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The first ImpactPulse survey closed on 31 October 2017. Thank you to everyone who submitted.

You can still complete the online survey, which will be included in the next report in mid-2018.

We released the first round of findings at the SuperReturn Africa Conference in Cape Town on 4-6 December 2017 - Africa's largest private equity and venture capital event. Download the ImpaktAfrica Magazine to read more.

Read the findings from the first edition of the survey.

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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.

We’ve selected 17 of the most important environmental and social issues for African businesses and ask how businesses are managing them. These have been flagged by international investors as top priorities. By completing this survey you will help us position Africa as a leading destination for responsible investors.

As a company, the results will show you how you perform in relation to your peers and give you insights for innovation.

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As an investor, you will find out how to increase returns through collaboration with companies on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

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Supported by:

supported by Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association - SAVCA - logo link



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
  • Climate change
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Health & Safety
  • Freedom of association
  • Human Rights
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Empowerment of women
  • Resource use
  • Energy use
  • Waste management
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Corruption
  • Community investment
  • Skills development
  • Water conservation

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KudosAfrica will only publish the results of this study in an aggregated and summarised way. Your company’s individual response will remain confidential.

Survey responses are stored in a secure, cloud-based database. 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

supported charity Camfed - logo link


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

supported charity Greenpop - logo link


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

supported charity Solar Aid - logo link