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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
entrepreneuri...


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Some Great Speakers in 2 Minutes!

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Thursday, June 10, 2010, In : Events 

In fitting with AfricaSIF approach to new thinking for new capital in Africa, we tried a new approach to putting the powerful voices of different perspectives along the value chain to share their thining on sustainable investment last night at the Launch Event 1 hosted by the JSE SRI Index. A big thank you to Jay Naidoo, Chair of both Development Bank of South Africa and GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition); Judge Mervyn King, Chair of the Global Reporting Initiative and King Commiss...
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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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AfricaSIF.org team The AfricaSIF.org team are active as investment practitioners today in Africa finding new ways and new capital to invest in ideas and investments that integrate environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions. From our desks in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Windhoek, Gabarone, Nairobi, Stockholm, New York, Cape Town, London, Geneva, and other centres of African investment, we write about what capital is moving forward sustainable investment. Our stories cover private, public or philanthropy sector and add new pictures from our unique perspective for investors with USD 1 or USD 1 billion!