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Innovators of resilience

Futureproofing organisations through innovative ideation and culture creation
In today's business environment, organisations are constantly required to adapt to change. In order to adapt organisations need to be connected, internally with employees, externally with customers and investors, and globally with emerging trends and markets. Only then can shared value be created through innovation.
Why us?
We facilitate companies in a process of futureproofing themselves. The focus is on creating the ecosystem and culture of strategic resilience – that is, for companies to strategically adapt to external and internal drivers of value creation. We set up the mechanisms for innovative ideas to emerge from this ecosystem while ensuring that innovation is happening in the areas that are material to the business.
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Our Solutions
  • Executive Sessions: Collective Culture & Creativity
  • Executive Sessions: Ideation & Brainstorming
  • Innovation Research: Trends, Sectorial, Product, Process
  • Strategic Framework Development
  • Enterprise Tools and Software
  • Idea Management: Ideation, Idea Capture, Evaluation, Selection
  • Innovation Portfolio Management
OUR People We believe in long-term and meaningful relationships with our clients, which is why we’ve become the trusted partners of many of South Africa’s most complex organisations.
Lise Pretorius
Head of GCX Strategy
Kevin James
CEO
Grant Wareham
Integrated Risk Management and Process Engineering
Lise Pretorius
Head of GCX Strategy
Lise’s work at GCX Africa is about integrating sustainability across the investment chain - from developing out-the-box solutions for sustainable investment to designing and implementing sustainable business strategies for JSE listed clients. She has worked on a number of Sustainable Investment projects in South Africa and the UK, often with a focus on climate change and institutional investments. As a former senior writer (energy and sustainability) at the Financial Mail, Lise also focusses on effectively communicating the business case for sustainability. Lise has a BComm Honours degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town and an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from the London School of Economics. In 2014 she spent 6 months in Bhutan with WWF, an experience inspired by a passion for new economic paradigms.
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Kevin James
CEO
Kevin founded GCX (then Global Carbon Exchange) in 2006 and is the lead sustainability strategist driving innovation across the company’s significant client base. His life as an entrepreneur has seen him position companies at the forefront of innovation waves, including founding (and successfully selling) an internet company in the 90’s. Today, GCX is driving the next innovation wave of the convergence of IT, business, and sustainability by supporting South Africa’s largest companies in deriving tangible business value by integrating sustainability strategies into their operations. He has played a leading role in the growth of South Africa’s sustainability industry and enjoys a regular slot on national radio where he comments on issues relating to climate change, sustainability and current affairs.
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Grant Wareham
Integrated Risk Management and Process Engineering
Grant hails from an engineering and management systems background with international experience in large-scale project management (Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, Mossgas, Brent Petrochemical Field) and over 25 years’ experience in international management systems compliance for multinational corporate organisations. An internationally certified Business Process Auditor, Grant is an expert in integrated management systems and specifically in business process quality management.
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Where to
find us
T +27 (0) 21 702 4058
info@gcxafrica.co.za

5 Milton’s Way, Bell Crescent
Westlake Business Park
Westlake, 7945
Cape Town
South Africa
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