Thomas Cobti

Senior Associate

Thomas is a senior associate consultant at KKS Advisors, working primarily under the strategy and sustainable investing service lines. Thomas advises private and public sector organizations on sustainable strategy, and works on research and data collection, client delivery, and business development.

At KKS, Thomas has been guiding investors in understanding the opportunities and threats that key sustainable development challenges present for their investment portfolios. He co-wrote a research report on how the flaws of GDP accounting can lead to misrepresentations in the performance of economies and societies in 15 Asian countries.

Thomas has particular expertise in helping investors better understand and manage water risks affecting their investment companies. He conducted sell-side research for a leading investment management fund on 50 listed companies’ exposure to water scarcity in emerging markets, which led to the publication of the report: ‘Water scarcity as a business risk in emerging markets’. Building on this expertise, he also led a research project for a coalition of investors, engaging with multinational companies on water risks in their agricultural supply chains.

Thomas also provides strategic advice to two leading foundations in the United States. By helping them monitor and evaluate the impact of their investees and grantees, they can develop an effective strategy for targeted investments which generate social and environmental benefits alongside financial returns.

Prior to joining KKS, Thomas gained experience across different divisions in the financial industry at HSBC and the Union of Arab-French Banks. He also volunteered in a community development bank in rural Ghana.

Thomas holds a First-class Honours degree in Economics and Political Science from University College London (UCL). He speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese.

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Thomas regularly contributes to the KKS Insights Blog. To stay up to date with Thomas’ latest thinking, follow him on LinkedIn.