Insights

Kina Advisory provides insights on topical issues facing the industry today as companies operate and invest in Africa. Read through our latest thought pieces that give an insight into Kina’s way of thinking, as we discuss ideas that challenge the way business in Africa is conducted, offer solutions to those challenges and highlight the success of others.

 

Kina Advisory Reflections Banner | Preparing for the Next Global Emergency

Wake Up Everybody: Preparing for the Next Global Emergency

04|08|2020

In November 1975, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes released a defining single entitled ‘Wake Up Everybody’. The song was written at a time of high unemployment, racial tensions, social and economic hardship, and environmental degradation. Fifty years on, the song still charges us to collectively address the pressing environmental, social and economic needs of our time. (more…)

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Five Ways that Gender Diversity Creates Value for African Companies

21|07|2020

In my last Reflection, I wrote about the importance of the ‘S’ in environmental, social and governance (ESG) and how employee welfare and development benefits African companies. This Reflection builds on the ‘S’ by focusing on how gender diversity creates value for individual companies.

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting women and girls. The limited gains that have been made in recent years on gender equality within Africa’s business sector are at risk and the patriarchal systems that restrict women’s economic empowerment could be strengthened. (more…)

Kina Advisory Reflections banner image Creating Shared Value: Optimising Community Investments

Creating Shared Value: Optimising Community Investments

06|07|2020

In today’s world, companies are increasingly understanding that they have a responsibility to their local communities and to society as a whole. For socially responsible businesses, this means using their resources and influence to shape the lives of citizens for the better. But it also means creating a fit between core business objectives and their external environment, thereby establishing a social licence to operate. (more…)

Kina Advisory image for Reflections post | Creating Value from the ‘S’ in ESG: Prioritising Employees

Creating Value from the S in ESG: Prioritising Employees

23|06|2020

In my last Reflection, I wrote about how African companies should view sustainability – or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) best practice – as a tool for creating value, rather than a form of risk mitigation or compliance with standards imposed by investors and lenders.

I define ESG simply as a company taking care of its surroundings and natural environment (E); taking care of those impacted by their business operations, including their employees (S) and; doing business with integrity and efficiency (G). (more…)

What we are up to & News

12|08|2020

Ahaspora’s Webinar on Building Business Resilience in Our New World

Join our Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah MBE, as she participates in Ahaspora’s webinar “Beyond Survival, Thrive! Building Business Resilience in Our New World” with Kosi Yankey, Executive Director of Ghana’s National Board for Small Scale Industries, and David Hutchful, Co-Founder of Bloom Impact. The webinar will explore ways to support Ghanaian business owners impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, sharing ideas on how they can cope in these difficult times and possibly take advantage of the crisis to pivot their businesses for growth. To register, please click here.

Date: Sunday 16th August 2020. Time: 18:00 GMT/19:00 BST.

Ahaspora’s webinar banner | Beyond Survival, Thrive! Building Business Resilience in Our New World

05|08|2020

Joël Rault appointed as the Chief Representative, Western Europe for Gawah Holdings

Congratulations to Joël Rault, a member of our Advisory Board, who has just been appointed as the Chief Representative, Western Europe for Gawah Holdings. Click here to read more.

13|07|2020

Strategic Partnership Between Kina Advisory and INTESTRAT Services Ltd

We are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership between Kina Advisory and INTESTRAT Services Ltd. Reshma Shah, founder and CEO of INTESTRAT Services, will also join Kina as a Partner and Senior Associate. Reshma has extensive experience in Finance, Strategy, Risk & Performance Management, Change Management and ESG. For our full press release, ‘click here’.

28|05|2020

Joël Rault joins Kina’s Advisory Board

We are thrilled to have Joël Rault, Chairman and Founder of Hermès Advisory, join our Advisory Board. Joël has previously served as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Government of France and has extensive experience in administration and the management of private companies. He is also an emerging leader of the Harvard Kennedy School. We are looking forward to having his advice and guidance as we forge ahead with advising companies operating in Africa on Sustainability. For our full press release, ‘click here’

02|05|2020

Invest Africa Ltd’s Webinar On Renewable Energy Solutions in Africa

Join our Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah MBE, as she moderates Invest Africa’s webinar on Renewable Energy Solutions in Africa – Covid19, Sustainability & the future of the continent with Jennifer Boca of Lekela Power, Mansoor Hamayun of BBOXX and Scott Mackin of Denham Capital. They will be looking at whether investment bodies will have to pivot away from renewable energy assets in light of COVID-19; how renewable energy operations have been affected by the virus; the multilateral funds such as AfDB’s SEFA play in renewable energy developments across Africa; and the importance funds should place on ESG standards in the investment decision?

Date: Wednesday 6 May 2020.  Time: 12:00-13:00 BST

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Rosalind Kainyah moderates Invest Africa’s webinar on Renewable Energy Solutions in Africa