Africa Sustainable Capital Markets

7 October 2024  |  Sofitel London St James

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Unlocking Systemic Impact

Africa faces extreme weather, financial instability, unsustainable debt, and high capital costs. Amid this, the continent urgently needs increased sustainable and climate finance to transition to a low-carbon, inclusive, and resilient economy. A new financing strategy is essential to complement traditional sources. This new approach is vital for supporting the investment needed for Africa’s sustainability shift. Sustainable capital markets can bolster traditional markets, making them more adaptable to Africa’s evolving needs. However, strengthening the structures and standards of these markets is crucial to prevent fragmentation and greenwashing.

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Keynote Speakers

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Stanley Austin

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Africonomie Group

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Solomon Adegbie-Quaynor

Vice President: Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Solomon Quaynor is the Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure & Industrialization at the African Development Bank. He joined the Bank in May 2020. He has over 25 years of experience in development finance and investment banking.

From 2018-2020 after Mr. Quaynor left the IFC to join the private sector, he provided specialized advisory services in emerging markets as a senior advisor at Rothschild Global Advisory for Africa; a senior advisor for sub-Saharan Africa at the IFU, the Danish development finance institution; an investment committee member and senior advisor with a $350 million African private equity fund; and as a senior advisor at an African infrastructure fund. He has also served on the boards of InfraCredit Nigeria and Verdant Ventures.

Mr. Quaynor worked at IFC in various capacities for several years, becoming an emerging markets specialist investor with experience in developing business and investing across financial institutions, including bank & non-bank financial institutions, telecoms, media & technology, and infrastructure. He has experience supporting senior executives and board leadership of corporates in strategy development, key government/regulatory engagement and private sector partnership development, and has frequently served as a trusted advisor to the C-Suite with companies across multiple sectors in Africa.

Before IFC, Mr. Quaynor worked in the U.S. in investment banking, providing corporate finance advisory services to large and medium corporates. He worked for Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns in New York City as an associate and Vice President in the generalist and media & communications groups. Before attending business school, Mr. Quaynor was a college professor at the Atlanta University Center in math and engineering.

Mr. Quaynor is a graduate of the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He also holds an MSc in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a BS in applied physics from Atlanta University Center.

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Vice President: Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

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Maya Hennerkes

Director, Green Financial Systems: Climate Strategy and Delivery

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Maya Hennerkes is the Director for Green Financial Systems at the Climate Strategy and Delivery Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). She is responsible for EBRD’s climate-related lending to Financial Intermediaries as well as the Bank’s own green methodologies such as Paris Alignment and Green Economy Transition approaches. She represents EBRD in relevant international forums such as the EU Sustainable Finance Platform and NGFS. Prior to this role, Maya led EBRD’s ESG work with financial institutions and private equity funds. She promotes sustainable financial systems and the integration of climate, environmental and social matters in investment decisions and management. Maya is a sustainable finance and ESG expert with almost 20 years of experience, with previous positions at the Inter-American Development Bank Group in Washington DC and Bloomberg L.P. in London.

She is a member of the Club of Rome’s Think Tank 30 and serves on the Advisory Boards of SustainableFinance.Live and WeShyft. Maya studied economics, political science and Latin America studies in Germany and Spain and holds an Executive Masters in Public Management from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Maya Hennerkes

Director, Green Financial Systems

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

African Economist/MD and Special Advisor

Kenewendo Advisory & The Climate Change High-Level Champions

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Please do not hesitate to contact Peace Natachy via email at pnatachy@asfi.africa or by phone at 447763 566 145 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 for further information.

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REALITY CHECK ON ISSUING GREEN AND SUSTAINABILITY LINKED BONDS

Biodiversity credits and nature certificates are emerging as instruments to drive investment toward positive nature outcomes. When implemented with strong integrity, they can benefit nature and local communities while facilitating private sector value creation. This discussion presents use cases for biodiversity credits and nature certificates within and outside company value chains and explores how companies could use them with integrity, deploy them effectively, and maximize impact while mitigating risks.
Read More

De-risk Hydrogen Investment

Hydrogen is an attractive alternative to fossil fuels as it does not emit carbon dioxide and can be produced using renewable energy. However, it also has unique features making it complex to de-risk. What are the pathways to de-risking and commercialising the hydrogen economy?
Read More

Harnessing carbon markets

Accessing the role of voluntary carbon markets in Africa’s energy transition and the commercialization of its natural assets. What are the challenges for international investors in navigating the African carbon market access schemes and the key considerations when structuring carbon trades?
Read More

FINANCING CLIMATE SMART MINING

How can the extractive industries adapt during these volatile times to drive decarbonisation, improve energy resilience, and take advantage of the opportunities of the green economy?
Read More

FINANCING OUR ENERGY FUTURE

The shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon energies is a complicated process that requires a systematic approach to ensure socially inclusive and resilient economies. What are the most promising renewable energy sources for Africa? How can the expertise and resources of extractive industries be leveraged to facilitate the transition to renewable energy?
Read More

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Unlocking Systemic Impact

Africa faces extreme weather, financial instability, unsustainable debt, and high capital costs. Amid this, the continent urgently needs increased sustainable and climate finance to transition to a low-carbon, inclusive, and resilient economy. A new financing strategy is essential to complement traditional sources. This new approach is vital for supporting the investment needed for Africa’s sustainability shift. Sustainable capital markets can bolster traditional markets, making them more adaptable to Africa’s evolving needs. However, strengthening the structures and standards of these markets is crucial to prevent fragmentation and greenwashing.

Co-curated with capital markets and climate finance experts

Boost your brand's visibility and reach

A platform for senior executives

Unfettered Debate on Critical Matters

Sponsors and Partners

Keynote Speakers

Stanley Austin_Partner_Africonomie

Stanley Austin

Partner

Africonomie Group

Featured Speakers

Solomon Adegbie-quaynor_AfDB_ASFI_ASCM

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Solomon Adegbie-Quaynor

Vice President: Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Solomon Quaynor is the Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure & Industrialization at the African Development Bank. He joined the Bank in May 2020. He has over 25 years of experience in development finance and investment banking.

From 2018-2020 after Mr. Quaynor left the IFC to join the private sector, he provided specialized advisory services in emerging markets as a senior advisor at Rothschild Global Advisory for Africa; a senior advisor for sub-Saharan Africa at the IFU, the Danish development finance institution; an investment committee member and senior advisor with a $350 million African private equity fund; and as a senior advisor at an African infrastructure fund. He has also served on the boards of InfraCredit Nigeria and Verdant Ventures.

Mr. Quaynor worked at IFC in various capacities for several years, becoming an emerging markets specialist investor with experience in developing business and investing across financial institutions, including bank & non-bank financial institutions, telecoms, media & technology, and infrastructure. He has experience supporting senior executives and board leadership of corporates in strategy development, key government/regulatory engagement and private sector partnership development, and has frequently served as a trusted advisor to the C-Suite with companies across multiple sectors in Africa.

Before IFC, Mr. Quaynor worked in the U.S. in investment banking, providing corporate finance advisory services to large and medium corporates. He worked for Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns in New York City as an associate and Vice President in the generalist and media & communications groups. Before attending business school, Mr. Quaynor was a college professor at the Atlanta University Center in math and engineering.

Mr. Quaynor is a graduate of the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He also holds an MSc in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a BS in applied physics from Atlanta University Center.

Solomon Adegbie-Quaynor

Vice President: Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

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Maya Hennerkes

Director, Green Financial Systems: Climate Strategy and Delivery

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Maya Hennerkes is the Director for Green Financial Systems at the Climate Strategy and Delivery Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). She is responsible for EBRD’s climate-related lending to Financial Intermediaries as well as the Bank’s own green methodologies such as Paris Alignment and Green Economy Transition approaches. She represents EBRD in relevant international forums such as the EU Sustainable Finance Platform and NGFS. Prior to this role, Maya led EBRD’s ESG work with financial institutions and private equity funds. She promotes sustainable financial systems and the integration of climate, environmental and social matters in investment decisions and management. Maya is a sustainable finance and ESG expert with almost 20 years of experience, with previous positions at the Inter-American Development Bank Group in Washington DC and Bloomberg L.P. in London.

She is a member of the Club of Rome’s Think Tank 30 and serves on the Advisory Boards of SustainableFinance.Live and WeShyft. Maya studied economics, political science and Latin America studies in Germany and Spain and holds an Executive Masters in Public Management from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Maya Hennerkes

Director, Green Financial Systems

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Bogolo-Kenewendo_ASFI_ASCM

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Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

African Economist/MD and Special Advisor

Kenewendo Advisory & The Climate Change High-Level Champions

Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Part of it

Please do not hesitate to contact Peace Natachy via email at pnatachy@asfi.africa or by phone at 447763 566 145 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 for further information.

Co-curate Discussion streams

REALITY CHECK ON ISSUING GREEN AND SUSTAINABILITY LINKED BONDS

Biodiversity credits and nature certificates are emerging as instruments to drive investment toward positive nature outcomes. When implemented with strong integrity, they can benefit nature and local communities while facilitating private sector value creation. This discussion presents use cases for biodiversity credits and nature certificates within and outside company value chains and explores how companies could use them with integrity, deploy them effectively, and maximize impact while mitigating risks.
Read More

De-risk Hydrogen Investment

Hydrogen is an attractive alternative to fossil fuels as it does not emit carbon dioxide and can be produced using renewable energy. However, it also has unique features making it complex to de-risk. What are the pathways to de-risking and commercialising the hydrogen economy?
Read More

Harnessing carbon markets

Accessing the role of voluntary carbon markets in Africa’s energy transition and the commercialization of its natural assets. What are the challenges for international investors in navigating the African carbon market access schemes and the key considerations when structuring carbon trades?
Read More

FINANCING CLIMATE SMART MINING

How can the extractive industries adapt during these volatile times to drive decarbonisation, improve energy resilience, and take advantage of the opportunities of the green economy?
Read More

FINANCING OUR ENERGY FUTURE

The shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon energies is a complicated process that requires a systematic approach to ensure socially inclusive and resilient economies. What are the most promising renewable energy sources for Africa? How can the expertise and resources of extractive industries be leveraged to facilitate the transition to renewable energy?
Read More

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Solomon Adegbie-Quaynor

Vice President: Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

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Maya Hennerkes

Director, Green Financial Systems

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

African Economist/MD and Special Advisor

Kenewendo Advisory & The Climate Change High-Level Champions

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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?

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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.

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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.

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