THE
SUSTAINABLE
BUSINESS JOURNEY

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Financing a Sustainable Future

Your Pathway to Sustainable Finance

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GCX Sustainable Finance Experts
GCX Sustainable Finance Experts

NAVIGATING SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

We assist companies to unlock capital by leveraging and developing their ESG strategies. 

Through linking a strategy to finance, companies can finance sustainable business initiatives to improve their performance – the key is to bridge the gap between strategy and actualisation through finance.

SETTING THE BAR WITH STRATEGIC KPIs

In sustainable finance, success hinges on well-defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

We assist companies through:

  1. Sustainability Strategy Development – Understanding what sustainability means in the context of their business and developing a strategy for integrating sustainability in their business
  2. Understanding their KPIs and underlying data – Developing the key performance indicators to track the implementation of their strategy and the requirements for the underlying data to be collected to report on their progress.
  3. Linking Initiatives to Finance – Helping our clients bring their strategy to life by linking their sustainability objectives to lucrative financial products to ensure they are able to unlock the benefits of the sustainable finance landscape
GCX Sustainable Finance Experts
GCX Sustainable Finance Experts

A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS

Our process begins with a thorough understanding of your strategic goals and how they intersect with sustainable finance opportunities.

We provide assurance over the underlying data as is required by sustainability linked loan applications. This includes understanding the key data required to report and the level of assurance required by the financial institute.

Our support empowers you to confidently navigate the application process, ensuring your business is ideally positioned to capitalise on the financial and environmental advantages of sustainable finance.

Our SUSTAINABLE FINANCE capabilities includes:

Materiality Assessment
Sustainability Strategy Development
KPI Identification and Mapping
Sustainability Action Plan Development
Action and Sustainable Finance Solution Alignment

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Cathie Lewis

Head of ESG

Ohad Shachar

Sustainability Director

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Bernard Jacobs

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

After 14 years in the marine water sector Bernard joined GCX in 2013 and initially focused on water sustainability at corporate level. It was this process that highlighted that “most” corporates, with all good intentions, do not have the know-how, ability or understanding of how to go about gathering, managing and reporting responsible data.

During his tenure at GCX, Bernard combined his formal accounting training, his IT skills and worked together with the highly skilled technical team at GCX and its associates to develop the GCX GCX Data Analytics and Sustainability Hub (DASH-).

Ohad Shachar

SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR

Ohad joined GCX in 2008 and has over 15 years of sustainability management consultancy experience, specialising in the development and delivery of climate change response programmes. This has included carbon footprint analysis, life cycle assessments, GHG verification services, CDP reporting and GHG mitigation and adaptation strategies – all of which he has implemented with a portfolio of JSE-listed companies across various sectors such as Property, Insurance, Finance, Mining and Fisheries.

Ohad has co-authored various climate adaptation studies in agricultural and insurance sectors, and has assisted companies and cities in developing innovative climate risk and vulnerability assessment tools. He has a BSC Hons in Biochemistry, and an MPhil in Environmental Management.

Sandra Ririe

FINANCE & OPERATIONS MANAGER

Sandra is responsible for the financial and operational management of GCX. She brings rigour and discipline to the organisation’s finances and executes our strategy through efficient and sustainable operations management. Prior to joining GCX in 2012, she worked with a variety of companies to optimise their administrative processes and to build capacity internally, with a specialised focus on customer relationship management. Sandra holds a BComm Financial Accounting Degree from Stellenbosch University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Management from the University of Cape Town.

Kevin James

CEO & FOUNDER

Kevin leads a dedicated team of strategic environmental sustainability and project management experts. He and his team actively support the transformation of large, complex organisations into more responsible and valuable entities by unlocking fast-emerging green economy opportunities.

As a professional with deep experience in strategic corporate sustainability as well as in the development of green, low carbon projects, Kevin and his team have developed sector-leading technology within the design and implementation of business intelligence analytics. Kevin also holds non-executive Directorship in The Green Building Council South Africa.