Speaker & Advisor on Sustainability
Rosalind Kainyah MBE, is motivated by three beliefs:
Pursuing fairness for the marginalised leads to a more prosperous society for all.
Being good stewards of our environment means that we can meet our present needs without compromising the ability of generations to come to meet their own.
Business has transformative power to achieve her first two beliefs and be profitable and successful.
Underpinning these three beliefs is her strong commitment to integrity and ethics.
Rosalind has over 30 years of international, legal, operational, executive and board experience in a variety of sectors, including energy, oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, private equity, financial services and manufacturing. She has worked for companies and organisations, including Linklaters, Anglo American, De Beers, Tullow Oil plc, the United Nations Environment Programme, University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Unit and ERM across Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia and the South Pacific.
In addition to speaking on Sustainability, Rosalind designs and delivers Masterclasses to Boards, C-Suite executives and business leaders to provide them with the practical insights and tools they require to develop, implement and promote their corporate Sustainability strategies. Each Masterclass is specifically tailored to meet the company’s objectives and challenges and aimed at creating Sustainability agendas that support business profitability and efficiency and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Ghana, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London, and a Master of Laws degree from University College London. She is a member of the Bar of England and Wales (Gray’s Inn) and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
2023: Recognised as part of 2023 Champions for Change by Reuters Events ESG Investments
2022: The Boardroom Africa named Rosalind as one of their "Women to Watch"
2021: Honoured by International Women's forum as a Woman Who Makes A Difference
2019: Selected as one of the top 50 leading female professionals by Cranfield University
2016: Named by Forbes Afrique Magazine as one of the 100 influential women on the African continent
2014: Awarded an MBE for services to CSR for the benefit of youth in Africa
2008: Recognised as one of Britain’s most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage by The Power List
Awards & Honours
“We engaged Rosalind Kainyah to develop and deliver a Corporate Diplomacy Masterclass to the Actis Energy Infrastructure team and three of our energy platform companies. The Masterclass was well received by all participants and highly relevant.
A highlight was the real-life examples that she shared, including a case study that enabled us to think through our own business challenges. The guiding principles and management framework demonstrated the importance of understanding our operating context and environment much earlier in our investment process.
Critical to Actis and our portfolio companies is actionable learning, the Masterclass provided a robust basis for putting in place a stakeholder management strategy and process that would measurably improve our external relationships, critical to the success of our businesses.
Working with Rosalind was a pleasure. She was extremely responsive and provide a value for money product.”
Partner, Head of Middle East & Africa Energy