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"

Investment team update

By Rob Formby on 01 Jul 2020

reading time: 3 mins

We take this opportunity to bid farewell to some of our investment team colleagues and announce a number of resultant promotions.

WATCH : Resilience and reinvention: The business currency for COVID-19

By Saleem Sonday on 09 Apr 2020

viewing time: 2 mins

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small and big businesses will undoubtedly linger for months to come. And while the uncertainty is daunting, an...

WATCH : COVID-19: We remain open for you during the lockdown

By Tamryn Lamb on 25 Mar 2020

viewing time: 1 min

As we enter into lockdown, Tamryn Lamb, head of retail distribution, reassures investors that we are open during this most unsettling time. She also provides...

Allan Gray will continue to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown

By Rob Formby on 24 Mar 2020

reading time: 2 mins

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of a 21-day country-wide lockdown as of midnight on 26 March 2020, we would like to reassure you that Alla...

Our commitment to business continuity during COVID-19

By Rob Formby on 17 Mar 2020

reading time: 1 min

With so much uncertainty in the markets as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we recognise the importance of being available to our clients.

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation update: leaving a legacy

By Yogavelli Nambiar on 29 Jan 2020

reading time: 6 mins

American leadership coach Peter Strople once commented: “Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people.” This quote resonates...

Paying tribute to Allan W B Gray

By Jonathan Brodie on 14 Nov 2019

reading time: 5 mins

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the death of Allan William Buchanan Gray, the founder of Allan Gray and Orbis. He died of natural causes on 10 November...

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...

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...

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...


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