Africa Sustainable Finance Intensive

South Africa Sustainable FinanceApril 22-23, 2024  |  Johannesburg

4

STAGES

150+

ATTENDEES

50

SPEAKERS

15

SESSIONS

8

WORKSTREAMS

4

TRANSACTIONS

Register with code EARLY300 and receive $300 off your ticket – offer end 30th June

Resilience Amid Uncertainty

Africa’s capital markets require a new financing approach to complement the traditional sources of lending and financing. This fresh approach is vital to effectively support the investment needed for the continent’s shift toward a low-carbon, socially inclusive, and resilient economy. However, without additional efforts to improve the foundational structures and standards of sustainable capital markets in Africa, there is a significant risk of fragmentation and greenwashing, which can hinder the development of integrated and resilient.

What's On

Climate-related Financial Risk Masterclass

February 28-29, 2024

Mauritius Sustainable Finance Intensive

February 27, 2024

The most comprehensive pan-African sustainable finance forum

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

Ahmed Rashad Attout — Acting Director: Financial Sector Development Department, AfDB Group

Ahmed Rashad Attout

Acting Director: Financial Sector Development Department, AfDB Group

Tania Swanepoel

Head of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Kofi Amparbeng

Principal, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking

Amaury Koenig — Head of Finance, ENL Group

Amaury Koenig

Head of Finance — ENL Group

Saurav Chatterjee — CEO, Care Ratings (Africa)

Saurav Chatterjee

CEO — Care Ratings (Africa)

Jitendra Bissessur — CEO, Mauritius Investment Corporation

Jitendra Bissessur

CEO — Mauritius Investment Corporation

Transition workstreams

ASFI Just Energy Transition

Climate-related financial risk

In a world filled with economic and political uncertainties, how can we finance an energy transition that prioritizes sustainable pricing, secure supply, and resilient infrastructure? The energy workstream delves into Africa’s electricity landscape and financing options, in line with the global effort to reduce carbon emissions. It primarily focuses on transitioning from fossil fuel sources to renewable energy, moving from centrally-managed generation, transmission, and distribution to decentralized systems, and the role of digital technology in the process.
Sustainability and Green Bonds​

Harnessing voluntary carbon markets

The bond market is a crucial part of the real economy and has an important role to play in Africa’s shift towards a low-carbon, socially inclusive, and resilient economy. The sustainability and green bonds workstream aims to find fixed income solutions to sustainability issues and opportunities, as well as investigating how green bonds can accelerate the fight against climate change and improve resilience.
ASFI Blended Finance

Unlocking and scaling blended 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 Built Environment

Investing in nature-based solutions

In what ways can built environments support the regeneration of resources and natural systems, while also promoting socio-economic growth through a circular economy? The built environments workstream aims to raise awareness and promote accessibility of circular economy solutions within the built environment sector, in order to guide all stakeholders towards sustainable and circular decision-making.

Featured sponsors​

Africonomie
MNCapital group
Mwungano ESG
Mauritius Finance

Opinions of our community

Resilience Amid Uncertainty

Africa’s capital markets require a new financing approach to complement the traditional sources of lending and financing. This fresh approach is vital to effectively support the investment needed for the continent’s shift toward a low-carbon, socially inclusive, and resilient economy. However, without additional efforts to improve the foundational structures and standards of sustainable capital markets in Africa, there is a significant risk of fragmentation and greenwashing, which can hinder the development of integrated and resilient.

What's On

Climate-related Financial Risk Masterclass

February 28-29, 2024

Mauritius Sustainable Finance Intensive

February 27, 2024

The most comprehensive pan-African sustainable finance forum

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

Ahmed Rashad Attout — Acting Director: Financial Sector Development Department, AfDB Group

Ahmed Rashad Attout

Acting Director: Financial Sector Development Department, AfDB Group

Tania Swanepoel

Head of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Kofi Amparbeng

Principal, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking

Amaury Koenig — Head of Finance, ENL Group

Amaury Koenig

Head of Finance — ENL Group

Saurav Chatterjee — CEO, Care Ratings (Africa)

Saurav Chatterjee

CEO — Care Ratings (Africa)

Jitendra Bissessur — CEO, Mauritius Investment Corporation

Jitendra Bissessur

CEO — Mauritius Investment Corporation

Transition workstreams

ASFI Just Energy Transition

Climate-related financial risk

In a world filled with economic and political uncertainties, how can we finance an energy transition that prioritizes sustainable pricing, secure supply, and resilient infrastructure? The energy workstream delves into Africa’s electricity landscape and financing options, in line with the global effort to reduce carbon emissions. It primarily focuses on transitioning from fossil fuel sources to renewable energy, moving from centrally-managed generation, transmission, and distribution to decentralized systems, and the role of digital technology in the process.
Sustainability and Green Bonds​

Harnessing voluntary carbon markets

The bond market is a crucial part of the real economy and has an important role to play in Africa’s shift towards a low-carbon, socially inclusive, and resilient economy. The sustainability and green bonds workstream aims to find fixed income solutions to sustainability issues and opportunities, as well as investigating how green bonds can accelerate the fight against climate change and improve resilience.
ASFI Blended Finance

Unlocking and scaling blended 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 Built Environment

Investing in nature-based solutions

In what ways can built environments support the regeneration of resources and natural systems, while also promoting socio-economic growth through a circular economy? The built environments workstream aims to raise awareness and promote accessibility of circular economy solutions within the built environment sector, in order to guide all stakeholders towards sustainable and circular decision-making.

Featured sponsors​

Africonomie
MNCapital group
Mwungano ESG
Mauritius Finance

Opinions of our community

Distinguished speakers at ASFI MENA 2023 Forum Includes:

Sophie Masipa ASFI

Sophie Masipa

Director

ASFI Group

Olumide Lala

ED, Climate Finance Services

Climate Transition Limited

Dhanesh Maraye

Chief Executive

Bean Tree Capital

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? 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.

Sponsors

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