What we do

Incite’s advisors help you turn purpose into value. Organisations with purpose are clear about their relationship to the world and the impact they want to make. They understand how societal value is created, protected and enabled in relation to the profit formula. Their innovations deliver blended value, tangibly and at scale. They are redefining accountability through their approach to reporting and stakeholders. Contact us for assistance on purpose-led strategy, innovation, integrated reporting and stakeholder processes.

Anglo American plc
Multinational diversified mining company, listed in London and Johannesburg

In providing strategic advisory to the Anglo American Group for over a decade, we’re clear that our role is not to “do” strategy, but to support the internal team responsible for driving it. This distinction is important for us and for the Anglo team. Most recently, we facilitated a thinking space for developing a new Sustainability Strategy and Global Stretch Goals. We’ve previously provided guidance on the Climate Change Strategy for Anglo American Coal, and Incite director, Jonathon Hanks, has served on expert advisory panels for Anglo American plc and Anglo American Platinum. We’ve helped to draft the Group Sustainability and Transformation Reports since 2010.

Oceana Group
Africa’s largest fishing company, and one of the top 10 seafood companies in the world by market capitalisation

Since its establishment as a small canning company on the west coast of South Africa one hundred years ago, Oceana has grown into the continent’s largest fishing group, involved in mid-water trawling (horse mackerel), deep-sea trawling (hake), and inshore fishing for pelagic fish. In support of their stated core purpose of “efficiently converting global fishing resources into shared value”, Incite has been providing advisory services to the Group since 2013, helping with their award-winning integrated reporting activities, as well as with elements of their sustainability communication and performance.

Pick n Pay Group
South African based grocery, clothing and general merchandise retailer, with operations in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland and Lesotho

Our decade-long partnership with Pick n Pay spans strategy, training, reporting and employee engagement. We continue to engage with key practitioners and managers, as well as assisting with their sustainability reporting process. We were delighted when Incite intern Zandile Nkala was offered a job as Sustainability Manager at Pick n Pay in 2013. PnP executives and staff support Incite by providing interviews and insights for our research.

Kumba Iron Ore
South African based iron ore mining company

Underpinning any meaningful reporting process is the active involvement of the executive team, and their willingness to engage in frank discussion with external stakeholders. Since 2015, Incite has been advising Kumba on their award-winning Integrated and Sustainability Reports. In addition to assisting with structure and writing, we facilitate two process elements that are critical to accountable reporting: a participative materiality discussion with the executive team, and a dialogue with key external stakeholders.

Mondi SA Forests
South African forestry business of international packaging and paper group Mondi plc

Culture eats strategy for breakfast, said management guru Peter Drucker. With this in mind, the WWF-Mondi Wetlands Programme team were prepared to ask some tough questions about their progress over the past 20 years. Incite facilitators were engaged to solicit frank input from a cross-section of executives and managers. Using these candid insights, we helped the team identify specific drivers and leverage points that would help build a powerful sustainability culture at Mondi Forests.

Leading JSE-listed retailer with well-known brands, including FOSCHINI, @home, DUESOUTH and STERNS

Our partnership with TFG has supported the sustainability team’s thinking and action since 2011. Most recently, we helped them steer a strategic shift from CSR to Shared Value, aligning understanding across supply chain, logistics, marketing, HR, transformation and facilities. In 2017, TFG opened their quick response manufacturing facility in Caledon, delivering on their commitment to local supply chain development.

Putting Shared Value into practice helped TFG boost speed-to-market and capacity, while creating jobs in a rural area and the economy as a whole. 
Graham Choice, Head of Design, TFG Manufacturing and Prestige Clothing

Multinational brewing and beverage company, rooted in South Africa

In 2017, we worked with practitioners and senior managers to reposition Distell’s sustainability strategy, aligning it with opportunities in the core business. The process brought together interested parties from across the business to define possibilities, commitments and metrics.  With clarity on the strategy, team coaching helped Distell explore an effective operating model for implementation.

Investec Asset Management
International business, managing over $141 billion for global clients

How might climate change impact your investment portfolio? In 2011-2012, we partnered with UK-based consultancy Irbaris to help Investec’s asset managers and research team consider the implications of climate change for ten key sectors in South Africa. We engaged leading South African climate change experts on the anticipated physical and policy impacts of climate change Our one-to-one discussions with Investec’s lead sector-analysts helped to focus a consistent, analytical approach to climate change for this global asset management company.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Coordinates the UN’s environmental activities, providing implementation assistance to developing countries

Between 2005 and 2010, Incite was commissioned to undertaken various projects for UNEP’s Paris-based Industry and Environment Centre. These included contributing to panel discussions and initiatives on corporate sustainability reporting, undertaking a comprehensive global study on the development of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) indicators, and completing a review on Industry Sectoral Approaches and Climate Action in the run-up to the COP-15 Copenhagen Climate Summit.

Terra Group – Mauritius
A leading Mauritian business, active in sugar, energy, brands, and property development

Established in Mauritius 180 years ago, Terra is one of the major players in the country’s sugar cane sector, with related activities in energy production, alcohol distillation and distribution, and property and leisure development. Following a training and materiality process with their executive team, Incite was appointed to assist Terra in producing their first integrated report, one of the first such reports in Mauritius. We are currently working with Terra on their stakeholder engagement activities.