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Loshni Naidoo

Chief Sustainability Officer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Session — Harmonizing the reporting framework to mitigate the risk of fragmentation

Loshni Naidoo is the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). She joined the JSE on 28 August 2023 and brings 18 years of climate change, sustainability services and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

Loshni’s role as CSO will focus on the JSE’s own sustainability efforts, the measurement of ESG metrics of its listed clientele, and reinforcing the bourse’s ongoing ambitions towards transformation, improved regulation and building a more sustainable future. Her responsibilities for Sustainability at the JSE include products, services, strategy, and board reporting. She also represents the JSE on various industry advisory panels related to sustainability, responsible investing and climate change internationally.

Sustainability has always been at the core of her work across decades of multi-sectoral experience, from her start as a process engineer to her more recent consultative positions. Loshni embarked on her professional journey as a chemical engineer, immersing herself in the mining, agricultural, and chemical manufacturing sectors. However, her passion for increasingly impactful work ultimately led her to further consulting roles where she crafted effective sustainability solutions for a diverse range of clientele. This includes positions across the professional services, banking and accounting fraternities. In recent years, she has placed further emphasis on the evolution of sustainable practices and corporate social responsibility – incorporating the integrated thinking required for ESG strategies. Loshni holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Commerce in Informatics, a Master’s in business administration, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Future Studies.