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.

Registration for the CILTSA conference is now open at

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

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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.

CILTSA President Elvin Harris CMILT


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport supports the professionals who plan the systems, who bring in the raw materials, who manage the movement of people and goods, who ensure safety standards, maintain mobility, and keep the economy working.

We are the leading professional body for everyone who works in supply chain, logistics and transport. We are a global family, representing professionals at all levels across all sectors, with a mission to give individuals and organisations access to the tools, the knowledge and the connections vital to success in the logistics and transport industry.

Founded in 1919 with a mission to improve industry practices and nurture talent, our Institute supports over 35,000 members in 35 countries. Through our educational suite, our strong community and our commitment to high standards, we help professionals at all levels to develop their careers and access better jobs.  Visit and for more information

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