Kina Advisory | Shaping a sustainable future for Africa
We are trusted advisors on Sustainability to companies operating in Africa and other emerging economies. Sustainability is as critical to the success, profitability and longevity of a business as a well-articulated commercial strategy, robust financial planning and excellent technical execution.
Sustainability for us means a demonstrable and measurable commitment to high standards of environmental management; social performance; business integrity and governance; and stakeholder management. We see the broader global goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for everyone as reflected in the UN Sustainable Development Goals as an integral part of sustainability.
We advise companies across a variety of industry sectors on integrating responsible Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices into core business strategies. These are offered through our two services Building Leadership in Sustainability and Sustainability Consultancy. As a result, our clients are able to manage key ESG risks; create value for their businesses; unlock long-term sustainable value for their host countries and communities; and shape a sustainable future for Africa. The deep expertise of Kina’s core team and network of associates was forged in the extractives and infrastructure sectors in Africa – the toughest global contexts for sustainability practice. We have worked for multinational companies, African corporates, government agencies, multilateral financial institutions, development finance institutions, private equity funds, and international organisations.
We are pragmatic, commercially-focused and innovative – marrying strategy with operational execution and delivery to ensure measurable performance and impact outcomes for our clients. We combine a deep and wide knowledge of African countries with international experience – illuminating the operating context, the opportunities and the constraints. Our varied background and experience ensure that our approach incorporates core business process of risk management, assurance and performance management.
- Pragmatic: We know, from practical experience, the tensions and challenges that can exist within a business between creating financial value and implementing environmental, social and governance goals. We always carefully consider the sector, size, objectives and strategy, resources, and impacts of each client business and tailor our advice and assistance accordingly to support the journey from where they are to where they need to get to. We integrate commercial, technical and nontechnical considerations into the advice we provide. Our focus is on what is necessary and not simply on the “nice to do”.
- Commercially focussed: We always have the commercial imperatives of our clients front of mind in giving our advice and providing assistance. To this end we offer cost-effective and cost-efficient solutions that also unlock and add value to the business.
- Innovative: We recognise that each business is unique. We are also bold enough not to follow the rhetoric, no matter how popular. We create comprehensive and innovative solutions that address the specific needs, aspirations and challenges of each individual client business. Our sole purpose is to support each of our clients in becoming and remaining financially successful responsible businesses in Africa and contributing to socioeconomic development on the continent.
Our clients’ businesses cover a wide range of sectors – the extractive industries, infrastructure, energy (conventional and renewable), financial services, healthcare, education, real estate, communication and technology, manufacturing, waste and sanitation management, transport and logistics, and FMCG.