Overview

The Annual Africa ESG, Impact Investing & Sustainable Finance Forums comprise of Summits, Expos and Industry premium events hosted annually across the African continent with regional forums in Southern, East and central, and West and North Africa and which bring together local, continental and global thought leaders, experts, policy makers, institutional investors, researchers, impact investors, financial institutions, philanthropists, activists, DFI’s, governments, private sector and various NGO’s to address issues related to ESG, Impact Investing, sustainable finance, and climate change.

The continental summit’s 2022 Southern Africa edition and 2023 East Africa and Southern Africa summit were successfully hosted at the Mdluli Safari lodge, Kruger National Park and Nairobi respectively while the 2023 Southern Africa summit was held in Cape town South Africa. The 2024 forums, coming in the backdrop of COP28, will address critical and necessary interventions that investors, asset owners and managers, regulators and policy makers will need to deploy towards achieving the UN sustainable development goals as well as to mitigate against climate related risks. The summit will also explore the role of Institutional Investors, Financial services providers, Foundations, and charities plus NPOs, regulators, asset owners and managers in impact investing across the African continent and will examine critical approaches and strategies towards climate action and social impact.
The 2024 Southern Africa summit has attracted over 40 local and international speakers and will be hosted in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa on the 23rd and 24th May 2024 under the theme " Advancing the Triple Bottom-line- People, Planet and Profit'

Some of the key objectives and desired outcomes of this summit include.

  • To address climate related risks
  • To promote sustainable finance
  • To provide thought leadership through discussions, case studies and expert insights
  • To explore investment opportunities within impact investing and sustainable finance in the region
  • To drive impact investing within key sectors such as renewable energy, conservation, sustainable agriculture, microfinance, housing, healthcare, and education
  • Promote Environmental, Social and governance uptake within investments decisions
  • Mobilise capital towards sustainable development initiatives
  • Promote the achievement of sustainable development goals
For more details check the forums and events sections or email: esg@esg-impact.africa


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