South Africa Sustainable Finance Intensive

24 July 2024 | Four Seasons The Westcliff, Johannesburg

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Resilience Amid Uncertainty

Investments that incorporate systems-level factors can ensure the creation of resilient value and generate long-term risk-adjusted returns. Despite the recognition by asset owners, asset managers, and portfolio companies of the potential for generating value through sustainability, gaps still exist in knowledge and implementation. The SASFI 2024, themed “Resilience Amid Uncertainty,” SASFI will explore the role of sustainable and climate finance in driving system-level value creation.  Join me as we examine practical ways for businesses to internalize ESG and sustainability. As well as discuss the practical implications of climate-related risks for insurers, sovereign and pension funds.

Co-curated with Sustainable Finance Champions

Boost your brand's visibility and reach

A platform for senior executives

Unfettered Debate on Critical Matters

Sponsors and Partners

Keynote Speakers

Motlatsi Mutlanyane_Speaking_ASFI_SASFI

Motlatsi Mutlanyane

Head: Alternative Investments

Momentum Investments

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John Anderson

Executive Committee Member & Executive: Solutions & Enablement, Alexforbes

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Stanley Austin

Partner

Africonomie Group

Featured Speakers

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

Will Pearson_ASFI_SASFI

Will Pearson

Climate Finance and Energy Officer, USAID (Southern Africa)

Jesmane Boggenpoel_SASFI 2024

Jesmane Boggenpoel

Managing Partner, AIH Capital

Nicola Comninos_ASFI_SASFI

Nicola Comninos

Chief Risk Officer, Purple Group

Lee Swan — Head of Sustainability, Alexforbes

Lee Swan

Head of Sustainability, Alexforbes

Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser — Adjunct Faculty and Practice Director: Responsible Finance Initiative, GIBS Business School

Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser

Adjunct Faculty & Practice Director: GIBS Business School

Radesh Maharaj_ASFI_SASFI

Radesh Maharaj

Chartered Principal Executive Officer, Maseding Consulting

Carina Wessels_ASFI_SASFI

Carina Wessels

Executive: Governance, Legal, Compliance and Sustainability, Alexforbes

Tania Swanepoel — Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Tania Swanepoel

Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Shameela Soobramoney — CEO, The National Business Initiative (NBI)

Shameela Soobramoney

Chief Executive Officer, The National Business Initiative

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Xolisa Dhlamini

Head: Sustainability operations and impact, Sanlam

Make Your Mark: Be Seen, Be Heard at SASFI 2024

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 Workstreams

Unlock the Value of Nature: Leveraging Biodiversity Credits and Nature Certificates

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

Balancing Retirement ‘values Vs. Value’

Pension funds now take the integration of ESG criteria in their investment decisions seriously as investor preferences evolve. However, there are distinct viewpoints on whether, how, and when ESG criteria should, and should not, drive pension fund investments. How can pension funds align stakeholder expectations with their goals of improving investment performance, managing portfolio risk, and providing desired retirement outcomes?
Read More

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Play Video about SASFI Video Banner

Resilience Amid Uncertainty

Investments that incorporate systems-level factors can ensure the creation of resilient value and generate long-term risk-adjusted returns. Despite the recognition by asset owners, asset managers, and portfolio companies of the potential for generating value through sustainability, gaps still exist in knowledge and implementation. The SASFI 2024, themed “Resilience Amid Uncertainty,” SASFI will explore the role of sustainable and climate finance in driving system-level value creation.  Join me as we examine practical ways for businesses to internalize ESG and sustainability. As well as discuss the practical implications of climate-related risks for insurers, sovereign and pension funds.

Co-curated with Sustainable Finance Champions

Boost your brand's visibility and reach

A platform for senior executives

Unfettered Debate on Critical Matters

Sponsors and Partners

Keynote Speakers

Motlatsi Mutlanyane_Speaking_ASFI_SASFI

Motlatsi Mutlanyane

Head: Alternative Investments

Momentum Investments

ASFI_SASFI_John-Anderson

John Anderson

Executive Committee Member & Executive: Solutions & Enablement, Alexforbes

ASFI_SASFI_Africonomie_Stanley-Austin

Stanley Austin

Partner

Africonomie Group

Featured Speakers

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

Will Pearson_ASFI_SASFI

Will Pearson

Climate Finance and Energy Officer, USAID (Southern Africa)

Jesmane Boggenpoel_SASFI 2024

Jesmane Boggenpoel

Managing Partner, AIH Capital

Nicola Comninos_ASFI_SASFI

Nicola Comninos

Chief Risk Officer, Purple Group

Lee Swan — Head of Sustainability, Alexforbes

Lee Swan

Head of Sustainability, Alexforbes

Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser — Adjunct Faculty and Practice Director: Responsible Finance Initiative, GIBS Business School

Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser

Adjunct Faculty & Practice Director: GIBS Business School

Radesh Maharaj_ASFI_SASFI

Radesh Maharaj

Chartered Principal Executive Officer, Maseding Consulting

Carina Wessels_ASFI_SASFI

Carina Wessels

Executive: Governance, Legal, Compliance and Sustainability, Alexforbes

Tania Swanepoel — Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Tania Swanepoel

Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Shameela Soobramoney — CEO, The National Business Initiative (NBI)

Shameela Soobramoney

Chief Executive Officer, The National Business Initiative

Xolisa.Dhlamini_ASFI_SASFI

Xolisa Dhlamini

Head: Sustainability operations and impact, Sanlam

Make Your Mark: Be Seen, Be Heard at SASFI 2024

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 Workstreams

Unlock the Value of Nature: Leveraging Biodiversity Credits and Nature Certificates

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

Balancing Retirement ‘values Vs. Value’

Pension funds now take the integration of ESG criteria in their investment decisions seriously as investor preferences evolve. However, there are distinct viewpoints on whether, how, and when ESG criteria should, and should not, drive pension fund investments. How can pension funds align stakeholder expectations with their goals of improving investment performance, managing portfolio risk, and providing desired retirement outcomes?
Read More

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SASFI 2024 Speakers

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Loshni Naidoo

Chief Sustainability Officer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Session — Harmonizing the reporting framework to mitigate the risk of fragmentation

Loshni Naidoo is the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). She joined the JSE on 28 August 2023 and brings 18 years of climate change, sustainability services and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

Loshni’s role as CSO will focus on the JSE’s own sustainability efforts, the measurement of ESG metrics of its listed clientele, and reinforcing the bourse’s ongoing ambitions towards transformation, improved regulation and building a more sustainable future. Her responsibilities for Sustainability at the JSE include products, services, strategy, and board reporting. She also represents the JSE on various industry advisory panels related to sustainability, responsible investing and climate change internationally.

Sustainability has always been at the core of her work across decades of multi-sectoral experience, from her start as a process engineer to her more recent consultative positions. Loshni embarked on her professional journey as a chemical engineer, immersing herself in the mining, agricultural, and chemical manufacturing sectors. However, her passion for increasingly impactful work ultimately led her to further consulting roles where she crafted effective sustainability solutions for a diverse range of clientele. This includes positions across the professional services, banking and accounting fraternities. In recent years, she has placed further emphasis on the evolution of sustainable practices and corporate social responsibility – incorporating the integrated thinking required for ESG strategies. Loshni holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Commerce in Informatics, a Master’s in business administration, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Future Studies.

Loshni Naidoo

Chief Sustainability Officer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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Louise Gardiner

Founder, First Principles

Working Groups and Africa Coordinator, Working Groups and Africa Coordinator Sustainable Banking and Finance Network (SBFN)

Session — To Be Confirmed

Louise has over 22 years of experience working on global initiatives that have changed how the private sector, investors, and financial institutions think about value creation through improved environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. From 2000 to 2004, Louise edited the CSR Magazine, published by the European business network CSR Europe. Since 2005 she has worked for IFC, part of the World Bank Group, on projects across Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America to promote sustainable business practices and disclosure, and sustainable finance, in emerging markets. She currently supports the secretariat for the IFC-facilitated Sustainable Banking and Finance Network (SBFN). In 2010, Louise founded First Principles Sustainability Services to provide research and advice to South African and global clients on new developments in private sector sustainability, sustainable finance, and impact investing. First Principles went on to incubate the ESG Tracker rating tool to accelerate the adoption of ESG and impact management in private equity; and in 2020, Louise joined forces with co-founders to establish Vukani Impact Collective. Louise holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent in Canterbury. She is an accredited mediator and stakeholder engagement practitioner, and was a founding board member and chair of the Southern African Affiliate of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2 SA).

Louise Gardiner

Founder

First Principles

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Kershia Singh

Head of Department

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)

Stream 2D — The regulatory dialogue on climate-related financial risk

Kershia Singh is currently the head of the Policy Support department at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, within the Regulatory Policy division. Her portfolio involves, amongst others, driving the FSCA’s objectives of supporting financial inclusion and transformation of the South African financial sector, and the development of the FSCA’s approach to sustainable finance. In addition to policy development, the department is also responsible for deepening the FSCA’s customer and market insights to better inform regulatory and supervisory policy and approaches.

Before joining the FSCA in 2019, Kershia was the director responsible for market conduct policy in the National Treasury. She was involved in the Twin Peaks reform process, led by the National Treasury, from 2013 onwards. The reforms resulted in the enactment of the Financial Sector Regulation Act in 2017. A main focus of her area of work was the development of market conduct policy and legislation for the South African financial sector, as well as the reform of the financial sector ombuds system. She holds an Honours degree in Development Studies from Wits University and a Masters in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London.

Kershia Singh

Head of Department

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)

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Loshni Naidoo

Chief Sustainability Officer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Session — Harmonizing the reporting framework to mitigate the risk of fragmentation

Loshni Naidoo is the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). She was appointed in August 2023 and brings 18 years of climate change, sustainability services and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

Loshni’s role as CSO will focus on the JSE’s own sustainability efforts, the measurement of ESG metrics of its listed clientele, and reinforcing the bourse’s ongoing ambitions towards transformation, improved regulation and building a more sustainable future. Her responsibilities for Sustainability at the JSE include products, services, strategy, and board reporting. She also represents the JSE on various industry advisory panels related to sustainability, responsible investing and climate change internationally.

Sustainability has always been at the core of her work across decades of multi-sectoral experience, from her start as a process engineer to her more recent consultative positions. Loshni embarked on her professional journey as a chemical engineer, immersing herself in the mining, agricultural, and chemical manufacturing sectors. However, her passion for increasingly impactful work ultimately led her to further consulting roles where she crafted effective sustainability solutions for a diverse range of clientele. This includes positions across the professional services, banking and accounting fraternities.

In recent years, she has placed further emphasis on the evolution of sustainable practices and corporate social responsibility – incorporating the integrated thinking required for ESG strategies. Loshni holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Commerce in Informatics, a Master’s in business administration, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Future Studies

Motlatsi Mutlanyane

Head: Alternative Investments

Momentum Investments

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Renata Lawton-Misra

Associate Director and Co-Head of Africa

The Carbon Trust

Session — TCFD Reporting, climate-related risks and Opportunity for Asset Managers

Renata is an Associate Director and Co-Head of the Carbon Trust Africa office and has over nine years’ experience in the sustainability space. Renata is a climate change and carbon specialist, providing technical oversight and input, business development, and managing complex projects for private sector clients. These include value chain carbon accounting and engagement, low carbon mining transitions, climate risk and opportunity assessments (TCFD), climate change strategy and roadmap development, carbon and climate change reporting practices, and sustainable finance projects. Renata leads Carbon Trust Africa’s corporate and private sector work, managing large innovative projects across various sectors and delivering on the forefront of value chain engagement and Scope 3 strategy development. Renata has a keen interest in sustainable finance and supporting financial institutions measure and reduce their financed emissions and climate risks and opportunities. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, Renata worked as a corporate sustainability consultant at Deloitte & Touche, where she was the team lead for Deloitte South Africa’s Sustainability Advisory portfolio, focusing on responsible sourcing and conflict mineral advisory and assurance, asset retirement obligation reviews, and sustainability assurance.

Renata Lawton-Misra

Associate Director and Co-Head of Africa

The Carbon Trust

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John Anderson

Executive Committee Member & Executive: Solutions & Enablement

Alexforbes

Keynote on — Economic Imperatives of Climate and Capital

John is the executive for Investments, Products and Enablement at Alexforbes. In this role he oversees the management of the Alexforbes solutions. He has over 20 years’ experience in employee benefits and asset management. John has consulted to a number of large clients as valuator, employee benefit consultant, investment consultant and portfolio manager. John is a fellow of both the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASSA) and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FFA). He is a member of the ASISA Strategy and Policy Advisory Committee. In 2016, John co-authored a paper titled “The retirement income frontier and its application in constructing investment strategies at retirement”. This paper received various local and international prizes, contributed towards innovation in the retirement industry with advisers and providers increasingly using combinations of annuity types following the release of the paper.

John Anderson

Executive Committee Member

Alexforbes

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Sanisha Packirisamy

Economist

Momentum Investments

Session — Unlocking Climate capital: Economic Imperatives for a Sustainable Future

Sanisha joined RMB Asset Management in February 2008 as an economic analyst. Appointed as economist at Momentum Asset Management 2012, she was responsible for developing and managing a best practice framework for integrating key macroeconomic inputs and trend shifts that best inform an optimal asset allocation process in partnership with the strategist, portfolio managers, portfolio construction, fixed income and equity research teams. Since August 2015, Sanisha has provided input for the Momentum Investments division within a macro framework to inform investment opportunities and strategies, taking account of the changing investment and economic narrative in South Africa and globally. Sanisha is also a regular economic commentator on key media platforms, including a monthly columnist of the Financial Mail.

Sanisha Packirisamy

Economist

Momentum Investments

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Bridget Boulle

Principal Technical Advisor

Climate Bonds Initiatives

Session — A reality check on issuing green and sustainability linked bonds

Bridget is the Director of Technical Development where she is responsible for the Policy, Standards, Taxonomy and Market Intelligence teams. She has been at the Climate Bonds Initiative since 2012 in a number of roles, most recently as Head of Taxonomies where projects included the Common Ground Taxonomy through the International Platform on Sustainable Finance as well as ASEAN, Singapore and others. Previous roles included Head of Market Intelligence, Head of Asia Pacific and the Content and Production Manager. Bridget is based in Cape Town, South Africa. Bridget has been working in sustainable finance for 15 years in London, Sydney and Cape Town.

Bridget Boulle

Principal Technical Advisor

Climate Bonds Initiative

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Tendai Matika

Head of Africa

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Session — Harmonizing the reporting framework to mitigate the risk of fragmentation

Tendai Matika is currently the Head of Africa, Responsible Investment Ecosystems for the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). In this role, Tendai is responsible for enhancing Responsible Investment awareness and practises across the African region, supporting signatories in their implementation of the PRI Principles as well as supporting meaningful policy outreach to effect system change. Tendai previously worked for the International Labour Organization (ILO), aiding the implementation of the Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work Programme in South Africa. Prior to joining the ILO, Tendai worked for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), helping businesses and other organizations in the African region to communicate and take responsibility for their impacts on the economy, the environment and people. She collaborated with a wide range of partners in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Mauritius to advance sustainability reporting by increasing awareness and promoting the use of the GRI Standards. Tendai completed a Master of Philosophy degree in Social Policy and Development with distinction as well as degrees in Development Studies and Public Governance.

Tendai Matika

Head of Africa

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

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Tracey Davies

Executive Director, Just Share

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Vukile Davidson

Chief Director, Financial Markets and Stability, National Treasury

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Will Pearson

Climate Finance and Energy Officer, USAID (Southern Africa)

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Jesmane Boggenpoel

Managing Partner, AIH Capital

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Nicola Comninos

Chief Risk Officer, Purple Group

Lee Swan — Head of Sustainability, Alexforbes

Lee Swan

Head of Sustainability, Alexforbes

Tania Swanepoel — Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Tania Swanepoel

Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Shameela Soobramoney — CEO, The National Business Initiative (NBI)

Shameela Soobramoney

Chief Executive Officer, The National Business Initiative

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Xolisa Dhlamini

Head: Sustainability operations and impact, Sanlam

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Gabrielle Hussain

Business Manager: Group Operations & Sustainability

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Gabrielle is the chair for SASFI 2024

Gabrielle an experienced financial markets professional and have been with the JSE for 11 years, specialising in post-trade compliance for 8 of those years. My expertise encompasses regulatory compliance and governance, change management, project management, CCP operations and strategy implementation support. I have played vital roles in three major JSE initiatives – the Independent Clearing House (ICH) licencing for JSE Clear, T+3 and ITaC.

Gabrielle Hussain

Business Mgr: Group Operations & Sustainability

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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Charles Buchanan

Senior Manager: Strategy & Transactions Sustainability, EY Parthenon

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Sophie Masipa

Co-Founder

Mwungano ESG

Programme Host & ESG Communication Partner

Sophie is a marketing and communications specialist by profession, as well as an entrepreneur and speaker. She is the Founder of Fikira Consulting, a boutique communications and marketing agency. She is also the Founder of Kgommuu International, an environmental infrastructure development, services and investment company that aims to bridge the blue economy, circular economy, technology, and inclusive industrialisation. Moreover, she serves on the World Oceans Council driving this ocean industry leadership alliance’s outreach to Southern and East Africa, as well as Africa-wide engagement. Sophie sits on the Advisory Board of Africa Communications. She is a member of AfroChampions, Women in Sustainability, the African Circular Economy Network, Africa 2.0, and the African Leadership Network. Previously, Sophie was the Head of Communications and Media Relations at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, responsible for all communications aspects for the Foundation’s work in Africa and globally. She was the communications manager and brand strategist at Brand South Africa. She worked on large projects such as the 2010 World Cup, World Economic Forum – Davos and Africa (2009-2011). Additionally, Sophie has occupied various brand and marketing positions within Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and Nedbank. She has a solid record in areas of marketing, branding and communications.

Sophie Masipa

Co-Founder

Mwungano ESG

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Radesh Arjun Maharaj

Chartered Principal Executive Officer

Maseding Consulting

Speaking on — Finding Balance With Retirement ‘values Vs. Value’ 

Radesh Maharaj is an attorney specialising in pensions law and is a director at law firm Soonder Incorporated, based in Fourways, Johannesburg. He is also chairperson of Batseta, the Council of Retirement Funds for South Africa; a committee member of the Southern African Pension Funds Investment Forum and is a Chartered Principal Executive Officer.
Radesh has served in several roles in the retirement funds industry over the last 20 years starting at the Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator in 2004 when it opened it Johannesburg office and was senior legal adviser in pensions at the FSCA before moving to the private sector. Aside from being a practising attorney, he currently serves as an independent trustee and principal officer of retirement funds. His passion, however, is pensions law and he is a strong proponent of the ethical governance of our financial services sector in South Africa.

Radesh Maharaj

Chartered Principal Executive Officer

Maseding Consulting

Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser — Adjunct Faculty and Practice Director: Responsible Finance Initiative, GIBS Business School

Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser

Adjunct Faculty & Practice Director: GIBS Business School

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Carina Wessels

Executive: Governance, Legal, Compliance and Sustainability, Alexforbes

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

Global & Regional Partners

Executive Masterclasses at SASFI 2024

ASFI_Demystifying Climate-related Financial Risk

22-23 July 2024

ASFI_Demystifying ESG-related Disclosures

25-26 July 2024​

Sponsors

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