In this article based on our Mergon Journey podcast series, “The Power of the Collective (Episode 7), Pieter Faure interviews Lauren Cloete-Henning and Keri-leigh Paschal about the origins of Muthobi, Nation Builder and Ziwani. Within the context of a global shift in thinking about corporate social responsibility, these different Mergon initiatives have been serving as a bridge between business and positive social impact, for more than a decade.
In a world shaped by power gaps and bottom lines, Mergon CEO Pieter Faure suggests a different way of doing business. He believes that partnership is at the heart of true success - one that is built on trust and dignity, where both parties come as equals to the table. In this video, Pieter encourages capital investors to lay down their power and come with humility in order to unlock a different kind of redemptive power that has the inherent potential to reshape nations.
In this extract from Pieter’s talk at the FDI 2022 Conference, he explains how investors of capital are also stewards of relationships - and he gives practical advice on how to level the playing fields in those traditionally unequal relationships.
Whether you’re leading an organisation, a team, or a family – transitions are part of life. Pieter shares seven lessons he learned in leading people through transition, into the next season of growth and impact.