Nicole Martens

Head of Impact Investing Research

Contact Details

First floor, Building 3
Inanda Greens Office Park
54 Wierda Road West
Sandton, 2194
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)11 084 5200


[email protected]

Nicole Martens is the head of impact investing research at Krutham. In this role, Nicole works with finance-first and social-first clients, ranging from banks to philanthropies, to develop and implement mechanisms to improve social outcomes while meeting financial targets.

Nicole’s expertise includes advancing Africa’s transition to a low-carbon economy and leveraging innovative finance mechanisms to achieve financial returns with positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) outcomes.

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

Nicole holds an MSc in Finance (Economic Policy) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and an Honours degree in Economics from Rhodes University. Nicole sits on various committees and working groups, representing African investors and providing insights on international trends and development regarding responsible investment.