Delivering sustainability through finance
ZeniZeni Sustainable Finance exists to solve the critical sustainability issues facing our clients in the finance and financing sectors, both large and small.
ZeniZeni Sustainable Finance is an Africa-based globally-focused ‘think and do tank’. We provide perspectives and solutions to our clients and partners that deliver sustainability through finance.
We see finance as an integral part of any economy and a key tool in delivering sustainable growth and development. And as such, we also see the need for the financial sector itself to move towards a state of sustainable equilibrium. In our view, this state of sustainable finance is where the financial sector is fully accountable for its actions, is led by transformative and ethical leaders, has the skills and capacity to work sustainably and is guided - and held in check - by an effective advocacy network of organisations and individuals.
What We Do
Solutions for change
Understand and influence
The world of sustainable finance is ever-changing, bringing exciting opportunities, real challenges, risks and rewards. Use ZeniZeni’s research expertise to understand the drivers in the sector. We can help you use this knowledge and understanding to advocate for strategies that use finance as a lever for change.
We support deals in Africa that aim to achieve sustainable impact. Support is at any deal stage, from origination and scoping through to financial close. This includes structuring, developing financial models, publishing project information memoranda and negotiating terms. Our high-level expertise and focus on sustainability issues results in robust, sustainable deals that are attractive to financiers looking for development impact.
Strategy development and execution
Make big ideas work
ZeniZeni has years of experience in developing and implementing sustainable finance related strategies. We provide independent, expert advice to guide you through the strategy development process, including help in selling your bold idea to decision makers.
What We Think
Perspectives for change
Who We Are
ZeniZeni works on a partnership model that allows us to retain a lean, core team and bring in the expertise through strategic partners as and when needed.
Dr. Magalie Masamba
Dr. Magalie Masamba is a law and policy advisor who is passionate about Africa’s development. Magalie advises on global economic governance, sovereign debt, climate finance, and infrastructure development (resilient infrastructure, infrastructure financing, and public-private partnerships).
Founder and Managing Director
Malango founded ZeniZeni Sustainable Finance to help solve the critical sustainability issues facing players in the finance and financing sectors in a wide range of development contexts. She has over 20 years’ experience in the field of sustainable finance, with expertise spanning, policy programming, research, financing and systemic change.
Nicole is ZeniZeni’s communications co-ordination and business administration associate. She brings over 20 years’ experience in problem solving for South African, US and UK-based companies, including Amazon, Age UK and EMI Music.
Gender and Social Inclusion
Ellen Hagerman is a highly experienced Senior Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) expert. She provides strategic guidance and technical assistance, develops tools and initiatives, and has extensive experience in gender impact assessments and strategy development.