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Global collaboration on sustainable investment advances as leadership of sustainable investment organizations meet in London

Posted by Graham Sinclair on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : Events 
Sustainable investment membership organizations in major markets today agreed to join forces to create a trailblazing report on the global scope of sustainable and responsible investment. For more than a decade, these regional bodies have produced research reports, generally on a biennial schedule, on the trends in sustainable and responsible investing within their own markets.  The release of this harmonized global “Trends” report, the first ever, is scheduled for December 2012.

“The s...
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Investing for the future: Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”) on the importance of environmental, social and governance evaluation

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Friday, March 2, 2012, In : Marketplace 

By Jim O’Neill and Dolores Bamford

Within the investment community, environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) evaluation has shifted from the margin to the mainstream.  Below, Jim O’Neill and Dolores Bamford address economic growth and opportunities in South Africa as well as the integration of ESG evaluation into the investment process.

 

Africa’s Growth Conditions by Jim O’Neill

More and more investors are increasingly focused on the opportunities...


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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 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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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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Private Equity Africa

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, In : General 

Last Thursday (June 3, 2010), one of our new AfricaSIF team members, Ike Nwagbara (Masters in Finance from the London Business School), had the opportunity to attend a London-based event on private equity in Africa. Here is a summary of his experience:

“ This was an exciting event. Speakers and panelists, included:

  •  Chris West, Director, Shell Foundation
  • Thomas Ferede, Investment Professional, DPI
  • Kem Ihenacho, Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Paresh Shah, Managing Director, Stargate Capital
  • Moderato...

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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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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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The AfricaSIF project goes live

Posted by Graham Sinclair on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, In : General 
The AfricaSIF blog is a weekly post on news and happenings from the AfricaSIF project team of interest to investors in Africa. The AfricaSIF project is our grassroots plan building a network, knowledgebase and advocate to make investment in African sustainable investment. AfricaSIF [Africa Sustainable Investment Forum] has a vision that investment in Africa will integrate environmental, social and governance factors [ESG] so the capital deployed will be a net positive to our sustainable devel...
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