About GCX

The Environmental, Digital and Financial Nexus.

GCX is an environmental sustainability company that provides innovative tools and expertise to large, complex organisations to set and track more ambitious environmental sustainability targets.

At GCX we are proud to be considered by our customers as a trusted partner, delivering environmental expertise by converting data into insights and business intelligence that inform good business decision-making that improves profitability and creates value for all stakeholders.

Our customers choose us because we are unbiased, and we are passionate about providing one accurate view of their environmental performance.

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Purpose

To inspire leaders to confidently adapt their organisations to create a better world.

Meet the Team

We are a passionate team of environmental, technology and business experts committed to helping businesses measure and manage all aspects of their environmental and business performance.

Kevin James

CEO & FOUNDER

Kevin leads a dedicated team of strategic environmental sustainability and project management experts. He and his team actively support the transformation of large, complex organisations into more responsible and valuable entities by unlocking fast-emerging green economy opportunities.

As a professional with deep experience in strategic corporate sustainability as well as in the development of green, low carbon projects, Kevin and his team have developed sector-leading technology within the design and implementation of business intelligence analytics. Kevin also holds non-executive Directorship in The Green Building Council South Africa.

Ohad Shachar

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Ohad joined GCX in 2008 and has over 15 years of sustainability management consultancy experience, specialising in the development and delivery of climate change response programmes. This has included carbon footprint analysis, life cycle assessments, GHG verification services, CDP reporting and GHG mitigation and adaptation strategies – all of which he has implemented with a portfolio of JSE-listed companies across various sectors such as Property, Insurance, Finance, Mining and Fisheries.

Ohad has co-authored various climate adaptation studies in agricultural and insurance sectors, and has assisted companies and cities in developing innovative climate risk and vulnerability assessment tools. He has a BSC Hons in Biochemistry, and an MPhil in Environmental Management.

Bernard Jacobs

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

After 14 years in the marine water sector Bernard joined GCX in 2013 and initially focused on water sustainability at corporate level. It was this process that highlighted that “most” corporates, with all good intentions, do not have the know-how, ability or understanding of how to go about gathering, managing and reporting responsible data.

During his tenure at GCX, Bernard combined his formal accounting training, his IT skills and worked together with the highly skilled technical team at GCX and its associates to develop the GCX Eco-Analytics dashboard and reporting platform.

Sandra Ririe

FINANCE & OPERATIONS MANAGER

Sandra is responsible for the financial and operational management of GCX. She brings rigour and discipline to the organisation’s finances and executes our strategy through efficient and sustainable operations management. Prior to joining GCX in 2012, she worked with a variety of companies to optimise their administrative processes and to build capacity internally, with a specialised focus on customer relationship management. Sandra holds a BComm Financial Accounting Degree from Stellenbosch University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Management from the University of Cape Town.

Stuart Ledeboer

Business Development manager

Stuart joined GCX in 2020 and has 7 years of sustainability and technology consulting experience, specialising in assisting companies to transform their organisation digitally. This has included, scoping, business analysis, developing functional and development design requirement documents, project lifecycle implementation and support. 

Stuart is based in Johannesburg and is responsible for growing the business, identifying new growth streams, and assisting the CEO on executing the sales and marketing strategy. 

Stuart holds a Master of Business Administration from the Gordon Institute of Business Science where he was awarded the top student award for innovation and design. 

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