Our Values

The following core values guide our work:

  • Promote net sustainability outcomes: Our solutions and interventions shall be designed to achieve a net reduction in environmental impact and ecological footprint.
  • Promote equality: Our interventions shall promote equality, and improve the lives and livelihoods of the poor and disadvantaged.
  • Promote freedom of expression and dialogue: We support freedom of expression and dialogue to enrich our ideas and work collectively.
  • Respect all knowledge: We value all knowledge, including traditional knowledge, learn from it and incorporate it into our interventions.
  • Accountability: We are individually accountable and jointly responsible for the outcome and impact of our work.
  • Transparency: We deliver the highest level of ethical behaviour and personal integrity, and expect the same from our partners.
  • Collaboration: We believe in the principles of partnership and engage, cooperate and partner with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Care for our people: We look after our people, their safety, wellbeing and development. We value each other, conducting work through mutual respect and helping everyone achieve their fullest potential.
  • Independent research and advocacy: We are an independent entity, and extraneous factors shall not influence our research and interventions.
  • Equal opportunity: We are an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory organisation with regards to job opportunities, pay and promotion.
  • Gender sensitivity: We promote gender equality and mainstream gender perspectives in our operations, plans and policies.
  • Lead by example: We operate under the principle of ‘beyond statutes’, and institute policies and practices on governance that go beyond the legal minimum.