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Shameela Ebrahim

Shameela is the Chief Sustainability Officer at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. She joined the JSE in 2007.

Passionate about the systemic importance of sustainability thinking in corporate strategy, she is responsible for advising the Executive Committee and Board of the JSE Limited on sustainability and the integration into strategy. She is the immediate past chair of the World Federation of Exchange’s (global) Sustainability Working Group and a member of the Strategy Group of the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD).

Her responsibilities for Sustainability at the JSE include the FTSE JSE Responsible Investment Index series. She represents the JSE on various industry advisory panels[1] locally and globally related to sustainability, responsible investing and climate change. As a sustainability specialist she has, inter alia, been a key contributor to the JSE’s work into climate change, the potential for a local market to trade in carbon credits and environment-related products, the development of a Green, Social and Sustainability bonds framework, impact investing, the JSE’s sustainability, innovation and CSI strategies as well as the annual sustainability investor briefing sessions. She is a trustee of the WWF (South Africa) and served on the board of Directors as a non-executive director. She is the board chairperson of Ubuntu Wilderness and a non-executive director of the Green Building Council of South Africa.

Her previous experience includes senior roles in the banking and insurance industries, and she was the JSE’s senior manager of strategy prior to assuming responsibility for the Sustainability portfolio.

[1] Integrated Reporting Committee (IRC) of SA Working group, CRISA, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative member group, ASEA Sustainability working Group etc.

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