Sustainable investment strategies, namely environmental, social, and governance (ESG) have been trending across Africa and globally. The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance notes that these investments have increased by 34% in five major global markets over two years to be over $39 trillion. Increasingly, investors have integrated social impact among their criteria as they prioritize positive outcomes along with favorable financial outcomes.
Africa has the opportunity to optimize the rise of green investments. Despite the risks posed by climate change and an uncertain economy, the African private equity sector has long been part of the ESG integration – 80% of investee African companies met ESG criteria in 2017. This session explores opportunities for growth in sustainable investment and development in Africa.
Founder and Managing Partner, Ignite Venture Studio; Board Chairman, African Diaspora Network
Senior Finance and Investment Advisor, USAID
Regional Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation,West North America
Founder and CEO, Homestrings
Global Innovation, EY Sustainability