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The Annual Africa ESG /Impact Investing & Sustainable Finance Summit- East Africa Forum 2022 which will be held on the 29th& 30th November 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya. The continental summit with regional forums is in its 4th year and we have just successfully hosted the Southern Africa edition in May at the Mdluli Safari lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa. The summit which is part of our Africa series brings together key stakeholders in the ESG / Impact investing & Sustainable Finance space with a key focus on Impact Investing, Sustainability, Green Finance and Climate change. Coming in the backdrop of COP26, the summit will address critical and necessary interventions that investors, asset owners and managers, regulators and policy makers will need to deploy towards achieving the UN sustainable development goals as well as to mitigate against climate related risks

 

The summit will also explore the role of Institutional Investors, Financial services providers, Foundations and charities plus NPOs, regulators, asset owners and managers in impact investing across the African continent and will examine critical approaches and strategies towards climate action and social impact. The 2022 regional forums will hosted in South Africa (hosted in May 2022 ) Nairobi (Oct 22) and Nigeria (Dec 22).

 

It’s now no longer just about Profits- Sustainable/Green Finance advocates for the full incorporation of Environmental, Social and Governance considerations in all investments decisions and in essence including people and the planet in those decisions. Whether its gender equality, human rights, carbon emissions to board selections, biodiversity and diversity and inclusion-investors are now calling for more transparency and accountability from investee companies. Investments should therefore now have a positive impact on people and the planet besides profits-and this is increasingly becoming a key consideration by investors seeking to deploy capital. This summit will delve into the green finance ecosystem in EAST Africa and will explore the regulatory frameworks and taxonomies that will guide the sector, investment strategies and opportunities, inherent challenges and risks by bringing together key stakeholders from the public and private sector within East Africa.

 

Although Vaccine roll-outs globally have had a positive impact in containing the spread Covid19, the pandemic has wrought havoc to global economies, disrupted livelihoods and changed how we live and interact. Covid19 has also exposed key vulnerabilities in key sectors; including healthcare, Food security, transport , education and trade- exposing millions to new realities, unanticipated new challenges and ushered in a new normal. Although the pandemic has not spared anyone, it has hit the most vulnerable groups in society hardest with the forced lock-downs constrained movements leading to redundancies, retrenchments and reduced economic activity.

 

This state of affairs has once again demonstrated the relevance of Impact Investing especially in view of some of the key sectors that resilience and preparedness was key in battling a global pandemic such as healthcare, education, agriculture, food production, logistics and transport, water and sanitation and energy. Africa Insights and Its industry partners will again host the annual Africa Impact Investing summit in March 2022 in South Africa and bring together key industry stakeholders to deliberate and discuss strategic approaches for mobilising and scaling up deployment of the much needed capital towards impact Investing in a Covid19/Post Covid19 era.

About Africa Insights

Africa Insights is a specialist Pan -African Investment communications, events and media management firm with operations in key Africa markets of South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. We assist clients planning to invest in Africa with market intelligence, insights and on the ground know-how on investment opportunities and risks, regulatory frameworks and by establishing key networks and access to key contacts across the continent.