Green Trust

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"Since inception in 1990 Nedbank has donated more than R80 million in support of nearly 150 major conservation projects. These projects have covered a significant range and diversity of environmental interventions with a focus on community-based conservation." [1] "The Trust is an associated trust of and, is managed by, WWF South Africa but it remains independent with its own Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. " [1]

According to a press release from 2004: "Nedbank had the foresight to launch The Green Trust, leading the field in corporate support for conservation.

"A powerful partnership between Nedbank, WWF-SA (leaders in conservation management) and communities throughout South Africa, The Green Trust has raised over R60-million for 141 conservation projects throughout South Africa.

"At The Green Trust’s annual workshop in Stellenbosch, its current projects were reviewed.

"One of the most recent Green Trust projects is the Sea Turtle Project. Its aim is to sustainably manage the giant turtle populations in northern KwaZulu Natal and southern Mozambique through community involvement in turtle monitoring, conservation and tourism initiatives.

"Another new Green Trust project is the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI). Its aim is to secure the participation of South African wine farmers in the conservation of the smallest, richest plant kingdom in the world - the Cape Floral Kingdom – in which ninety percent of South Africa’s wine producers are situated." [2]


Accessed January 2013: [3]


The Board of Directors in return report to a Board of Trustees. The Trustees meet once a year and the list of current Trustees is as follows:



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  1. Nedbank About the Green Trust, organizational web page, accessed January 10, 2013.
  2. Nedbank Projects supported by The Green Trust, organizational web page, accessed January 10, 2013.
  3. Nedbank Green Trust, organizational web page, accessed January 10, 2013.