Press release: Nicole Martens joins Krutham as head of impact investing research

Johannesburg, 25 March 2024 – Krutham is proud to announce the appointment of Nicole Martens as head of impact investing research. Nicole will lead the team responsible for Krutham’s various impact initiatives, including building the impact investing ecosystem across Africa. Nicole will work with both finance-first and social-first clients, ranging from banks to philanthropies, to develop and implement mechanisms to improve social outcomes while meeting financial targets.

Krutham’s impact work includes investment advisory with an impact lens, policy for improved impact, ESG advisory for financial institutions, philanthropic strategy development and just transition research and advisory. The firm develops innovative solutions for tackling social problems such as the Jobs Boost Outcomes Fund which is tackling youth unemployment through new approaches to mobilise partners across South Africa.

Nicole joins from Old Mutual Investment Group where she was head of stewardship. Her 15-year career has covered impact investing and consulting, including heading Africa and Middle East for the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investment.

“I am excited to be joining Krutham, a firm that draws together immense financial sector knowledge and impact analysis,” says Nicole. “I look forward working with the team to advise clients on how to strategically respond to the expectations of stakeholders while innovating to build new financial solutions that address important public priorities.”

“Our impact research practice has been setting the agenda for impact investing across Africa and Nicole brings an excellent skillset and experience to accelerate our efforts,” says Krutham chairman Dr Stuart Theobald.


For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Kann: [email protected] | +27 83 455 3289

About Krutham
Krutham is a leading financial and policy advisory firm committed to driving positive impact in emerging markets. With a deep understanding of financial and capital markets, combined with a keen sense of social impact and politics, Krutham is dedicated to shaping financial sectors and contributing to a better future. Straddling the spectrum of capital, client range from banks to philanthropies. Krutham believes that financial systems are a force for good, and its role is to help maximise that good.

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