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Cape Town seminar


5–8 May 2019

Duration and format

Three-day residential seminar


Spier Hotel & Conference Centre, Stellenbosch


The fee for local delegates from South Africa and the rest of Africa is R39 500 + VAT and it is £3,950 for overseas delegates. Bursaries are available, please to find out more. T&C.

Selection criteria

  • Appropriate seniority of position
  • Typically more than 15 years' experience
  • A high level of proficiency in the English language – this is important so as to derive maximum value, participation and enjoyment from the programme
  • Ability to pay the fees, or to identify a sponsoring institution

How to apply

Submit your application or get in touch to  who meets the above criteria and we will share materials with you to forward on.


Programme overview

For 25 years, The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme (BSP) has helped over 3,200 senior executives translate complex sustainability trends into strategic business decisions, supporting individual leadership, business strategy and systemic change.

The next South Africa seminar of the Business & Sustainability Programme will be held at the Spier Hotel & Conference Centre outside Stellenbosch. It will explore how our current economies and societies have come to be the way they are, the systemic risks we and our institutions now face and the role of business in leading viable responses that will take us to a sustainable future. 

Take a look at our previous programme.


Influencing over 3,200 leaders from 1,500 organisations in 100 countries

Over three days and nights, a diverse group of senior executives from local and global firms as well as from government and civil society will discuss with Core Faculty and a range of expert contributors the implications of resource depletion and climate change, the problem of continued growth, the potential for a new economic paradigm, some of the more inspiring responses of business and the requirements of leadership in these times.

Read more about who should attend.


How do we deal with participants from the same industry?

The seminars provide a safe space for delegates to share and co-explore challenges and ideas relating to their personal and professional context. All discussions are treated as confidential and are conducted under the Chatham House Rule. For some of the more sensitive conversations, attendees from competing organisations are allocated to different syndicate groups, however, there is nothing to prevent these individuals engaging in active debate and sharing of ideas- in our experience, delegates appreciate the opportunity to interact with their peers on a shared sustainability agenda.

Read a list of previous delegates. 


Access cutting-edge research and engage with a global network

The programme gives senior executives the knowledge, confidence and commitment to lead change at an organisational and individual level. With access to the latest research and thinking from the University of Cambridge and leading experts from our network, you will leave the seminar inspired to take leadership and create an enabling environment for sustainable business – identifying new opportunities for investment, innovation and collaboration.

Direct association with the programme and exposure to influential decision-makers within our 6,500-strong alumni network will support your reputation as leaders in business sustainability. Connect with peers and access the latest thinking through our newsletter and social media networks.  

Read testimonials from our delegates


World-class faculty and contributors from business, policy and academia

Each programme is facilitated by an expert faculty of business and policy leaders, academics and influential thinkers. The upcoming seminar includes:

  • Will Day, Sustainability Advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers and Fellow of CISL
  • Professor Bob Scholesa systems ecologist, is leader of the ecosystem processes and dynamics research group at CSIR, and a Fellow of CISL
  • Malcolm Gray, Founder and CEO of FutureProof Capital
  • Mashudu Romano, Founder & Chief Executive Officer Mitochondria Energy Company

Learn more about our exceptional Fellows and Senior Associates.


How to apply

Approximately 35 delegates are selected to attend each seminar. All nominations are subjected to a robust vetting procedure to achieve the right balance on each seminar between industry sectors and between business, government and NGOs.

Submit your application or get in touch to  who meets the above criteria and we will share materials with you to forward on.

Please note that you will need to complete the online application form in one sitting, so please ensure that you have all required information with you.


Fees, bursaries, terms & conditions

The fee for local delegates from South Africa and the rest of Africa is R39 500 + VAT and it is £3,950 for overseas delegates.

A limited number of bursaries are available to support the participation of delegates from civil society and government organisations who would otherwise be unable to participate. To apply for a bursary or for more information regarding group discounts please .

Download the terms and conditions



, Deputy Director, South African Office

PO Box 313

Cape Town 8000, South Africa
T: +27 (0)82 829 6852


"The seminar content was beyond all expectations. The quality of the discussions and presenters was excellent."

Deputy Director-General, SA Government

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