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Malcolm Gray, an admitted attorney, is a passionate sustainability professional with a particular focus on investment, impact and sustainability. He is one of the co-founders of Libryo, a UK-based VC-funded legal tech start-up with a sustainability bias.
Previously, he spent 16 years working for Investec Asset Management in a number of senior roles, including head of Client Services, Portfolio Manager and Global Head of ESG. He has been involved in the establishment of a number of key sustainability initiatives in South Africa and abroad. He was a founding member of the JSE SRI Advisory Board, the world’s first emerging market Sustainability Index; and a member of SAICA's Integrated Reporting Working Group which developed the original guidelines for Integrated Reporting. He worked closely on the UNPRI initiative during its established and early traction in South Africa. He was the conceptualiser and founding portfolio manager of the WWF Living Planet Fund in South Africa.
Malcolm is a Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a faculty member on a number of their programmes. He contributes and teaches on sustainability, climate change, sustainable finance and regulation. He is deeply motivated to be a real social change agent in his roles as employer, activist, father and leader. He sees significant social awareness and change as a prerequisite for achieving a more sustainable and just world.
Malcolm holds a BSc in Geology and Hydrology, an LLB and an LLM in Environmental Law. He is a Fellow of the eleventh class of the Africa Leadership Initiative - South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.