ESG factors are increasingly being considered in investment decisions. Banks, funds and private investors have the power to impact, and are being held responsible for their decisions.

Lloyd has developed a reputation in the corporate sustainability arena and has more recently been working with financial industry stakeholders, developing advisory and facilitation services directed at ESG, Responsible and/or Impact investing.

Responsible investment is an approach to investing that aims to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions, to better manage risk and generate sustainable, long-term returns.

Impact investing refers to investments made into companies, organisations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Selected expertise:

  • Principles, standards and trends: Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing (SRI)

  • Approaches to the development of ESG, SRI portfolio design and shareholder advocacy

  • The communication of SRI and the development of Investment Value Propositions (CVP)

  • SRI strategies

  • Companies Act

  • Corporate sustainability,

  • Carbon, Sustainability and Integrated Reporting, auditing and assurance

  • King IV

  • FTSE Russell’s ESG Ratings

  • Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-PRI)

  • Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA)

  • Integrated Reporting

Lloyd has worked closely with various institutional players and global organisations and is the founding Editor for various sustainability and integrated reporting journals and handbooks.


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