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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Khanyi Mlambo is passionate about driving sustainability and shared value principles for businesses to purposefully pursue sustainable growth while positively impacting customers, society, and the environment. She is the MD of KM ESH consulting, an Independent Sustainability Consultant, a Facilitator, a Transformational Executive Coach and a Speaker.  Her career spans over 30 years across multinational businesses, including Old Mutual as Head of Responsible Business, Standard Bank Group, and Corobrik, as an Executive Director and Board member. 


She is a Non-Executive Director at Nozala Investment Trust, the Southern African HIV and Aids Collaboration (SAHAC) and Legacy Africa Publishing (LAP). She is a Committee Member of the Institute of Directors SA (Social and Ethics Committee), an associate of the Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI), and a Senior Associate at Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership.  She is a previous Board Member of the UN Global Compact SA Network, the National Business Initiative (NBI), Motheo Construction Group – Chair of SEEC, South African Women in Construction – Chair, Construction Industry Development Board.

She holds an Honors in Psychology, a Bachelor’s in Applied Social Sciences, a National Diploma in Architecture, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management. She attained certificates in Business Management (UCT) and Executive General Management (GIBS) and attended Cambridge's CISL Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme. She is a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology candidate.

She co-founded and Chaired the South African Women in Construction (SAWIC) and is key in assisting stakeholders in collaborative efforts to deliver the UN's sustainable development goals.

Khanyi Mlambo
Managing Director, KM ESH consulting