Gary Kendall
Nedbank

The challenge that we face demands nothing less than a complete rethink of the rules by which economies have grown over the last 150 years. Now is an incredibly exciting time – indeed, it is a privilege – to be involved in advancing the sustainable development agenda.

Dr Gary Kendall currently works with Nedbank in Johannesburg, helping to develop the bank’s Fair Share 2030 strategy.

Previously, he spent 3 years in Cape Town with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, assisting business leaders in South Africa to better understand the mounting system pressures that are transforming the macro-environment.

Gary has been working at the intersection of business strategy and sustainability for a decade. During this time he led SustainAbility’s think tank function in London and advised several leading companies on their strategic sustainability responses, including Ford, Shell, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Novo Nordisk, A.P. Møller-Mærsk, Anglo American and Sasol.

Gary’s commitment to the sustainability agenda began when he joined WWF’s Climate & Energy programme in 2006, where his main interests were the causes of – and solutions to – society’s dependence on liquid hydrocarbon transport fuels. This followed 9 years in the downstream oil industry with ExxonMobil, spanning diverse roles across Europe, the US and Asia.

Gary has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Liverpool and authored the WWF publication on electromobility, titled “Plugged In”. He is a season ticket holder for Liverpool FC and runs ultra-marathons in his spare time.

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