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Events for Project Team members in 2013 are listed below. 

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Events where Project Team members will be in 2012 are listed below. Please email EVENTS suggestions to All events are subject to change by organizers.

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  • IIR's Sustainable investing Conference: Sustainable Investing, Reporting and Governance, Hyatt Regency, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 - 28 November 2012
  • Report Launch: Carbon & Water Risks to Securities Markets, JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) Atrium Hall One Exchange Square Gwen Lane Sandown 2196 South Africa, Tuesday, 20 November 2012:  09h30 for 10h00 - 12h00
  • MSCI / GTQ  The 2012 Conference - Investing in Responsibility - 15 November 2012, London
  • Swaziland Retirement Funds Investment Forum, Manzini, Swaziland, 13 - 14 November 2012 Old Mbabane/Manzini Main Road, Ezulwini Valley Mbabane, Swaziland;  Day 2 11:30 - 12:15 Understanding Responsible Investing (What is ESG)
    - Graham Sinclair, President - and Principal - SinCo
  • Third  g|south africa event by The Google South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 12 - 13 November 2012,
  • TBLI conference™ Europe 2012, Zurich, Switzerland, 8 - 9 November 2012
  • Sustain Our Africa Summit and The Festival for Change, Cape Town, South Africa, 24 - 28 October 2012
  • 2nd Trading Africa conference, Cape Town, S.Africa, 15-16 October 2012
  • The 5th National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW12), London UK, 14 – 20 October 2012
  • Info Session - Career Services @ Graduate School of Business with Fiona Erispe and Morea  Josias, Executive Room, University of Cape Town GSB, 13 October 2012 - 10.00 to 11.00AM
  • PRI South Africa Roundtable at Futuregrowth, Westerford, Cape Town, South Africa, 11 October 2012: 7:30am – 11:00am
  • What are the drivers for greater ESG disclosure and performance in emerging markets? Kindly hosted by Brewin Dolphin Investment, Management, 12 Smithfield Street London EC1A 9BD, Wednesday 10 October 2012 4 - 7 pm UK = 5 - 8PM SAST
  • The Strategic Trustee Conference: ESG Panel 2: 12:05 – 12:45 – Getting down to the business of ESG integration – practical considerations for asset owners, hosted by JSE / Principal Officers Association, Sandton, S.Africa, 4 October 2012


  • Sanlam BENCHMARK Symposium, CTICC The Cape Town, S.Africa Tues 31 Jul 2012
  • GSB Research Seminar Topic: What is the State of Sustainable Investment in Africa? with Graham Sinclair, Boardroom 1 UCT Graduate School of Business, Portswood Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday 25 July 2012 1 - 2PM SAST
  • Mega Infra-Structure Development: How do we prevent corruption? ISS Cape Town 2nd Floor, The Armoury Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Road Woodstock South Africa, 24 Jul 2012 9-12PM
  • Nexii Webinar Series 2012: Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI), Monday, July 23, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CEST
  • Breakfast briefing: Discover how natural capital impacts your bottom line with global advisory firm, Trucost. UCT Graduate School of Business, Boardroom 1, Friday 20 July 2012
  • MSCI ESG Portfolio Analytics: Measuring and Benchmarking ESG Risks, LiveMeeting, Jul 19, 2012 | 
  • MIT Sloan Africa Business Innovate Conference, Boston USA 14 April 2012
  • African Social Entrepreneurs Network event: CSI and Social Entrepreneurship: Groundbreaking Trends, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, South Africa, 11 April 2012
  • ASEN (African Social Entrepreneurs’ Network) Western Cape face2face event at UCT GSB Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture Theatre 6, The Breakwater Campus, 29 February 2012, 15h30 -17h30
  • FT Business South African Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SAVCA) and Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) Private Equity in Southern Africa 2012 conference, Hilton Sandton, South Africa, 1 Feb 2012


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Growing impact investing in Africa - a dialogue session with Elizabeth Littlefield CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corporation @OPICgov
11.30-2.30Pm 6 Aug hosted at JSE, Sandton, S.Africa  #opicimpinv

An important investor event presented at short notice by Nexii,, USAID and UCT GSB Bertha Centre  @ JSE. The conversation combines new capital investment in Africa, impact investing as a theme, and the powerful role of a female-led development financing institution. OPIC ( has made debt financing instruments available in Africa. Pension funds have been invited to co-invest for maximum social and environmental positive impact.

“Business can shoulder more responsibility for creating stability and opportunities in the world while at the same time taking advantage of high-growth markets and turning a profit. It’s not a zero-sum game but a double win.  It is the government’s job to enable the private sector to achieve this end” - Elizabeth Littlefield, Forbes Magazine, October 2011

Event links

JUNE 2012

2012 Africa CEO Round-table & Conference on Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility (AR-CSR™)

ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited, an Assessments and Strategy Firm, in strategic partnership with Friends of the Global Fund, Africa (Friends Africa) and CAPPS Consult; presented the 2012 edition of the Africa CEO Roundtable & Conference on CSR (AR-CSR™), a continent-wide CEO Round-table and Conference on & Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility in Africa. This event held on June 28-29, 2012 at the Tinapa Business Resort, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria with the theme, ‘Sustainable Development: Expanding Economic Opportunities through Public-Private Synergy’.

MARCH 2012


Sustainable Investing Panel at Inaugural South Africa Investment Forum by Opal Financial Group, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 – 30 March 2012


  • Microfinance
  • Why and how do investors integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into investment decisions?
  • Social Impact Investing & The Double Line: how to expand the trend
  • What is responsible investment and what is the business case for ESG issues?
  • What is SRI and does it Add Value?
  • What can Southern Africa Funds Learn from International Experience?
  • Overview of responsible investment, the UN-backed Principles for responsible investment and a close look into how local investors integrate environment
  • Social and Governance (ESG) issues in their investment processes and ownership practices
  • Creating an RI Policy: What should Trustees Consider
  • Carbon and ESG: How it affects portfolio managers

DATE:     March 30, 2012
TIME:    16:00-17:00



  • Peter Shrimpton, CEO, HEART CAPITAL
  • Heather Jackson, Head of SRI, CADIZ ASSET MANAGEMENT
  • Kerry Kilcullen Sinclair, VP Marketing, AfricaSIF.ORG
Events where Project Team members will be in 2011 are listed below.
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  • Carbon Action: the risks and opportunities of carbon mitigation for investors, Australasian and European webinar, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:30 pm
  • ESG USA 2011 Panel 4: Engagement in the USA "Are shareholder rights an oxymoron and is engagement the answer?" chaired by Graham Sinclair, New York City USA, 13 Dec 2011; 12h15-13h00
  • The Sustainable Finance Summit 2011, London UK, Tue 6 - Wed 7 December 2011
    • CPSL Fresh Thinking Lounge (FTL) at "THE OASIS" COP17 SIde Event, Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, 44 K.E. Masinga Rd (44 Old Fort Road) Durban, South Africa, Fri 8 Dec 2011
      SARI (South African Renewables Initiative) MOU signing, 7 December, 6.30PM (TBC)
    • NBI Responsible Investment COP17 Roundtable sponsored by Sanlam: What are the implications for not complying with responsible investment principles? with WWF South Africa @ Docklands Hotel, Durban, South Africa, Wed, 7 December 2011; 9AM- 2PM
    • B4E Business for the Environment COP 17 Dialogue 2011 – POWERING AHEAD FOR A CLEAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION in partnership with WWF, UNDP, WBCSD, CNN and leading global companies, 6 December 2011 @ Durban Botanical Gardens, South Africa
    • 2011 JSE SRI Index Results Announcement Keynote Address, Belvedere Room, Durban Country Club, Durban, KZN South Africa, Tuesday, 6 December 2011; 9AM - 12PM
    • PRI local network meeting @ Durban Country Club, South Africa, 6 December 2011; 3.30PM – 10PM
    • JSE SRI Index/ dinner, Durban Country Club, South Africa 7PM
    • Climate Finance & Low Income Housing - Development Bank of Southern Africa COP 17 Side Event on Sustainable Settlements Facility #DBSA_SSF, with, at Umfolozi at the CCR Expo Networking Marquee (89-101 Braam Fisher Road, Durban), Durban, South Africa, 5 December 2011; 10AM - 1PM
    • WBCSD/NBI/ICC Global Business Day: Keep Moving - Climate, business and growth for all, 5 December 2011; 07.00 – 19.00
    • Development Finance Institutions Partners for Climate Finance, at Durban International Convention Centre 4 DEC 2011 [11:AM — 2PM]
    • World Climate Summit 2011 - Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel, 3 - 4 December 2011, Durban, South Africa - during UN FCCC COP17
  • United Nations Climate Change Conference UN FCCC COP 17 & CMP 7, Durban, South Africa, Mon 28 Nov - Fri 09 Dec 2011
  • The 2nd Annual SuperReturn Africa 2011, InterContinental Nairobi, Kenya, 28 - 30 November 2011
  • Measuring Socio-Economic Impact and the Launch of GIIRS in Africa, Grand Parade
    Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Thursday, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, 18 November 2011
  • Investment Analysts Society of Southern Africa (IASSA) and CFA Society of Southern Africa Present: "The US$125 billion Question: Sustainable Investment and Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa" by Graham Sinclair/SinCo hosted at Johannesburg Securities Exchange, Sandton, South Africa Thursday 17 Nov 2011 5:15PM - 7:00PM
  • BSEI2011 The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation @ UCT Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, South Africa, Mon 14 - Wed 16 November 2011
  • Sparinvest Cape Town PRI conference, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 9h30 to 12h00 Mon 14 November 2011 
  • CFA South Africa/with CFA Institute and Mauritius and Kenya societies: Traveling Conference: 2011 Investment Opportunities and Risks in Africa; Cullinan Hotel, Waterfront, Cape Town, 26th October 2011
  • Annual Corporate Partnership Award, NYSE - Turkcell Gala Dinner, 7:00 PM, 20 October 2011, The Plaza Hotel, New York City
  • FT EMPEA Private Equity in Africa 2011 Leadership Summit, Sheraton Park Lane, London W1, UK, 19 Wed October 2011
  • Financial Times Business / Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) Capital Impact 2011, Sheraton Park Lane, London W1, UK, Mon 17 -  Tue 18 October 2011

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Integrating ESG into the Investment Process - Opportunities for South Africa, 27 Oct 2011   

TOPIC: Integrating ESG into the Investment Process - Opportunities for South Africa. 4 international and local sustainable investment experts explain the opportunities in the southern African sub-continent together with MSCI.

The world of investment is changing: asset owners and managers are becoming increasingly aware of the potential risk and value impact of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, and their potential effect on an investment profile.  But what's really involved in incorporating ESG factors into investment decisions? Can they make a material difference to investment performance? And just how do investors go about holding their investment managers to account for integrating ESG strategies into the investment decision process? and MSCI cordially invites you to a webinar where our experts will address these questions and discuss how ESG factors can potentially add value or mitigate risk across an institutional investment portfolio.  

SPEAKERS: 4 investors offer local/international alternative viewpoints on the subject. 

DATE:  Wednesday, 26 October 2011

TIME:  3PM - 4PM SAST = 9:00AM EDT (New York) = 2:00PM BST (London) = 3:00PM CEST (Paris) = 5:00PM GST (Dubai)

LOCATION: Webinar  

AUDIENCE:  Open invitation to investors, stakeholders and all AfricaSIF members

RSVP:  Pre-registration required; AfricaSIF members preferred access. First-come, first-served basis. Open to public, right of admission reserved. RSVP required online >CLICK 

TWITTER: @africasif #ESG #southafrica

MSCI ESG SA Webinar Invite.pdf MSCI ESG SA Webinar Invite.pdf
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>CLICK here for more details and RSVP

Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit 2011, New York Stock Exchange, New York, USA, 26 September 2011
  • AfricaSIF joins as Supporting Partner with Africa Investor to promote investment in Africa.
  • The Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit 2011 on 26 September 2011 will allow investment professionals, capital markets experts and corporate leaders to engage each other on a subject that is going to determine the growth in regional equity capital markets.
  • Annual Ai Index Series Summit to profile leading African listed companies and heads of African stock exchanges to global investors through high-level panel discussions and interactive one-on-one investor-issuer meetings.
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IMN Africa Cup of Investment Management 1-2 September 2011

  • panel at this leading investment conference on "Global Sustainable Investment"
  • 4:40pm Thursday 1 September 2011
  • AfricaSIFers at event promoting African sustainable investment
  • Cape Town, South Africa
The Project Team has been invited to produce a panel on Sustainable Investment globally for the 2nd Annual Africa Cup of Investment Management 2011. We look forward to hosting global SIFs in person and via satellite to add to the quality of discussion in Africa on trends and themes important in environmental, social and governance [ESG] factors. Please plan to come down to the tip of Africa to add your voice to the conversation. 

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Winter NETWORKING Event 2011The team invites you to meet with colleagues in sustainable investment in Africa. As always we have a great vibe, seven x 2 minute speeches by key influencers, and the most interesting investment people in Africa in one place!

>CLICK AfricaSIF NETWORKING Events for details/RSVP

 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Investor ESG Education MASTERCLASS

  • Keypoints: One day Masterclass of six seminars on sustainable investment best practices in emerging markets Africa.
  • Participants: Participants are Institutional Investors, by invitation-only. Email if you/your organization seeks an invitation. Limit 35pax.
  • Lecturers: Seminars by lecturers from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, MSCI ESG, GEPF + PIC, OMIGSA, JSE SRI Index, Sustainable Capital, UNISA, IFC, Mergence, and SinCo as well as our hosts AfricaSIF and UCT GSB.
  • Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2011 9am-5pm
  • Location: University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, Portswood Road in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Updates
  • Twitter: #africasifesgmasterclass2011

Ahead of the IMN Africa Cup of Investment Management 1-2 Sep 2011, is partnering with leading investment services providers and international organizations to host a one-day workshop on ESG for Private Equity Limited Partners and Pension Funds trustees and officers, showcasing some of the best practices and tools available.

>CLICK AfricaSIF Investor ESG Education MASTERCLASS for more...


Integrating ESG Investment Strategy in Portfolio Management Forum 2011 will be promoting its mission  of sustainable investment in Africa at the 2011 Integrating ESG Investment Strategy in Portfolio Management Forum – An Africa Perspective hosted at the JSE in South Africa. The Forum is a tailored interactive forum designed to bring together the experiences (success, failures and challenges) of asset owner and investment managers with mandate in Africa to explore in detail the practical issues associated with implementing ESG Integration in mainstream asset classes, investor types and regions. Themed - Green Growth Paradigm for Africa - Investment Strategies for Sustainable Value Creation; the forum seeks to reaffirm that adopting best practices in responsible investment can deliver strong capital growth and sustained value creation.



 Africa Investment Summit - Responsible Investing Panel, 21 September 2011

AfricaSIF has been invited to join GEPF and Cadiz Asset Management to comment at the Africa Investment Summit on 21 June 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, South Africa

14.15     Panel session: Principles of responsible investing
*     Understanding the trustee issues associated with social investment
*     Addressing the under provision of funds by providing extra measure of comfort
*     Recognising sound investments and building this sector
*     Exploring the effects of partnering with governments


Principal Officers Association Winter Conference 2011

AfricaSIF banners proudly stood alongside the seminal session at the POA Winter Conference June 2011. The Principal Officers Association is a non-profit organisation that looks after the interests of Principal Officers and trustees in the retirement industry. It is managed by a Board of Directors, all of whom are Principal Officers themselves. Wanjiru Kirima, POA Chair, is a member of the AfricaSIF Project Team 2011.

Winter Conference PRESENTATIONS, June 2011

Day 1
Plenary, Day 1, 09:00 to 10:40 - The New Economic Growth Path Plan (Facilitated by Graham Sinclair, SinCo)



Roundtable discussion on Trends in Sustainable Investing hosted by the
US Sustainable Investment Forum and Bloomberg.



Events where Project Team members will be in 2010 are listed below. Please email EVENTS suggestions to

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  • Infrastructure Investment World Africa, Johannesburg, S.Africa, Aug 16, 2010. 
  • * The Inaugural African Cup of Investment Management, Cape Town, S.Africa, Sept 9, 2010. 
  • * Fourth annual CFA South Africa Investment Conference, Bryanston, S.Africa, Sep. 2010. 
  • * Co-Generation World Africa, Sandton, S.Africa, 13-15 Sept 2010 
  • * Islamic Investment World Africa 2009, 4 -7 Oct, 2010. 
  • * 2010 International Conference on Leadership and Business Management for Sustainable Development Conference, Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership, Midrand, S.Africa, 6-8 October 2010. 
  • * Private Equity World Africa 2010, Johannesburg, S.Africa, Oct 18, 2010. 
  • * Africa investor Investment Climate Summit, Washington DC, 8 Oct 2010. 
  • * 10th annual Hedge Funds World Africa, 1 Nov 2010 
  • * Water Investment World Africa, Johannesburg, S.Africa, Nov 8, 2010. 
  • * SRI in the Rockies, San Antonio, TX, USA, 18 - 21 Nov 2010. 
  • * Responsible Investor ESG Integration Institutional Investor, London, UK, Nov, 2010. 
  • * The Gulf-Africa Investment Forum 2010 − Fostering Economic Relations, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 4 - 5 Dec 2010. 
  • * Inaugural ESG Africa conference co-hosted by AfricaSIF, Responsible Investor and partners, early Dec, 2010.

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South African Network for Impact Investing (SAII) Development and Conference “Collaborative capital investment for innovative social change”

  • 3 November 2010
  • GIBS campus, Johannesburg, South Africa

Collaboration in Reality
Networks for collaboration: AfricaSIF, ANDE, ASEN and SAII – how do they work together for better impact? The rapid expansion of SRI and more broadly, sustainable investment, has resulted in a proliferation of parallel networks and initiatives that presumably rival one another. However, in reality, these efforts offer distinct differentiated value that complements not stifles sustainable development in Africa.
Panellists include:

  • Yogavelli Nambiar (Africa Social Entrepreneur Network)
  • Graham Sinclair (AfricaSIF)
  • Peter Shrimpton (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs)
  • Adrian Bertrand (PRI)


AfricaSIF Launch Events ROADSHOW 2010

Africa Sustainable Investment Forum [AfricaSIF] is engaging with stakeholders as it builds a community of African investors seeking to positively impact Africa's sustainable development through their making investment decisions integrating environmental, social and governance [ESG] factors. We have launch events planned to bring together potential members to network and share knowledge and ways to advocate to promote sustainable development in Africa in 2010.  This will lead up to the first-ever dedicated conference to sustainable African investment - AfricaSIF - with local and international partners in 2012.

Launch Event 2Cape Town, South Africa

The second official launch event of the Africa Sustainable Investment Forum [AfricaSIF]. AfricaSIF is an independent not-for-profit network, knowledgebase and advocate promoting sustainable development across the continent launched in June 2010. The AfricaSIF Project is building a network of institutions and individuals promotes sustainable investment in Africa by investors in public, private and philanthropy sectors across asset classes, countries and stakeholders from our platform @

Date: Thursday 26 August 2010
Time: 5 for 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Association for Savings and Investment South Africa [ASISA;], Boundary Terraces, 1 Mariendahl Lane, Newlands 7700, Cape Town 
Logistics: Metrorail to Newlands Station on Muizenburg line. Car parking available.
Dress: Business Smart
RSVP Required: OR Online

Limit 50 pax.

We look forward to seeing you there. 
Upcoming launch events are scheduled soon in Lagos, Nairobi, Cairo/Tunis, Geneva, London, Paris, New York and Boston.

We have 2 lucky-draw tickets worth R14,000 each to give away to the IMN Inaugural African Cup of Investment Management, September 9 - 10 2010 in Cape Town!

Location generously provided by ASISA which encourages platforms fostering thought leadership and debate on sustainable investment in Africa in partnership with the ASISA Responsible Investment sub-committee.
Event sponsored by: ASISARMB Asset ManagementFuturegrowth and SinCo.
Strategic African Media Partner: Africa Investor

Strategic ESG Media Partner: Responsible Investor

Hosted by 
AfricaSIF Project Steering Committee 2010 
Kelebogile Moloko, Mandisa Zungu, Kiki Lawal, Roselyne Yao, Josiane Fanguinoveny, Loyiso Mabece, Lagu Alfred Androga, Stanley Nyoni, Louise Gardiner, Hylton Brown, Wanjiru Kirima, Kerry Kilcullen, Chiz Nwokonkor, Kevin Macdonald, Graham Sinclair


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