Africa Insights will be hosting the 3rd Annual Africa Impact Investing & Sustainable Finance Summit- Southern Africa Forum at the Mdluli Safari Lodge | Kruger National Park | South Africa on the 26-27 May 2022 and would like to invite you and your teams to attend or join our distinguished partners at the summit. The summit which is part of our Africa series will bring together key stakeholders in the impact investing & sustainable finance space with 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 will need to deploy towards achieving the UN sustainable development goals as well as to mitigate against climate related risks.
The global push towards sustainable investing is gaining momentum and investors and asset owners are increasingly facing immense pressure to incorporate sustainable considerations which include Environmental, Social and Governance within all their investment decisions. Climate risk is now real and eminent -and investors and world leaders will have to play a pivotal role to drive the narrative towards sustainability through their actions and investment decisions. Climate transition poses material risk to the sustainability of economies, businesses and investments across the globe.
Covid 19 and Sustainability
Although Vaccine rollouts 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 lockdowns, 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.
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.