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Madeleine Ronquest Senior Associate

Madeleine  Ronquest, Senior Associate

Madeleine’s FirstRand portfolio includes environmental and social risk management, climate-related risk and opportunity management, climate/green finance and positive impact banking and investment. She has been with the Group for 19 years. Her professional background includes environmental science, risk management, climate risk management and environmental law. One of primary roles is to ensure that FirstRand is positioned as one of the global thought leaders in climate change, natural capital management, positive impact finance, responsible investment and sustainable development finance.


Madeleine attended the Business and Sustainability Programme in 2011, and has since encouraged and enabled the participation of a number of her team and colleagues in the Sustainability Practitioners Programme and Business Sustainability Management online course.

She is an eternal student and an international speaker and has taken leadership roles in the Global Steering Committee and other board committees of UNEPFI (United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative), the South African Advisory Committee on Environment and Society (National Business Initiative), the NBI Advisory Committee on Green Finance, the Programme for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) and the Sustainable Finance Forum & Climate Risk Committee of the South African Banking Association (BASA)

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