October 2012 Pledge

"I, [name lastname],
choose to join the all-volunteer team at and will, at all times, act in the best interests of and conduct myself in accordance with the spirit and purpose for which is established.

Knowing that...
• works to build a network, knowledgebase and advocate for sustainable investment in Africa. aims to be inclusive, transparent, accountable, pragmatic and positive in all of its works.
• defines sustainable investment as "an approach to investment in any asset class in Africa where environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are proactively integrated at any stage of the investment life cycle.”
• As an investment professional I recognize my role in society and support aims to attract new capital in new ways to Africa - investment that integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
• My purpose is to lead people and manage resources in order to create value that no single individual can create alone in promoting sustainable investment for Africa's growth.
• My decisions affect the current and future well-being of individuals inside and outside the investment value chain in Africa.

Therefore, I promise that...
• I will volunteer with with loyalty and care, and will not advance my personal interests at the expense of or Africa's growth.
• I will understand and uphold, in letter and spirit, the laws and contracts governing my conduct as a practitioner and that of
• I will refrain from corruption, unfair competition, or business practices harmful to society, and proactively declare any conflicts of interest, and promote good governance.
• I will protect the human rights and dignity of all people affected by my work and's mission, and I will oppose discrimination and exploitation.
• I will protect the right of future generations to grow Africa, invest in its future, advance their standard of living and enjoy a healthy planet.
• I will report the performance and risks of my work and accurately and honestly.
• I will invest in developing myself and others, helping the investment profession and its stakeholders continue to advance and create sustainable and inclusive prosperity in Africa.
• In exercising my professional duties and my volunteer work with according to these principles, I recognize that my behaviour must set an example of integrity; eliciting trust and esteem from those I serve.
• I will remain accountable to my peers, to the mission and ethos, and to society for my actions and for upholding these standards.


[Updated November 2012]

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