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Kudos Impact Pulse


The KudosImpact Pulse is a short survey to find out what unlisted African businesses are doing to support a healthier planet and stronger societies, and what strategies they are using to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities.

The results will give you an idea of how you perform in relation to your peers, both industry-specific and regional.

We’ve selected 16 of the most important issues for African businesses and ask 21 questions to capture and compare current practices. These issues have been flagged by international investors as top priorities. By completing this survey you are helping us position Africa as a leading destination for responsible investors.

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The future of every South African is wrapped up in our country's future, which means that an informed, mobilised and active citizenry is essential for growth and development. The business community is one of the most influential forces in bringing about positive change in South Africa, but this requires a new view on the role business has to play in addressing many of our country's social (economic and environmental) challenges.

At Nation Builder we work with many businesses who leverage their resources and influence to achieve greater societal change by integrating their corporate social investment with their business objectives. These Nation Builder businesses are fast establishing a new norm where businesses embrace a social mandate, beyond pure profit and beyond compliance, to address poverty, inequality and to restore dignity in innovative ways.

Nation Builder is proud to partner with KudosAfrica to further influence and equip businesses around South Africa on how best to engage in Social Development endeavors, ensuring greater opportunities and a brighter future for all South Africans.

Keri-Leigh Paschal, Executive Director, Nation Builder

Minerals and metals are essential to every aspect of modern life, so it is critical that we get mining right to ensure the resources for building a sustainable future - for Africa and the world. The cooperation of the mining sector is required to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

To do this we need the tools, technologies and appropriately trained professionals who are able to deal with the complexity of the challenges that the sector faces. We also need more and better data on how mining companies across the continent are already starting to make a difference.

UCT's Mineral to Metals is excited to partner with KudosAfrica and support this initiative to uncover the hidden potential of the sector to contribute to building the platform for the sustainable development of South Africa, Africa and the world.

Professor Dee Bradshaw, Director: UCT Minerals to Metals


In September 2015, the world agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). Among other things, these goals address extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.

Achieving them is also good for business, which relies on a healthy environment, strong communities, and stable economies.

The KudosImpact Pulse tests how well African companies are already aligned with the SDGs by focusing on aspects we know also link to business success:

  • Commitment to sustainability
  • Health & Safety
  • Freedom of association & collective bargaining
  • Skills development
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Community investment
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Empowerment of women
  • Anti-corruption
  • Sustainable use of materials
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy use
  • Water use
  • Waste reduction
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Innovation

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By submitting your contact details and company information, you give KudosAfrica permission to collect, store and process this information for the sole purpose of analysing aggregate market trends and providing direct feedback to individual respondents on their own performance compared with aggregate trends.

KudosAfrica will only publish the results of this study in an aggregated and summarised way. Your company’s individual response will remain confidential and will only be accessed by KudosAfrica employees and contractors who have entered into confidentiality agreements.

Survey responses are stored in a secure, cloud-based database operated by Google and complying with international best practice in the protection of data. KudosAfrica also complies with the South African Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013, in the storage of personal contact information. Your contact information will not be shared with third parties.


For many businesses this may be the first time such questions will be explored and for others the responsible business journey may already be well entrenched. Better data will support practical decisions about the next best strategies for companies who want to improve.

Through the results generated from KudosImpact Pulse, we will share Africa-specific trends and highlight opportunities for innovation and business resilience in the coming months.


There is increasing evidence that supports the investor case for including environmental, social and governance (ESG) information in the investment decision-making process. In Private Equity deals in Africa, ESG is also a way for an investor to add value to investee companies.

According to the United Nation's supported Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI), “to ignore ESG factors is to ignore risks and opportunities that have a material effect on the returns delivered to clients and beneficiaries”. The KudosImpact Pulse will unlock the potential for better collaboration between investors and companies about value creation and positive impact on the continent.


Projects we are supporting

When you complete the KudosImpact Pulse survey you will help build the first database of sustainability practices in unlisted African businesses.

You will also support your choice of charity - tackling Africa's biggest challenges and opportunities.

We've selected the following charities to support. Read more below and select your favourite when you complete the online survey.


Camfed tackles poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.

Since 1993, Camfed's innovative education programmes in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi have directly supported 1,876,214 students to attend primary and secondary school.

To date, more than four million children have benefited from an improved learning environment.

For more information please visit the Camfed website


Greenpop collaborates with passionate individuals and organizations to plant trees, grow gardens and educate for action across Southern Africa.

Since 2010, Greenpop has hosted hundreds of educational events and planted close to 80,000 trees in South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania, benefitting 350,000 people.

For more information please visit the Greenpop website


SolarAid is an international charity, founded in 2006, to combat poverty and climate change.

SolarAid provides access to solar lights in Uganda, Malawi and Zambia to help catalyse solar markets and eradicate the kerosene lamp. SolarAid has provided 10 million people with access to safe, clean solar lights.

This has resulted in $440 million saved by families, 2 billion extra study hours for children, 5.8 million people noticing better health, and over 2 million tonnes of CO2 averted.

For more information please visit the Solaraid website