Garth is passionate about how law-tech can be used to help corporations and funds to manage their ESG obligations optimally. He believes it is possible for companies to prosper and increase sustainable profit through the internalisation of costs often externalised to the environment and social elements. Garth has a firm sense for what’s over the next hill and he cannot wait to get there.
Before studying law at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Garth completed a Bachelor of Science with specialisation fields in Environmental and Geographical Science and Ecology (also at UCT). After this, Garth spent nearly 10 years practising corporate and commercial law at Gunstons Attorneys and gained valuable experience in the fields of corporate governance and private equity transactions. During this time, Garth developed an excellent feel for what works in the legal profession, as well as the areas where technology should play a more prominent role.
During this time too, ESG factors started to make their way into the mainstream, certainly insofar as the investment community is concerned. As a result Garth has been able to “marry” his passion and knowledge of environmental and social science with his experience in corporate governance and corporate transactions.
For an ex-practising lawyer he’s not bad at jamming with the tech guys and he genuinely believes that Libryo can help make the world a better place as more and more companies, funds and underwriters use it to know and meet their ESG obligations, while integrating them into integrated management systems.
Garth is currently based in Oxford. He is married to Lauren and is a keen cyclist.