Article written by Stone

The annual In Good Company Conference, taking place on 21 August 2018 with the theme South Africa Matters, is a highlight on the social investment calendar. The In Good Company Conference 2018 is hosted by Nation Builder, and proudly sponsored by the Mergon Foundation, King Price Insurance, strategy and communication consulting firm Stone and Brand South Africa. The conference speaker line-up features leaders in social innovation and impact investment. The 2018 conference is an engagement platform for organisations, social investment innovators and business leaders who are committed to leading social change in South Africa. The conference will be hosted at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria.

“The In Good Company conference is organised by Nation Builder and aims to bring like-minded businesses interested in social change together, providing valuable networking opportunities and access to fresh perspectives on current issues within the socio-economic sector in South Africa,” says Keri-Leigh Paschal, Executive Director of Nation Builder. “It is a must-attend event for anyone working within social investment.”

Nation Builder is part of Mergon, a private investment group that uses 70% of its proceeds to impact lives and seeks to equip others to do the same. “Nation Builder is an initiative that aims to empower businesses in their social investment endeavours, creating a link between business and civil society,” adds Paschal, “our network consists of both corporate and NPO partners that are leading, and redefining, social impact investment in South Africa.”

“The theme for the In Good Company 2018 conference is South Africa Matters and will explore various themes and challenges businesses are faced with in South Africa,” says Paschal. “Our speakers are all actively involved within the social investment sector and will offer valuable insight and ideas on how to best help improve the well-being of South Africans through social investment, and most importantly, help businesses find the best solutions for incorporating a social investment strategy into their organisation.”

The day will host top local speakers sharing knowledge and practical expertise from their fields, through real world examples on innovative business solutions to approaching local challenges. The conference brings fresh perspectives to various social issues and provides solutions for businesses who are committed to leading social change in South Africa.

Speakers confirmed for the conference include Bonang Mohale (CEO of Business Leadership SA), Dr Graeme Codrington (founding director of TomorrowToday), Nonhlanhla Joye (social entrepreneur and founder of Umgibe Farming Organics and Training Institute), Brent Lindeque (Good Things Guy), Carolin Gomulia (Senior Programme Head: Strategy, Fundraising, Communications and Advocacy – Institute for Justice and Reconciliation), Tashmia Ismail-Saville (CEO of YES), Samantha Jack (co-founder and CEO of Endoki), Mark Sham (Suits and Sneakers), Lungi Tyali (CEO of Solar Turtle) and Dr Michael Mol (medical doctor, presenter and founding director Hello Doctor).

“Together, companies and communities are rewriting South Africa’s narrative, for good. The day will bring together businesses of varying sizes that are committed to lead social change in South Africa,” concludes Paschal.

The In Good Company Conference is happening on 21 August at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria. Tickets can be bought through at R1500 per person until 1 August, there after R1800 per person. Visit for more information and to find out about discount rates for group bookings.

Use IGCST2018 when booking your seat to qualify for a 15% discount on your ticket!