DOI link for Treading lightly
Treading lightly book
The key recommendations of Our Common Interest concern capacity building and accountability in Africa, strengthening civil-society institutions, rooting out corruption, preventing and managing conflict, providing basic education and health services coupled with clean water and sanitation. Various commentators have pointed out that, despite the best efforts of Europeans and white South Africans to ignore or destroy traditional ethnic, tribal and local allegiances, these flourish across Africa providing support, love, help, investment, networks, nourishment, communication systems and entrepreneurship. The challenge for the corporate citizenship community, and those engaged in theorising or reflecting on practice, is to understand how this wave of globalisation has captured us all. Finally, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Report explored for the world the coming dangers associated with climate change, many of which will affect Africa more than other parts of the world because of poverty, geography, climate and poor infrastructure.