Jonathon Hanks

Jonathon Hanks

Founder and Director of Incite, Jonathon contributes to best practice sustainability / shared value strategy and reporting initiatives around the world.


  • More than 20 years in the business sustainability field
  • Strategic, auditing and reporting advisory to wide range of clients – including listed corporations, NGOs and multinational organisations
  • Convenor of international multi-stakeholder team responsible for drafting the ISO global standard on social responsibility (ISO 26000) and qualified ISO 14 001 auditor
  • Member of the Working Group of the South African Integrated Reporting Committee and of an Advisory Group to the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
  • Visiting lecturer at UCT Graduate School of Business, the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and other academic institutions

MSc Environmental Management – Lund University (Sweden)
Master of Law (LLM) – London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) (cum laude)
BA (Hons) Law – University of Durham (UK)

Other passions
Kite-surfing, downhill skiing, micro-lighting, hiking and photography

In all affairs it is a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted – Bertrand Russell

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