Advancing the ESG profession for a better world.
The International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE), which was founded in 2020 and has its headquarters in the UK, is a worldwide, non-profit professional organisation that helps the rapidly growing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) sectors.
As the global thought leader and voice of the ESG community, IASE works to get the profession recognised as well as develop and maintain global standards for the ongoing development of practice and certifications.
IASE Africa, to whom this website belongs, is a member organisation of the global body and represents IASE’s interests throughout the African continent, except for Morocco.
Welcome to the African Regional Office of the International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE). Our mission is to Advance the ESG Profession for a better world
As a certification body with a global presence, working closely in collaboration with global partners and subject matter experts, we are excited to lead in the development of globally accepted practice standards for the ESG profession.
For practitioners and people who want to become practitioners, we give you the chance and tools to help you become the best ESG professional.
For employers, we give you the chance to stand out by investing in your employees’ knowledge, skills, and professionalism to show that you care about ESG and sustainability.
The time has never been more adequate for Africa to ingrain the ESG and sustainability logic matrix into its business model in order to effectively lead the delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the High 5 Priorities set by the African Development Bank, agreements signed at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP), regional and national agreements on inclusive growth, poverty reduction, and sustenance of a green economy. This begins with acquiring the right qualification and remaining relevant as a ESG and sustainability professional who applies the highest levels of excellence and ethics in the profession for the good of the public.
Public sectors, private sectors, NGOs and civil societies are key actors and beneficiaries on ESG and sustainability matters.
ADVANCING THE ESG PROFESSION FOR A BETTER WORLD
IASE Certification standards
IASE certification programmes train and provide ESG professionals with the knowledge and essential skills they need. Gaining certification increases your earning potential, marketability, and employability.
Our two multi-level competency-based ESG certification programmes adhere to the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) ISO/IEC 17024 conformity assessment, which outlines the standards for certifying the competence of persons.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IASE GLOBAL AND IASE AFRICA
IASE Global, registered in London as a non-profit professional association, is the global standards-setting body for the ESG profession. It sets and implements internationally benchmarked certification and practice standards for the ESG profession. IASE awards the ISF® and ISB® credentials to qualifying individuals around the world. Both credentials symbolise competence and excellence in the fast-growing ESG profession the world over.
IASE works with global, regional, and local member organisations to spread its mission around the world. There are currently 38 such member organisations, of which IASE Africa (registered in South Africa as an NPC, with its head office in Johannesburg) is one.
Member organisations are responsible for implementing the IASE global programme locally. They also contribute to the development of global standards by contributing expertise to the relevant global committees and implementing those standards in their respective countries and regions.
By agreement with IASE Global, IASE Africa represents the whole of Africa (except Morocco). It is responsible for growing the profession in African countries until they can become full member organisations in their own right.
Meet Our Team
Godfrey Nti is an entrepreneur, business leader, strategy consultant, and international speaker. He has held various leadership positions throughout his 22-year working career. Currently, he is the Executive Director of GNN Strategy Consultants as well as Managing Director of The Leads People Marketing Strategy Pty Ltd – both entities specialising in providing holistic strategy advice to companies. He holds a couple of directorships throughout Africa: he is an independent non-executive director on the boards of three companies and one not-for-profit organisation.
Before Godfrey’s current roles, as stated above, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) from 2009–2018. During this time, he also held the position of Chairman of the CEO Committee of the Global Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), a global standard-setting body for the financial planning profession. Furthermore, he was the Group Accountant of the National Investment and Savings Bank from 1999 – 2000 and then Financial Director of De Montfort University South Africa from 2001-2005.
Godfrey holds a Master’s-level professional qualification in management accounting and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. He also holds a Higher Diploma in African Political Economics from the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of Pretoria.
Dr. Rosita Yocgo
Dr. Yocgo is a researcher with an interest in climate metrics, in response to sustainable development goals like climate action’, ‘zero hunger’, ‘and ‘life on land’. These metrics enable us to adequately measure our climate change mitigation and adaptation actions.
Before now, she was the Research Manager at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), and later, a researcher in agro-environmental informatics at AIMS.
Dr. Yocgo holds a PhD in Plant Biotechnology from the University of Pretoria (South Africa), with post-PhD experience obtained at the University of Gent (Belgium), and the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).
She has a deep-rooted passion for issues related to the environment, climate, plants, gender, and education. She believes that strategic education and evidence-based research are central to building a sustainable economically prosperous world that we can proudly hand over to the next generation.
Mr. Johannes Frederich Aucamp
Johan Aucamp, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® who is also a qualified assessor with a decade of experience in professional bodies, business development and in training, education & conducting licensing examinations in the financial sector.
With a life-long passion for Environmental & Social affairs, Johan believes that ESG is the closest humans have yet come to going full circle in this, as ESG is not only about soft & sustainable Environmental footprints, but also about positive Social impacts. Good Governance ties it all together in order to ensure that ESG principles can become a golden thread flowing through all of human activity. Johan is, therefore, excited to join a well-positioned IASE in this quest to promote ESG worldwide.