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Browsing Archive: May, 2010

AfricaSIF promoted at HEC Paris MBA 2010 Social and Sustainable Business Conference

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Saturday, May 29, 2010, In : Events 
The MBAs and career changers attending the HEC Paris MBA 2010 Social and Sustainable Business Conference in Paris were exposed to AfricaSIF as a sidenote in a panel on sustainable investment on Friday. We had an inspired, robust seminar. As the speakers and audience experienced all experienced (and feedback suggests) the material we shared and how we shared it went well. Our panel covered the spectrum of sustainable investment from a broad brief for the panel. Due to lack of long-term plannin...
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How big will Responsible Investing become?

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Saturday, May 29, 2010, In : Marketplace 
It’s exciting to see the growth in demand for SRI branded funds in the recent past. Responsible Investor reports that SRI assets in France jumped by more than 70% in the year 2009. “SRI retail asset growth was highest at 111% growth over the year to reach €15.6bn”. Phenomenal growth, considering the European and French economies were just dragging themselves out of a recession. “The institutional rise came despite the absence of any large mandates in the market in 2009” reports RI...
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AfricaSIF word spreads; news from RIAA

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, In : General 
AfricaSIF is the beneficiary of good news spreading fast! Within 24 hours of our invitations to the 9 June JSE launch event 1 going out we have had congratulations from as far afield as Sydney, Port Louis, Paris, New York and London to our efforts.

Most unusual news came from the newswire dedicated to sustainability stories, CSRwire, based in the US. We heard from a friend of AfricaSIF working at the US Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] that Graham last saw at the EPA/Conference Board even...
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Siyaya phambili! First AfricaSIF launch event 9 June 2010 @ JSE

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Monday, May 24, 2010, In : Events 
AfricaSIF is rolling out. After months of preparation and development of the AfricaSIF project by the team members, we have a date for our first launch event as we conduct our awareness-raising roll-out on AfricaSIF. We are delighted that the JSE is offering us their fine venue. Stock exchanges play a critical role, and especially the JSE SRI Index has been in the vanguard of debating and evolving what it means to consider ESG factors in investment decisions in Africa since launching in 2004....
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