Mutual & Federal, hosted by Wildlife ACT Fund, are at Somkhanda Game Reserve in South Africa this weekend, 13 to 17 March on an Exco immersion experience as part of a corporate strategy that will turn the business around. Wildlife ACT is supporting the experience through the process of studying, tracking, capturing and collaring of African Wild Dogs. The objective is to immerse the Exco in a ‘live situation’, discovering that survival and sustainability encompass more than a cleaver strategy, strong leadership, teamwork and support.
There’s a secondary objective – Mutual & Federal has a history of supporting Wildlife through years of patronising SANParks. With the advent of successive Exco’s over the years, this support has all but disappeared. The current Exco is keen to include natural sustainability in their triple bottom line, which currently pegs support in education and agriculture.
Being a financial services provider, the team is similarly focused. The CEO, Raimund Snyders is keen to prove to the team that natural sustainability must make business sense, if it’s to be supported; making business sense will also add the third of the inextricably linked 3 pillars of sustainability: (Society or) community; the (natural) environment, and (commerce and) business.