Africa Sustainable Finance Intensive

Africa Value Creation IntensiveMarch 25, 2024  |  New York City

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STAGES

100

ATTENDEES

40+

SPEAKERS

9

SESSIONS

4

WORKSTREAMS

2+

TRANSACTIONS

Register now to take advantage of the Early Bird. The early bird ends 4th March 2024.

Resilience Amid Uncertainty

Private capital investments that consider systems-level factors can ensure resilient value creation and generate long-term risk-adjusted returns. Although asset owners, fund managers and portfolio companies recognise the potential for generating value through sustainability, however gaps in knowledge and implementation still exist. This is particularly challenging in Africa, where reliance on high-yield assets hinders growth. Africa Value Creation Intensive brings together private capital professionals to examine creating value through sustainability in the current market context.

Accessing the material impact of private capital

ASFI_Unmatched content specifically tailored

Country specific content

There is no other gathering on sustainable finance in Africa that can offer the same level of breadth and depth as ASFI. We take pride in our unparalleled content, which we view as a product/service designed to educate and raise awareness in a specific area of expertise.
ASFI_Connect with an exceptional leaders

Limited senior audience

Carefully organized to exhibit bankable deals and provide a means to connect with investors and investees. This platform is well-suited for senior executives, including CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CSOs, and COOs, to discuss challenges and exchange best practices.
Exclusive debates and interviews​

Debate material issues

Join unfiltered debates that delve into the idea of just transition finance and discover the essential components of a successful just transition finance ecosystem for Africa. What are the finance needs for just transition in Africa and how can it be implemented inclusively.
ASFI_brand visibility

Visibility and awareness

Your brand is your greatest asset and ensuring that your brand is visible and well-perceived is crucial for its success. At ASFI, we offer a target group that can help you strengthen your brand’s visibility and increase awareness. By doing so, you’ll improve your market position and make a positive impact on ESG factors.

Specialist keynote insights

Building a sustainable business is a leadership challenge that requires the active involvement of senior executives. By joining the ASFI leadership network, you have the opportunity to deliver keynotes that highlight your expertise, inspire your audience, and establish your authority on a particular subject.
ASFI_Panel Discussion

Practitioner-led panels

The success of a panel discussion largely hinges on the abilities of the moderator. As such, we entrust this role to a carefully chosen group of professionals who possess extensive expertise in the topic area, while also being skilled in promoting engagement, understanding, and a lively exchange of ideas.

Pan-African transactional network

Convene

50+ Hours

We leverage our convene power to curate exclusive learning content for shared perspective and professional development

CONNECT

2000

We curate intentional connections that are designed to make material impact to profit, people, and the planet

TRANSACT

50 million

We aggregate well originated transactions through our powerful networks, relationships and online deal sourcing platforms

Featured speakers

Ike Emehelu

Partner — Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Anup Jagwani

Head, Global Agribusiness — IFC

Joan Trant

Managing Partner — TriLinc Global, LLC

William Burckart

CEO — The Investment Integration Project

Ben Gyepi-Garbrah II

Managing Director — SATIG LLC

ASFI Group_Value Creation_Roselyn Spencer, Managing Director, MiDA Advisors.png

Roselyn Spencer

Managing Director — MiDA Advisors, LLC

Transition workstreams

ASFI Just Energy Transition

Value creation through systems-level investing

How can we create more value at a systems-level by reconsidering our institutional investment approach? How can we integrate systems-level considerations to better manage long-term risks and rewards while driving value creation for both our portfolios and the larger system? And finally, how can we ensure that asset owners’ systems-level issues are taken into account during the investment process?
African Asset Owners

Assessing climate-related risks in portfolios

Climate risk is a material factor to consider when managing investment portfolios. Due to its systemic nature, it requires an integrated approach. Private capital investors need to understand how addressing climate risk throughout the deal cycle. How does managing climate risk at the portfolio, asset, and operational levels affects company performance and equity valuation?
ASFI Group

Private capital for nature-based solutions

How can we increase private investment in nature protection projects to preserve our natural assets? Many investors consider these projects to be “high risk” while others may deem the returns inadequate. What nature-based solutions and strategies can we implement to accelerate investment in nature?
Africonomie
ASFI Value Creation

Financing sustainable food systems

Climate change and environmental damage are threatening the sustainability of our current food and agriculture system. To tackle this issue, we need a complete overhaul of our current food system. This transformation would involve the adoption of responsible business models that address the inequalities within the food system. How are private capital investors contributing to creating a positive impact on the food system?
African Asset Owners

Featured sponsors​

Africonomie
MNCapital group
Mwungano ESG
Mauritius Finance

Opinions of our community

Resilience Amid Uncertainty

Private capital investments that consider systems-level factors can ensure resilient value creation and generate long-term risk-adjusted returns. Although asset owners, fund managers and portfolio companies recognise the potential for generating value through sustainability, however gaps in knowledge and implementation still exist. This is particularly challenging in Africa, where reliance on high-yield assets hinders growth. Africa Value Creation Intensive brings together private capital professionals to examine creating value through sustainability in the current market context.

Accessing the material impact of private capital

ASFI_Unmatched content specifically tailored

Country specific content

There is no other gathering on sustainable finance in Africa that can offer the same level of breadth and depth as ASFI. We take pride in our unparalleled content, which we view as a product/service designed to educate and raise awareness in a specific area of expertise.
ASFI_Connect with an exceptional leaders

Limited senior audience

Carefully organized to exhibit bankable deals and provide a means to connect with investors and investees. This platform is well-suited for senior executives, including CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CSOs, and COOs, to discuss challenges and exchange best practices.
Exclusive debates and interviews​

Debate material issues

Join unfiltered debates that delve into the idea of just transition finance and discover the essential components of a successful just transition finance ecosystem for Africa. What are the finance needs for just transition in Africa and how can it be implemented inclusively.
ASFI_brand visibility

Visibility and awareness

Your brand is your greatest asset and ensuring that your brand is visible and well-perceived is crucial for its success. At ASFI, we offer a target group that can help you strengthen your brand’s visibility and increase awareness. By doing so, you’ll improve your market position and make a positive impact on ESG factors.

Specialist keynote insights

Building a sustainable business is a leadership challenge that requires the active involvement of senior executives. By joining the ASFI leadership network, you have the opportunity to deliver keynotes that highlight your expertise, inspire your audience, and establish your authority on a particular subject.
ASFI_Panel Discussion

Practitioner-led panels

The success of a panel discussion largely hinges on the abilities of the moderator. As such, we entrust this role to a carefully chosen group of professionals who possess extensive expertise in the topic area, while also being skilled in promoting engagement, understanding, and a lively exchange of ideas.

Pan-African transactional network

Convene

50+ Hours

We leverage our convene power to curate exclusive learning content for shared perspective and professional development

CONNECT

2000

We curate intentional connections that are designed to make material impact to profit, people, and the planet

TRANSACT

50 million

We aggregate well originated transactions through our powerful networks, relationships and online deal sourcing platforms

Featured speakers

Ike Emehelu

Partner — Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Anup Jagwani

Head, Global Agribusiness — IFC

Joan Trant

Managing Partner — TriLinc Global, LLC

William Burckart

CEO — The Investment Integration Project

Ben Gyepi-Garbrah II

Managing Director — SATIG LLC

ASFI Group_Value Creation_Roselyn Spencer, Managing Director, MiDA Advisors.png

Roselyn Spencer

Managing Director — MiDA Advisors, LLC

Transition workstreams

ASFI Just Energy Transition

Value creation through systems-level investing

How can we create more value at a systems-level by reconsidering our institutional investment approach? How can we integrate systems-level considerations to better manage long-term risks and rewards while driving value creation for both our portfolios and the larger system? And finally, how can we ensure that asset owners’ systems-level issues are taken into account during the investment process?
African Asset Owners

Assessing climate-related risks in portfolios

Climate risk is a material factor to consider when managing investment portfolios. Due to its systemic nature, it requires an integrated approach. Private capital investors need to understand how addressing climate risk throughout the deal cycle. How does managing climate risk at the portfolio, asset, and operational levels affects company performance and equity valuation?
ASFI Group

Private capital for nature-based solutions

How can we increase private investment in nature protection projects to preserve our natural assets? Many investors consider these projects to be “high risk” while others may deem the returns inadequate. What nature-based solutions and strategies can we implement to accelerate investment in nature?
Africonomie
ASFI Value Creation

Financing sustainable food systems

Climate change and environmental damage are threatening the sustainability of our current food and agriculture system. To tackle this issue, we need a complete overhaul of our current food system. This transformation would involve the adoption of responsible business models that address the inequalities within the food system. How are private capital investors contributing to creating a positive impact on the food system?
African Asset Owners

Featured sponsors​

Africonomie
MNCapital group
Mwungano ESG
Mauritius Finance

Opinions of our community

Distinguished speakers includes:

Ike Emehelu

Partner — Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Anup Jagwani

Head, Global Agribusiness — IFC

Joan Trant

Managing Partner — TriLinc Global, LLC

ASFI Group_Value Creation_William Burckart

William Burckart

CEO — The Investment Integration Project

Ben Gyepi-Garbrah II

Managing Director — SATIG LLC

ASFI Group_Value Creation_Roselyn Spencer, Managing Director, MiDA Advisors.png

Roselyn Spencer

Managing Director — MiDA Advisors, LLC

ASFI_Connect with an exceptional leaders

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?

Speak to us about corporate delegate packages

Please do not hesitate to contact us at events@asfi.africa to discuss an option that best suits your needs. We aim to maximise 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.

Terms & Conditions

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.

Privacy Policy

The way we utilize your information depends on the specific product and service you are using, as well as your relationship with us. Our privacy policy provides a comprehensive outline of how we collect, use, and share various types of personal information, along with the reasons behind these practices. It is a valuable resource for understanding how your data is handled and protected.

Previous Sponsors

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.

Sponsors

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