Albert Luthuli Leadership Institute (ALLI)

Research Fellows

Dr Joël RA Houdet

Senior Research Fellow

Joël is an expert on corporate natural capital accounting, valuation and reporting and is involved in several high profile initiatives, including the drafting of the Natural Capital Protocol and several work streams of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

He holds a PhD in Management Sciences from AgroParisTech (France), a Masters in Practicing Accounting from Monash University (Australia) and Bachelor of Sciences from Rhodes University (South Africa).

Joël also holds a Senior Research Fellowship at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS, Nairobi, Kenya) and manages Integrated Sustainability Services, a consulting firm based in Johannesburg, where he has acquired more than 4 years of experience in sustainability reporting, biodiversity offsetting, cost-benefit analysis, economic impact assessments, and independent reviews.

He also has 5 years’ experience in the think tank industry in Paris where he worked for OREE / CREED - Veolia Environment as an advisor to CAC40 companies, SMEs and public organisations on biodiversity and ecosystem services issues.

Dr Houdet is happily married and has three children. In his spare time, he enjoys eco-tourism, sci-fi novels and Reunion Island’s dishes!