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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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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
promises.

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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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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