10 Questions with Thenjiwe Maseko, ESG Analyst, 27four Investment Managers

In this series, we ask members from our team a mix of random questions, 10 to be exact, and see what’s on their mind – the projects they’re working on, things they like, and some surprising facts from the people that are living investments.


We’re joined by Thenjiwe Maseko, an ESG Analyst at 27four.


What are you currently working on right now?

I am currently working in ESG research at 27four and focused on proxy voting. I am collecting the various proxy votes from asset managers on the annual general meetings which occurred during the month in order to create reports that can help our clients. I am also voting on behalf of 27four at those annual general meetings.


What is the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?

That Thomas Edison was considered unfit for school so his mother home-schooled him without letting him know what the school had said. He eventually found out much later in life.


What are you listening to right now?

‘Holy Art Thou’ by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.


What is the bucket list destination you’re most looking forward to?

I would like to visit West Africa particularly Nigeria and Ghana as well as Russia and Bulgaria.


If you had a time machine, where would you go right now?

I would probably want to go to the future to see just how it all turns out.


How do you keep healthy during your busy schedule?

I try to work out and I am working on a nutrition plan. I believe mental health is just as important so I try to meditate or take walks to clear the mind.


What major things are happening in ESG right now?

I would say the governance factor is topical and important. There are issues within governance such as board engagement, skills diversity and executive remuneration which are important. There is also a lot of news regarding climate change with several natural disasters particularly affecting the U.S.


What are you working on in your free time?

I am getting back into blogging and journaling in my free time.


Teach us something we don’t know about you.

I am eager to be a pianist in my free time.


Finally, can you give us a quick savings tip?

Budgeting! Know what you’re spending your money on every month. What you have left over is what you should be saving towards your goals, even if it’s not much.