JSE Sustainability Training provides a holistic overview and understanding of Sustainability, what it is, what it means for your company and how to frame your discussion to your stakeholders around Sustainability.

What we will cover:

  • What does sustainability mean?
  • Basics of sustainability and why it matters and who is asking about it
  • History and going forward
  • Common tools/frameworks/concepts
  • What is ESG in relation to Sustainability
  • Insights into ESG in investments
  • Introductions to basics of ESG reporting
  • ESG data and how it is used : sample of FTSE/JSE data model – to be provided as an example


Dates: TBA
Time: 09:00 to 12h00
Cost: R7,000 per delegate ex VAT (25% discount will apply)

Please contact [email protected] to book. Please note that space is limited so please book as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.


By using a service provider to offer the courses, the JSE does not directly or indirectly endorse any product or service provided, or to be provided by the service provider.

Presenter Shameela Soobramoney Biography

Shameela is the JSE’s Chief Sustainability Officer and is the current chair of the World Federation of
Exchange’s (global) Sustainability Working Group and member of the Strategy Group of the Global
Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance.

She joined the JSE in 2007 and has also served as Senior Manager: Group Strategy where she was
responsible for advising the Executive Committee and Board of the JSE Limited on corporate
strategy. She sees strategy and sustainability as inextricably linked to each other.

Her responsibilities at the JSE include all aspects of sustainability including management of the FTSE
JSE Responsible Investment Index series. She represents the JSE on various industry advisory panels1
locally and globally related to sustainability, responsible investing and climate change. As a
sustainability specialist she has, inter alia, been a key contributor to the JSE’s research into climate
change, the potential for a local market to trade in carbon credits and environment-related
products, the development of the sustainability segment of the JSE and the Green Bonds framework,
impact investing, the JSE’s sustainability, innovation and CSI strategies as well as the annual
sustainability investor briefing sessions. She is a trustee of the WWF (South Africa) and served on the
board of Directors as a non-executive director until November 2016, and is the board chairperson of
the Ubuntu Wilderness Trust.

Her previous experience includes senior roles in the banking and insurance industries.

Shameela completed the Master’s Programme in Sustainability Leadership (MSt) at the University of
Cambridge and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pretoria,
Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). She is a recipient of the Chevening and Mansion House
scholarships, and is a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA).

1 Integrated Reporting Committee (IRC) of SA Working group, CRISA, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative
member group, ASEA Sustainability working Group etc.

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