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Watching Sustainable Emerging Markets, London 24-25 May 2011

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, In : Events 
Its a sunny day in London for day 2 of the Sustainable Emerging Markets conference #sustainable2011 being held at the Renaissance Hotel in Holborn. All the whos who of the Responsible Investing (RI) world is here.

Each guru and aspiring guru is talking, listening and sharing. But where is arguing? Arguing, although a word which usually carries negative connotation, can in actuality often be a very positive insight provider. I am personally new to this field of SRI, RI, or ESG investment...

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AfricaSIF Launch Event 2 in Cape Town a Success!

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Friday, September 3, 2010, In : Events 
Building on the initial roadshow launch event in Johannesburg few weeks ago, AfricaSIF's second launch event was a success according to its attendees.

As Hylton Brown, one of AfricaSIF's Steering Committee members, explained: "The AfricaSIF event held last night at ASISA was a massive success, not only in attracting like-minded individuals, but in delivering a strong message that it’s up to us as Africans to bring about change, and that we can do it in a sustainable manner. What also came t...
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AfricaSIF Launch Roadshow 2010 Event 2: Cape Town 3 September 2010

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Friday, September 3, 2010, In : Events 

CAPE LAUNCH OF PAN-AFRICAN SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT NETWORK 

 

The Africa Sustainable Investment Forum (AfricaSIF) Launch Roadshow 2010 made its second stop, launching in Cape Town on Thursday. Investment industry body, Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA), hosted the event at their headquarters in Newlands.

  

AfricaSIF is an independent pan-African not-for-profit network, knowledgebase and advocate promoting sustainable investment across the continent.  Association for Savi...


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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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