KudosAfrica is a sustainability rating and advisory firm based in Cape Town, South Africa, established in 2014. We have developed a unique and practical rating methodology to assess the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) performance of unlisted, privately owned African companies. Our assessment and verification supports companies to secure investment, finance, and supply chain contracts, and to increase business resilience.
Our approach offers a simple and accessible way to apply essential elements of international good practice standards, such as the IFC Performance Standards, Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in an emerging markets context. Our goal is to increase investment into responsible and sustainable African enterprises by encouraging companies to improve and communicate about their sustainability performance.
We also provide training and guidance to companies and investors in the development of sustainability strategies, policies, and systems.