Pinpoint was established in 2015 and has grown into a trusted business working with multiple organisations including NGOs, national Government departments, businesses, research organisations and international entities. We provide independent research, advisory, strategy development and facilitation services. Our focus is on corporate responsibility strategy, adding value to supply chains, sustainable food systems, food loss and waste, alien vegetation, forestry and environmental and social economy skills.
Pinpoint is founded on the principle of collaboration, and through doing so, works in partnership with various delivery bodies, institutions and individuals (as sub-contractors) to aid in the positive transformation of our country.
Nicola Jenkin (PhD) Founder
Nicola has over 25 years experience in the sustainability and skills fields. She set-up Pinpoint following her return to South Africa in 2015, having worked in the Leadership Team for the sustainability consultancy Anthesis Global (based in Oxford,UK); and prior to that for the UK government delivery body, WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). Nicola is an experienced advisor, senior researcher and facilitator. She holds a PhD in Education [Systems of Innovation] (University of Witwatersrand), an MEd in Environmental Education (Rhodes University); BSc (Hons) in Environmental & Geographical Science (University of Cape Town); and a BA in Geography and Anthropology (Rhodes University).
Pinpoint is an elected member of the United Nation's One Planet Sustainable Food Systems Programme's Multi-stakeholders Advisory Committee (MAC).
Nicola Jenkin is a Research Associate at the Sustainability Institute, linked to the University of Stellenbosch. The SI engages in transformative learning towards just and generative futures.
Pinpoint is an affiliate member of The Long Run. One of the world's largest sustainable tourism initiatives helping business, nature and people to work together for a better future.
Pinpoint acts as Chair of The Beach Co-operative. A not-for-profit dedicated to eliminating, reducing, reusing, optimising and recycling single-use plastic; and improving the health of our oceans.
Nicola Jenkin belongs to Globelics. A global, open and diverse community of scholars working on innovation and competence building in the context of economic development.
Pinpoint sits on the National Environmental Skills Planning Forum. A Department of Environment, Forestry & Fisheries (DEFF) led initiative which recognises the need for green skills development in South Africa.