The Story Behind AMANI™

The seed of AMANI™ was first planted during the global financial crisis. Triggered by a water privatisation deal in South America, our story highlights the broken system of our current way of doing business. Drawing upon lessons from water projects for communities in Africa to tech companies in Silicon Valley, we inadvertently ended up creating a philosophy and practice of business models of the future. The story is still unfolding, and we still have a way to go. We hope our story inspires you to join us on this journey. read our story

 

REAL IMPACT OR GREENWASHING?

REAL IMPACT OR GREENWASHING?

Recent years have seen an increase in ‘sustainability’ initiatives, but there is a difference between real impact and greenwashing. That difference lies in what gets measured and what gets done. Here are some questions to ascertain true impact.

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A FOUNDER TO BACK?

A FOUNDER TO BACK?

Most investors say they do due diligence on the team. We have found many fall short in picking up the telltale signs of potential risk factors and what needs to be done to increase the likelihood of success.

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WHEN INVESTORS COME IN

WHEN INVESTORS COME IN

Bringing investors on board can help a company scale, but difficulties can arise from growing too quickly. Here’s how we helped a high-growth company tackle transition and the associated growing pains.

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VISION + EXECUTION = VALUE

VISION + EXECUTION = VALUE

A budding entrepreneur wanted to create an investment company focused on Africa. We helped him define and shape the vision, as well as the values and behaviours he wanted to stand for and demonstrate. Wanting to ensure he could translate his vision into practice, we...

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GOING AGAINST THE HYPE

GOING AGAINST THE HYPE

When a company is receiving a lot of attention and significant funding, it takes great resolve to buck the trend and quash FOMO. It is wise to take time to peel back the layers and do proper due diligence.

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HARMONISING CO-FOUNDERS

HARMONISING CO-FOUNDERS

A new venture had three founding partners all sharing the same vision. However, in trying to deliver on that vision, it became rapidly apparent they had different views on how that vision should be executed. We had to figure out if and how they could best work as a...

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SPOTTING ROGUES

SPOTTING ROGUES

Due diligence on people is an art and a science. The telltale signs lie in the subtleties, subtleties we translated into a red flag system. Here’s an example of how easy it is for rogues to slip through the net and the power of following the subtleties.

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