Enabling sustainable

value creation.

Our Vision

We build the capacity of client organizations to understand the concepts and benefits of impact and how they would measure and manage it.

We  support the development and use of economic and non-financial metrics for measuring value that business is creating.

We promote a collaborative approach to social impact management and practice.

We play an active role in the development of social Impact Measurement and Management professionals.

Evolution Towards Embedding Impact

Our business was established in 2018 by Behold SA and Forethought Africa, enabling us to tap into existing best track record and expertise in impact management and strategy advisory.

2006

Start of Behold NL – Jop Blom

Learning Journeys, CSR Consultancy

Involved in Social Venture Capital Fund SOVEC

2010

Start of Behold International - Behold SA (PTA, JHB)

  - Partnership with Synergy-Global Consulting

  CSR Consultancy & Project Management

  Social Investment Services

  Shake The World Campaign

2012

Completion of first SROI Consultancy projects for Alexander  Forbes and Sasol Corporate

Successful completion of STW campaign

First additional staff added to Behold SA team

2014

Launch of The Experience Factory

Official launch of SROI Network SA (co- founded with KPMG  and  IQ Business Consulting)

2016

Further development of continuous social impact measurement for  GreenSource and SAWC

Development and piloting of SROI Capacity Building Course  for NGOs  on behalf of Distell Foundation

 Completion of SROI analyses for global NGO with focus on  Tanzania

 First publication in Sowetan CSI Publication: “From M&E to Impact Measurement” (June 2016)

2009

Founding of the Rainbow Collection (RBC) Show support for Dutch Soccer Team; and

Provided over 300 KZN women with a job

+ 100.000 were sold in NL only

2011

Completion of first two projects for Anglo Platinum and Sasol  Petroleum International

 Project Management & Launch of Shake The World Campaign

2013

Continued growth of Behold SA

Completion of more SROI Consultancy projects

Initiator of working group for SROI professionals in SA

Preparation stages of founding of The Experience Factory

2015

Commencement of long-term social impact measurement for  GreenSource and Southern African Wildlife College

Completion of SROI projects for Distell Foundation

2018

Collaboration between Behold SA and Forethought Africa

Founding of Embedding Impact in partnership with Forethought Africa

Since 2018 we have completed a number of impact measurement projects and impact strategy advisory for a range of clients.

Our Leadership

  • Masechaba has led several SROI consulting engagements and specialises in the areas of Sustainability, Social Investment Strategy and Impact Measurement, and is recognised in the renewable energy industry as one of the leading minds in the area of economic development. She is an SROI Practitioner, having completed SROI projects in mining and most recently for Distell and its partner NGOs; and a Social Investment Strategist, with experience in Community Development strategy formulation, projects implementation and reporting; and operationalising community trusts. She holds a BSc in Actuarial Science and BScHons in Statistics, both from Wits University. 

    Masechaba’s career spans Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability, Energy Regulation and Banking and she has led industry initiatives and forums on Socioeconomic and Enterprise Development issues, including as the Chair of the SAWEA and SAPVIA SED Working Groups.

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  • Methuli is a multi-disciplinary professional with over 17 years’ experience in industrial consulting, technology management, large scale commercial project development, project management, infrastructure financing and stakeholder engagement. He continually advocates for business practices that advance social sustainability and foster shared value strategies.

    He is the co-founder and Executive Director of Forethought Africa (partner company to EI), an advisory and management services company positioned to contribute towards the growth of business and investment opportunities across the African continent, with a strong focus on long term value creation and relevance to society.

    Methuli holds an MBA, a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a number of professional qualifications, including completion of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s Prince of Wales Business and Sustainability Programme for Senior Executives. 

    He enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with family and friends, and relaxation in quiet natural environments.

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  • Reinoud is a highly experienced SROI expert, being the first SROI practitioner in South Africa (2010) and the current Managing Director of Behold SA. He has undertaken and led a number of SROI, CSI, and social value creation assignment across different industries in South Africa and abroad for clients including SASOL, Alexander Forbes, Enke, GreenSource and Distell.

    Reinoud holds and MSc in Business Administration, with specialisation in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Erasmus University Rotterdam(Netherlands). His career spun from brand management to CSR for European and South African companies.

    Over the years he has built solid competencies in Monitoring and Evaluation, behavioural change assessments, impact measurement and management, as well as research. He is the inaugural and current Chairman of the local network.

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