15th June 2021

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ESG & Capital Markets Africa 2021 - Virtual Briefing Day

This is the only virtual gathering focused on ESG and sustainable finance solutions for the African market, and your best opportunity to grow your business in this space without travelling. The event will bring together over 400 leading government officials, regulators, investors, bankers and corporates and feature over 30 expert speakers.

The only virtual gathering focused on ESG and sustainable finance solutions for the African market will be held on our Bonds & Loans online platform in 2021.

Use this unique event to re-engage with your existing African ESG and sustainable finance clients, build strong business relations with your prospects and hear the market's financial leaders speak on how they are navigating the current economic climate/share their expectations for the future.


  • Access 400+ senior decision-makers active in Africa's ESG and sustainable finance space at one time
  • Setup an unlimited number of virtual meetings with participants from the African capital markets community via our 1-2-1 networking platform
  • Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes insights from the 30+ regional and international capital market leaders speaking on our panels


  • Deliver solution driven content on ESG finance focused solely on the African market
  • Bring international sustainable finance leaders together with local financial markets to shape what ESG looks like in Africa
  • Map out the journey for African issuers to raise sustainable instruments in this new environment


  • COP26 and net zero by 2050: How does the African ESG and transition story fit within a global context? To what extent is there a mismatch? Should the continent be following its own path to meet its own needs?
  • Follow the leader: Which elements of the EU and (newly created) South African ESG taxonomies could be adopted by other African economies?
  • Joining the dots between cost and ROI: How can commodity-based and hydrocarbon-rich sovereigns and companies prepare themselves for the ‘green transition’ How can they access capital in these early stages?
  • How is a just transition being supported and delivered across Africa? To what extent is the application of global climate change policies hampering the transition?
  • Broadening the scope of ‘green funding’ to make it more relevant to the (needs of the) continent – looking beyond ‘pure renewables’ and helping to make the infrastructure sector more sustainable
  • Understanding the journey to achieving an ESG rating: Where to start, how to prepare and what you need to know
  • How should prospective first-time green issuers be navigating and implementing frameworks, regulations and standardisation?
  • What are the merits and metrics of good ESG Reporting?
  • Exploring the role of the development finance community: What role are DFIs, IFIs and ECAs playing in supporting the market to issue sustainably and in a cost-effective manner?
  • To what extent is there a mispricing of African risk when it comes to ESG? Have green issuances from the continent helped lower pricing for prospective issuers?
  • Unpacking investor demand: What are the key ESG credentials that investors are looking for when investing in African projects? Is divestment an option?
  • Green Reporting: What metrics are investors looking for? Is there a benchmark? What more can be done to mitigate greenwashing?
  • What weighting do investors place on S and G vs. E in Africa, particularly when assessing the commodity-rich make-up of the continent’s economies and requirements?
  • How are banks handling credit risk management in terms of sustainability?
  • Green, blue and sustainable: What are the markets conditions that will allow a ESG related bond market to develop in Africa?
  • Bring the ‘S’ to the fore: To what extent has and will an increase in social bond issuances aid the recovery of COVID-19 across the continent?
  • What does good governance really look like?


400+ Attendees | 30+ Expert Speakers | 170+ Borrowers & Issuers
150+ Investors, Lenders & Arrangers | 40+ Countries


  • 9Mobile
  • ABC Capital
  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Absa
  • Access Bank
  • Acorn Holdings Africa
  • AEA Investors
  • Africa Finance Corporation
  • Africa Investors
  • Africa Plus Partners
  • African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
  • African Trade Insurance Agency
  • Agence UMOA - Titres
  • AIICO Pension Managers Ltd
  • Airports Company South Africa
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld
  • All On Partnerships for Energy Access
  • AllianceBernstein
  • Allianz Investments
  • Altruist Investments
  • Amundi Asset Management
  • Apollo Asset Management
  • APT Commodities
  • Arab Investment Bank
  • Ardova Plc
  • Ariya Capital
  • ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment
  • Ashburton Investments
  • Aspen Pharmacare
  • Axxela Limited
  • Bank of Industry
  • Bank of Kigali
  • Bank of Singapore
  • Bank of Uganda
  • Banque Misr
  • Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement BOAD
  • Barings
  • Barloworld
  • Bayport Management Ltd
  • Be Financial Group
  • Bluebay Asset Management
  • BMO Global Asset Management
  • Botswana Housing Corporation
  • Botswana Power Corporation
  • Brentvale Limited
  • BUA International Nigeria
  • CABRI Secretariat
  • Cape Berkshire Asset Management
  • Capital Markets Authority Kenya
  • CBA Capital
  • Central Bank of Eswatini
  • Central Bank of Lesotho
  • Centum Investment
  • Chevron
  • City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
  • Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Commercial International Bank (CIB)
  • Cooperative Bank of Kenya
  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
  • Coronation Asset Management
  • CRDB Bank Tanzania
  • Cytonn Investments
  • Dangote Group
  • Dangote Sugar Refinery
  • Debt Management Office, Nigeria
  • Deveraux
  • Dufil Prima Foods PLC
  • Dyer and Blair
  • East Africa Venture Capital Association
  • East African Breweries
  • East Capital
  • Eaton Vance Management
  • EBS Advisory
  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
  • Emirates NBD
  • Engie
  • Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
  • Equites Property Fund Limited
  • Eskom
  • Even Keel
  • Evolution Africa Capital
  • Eximia Realty
  • Exxaro Resources
  • Faulu Micro-Finance Bank
  • FBNQuest Asset Management
  • Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria
  • Fencas Real Estate Development Company
  • Fidelis Finance
  • Fidelity Bank
  • First Principles
  • First Trust Mortgage Bank plc
  • FirstRand Bank
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Fitch Solutions
  • FSL Asset Management Limited
  • Gapi-SI, SA
  • Gauteng Infrastructure Financing Agency (GIFA)
  • Gauteng Infrastrucuture Financing Agency
  • Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
  • GCA Capital Partners
  • GE Capital
  • Genius Investment Group
  • Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
  • Government of Cape Town
  • Government Pension Fund, Thailand
  • Graduate School of Business
  • Granate Asset Management
  • Greenmillenia Energy Ltd
  • Greenstone Capital
  • Grit Group
  • Harith General Partners
  • Helios Investment Partners
  • I&M Bank
  • Imperial Holdings
  • Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals
  • InfraCredit
  • Investec Asset Management
  • Investec Bank
  • Investment One Financial Services
  • Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Kristal.Ai
  • Kwazulu Natal Provincial Treasury
  • Lazard Asset Management
  • Lead Asset Management
  • Leadway Assurance Company
  • Leadway Capital & Trusts Ltd
  • Lion's Head Global Partners
  • Lombard Odier Asset Management
  • London Stock Exchange
  • M&G Investments
  • Manulife Asset Management
  • Maris Africa Group
  • Mazi Capital
  • Middle East Bank Kenya
  • Ministère du Développement, de l'Economie et des Finances, Benin
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Gambia
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Sierra Leone
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
  • Ministry of Finance, Cote d'Ivoire
  • Ministry of Finance, Egypt
  • Ministry of Finance, Ivory Coast
  • Mixta Africa
  • M-Kopa Solar
  • MMI Holdings
  • Momentum Group
  • MTN Group
  • Muvaca Capital
  • Naspers
  • National Bank of Commerce
  • National Oil Corporation of Kenya
  • National Treasury, Republic of South Africa
  • Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Net-Worth Capital
  • Neuberger Berman
  • Ngwedi
  • Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce
  • Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
  • Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)
  • Ninety One
  • Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority
  • North South Power Company
  • Nuveen Investments
  • Office of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Old Mutual Investment Group
  • Old Mutual Specialised Finance
  • Omnia Group
  • Pan Africa Solar Limited
  • Pangaea Securities
  • Pareto Limited
  • Pastini Capital
  • Penplan Services
  • Pension Funds Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp)
  • Perpetua Investment Managers
  • Phillip Tokai Tokyo Investment Management
  • PineBridge Investments
  • POSTBANK South Africa
  • Power Africa and Trade
  • Powerhouse International
  • Prescient
  • Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)
  • Prudential Investment Managers
  • Public Investment Corporation (PIC)
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • Rathbones
  • Raymond James Financial
  • Redcliffe International Shipping
  • Redefine Properties
  • Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN)
  • Risk Insights
  • S&P Global
  • SA Home Loans
  • SA Taxi Finance
  • Saffron Wealth
  • Sagalla City Ltd
  • Samata Capital
  • Sanlam
  • Sanlam Investments
  • Saturna
  • Scatec Solar
  • Sector Kenya Electric
  • Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria
  • Securities and Exchange Commission Zambia
  • Select Africa
  • Seplat Petroleum
  • Shift Green Construction
  • Shoprite
  • Sigma Pensions Ltd
  • South African Reserve Bank
  • Stanbic IBTC Capital
  • Standard Bank
  • Stanlib
  • State Bank of Mauritius
  • Taquanta Asset Managers
  • Terebinth Capital
  • Transaction Capital Recoveries
  • TransCentury
  • TransCentury Kenya
  • Transnet SOC
  • Truworths International
  • UAP Old Mutual
  • Uganda Development Bank
  • Union Investment Privatfonds
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Ushiri Holdings
  • Vetiva Capital Management
  • Viathan Engineering
  • Vodacom Group
  • Webber Wentzel
  • Zenith Bank