About KudosAfrica

KudosAfrica is a sustainability rating and services provider focused on African businesses.

Our goal is to direct investment capital toward responsible and sustainable African enterprises by encouraging companies to improve their ESG performance.

With a keen focus on time and cost - we have developed a unique and practical rating methodology, incorporating international best practice in the assessment of sustainability.

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Meet the Team

Carl Reynolds - Kudos Africa
Carl Reynolds - Co-founder, Director - Cape Town, South Africa

Carl has a long track record of launching innovative and developmental business-to-business communication platforms.

He is an entrepreneur who believes in the power of commerce to achieve the goals of a sustainable society.

He founded the Small Enterprise Development in Construction platform, SEDIC, which focuses on the construction industry in Southern Africa. He also created The Score, a unique networking and distribution platform for the African music industry, in 2006, which is currently expanding throughout Africa. Carl was also a founding member of ‘Sustain Our Africa’, a collaborative platform for the communication needs of sustainability professionals across Africa.


Koen van Noorden - Kudos Africa
Koen van Noorden - Verification - Cape Town, South Africa

Koen is a sustainability consultant with more than 9 years of experience in the new construction and existing building sector, having worked with South Africa’s biggest property developers, banking and retail institutions on the greening of their existing building portfolio as well as their new construction.

Koen worked as sustainability and Green Star consultant on the first Green Star certified buildings in South Africa with WSP Green by Design and on the first LEED EBOM and NC certified buildings at Ecocentric.

He holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in Technology and innovation sciences for sustainability and mechanical engineering (Technical University Eindhoven, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven) from the Netherlands.


passionate experts in sustainable investing
decision making resource to guide future actions
a better simple way to get started on ESG performance