Africa Sustainable Finance Intensive

Demystifying Climate-related Financial RiskTowards Inclusive Climate Resilience

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CASE STUDIES

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Towards Inclusive Climate Resilience

Demystifying Climate-related Financial Risk is designed to equip investment and financial professionals with the necessary expertise to navigate the complexities of climate-related risk. It helps them understand their climate-related financial risks and develop risk management frameworks and capabilities to identify, measure, monitor, and control them. The program will examine the complex issues associated with implementing climate-related and financial risk management guidelines and analyse the implications of the new ISSB Reporting Framework.

Upcoming Masterclass

Demystifying Climate-related Financial Risk — Port Louis Masterclass
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Demystifying Climate-related Financial Risk — Lusaka Masterclass
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Demystifying Climate-related Financial Risk — Johannesburg Masterclass
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Programme content

Module 1: Climate-Related Financial Risks and Investing

  • Climate Finance and Climate-related Financial Risks
  • Climate-related risks and opportunities as an investment issue
  • Climate science (What is climate change and why should we care about it)
  • Types and drivers of climate risks (Physical Risk, Transition Risk, Legal Risk)
  • Regulation, policy response and the corporate reporting landscape

Module 2: Identifying, Measuring and Managing Climate Risk

  • Measurement tools and methodologies
  • Industry benchmarking
  • Use scenario analysis to quantify climate change risks
  • Climate risk assessment and decision-making
  • Climate risk and portfolio management
  • Implementing climate-aligned enterprise risk management
  • Decarbonization and carbon management strategies

Module 3: Adaptation Finance and Climate Risk

  • Introduction to Climate-related Financial Risks and investing
  • Climate science (What is climate change and why should we care about it)
  • Types and drivers of climate risks (Physical Risk, Transition Risk, Legal Risk)
  • Regulation, policy response and the corporate reporting landscape

Module 4: Transition Finance and Climate Risk

  • Introduction to Climate-related Financial Risks and investing
  • Climate science (What is climate change and why should we care about it)
  • Types and drivers of climate risks (Physical Risk, Transition Risk, Legal Risk)
  • Regulation, policy response and the corporate reporting landscape

Bonus Module

  • Introduction to Climate-related Financial Risks and investing
  • Climate science (What is climate change and why should we care about it)
  • Types and drivers of climate risks (Physical Risk, Transition Risk, Legal Risk)
  • Regulation, policy response and the corporate reporting landscape
Bring It In-House
If you have more than 10 executives interested in the program, we offer a customized, in-house training solution tailored specifically for your team and organization.
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ASFI_Join Our Individual Membership for Executives

How you learn: Face-to-face

The most significant value of blended finance transactions is the ability to unlock funding for investments in areas that are not well funded. How can the strategic use of public finance for the mobilization of additional private finance towards sustainable development be scaled across Africa? How can blended finance be used to de-risk investments that are seen as ‘too risky’ for low-risk-seeking investors, or returns are not commensurate with risk for risk-seeking investors?
ASFI Masterclass Certificate

Certificate

Upon completion of this masterclass on climate-related financial risk, you will receive the ASFI Certificate of Achievement and become a member of ASFI's global network of business, finance, and investment professionals committed to best practice in addressing climate-related financial risks.

ASFI Masterclass Audience

Audience

This program tailored for senior executives who are responsible for assessing and identifying, measuring, and monitoring climate-related financial risks. It is also suitable for those who oversee ESG reporting. This program is designed for managers who currently hold or are about to take on a leadership role in risk management, audit, credit appraisal, banking strategy, and product development. Board members and executives in ESG, sustainability, and climate risk will also benefit from the program.

Personal Impact

ASFI Masterclass Personal Impact

This is a chance for you to enhance your understanding of financial risks associated with climate change by developing your skills and exchanging valuable insights and strategies with experts in the field. It is an opportunity to build your capacity and learn best practices that can help you stay ahead of the curve in managing climate-related risks.

Organisational Impact

ASFI Masterclass Organisational Impact

Take the lead in driving change and shaping the future of climate-related financial risk management in your company. By doing so, you can play a vital role in informing the ongoing regulatory discussions that are critical to ensuring an inclusive, climate-resilient future for generations of Africans.

INDUSTRY Impact

ASFI Masterclass lndustry Impact

Become a member of a thriving community of experts who are dedicated to designing and implementing a comprehensive framework for managing climate-related risks across Africa. By joining this ecosystem, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow practitioners, share your insights, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in the field.

Speak to a programme advisor

Stanley Austin

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BE PART IT

Are you ready to elevate your skills to the next level? Reach out to us to explore this program further. Whether you have questions or want to discuss how this program can benefit you or your organization, please don't hesitate to contact our program advisor. We're here to assist and provide you with the information you need.

Stanley Austin

Programme Director, ASFI Learning

Faculty and speakers

Olumide Lala

Olumide Lala

ED, Climate Finance Services

Climate Transition Ltd.

Olumide Lala

ED, Climate Finance Services

Climate Transition Ltd.

Olumide Lala

ED, Climate Finance Services

Climate Transition Ltd.

Olumide Lala

ED, Climate Finance Services

Climate Transition Ltd.

Case studies

ASFI Blended Finance

Scaling Adaptation finance

The most significant value of blended finance transactions is the ability to unlock funding for investments in areas that are not well funded. How can the strategic use of public finance for the mobilization of additional private finance towards sustainable development be scaled across Africa? How can blended finance be used to de-risk investments that are seen as ‘too risky’ for low-risk-seeking investors, or returns are not commensurate with risk for risk-seeking investors?
ASFI Blended Finance

Unlocking Transition finance

The most significant value of blended finance transactions is the ability to unlock funding for investments in areas that are not well funded. How can the strategic use of public finance for the mobilization of additional private finance towards sustainable development be scaled across Africa? How can blended finance be used to de-risk investments that are seen as ‘too risky’ for low-risk-seeking investors, or returns are not commensurate with risk for risk-seeking investors?

Programme sponsors

Africonomie

Africonomie is a top-tier Africa-focused investment communication and support business. We build investment bridges and address the key issues facing institutions with the appetite to allocate capital to traditional and alternative asset classes across Africa. We support institutional investors with capacity and capability programmes designed to help them allocate capital to alternative assets or form co-investment partnerships. Our clients benefit from our network to access and diversify their institutional investor base. Beyond fundraising, we support fund managers with access to deal pipelines that meet their investment criteria.

Opinions of our community

Towards Inclusive Climate Resilience

Demystifying Climate-related Financial Risk is designed to equip investment and financial professionals with the necessary expertise to navigate the complexities of climate-related risk. It helps them understand their climate-related financial risks and develop risk management frameworks and capabilities to identify, measure, monitor, and control them. The program will examine the complex issues associated with implementing climate-related and financial risk management guidelines and analyse the implications of the new ISSB Reporting Framework.

Upcoming Masterclass

Demystifying Climate-related Financial Risk — Port Louis Masterclass
Read More
Demystifying Climate-related Financial Risk — Lusaka Masterclass
Read More
Demystifying Climate-related Financial Risk — Johannesburg Masterclass
Read More

Programme content

Module 1: Climate-Related Financial Risks and Investing

  • Climate Finance and Climate-related Financial Risks
  • Climate-related risks and opportunities as an investment issue
  • Climate science (What is climate change and why should we care about it)
  • Types and drivers of climate risks (Physical Risk, Transition Risk, Legal Risk)
  • Regulation, policy response and the corporate reporting landscape

Module 2: Identifying, Measuring and Managing Climate Risk

  • Measurement tools and methodologies
  • Industry benchmarking
  • Use scenario analysis to quantify climate change risks
  • Climate risk assessment and decision-making
  • Climate risk and portfolio management
  • Implementing climate-aligned enterprise risk management
  • Decarbonization and carbon management strategies

Module 3: Adaptation Finance and Climate Risk

  • Introduction to Climate-related Financial Risks and investing
  • Climate science (What is climate change and why should we care about it)
  • Types and drivers of climate risks (Physical Risk, Transition Risk, Legal Risk)
  • Regulation, policy response and the corporate reporting landscape

Module 4: Transition Finance and Climate Risk

  • Introduction to Climate-related Financial Risks and investing
  • Climate science (What is climate change and why should we care about it)
  • Types and drivers of climate risks (Physical Risk, Transition Risk, Legal Risk)
  • Regulation, policy response and the corporate reporting landscape

Bonus Module

  • Introduction to Climate-related Financial Risks and investing
  • Climate science (What is climate change and why should we care about it)
  • Types and drivers of climate risks (Physical Risk, Transition Risk, Legal Risk)
  • Regulation, policy response and the corporate reporting landscape
Bring It In-House
If you have more than 10 executives interested in the program, we offer a customized, in-house training solution tailored specifically for your team and organization.
Read More
ASFI_Join Our Individual Membership for Executives

How you learn: Face-to-face

The most significant value of blended finance transactions is the ability to unlock funding for investments in areas that are not well funded. How can the strategic use of public finance for the mobilization of additional private finance towards sustainable development be scaled across Africa? How can blended finance be used to de-risk investments that are seen as ‘too risky’ for low-risk-seeking investors, or returns are not commensurate with risk for risk-seeking investors?
ASFI Masterclass Certificate

Certificate

Upon completion of this masterclass on climate-related financial risk, you will receive the ASFI Certificate of Achievement and become a member of ASFI's global network of business, finance, and investment professionals committed to best practice in addressing climate-related financial risks.

ASFI Masterclass Audience

Audience

This program tailored for senior executives who are responsible for assessing and identifying, measuring, and monitoring climate-related financial risks. It is also suitable for those who oversee ESG reporting. This program is designed for managers who currently hold or are about to take on a leadership role in risk management, audit, credit appraisal, banking strategy, and product development. Board members and executives in ESG, sustainability, and climate risk will also benefit from the program.

Personal Impact

ASFI Masterclass Personal Impact

This is a chance for you to enhance your understanding of financial risks associated with climate change by developing your skills and exchanging valuable insights and strategies with experts in the field. It is an opportunity to build your capacity and learn best practices that can help you stay ahead of the curve in managing climate-related risks.

Organisational Impact

ASFI Masterclass Organisational Impact

Take the lead in driving change and shaping the future of climate-related financial risk management in your company. By doing so, you can play a vital role in informing the ongoing regulatory discussions that are critical to ensuring an inclusive, climate-resilient future for generations of Africans.

INDUSTRY Impact

ASFI Masterclass lndustry Impact

Become a member of a thriving community of experts who are dedicated to designing and implementing a comprehensive framework for managing climate-related risks across Africa. By joining this ecosystem, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow practitioners, share your insights, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in the field.

Speak to a programme advisor

Stanley Austin

Edit Content
Click on the Edit Content button to edit/add the content.

BE PART IT

Are you ready to elevate your skills to the next level? Reach out to us to explore this program further. Whether you have questions or want to discuss how this program can benefit you or your organization, please don't hesitate to contact our program advisor. We're here to assist and provide you with the information you need.

Stanley Austin

Programme Director, ASFI Learning

Faculty and speakers

Olumide Lala

Olumide Lala

ED, Climate Finance Services

Climate Transition Ltd.

Olumide Lala

ED, Climate Finance Services

Climate Transition Ltd.

Olumide Lala

ED, Climate Finance Services

Climate Transition Ltd.

Olumide Lala

ED, Climate Finance Services

Climate Transition Ltd.

Case studies

ASFI Blended Finance

Scaling Adaptation finance

The most significant value of blended finance transactions is the ability to unlock funding for investments in areas that are not well funded. How can the strategic use of public finance for the mobilization of additional private finance towards sustainable development be scaled across Africa? How can blended finance be used to de-risk investments that are seen as ‘too risky’ for low-risk-seeking investors, or returns are not commensurate with risk for risk-seeking investors?
ASFI Blended Finance

Unlocking Transition finance

The most significant value of blended finance transactions is the ability to unlock funding for investments in areas that are not well funded. How can the strategic use of public finance for the mobilization of additional private finance towards sustainable development be scaled across Africa? How can blended finance be used to de-risk investments that are seen as ‘too risky’ for low-risk-seeking investors, or returns are not commensurate with risk for risk-seeking investors?

Programme sponsors

Africonomie

Africonomie is a top-tier Africa-focused investment communication and support business. We build investment bridges and address the key issues facing institutions with the appetite to allocate capital to traditional and alternative asset classes across Africa. We support institutional investors with capacity and capability programmes designed to help them allocate capital to alternative assets or form co-investment partnerships. Our clients benefit from our network to access and diversify their institutional investor base. Beyond fundraising, we support fund managers with access to deal pipelines that meet their investment criteria.

Opinions of our community

Distinguished speakers at ASFI MENA 2023 Forum Includes:

Loshni Naidoo_ASFI_SASFI

Loshni Naidoo

Chief Sustainability Officer, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Vukile Davidson_ASFI_SASFI

Vukile Davidson

Chief Director, Financial Markets and Stability, National Treasury

Jesmane Boggenpoel_ASFI_SASFI

Jesmane Boggenpoel

Managing Partner, AIH Capital

Will Pearson_ASFI_SASFI

Will Pearson

Climate Finance and Energy Officer, USAID (Southern Africa)

Nicola Comninos_ASFI_SASFI

Nicola Comninos

Chief Risk Officer, Purple Group

Carina Wessels_ASFI_SASFI

Carina Wessels

Executive: Governance, Alexforbes Legal, Compliance and Sustainability

Gabrielle Hussain_ASFI_SASFI

Gabrielle Hussain

Business Manager: Group Operations & Sustainability, JSE

Radesh Maharaj_ASFI_SASFI

Radesh Maharaj

Chartered Principal Executive Officer, Maseding Consulting

Xolisa.Dhlamini_ASFI_SASFI

Xolisa.Dhlamini

Head: Sustainability operations and impact, Sanlam

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Niche Convenings

ASFI convenes the most relevant, knowledgeable and sought-after policymakers, business leaders and practitioners around the most pertinent issues facing adapting and transitioning to a low-carbon, socially inclusive, and resilient economy.

Past Participants

Deliver on what matters

ASFI Brand Spotlight

Brand Awareness

Promote your business as a reliable and esteemed participant in the African sustainable finance community by displaying your brand at the most well-known, trusted, and distinct gathering of sustainable finance leaders.
ASFI Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

The ASFI platform offers cutting-edge tools for ministers, C-level and board executives to establish themselves and their organizations as trusted authorities and experts in the fast-paced world of sustainable finance.
ASFI Sealing Deals

Sealing Deals

The Sealing the Deal sessions at ASFI aim to improve the transaction experience for the investor and investee. It is exclusive, with a curated audience, to showcase your project, enterprise, or fund to your desired audience.
ASFI Networking

Networking

The ASFI platform offers cutting-edge tools for policymakers, C-level and boardroom executives to establish themselves and their organizations as trusted authorities and experts in the fast-paced world of sustainable finance.

How you can get involved

ASFI Presentations

PRESENT

ASFI Workshops

WORKSHOPS

ASFI VIDEOS

VIDEOS

ASFI IDEATION

Networking

ASFI Panels

PANELS

ASFI DINNERS

DINNERS

ASFI RECEPTIONS

RECEPTIONS

ASFI SOUNDS

PODCASTS

Industries at ASFI

Government and Policymakers

POLICYMAKERS

FINANCE

FINANCE

ENERGY

ENERGY

TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY

AVIATION

AVIATION

HEALTH

HEALTH

AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURE

MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURING

RETAIL

RETAIL

AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE

FOOD

FOOD

LOGISTICS

LOGISTICS

Who should attend?

Public and private sector organisations that are currently embedding sustainability into organisational practices and decisions, and professionals that are keen to broaden their knowledge and skills in integrating ESG and sustainable finance. These include policymakers, central banks, national treasuries, development financial institutions, sovereign funds, pension funds, insurers, banks, private equity, debt and infra funds, fund administrators, actuaries, lawyers and consultants. As well as financial and strategic investors or government agencies at all levels.

Options for your team or whole company to access.

Despite trillions of dollars being committed to achieving net zero by 2050, sustainable finance is encountering significant obstacles. The market has been disrupted due to geopolitical tensions, uncertain economic outlooks, and higher financing costs. In Africa, sustainable finance is currently experiencing scalability challenges. And although the continent has seen swift growth in green, social, sustainability, and sustainability-linked bonds issuance, sustainable finance in Africa is met with multiple obstacles that hinder its further development.

What pathways can Africa’s sustainable finance market take to address the roadblocks to raising sustainable finance at scale? How can the industry mitigate risk and bolster skills shortages that dampen growth? What mechanisms can be deployed to overcome institutional and market barriers, legal, political and macro-economic hurdles?

Speak to us about corporate delegate packages

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Michael Ndinisa either via email or by phone at +27 76 058 4044 to discuss an option that best suits your needs. Our aim is to maximize your return on investment by offering in-person, virtual, and on-demand access to our events. We strongly encourage you to reach out to Michael for further information.
Africonomie

Africonomie

Africonomie is a top-tier Africa-focused investment communication and support business. We build investment bridges and address the key issues facing institutions with the appetite to allocate capital to traditional and alternative asset classes across Africa. We support institutional investors with capacity and capability programmes designed to help them allocate capital to alternative assets or form co-investment partnerships. Our clients benefit from our network to access and diversify their institutional investor base.  Beyond fundraising, we support fund managers with access to deal pipelines that meet their investment criteria.

MNCapital Group

The MNCapital Group is a top-tier provider of independent investment and market research based in South Africa with branches in Gaborone and London. With our institutional investor, fund, and asset managers forums, we connect capital and ideas. We present a premier platform for leading investment meetings in Africa. Our investor meetings, conferences, webinars, and workshops are tailored to your business, networking, industry, policy and marketing needs. We bring together leading experts, thought leaders and policy makers in the investment landscape to assess how the investment objectives of institutions are changing and how asset management firms should evolve with them.

MwunganoESG

Mwungano ESG (Pty) Ltd. is a pan-African ESG, Sustainability and Climate impact specialist communications agency that sets out to assists local and international organizations to develop a curated holistic communications approach to ESG, reputation management, communications and marketing and climate impact, and to have a sustainable, more prosperous and inclusive African economy. Our belief that reputation is not just what you say but how you do what you do, has been at the heart of our advice.

Opinion & Reviews

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ASFI Venues

Sustainable Venues

We are deeply committed to the impact of our events on both people and the planet. We go to great lengths to ensure that our event partners, which include venues, make deliberate and conscientious choices regarding their influence on the environment and their employees.
ASFI Aviation Partner

Aviation Partner

Emissions generated by the aviation industry make a substantial contribution to climate change, and addressing aviation pollution is crucial in the global effort to combat climate change. Therefore, we are actively seeking partnerships with airlines that are committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions.

Chatham House Rule

All ASFI programs adhere to the Chatham House Rule. This rule allows attendees to utilize the information they receive but prohibits the disclosure of the identity or affiliation of the speaker(s) or any other participant. Recording of the panels and roundtables is strictly prohibited to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of the discussions.

Carbon Footprint

We organize events that are environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. This commitment puts ASFI events at the forefront of sustainable events in the continent. We achieve this by selecting the most sustainable hotels, running paperless events, using biodegradable items, and promoting the use of e-tickets.
ASFI Accomodations

Preferred Accommodations

When organizing your business trip, making the right choice for accommodation is important. The ASFI concierge team has eliminated the guesswork and uncertainty from your accommodation choices. You can opt for one of ASFI’s recommended hotel experiences.
Art At ASFI

ASFI Art Collective

hat unique role can business and finance play in building retained creative equity that can play a vital role in shaping a sustainable future for people, places and the planet? How can creativity help us understand and access solutions to system-level socioeconomic issues? Credits: Art by Alicja Kwade and Photo by Maija Toivanen.

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Before registering for the Africa Sustainable Finance Intensive (ASFI) series, please read this agreement carefully. By registering, you are acknowledging your acceptance of these terms and conditions. It’s important to note that this agreement has legal consequences that could impact your future legal actions and rights.

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Global & Regional Partners

Videos and Audios Curated to Inspire Impact

Gender-smart sustainable finance instruments and funds are becoming the norm, but institutional barriers still impede capital allocation to women-centric businesses. This session explores what can be achieved from integrating climate and gender goals in sustainable investments. It will examine how financial institutions can get started with mainstreaming gender-smart solutions in their green finance operations. As well as provides examples of financial products that are increasing access to capital for women.
Sandra Villars hosts a discussion with Nigel Beck, Arvana Singh, and Greg Fyfe on how South African banks are putting their sustainability approaches into action. The conversation will be interactive.
Xavier Bathfield, the Head of Mauritian & Regional Corporates at MCB Group, sheds light on how the company is rethinking the role of both people and businesses in driving Mauritius’ national sustainable strategy.

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