Louise GardinerFounder at Vukani Impact Collective
Louise has 20 years of experience working on global initiatives that have changed how the private sector, investors, and financial institutions think about value creation through improved environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance.
Since 2005 she has worked for IFC, part of the World Bank Group, on projects across Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America to promote sustainable business and financial sector practices in emerging markets.
In 2010, Louise founded First Principles Sustainability Services, based in Cape Town, South Africa, to provide research and advice to South African and global clients on new developments in private sector sustainability, sustainable finance, and impact investing. In 2019, First Principles incubated the ESG Tracker rating tool to accelerate the adoption of ESG and impact management in private equity.
She joined forces with co-founders in 2020 to establish Vukani Impact Collective as a web-based Impact Investment consultancy to scale the ESG Tracker and support business and investors globally to build value and resilience through sustainability.