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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Malcolm is CFO and a co-founder of Libryo. Prior to co-founding Libryo he spent 16 years working for Investec Asset Management in a number of senior roles, including as Portfolio Manager of various ESG funds and Global Head of ESG. Malcolm is also a husband and father, married to Colleen, with three wonderful boys: Daniel, James and Joshua. They live in Cape Town and share a passion for travel and family time. He and the boys are also snowboard enthusiasts! Malcolm enjoys running, cycling and yoga.


Malcolm is an admitted attorney, who graduated with a BSc in Geology and Hydrology, an LLB and an LLM in Environmental Law.  Malcolm has been involved in the establishment of a number of key sustainability initiatives in South Africa and abroad. He was a founding member of the JSE SRI Index Advisory Board, the world’s first emerging market Sustainability Index. He was a member of SAICA Integrated Reporting Working Group which developed the original guidelines for Integrated Reporting (<IR>) and an active participant in the early establishment of the PRI (Principle for Responsible Investment).  He was the conceptualiser and founding portfolio manager of the WWF Prescient Living Planet Fund in South Africa.

Malcolm is currently a Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) where he contributes and teaches on sustainability, climate change, sustainable finance and regulation.  Malcolm is also an ALI and Aspen Global Leadership Fellow.

Malcolm Gray
CFO and Co-Founder of Libryo