd, JHB September 10, 2017 On Thursday September 7th, 2017, I resigned as a non-executive director of Munich Re of Africa over KPMG as their external auditors. This followed nearly three months of serious engagements within the Board with KPMG’s high-level representation. Directorship of […]