Corporate citizenship

We invest responsibly, taking an active interest in corporate governance. We focus our social efforts on funding for educational scholarships, access to start-up capital for entrepreneurs and transformation within Allan Gray itself. Here we offer some thought pieces on responsible investing, and also on the Allan Gray-Orbis Foundation.

Articles in "Corporate citizenship"

Paying tribute to Allan WB Gray

By Jonathan Brodie on 14 Nov 2019

reading time: 5 mins

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the death of Allan William Buchanan Gray, the founder of Allan Gray and Orbis. He died of natural causes on...

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: Nurturing high-impact individuals

By Yogavelli Nambiar on 29 Jul 2019

reading time: 11 mins

The focus of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset in South African youth. But this is not merely about producing...

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: Reflection for acceleration

By Yogavelli Nambiar on 25 Jan 2019

reading time: 12 mins

The mission of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is to cultivate the entrepreneurial potential of young South Africans, which can also lead to success in many...

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: A good story to tell

By Yogavelli Nambiar on 30 Jun 2018

reading time: 8 mins

In April, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation was awarded the Research Champion Award at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, held in Istanbul, for the pioneeri...

We’re looking for Grade 12s who want to transform education

By Jeremy Gibbon on 25 May 2018

reading time: 4 mins

Do you want to be part of the change? Create a new future? Then start in the classroom and become a teacher: Apply for the Jakes Gerwel Fellowship before 27...

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Yogavelli Nambiar on 24 Jan 2018

reading time: 8 mins

Yogavelli Nambiar, the recently appointed Chief Executive Officer at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, reviews some of the achievements of Scholars, Fellows a...

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 20 Jul 2017

reading time: 11 mins

It may be useful to reflect for a moment how unlikely it is that a small island of less than three million people can so completely dominate sprinting, the...

A call to future entrepreneurs: Apply before 12 May

By Zimkhitha Peter on 31 Mar 2017

reading time: 2 mins

Do you go against, behind and in front of the grain? Are you the streetwise running anti-clockwise? Do you see the unseen? Do you dream the undreamed? Are yo...

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update: What must rise?

By Zimkhitha Peter on 31 Dec 2016

reading time: 6 mins

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation's mission is to cultivate the entrepreneurial potential of young people. To do this, we try to help candidates build...

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Zimkhitha Peter on 30 Jun 2016

reading time: 9 mins

Inspired by the Roman aqueducts of old, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation has spent the last decade developing and fine tuning an entrepreneurial pipeline made...

New directors appointed

By Ian Liddle on 22 Apr 2016

reading time: 2 mins

The shareholders of our main operating company in South Africa and our group holding company have approved new appointments to both companies’ boards...

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Update

By Zimkhitha Peter on 31 Dec 2015

reading time: 7 mins

‘All talents explode with early identification and intentional development.’ Jim Clifton In 2014, international research  organisation Gallup released...

About the newly created Allan & Gill Gray Foundation

By Tamryn Lamb on 31 Dec 2015

reading time: 6 mins

We have fielded many questions about the nature and objectives of Allan & Gill Gray Foundation (the Foundation). Tamryn Lamb offers some insights.

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: A decade into the journey

By Anthony Farr on 30 Jun 2015

reading time: 7 mins

Ten years ago, in July 2005, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation journey began. On reaching this milestone, Anthony Farr reflects on progress so far, acknowledgin...

Pursuing entrepreneurial literacy

By Anthony Farr on 31 Dec 2014

reading time: 8 mins

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation's vision is to create responsible entrepreneurs for the common good. People often ask how the Foundation goes about selecting...

Living a life of purpose

By Anthony Farr on 31 Dec 2013

reading time: 9 mins

While a key intention of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is finding great talent and transforming it into exceptional accomplishment, it is essential that...

2013 Q2 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 30 Jun 2013

reading time: 9 mins

When one considers the importance of entrepreneurship in driving job creation, South Africa's very low level of entrepreneurial activity partly explains why...

2012 Q4 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Margie Worthington-Smith on 31 Dec 2012

reading time: 9 mins

2012 was a significant milestone in the journey of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, giving a glimpse of the end in mind. The long road towards high-impact...

2012 Q2 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 30 Jun 2012

reading time: 7 mins

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is one of many organisations seeking to develop greater entrepreneurial capacity in their beneficiaries to effect change and...

2011 Q4 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 31 Dec 2011

reading time: 8 mins

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation continues to work tirelessly in developing a new generation of high impact entrepreneurial leaders. Anthony Farr discusses so...

2011 Q2 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 30 Jun 2011

reading time: 7 mins

Increasing evidence points to the effect that high-impact individuals can have on an economy. With its focus on growing leaders and entrepreneurs, the Allan...

2010 Q4 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 31 Dec 2010

reading time: 6 mins

To achieve its vision of achieving 'long-term economic and societal wealth through the Allan Gray Fellows', Allan Gray Orbis Foundation needs to encourage...

2010 Q2 The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 30 Jun 2010

reading time: 5 mins

The middle of 2010 marks the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation's fifth birthday. While this is a significant milestone and the Foundation is satisfied with its ear...

2009 Q4 Allan Gray Orbis foundation update

By Anthony Farr on 31 Dec 2009

reading time: 8 mins

At the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation we have been given a rare opportunity to focus on individuals and invest in them over the long term. This long-term strate...

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