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Promoting Sustainable Investment in Africa

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Thursday, September 2, 2010, In : Marketplace 
GUEST BLOGGER: Andrew C. Canter, Chief Investment Officer, Futuregrowth Asset management

“Sustainability” is a big, far reaching word: So one has to start at
the top, and drill down.

Capital, whether seeking economic and/or social gains is attracted to
factors that are inherently good for the overall economy.  First, a
sustainable economy must have an educated, productive and

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Why AfricaSIF Matters (Part 3) - Guest Blogger

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, In : General 
The 2010 Soccer World Cup has given the world a taste of Africa. The national ‘gees’ and
energy in supporting Bafana Bafana and the other teams has shown that the spirit of Ubuntu
exists strongly in South Africa. The country’s people, economy, its tourist attractions and
meeting of the FIFA deadlines has proven that it is possible for an African country to deliver on

The African people, their cultures, resources and investment opportunities are the richness of
Africa; yet Africa is ...

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“Strengthening Sub-Saharan Africa’s Health Systems”

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, In : General 

Continuing the Africa Sustainable Investment Forum’s look at the June 2010 McKinsey Quarterly’s focus on Africa's growth, this week’s blog post will offer a perspective on the article titled “Strengthening sub-Saharan Africa’s health systems: A practical approach”, by Lowell Bryan, Michael Conway, Tineke Keesmaat, Sorcha McKenna, and Ben Richardson. 

As an independent not-for-profit network, knowledgebase and advocate for sustainable investment across Africa, AfricaSIF recognizes...

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The African Challengers: Global Competitors Emerge from the Overlooked Continent

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, In : General 

“Their ambitions may be larger than their revenues but collectively they are making a mark,” states the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in its recent report charting the uptick of Africa’s top 40 fastest growing companies i.e. the African challengers.  These challengers not only contributed to Africa’s 5.3% GDP growth during the years of 2000-2008 but are also accelerating the pace for sustained economic growth across the continent.  However, they are not the only entities worth watchin...

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