Eskom CEO on sustainability council

23 December 2010

South African Brian Dames, CEO of state power company Eskom, has been appointed to the executive committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

“Eskom has been a member of the WBCSD for a number of years, and I am delighted to be nominated onto the executive committee of this globally renowned organisation,” Dames said in a statement this month.

“The WBCSD has played an important role in shaping Eskom’s strategic direction and allows us to benchmark our performance, share best practice and access cutting-edge thinking in the sustainable development field.”

Eskom, one of only two African members of the WBCSD, said that it saw the nomination of Dames onto the council’s executive committee as an important step in the advancement of Africa’s climate change contribution.

Commitment to sustainable development

Membership of the council is by invitation of its executive committee to companies committed to sustainable development and to promoting the role of eco-efficiency, innovation and corporate social responsibility.

The council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments as well as non-governmental organisations.

Its objectives include being a leading business advocate on sustainable development, participating in policy development to advance sustainable development, and promoting the business case for sustainable development.

SAinfo reporter

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