In discussion with Derrick: STANLIB CEO

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We’re delighted to introduce the first installment of our new podcast series, In discussion with Derrick.

In this series, Derrick will host guests from inside and outside of STANLIB, for in-depth discussions about the burning issues raising our concern and curiosity.

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In Discussion with Derrick - Ethical considerations around mandatory vaccination

In this podcast, Derrick brings the societal and ethical considerations around vaccination policy into HD focus with expert contribution from Prof. Keymanthri Moodley, a distinguished professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University. Together they delve into critical themes such as:

• The relevant factors that contribute to the debate for compulsory vaccination
• What South Africans can expect against the backdrop of global trends around compulsory vaccinations and their effect on job security
• The ethics of mandatory vaccinations
• The toll on the public health system if mandatory vaccinations don’t happen
• The social justice case to be made regarding enforcement of vaccinations on our citizens
• What high priorities we can consider for our business and our people

In Discussion with Derrick: Mental health recovery is a process

In my latest podcast discussion, I took some time to chat to Dr Ela Manga about how the road to mental health recovery is a process.

Dr Ela is a renowned integrated medical doctor and a leading voice in the field of mind-body medicine and wellness in Southern Africa and abroad. Here she shares some insights on why supporting and understanding mental health in our workplace is essential, how mental health and our performance at work are part of the same balanced equation.

In discussion with Derrick: How to build a great business

Derrick interviews Paul Bateman, CEO of JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM), about managing the relationship between a banking owner and an asset management firm, and what it takes to build a successful asset management business.

Paul gives insight into the culture that brings together everyone in the firm and how investment performance is achieved.

In discussion with Derrick: A positive trajectory means hope for South African economy

In this fifth episode of In discussion with Derrick, we featured STANLIB’s Chief Economist, Kevin Lings. In this series he discusses the state of SA after the recent social unrest, to answer the question: “Is SA being left behind. Kevin, the chief economist is responsible for our domestic and international research and forecasting is a highly sought-after commentator in the media. He has been with the group for 20 years, having joined Liberty Asset Management in 2001. He holds an honours degree from Wits University and from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s he lectured in economics part-time at the Wits Business School.

In discussion with Derrick: Business objectives can conflict with our duty to society

In this podcast, Derrick discusses the topic of doing the right thing with Professor Athol Williams – someone who undoubtedly knows what it means to do what is right, despite the stakes being high.

Professor Williams is a former partner at the management consultancy Bain SA, who delivered explosive testimony at the Zondo Commission about Bain SA’s work with SARS. He is now a speaker, author and social philosopher.

Some of the key points from the discussion includes:
- While business and ethics can co-exist, there is sometimes tension.
- Doing the right thing goes beyond serving the interests of clients, employees and shareholders, to broader society.
- Being a whistle blower can have a personal cost, to promotion prospects, income and reputation.
- Managers can only create an ethical culture in a business by ensuring staff are not afraid to speak out when they see wrongdoing.
- Asset managers’ primary guide is their mandate from clients.

In discussion with Derrick: Stress Resilience

The third episode of our podcast series, In discussion with Derrick, deals with a highly relevant subject, with which most of us are familiar right now – stress resilience. Derrick and Dr Mark Orpen-Lyall discuss how resilience is NOT about “bouncing back” but rather about “bouncing forward”. Dr Mark Orpen-Lyall is a registered Organisational Psychologist and Training Consultant, with more than 20 years’ experience in the corporate world. He completed his PhD in building resilience. As a consultant, he has trained people in resilience all over the world, from neurosurgeons to portfolio managers, exco teams, call centre operators and administrative staff. Before freelance consulting, he set up the HR department at Allan Gray and then ran its Organisational Development department for 11 years.

In discussion with Derrick: What is the future of work?

In the second episode of our new podcast series, discussing the future of work, Derrick’s guest is Sakhile Dlamini, an engaging TedX public speaker and an energetic thrill-seeker with a passion for pan-Africanism, technology, bodybuilding, and fine art. He has seen the world of work from different angles. As Director of Business Development at WeWork, he builds and manages high-level relationships with Fortune 500 companies to support WeWork's aggressive growth ambitions across the African continent.

8 episodes