The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) is tackling the growing challenge of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data and data management with its upcoming conference, From Data to Decisions: Utilising ESG Data for Smarter Business Strategies.” Taking place on Thursday 25 July at the Fairways Hotel in Randpark, Johannesburg, this one-day event will continue the journey of equipping businesses to navigate the complex world of ESG metrics and aid in unlocking their strategic potential.

“ESG measures are becoming a vital part of business operations across all sizes,” says CILTSA President Elvin Harris. “With the rapid expansion of sustainability legal obligations and regulations, plus heightened expectations from investors, employees, consumers and society, it is vital that all businesses get to grips with ESG reporting now. In this ever-changing landscape, data is king. Robust ESG data collection, analysis and reporting are essential for navigating complex regulations, demonstrating transparency, and building trust with stakeholders. Businesses that can leverage ESG data effectively will be well-positioned to make informed decisions, mitigate risks, and capitalise on new opportunities in an uncertain future.”

The one-day CILTSA conference will explore the critical role data plays in developing and implementing effective ESG strategies, equipping attendees to navigate the complex world of ESG metrics and translate data into insights that can be consciously actioned.

Key topics on the draft agenda include:

  • Unveiling the Data Landscape: Navigating the World of ESG Metrics
  • How to Get the Right ESG Data for Your Business
  • Embracing International Standards as a Key Component of ESG Credibility
  • How Organisations are using Data to Drive ESG Performance
  • Artificial Intelligence, Data and ESG
  • The Impact of ESG on the Broader Community

The urgency for robust ESG data is underscored by recent statistics. A 2023 report by Accenture highlights that 83% of investors now integrate ESG factors into their investment decisions. A study by McKinsey found that companies with strong ESG performance outperform their peers on multiple financial metrics.

Registration for the CILTSA ESG Conference is now open. For more information and to register, visit

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Catherine at 083 300 0331 or email

The CILTSA ESG Conference is sponsored by Isuzu and JC Auditors.

The cost for members of CILTSA, the Road Freight Association (RFA), the SA Express Parcel Association (SAEPA), SAAFF (SA Association of Freight Forwarders), AWISCA (African Women in Supply Chain Association, TWIT (Tshwane Women in Transport) and the South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE) to attend is R1 500. The non-member rate is R1 875.

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