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ESG & Capital Markets Africa 2021 - Virtual Briefing Day

ON-DEMAND VIDEO RECORDINGS FROM THIS EVENT ARE AVAILABLE BELOW

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 brought together over 400 leading government officials, regulators, investors, bankers and corporates and featured over 30 expert speakers.


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

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

ESG & Capital Markets Africa 2021 - Virtual Agenda

Opening remarks

Tue 15th Jun 2021, 7:55am (Europe/London)

COP26 and net zero by 2050: How does the African ESG and transition story fit within a global context?

Tue 15th Jun 2021, 8:00am (Europe/London)

  • North vs. South vs. East vs. West: How is a just transition being supported and delivered across Africa? How achievable is “transition” for the continent’s regions?
  • To what extent is the application of global climate change policies affecting the African transition story? Should the continent be following its own path?
  • In what way is there a mismatch between Africa’s needs vs. the rest of the world?
  • Which elements of the EU and (newly created) South African ESG taxonomies could be adopted by other African economies?

Moderator

Director, Sustainable Finance

Speakers

Vice-Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policies & Institutional Reforms

Director, Martens Impact Advisory and Acting Head of Africa & Middle East,

Co-Head of South Africa & Africa Fixed Income

Head of Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory

Green, blue and sustainable: What are the markets conditions that will allow an ESG related bond market to develop in Africa?

Tue 15th Jun 2021, 8:45am (Europe/London)

  • Pricing, tenor and a diversity of instruments: How do these factors stack up when looking at issuing sustainably? To what extent do more instruments mean more issuances (and therefore a deeper bond market)?
  • Bringing ‘S’ to the fore: To what extent has and will an increase in social bond issuances aid the recovery from COVID-19 across Africa?
  • 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?
  • What more could FIs be doing to aid and deepen the bond market in Africa?

Moderator

Head: Sustainable Finance Solutions

Speakers

Director, ESG Research, Sustainable Finance

Managing Director

Regional Head, Southern Africa & Indian Ocean

Managing Director, Sustainability and Corporate Transitions

Senior Director, Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions

How can commodity-based and hydrocarbon-rich sovereigns and companies prepare themselves for and manage the ‘green transition’?

Tue 15th Jun 2021, 9:40am (Europe/London)

  • Sharing best practices and success stories: How and to what extent have African corporates adopted ESG principles into their growth strategies?
  • Joining the dots between cost and ROI: How can sovereigns and corporates access capital in these early stages to help with their transition?
  • Looking beyond ‘pure renewables’ and helping to make the infrastructure sector more sustainable: Should (and are) investors and financiers be looking at Africa through a different lens when thinking about sustainability? What support are they offering to companies looking to define a corporate ESG policy?

Moderator

Head of Sustainable Finance

Speakers

Head of Corporate Finance

Director, Sovereign Research

Head of ESG Capital Markets, EMEA

Head: Project Finance

Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

Reconciling S & G with E: What are the key credentials that investors are looking for when assessing investment into Africa?

Tue 15th Jun 2021, 10:35am (Europe/London)

  • How are investors weighing up the commodity-rich make-up of Africa’s economies and (infrastructure) needs vs. their own requirements to invest sustainably What weighting is being placed on S and G vs. E in a post-COVID world?
  • What are investors looking for from ‘brown’ companies? Under what conditions could fossil fuel companies (or fossil fuel-dependent sovereigns) qualify as investable for ESG funds? What questions are being asked?
  • Is divestment an option?
  • Green Reporting: What metrics are investors looking for/following? Is there a benchmark?
  • How much of a bearing does an ESG rating impact investment decisions

Moderator

Chief Executive Officer

Speakers

Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Debt

Deputy Head of the Financial Institutions Debt Group

Head of Stewardship

Chief Executive Officer

Head of ESG Business Development

How should prospective ESG-related issuers be navigating and implementing frameworks, regulations and reporting metrics?

Tue 15th Jun 2021, 11:30am (Europe/London)

  • What are the expectations when it comes to ESG reporting in Africa? What is looking to be achieved?
  • Are there sufficient (tangible) metrics in place across Africa to make ESG reporting achievable?
  • What information is required from companies in order to comprehensively complete ESG reporting?
  • Understanding the first steps that institutions should be taking when drafting their own ESG frameworks
  • Does reporting look different for an O&G (or commodity-related) company? If so, how?

Moderator

Head of Sustainable Finance, EMEA

Speakers

ESG Manager

Head of Debt Capital Markets

Chief Economist

Associate Director (ESG/ Sustainability)

To what extent is there a mispricing of African risk when it comes to ESG?

Tue 15th Jun 2021, 12:15pm (Europe/London)

  • Greenium of issuing sustainably: How does pricing stack up when looking at green vs. vanilla vs. ESG-linked bonds?
  • How much have green issuances out of Africa helped current and future pricing for African issuers?
  • How does pricing of non-debt green products compare?
  • How are banks handling credit risk management in terms of sustainability?

Moderator

Principal: Distribution

Speakers

Fund Manager, Emerging Markets Fixed Income

Head, ESG & Sustainable Finance

Director, Sustainable Finance

Partner, ESG Risk Management

Closing remarks

Tue 15th Jun 2021, 13:00pm (Europe/London)

AUDIENCE BREAKDOWN:

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

COMPANIES CONFIRMED TO PARTICIPATE:

  • 9Mobile
  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Absa
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Access Bank
  • Acorn Holdings Africa
  • Addendum Funding Solutions
  • AELEX
  • AFGRI UNIGRO Financial Services
  • AfrAsia Bank
  • Africa Bridge Capital
  • Africa Centre for Islamic Economic Development
  • Africa Finance Corporation
  • Africa Islamic Economic Foundation
  • Africa Link Capital
  • Africa Merchant Capital
  • Africa Trade Finance
  • African Bank
  • African Development Bank
  • African Reinsurance Corp
  • African Trade Insurance Agency
  • AfricInvest
  • Airports Company South Africa
  • Alevina & Partners
  • Allianz
  • Allianz Global Investors
  • Aluwani Capital Partners
  • Amundi Asset Management
  • Argentil Capital Partners
  • Ariya Capital
  • ASISA
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Bank of Industry
  • Bank One Limited
  • Bank Windhoek
  • Banque Centrale Populaire du Maroc
  • Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD)
  • Banwo & Ighodalo
  • Barings
  • Bashir Maidugu & Co.
  • Bayport Management Ltd
  • Bizzoly Holdings
  • Black Stars Investment
  • Blackstone Tactical Opportunities
  • Bluebay Asset Management
  • BNP Paribas
  • BofA Securities
  • Botswana Development Corporation
  • Botswana Power Corporation
  • Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE)
  • BUA International Nigeria
  • CABRI Secretariat
  • Cape Berkshire Asset Management
  • Capital Markets Authority Kenya
  • Catalis
  • CB Advisers
  • CE Alpha Reign
  • Central Bank of Eswatini
  • Central Bank of Lesotho
  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • CGF Bourse
  • Chapel Hill Denham
  • Chevron Africa Ltd
  • Citi
  • City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
  • Climate Fund Managers
  • Connect Earth
  • Cooperative Bank of Kenya
  • Credit Suisse
  • DEG Invest
  • Delphos International
  • Denel
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • DLA Piper
  • Dry Associates
  • Echolily Investments LLC
  • Ecobank - The Pan African Bank
  • Emerging Market Investor Alliance
  • Emerging Markets Investors Alliance
  • Emirates NBD
  • Emso Asset Management
  • Enara
  • Equites Property Fund Limited
  • Equity Bank Kenya
  • Eskom
  • Euler Hermes
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Even Keel
  • Eximia Realty
  • Export Trading Group
  • Exxaro Resources
  • FBNQuest Asset Management
  • Fencas Real Estate Development Company
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Financing Africa's Sustainable Transition
  • Finenergi
  • FINSIGHT
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Fitch Solutions
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Futuregrowth Asset Management
  • GCR Ratings
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Ghana Cocoa Board
  • Ghana Stock Exchange
  • Gide Loyrette Nouel
  • Government Pension Fund, Thailand
  • Graduate School of Business
  • Greenmillenia Energy Ltd
  • GrowthPoint Properties
  • GuarantCo
  • Guaranty Trust Bank
  • Habib Bank
  • Helios Investment Partners
  • Helios Towers Africa
  • Hogan Lovells
  • I&M Bank
  • Ignite Power
  • Impaxis Securities
  • Imperial Logistics
  • Institute of International Finance
  • International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Invictus Capital & Finance
  • Iseme, Kamau and Maema Advocates
  • Jaiz Bank
  • JM&K Consultancy Ltd
  • Kakuzi
  • KPMG
  • KSM2G Professionals
  • Kwazulu Natal Provincial Treasury
  • Lafarge Africa
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Laurium Capital
  • Leadway Pensure PFA
  • Letshego Holdings
  • Lion's Head Global Partners
  • Lithon Project Consultants
  • London Stock Exchange
  • Lotus Financial Services
  • Louw & Company
  • Lusaka Stock Exchange
  • M&G Investments
  • Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited
  • Martens Advisory
  • Mauritius Commercial Bank
  • Metropol Corporation Limited
  • Ministère de l'Economie, de l'Emploi et du Développement Durable, Gabon
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Sierra Leone
  • Ministry of Finance, Cameroon
  • Ministry of Finance, Egypt
  • Ministry of Finance, Ghana
  • Ministry of Finance, Niger
  • Ministry of Finance, Senegal
  • M-Kopa Solar
  • MMI Holdings
  • Moody’s Investors Service
  • Moody's Investors Service
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Motswedi Securities
  • MTN Group
  • MTN Nigeria
  • MUFG
  • Nairobi Securities Exchange
  • Nampower
  • NamWater
  • National Treasury, Kenya
  • National Treasury, Republic of South Africa
  • NCBA Investment Bank
  • Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking
  • New Development Bank
  • Ninety One
  • Norsad Finance
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Novastar
  • NPF Pensions
  • Nuveen Investments
  • Olam International
  • Olaniwun Ajayi LP
  • Old Mutual Investment Group
  • Old Mutual Specialised Finance
  • Overburg Agri
  • Overseas Development Institute
  • OVHEM
  • Pareto Limited
  • Petrosa
  • PineBridge Investments
  • Prescient
  • Proparco
  • Qbera Capital LLP
  • Quadridge Trust Services (Pty Ltd)
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • RAWSUR SA, RDC
  • Raymond James Financial
  • Red Sea National Refinery and Petrochemicals Company
  • Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN)
  • Renewable Energy Invest
  • Responsible Business Consulting
  • Rho Capital
  • Risk Insights
  • S&P Global
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • SA Home Loans
  • SA Taxi Finance
  • Saffron Wealth
  • Sanlam
  • Sanlam Capital Markets
  • Sanlam InfraWorks
  • Sanlam Investments
  • Sanne Group
  • SBM Holdings
  • Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria
  • Select Africa
  • Seplat Petroleum
  • Seven City Shuttle Company
  • Shoprite
  • Societe Generale
  • Societe Ivoirienne De Banque
  • Southchester Investment Managers
  • Standard Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Stanlib
  • State Bank of Mauritius
  • Sterling Bank Plc
  • Sterling Capital Limited
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBCE)
  • Swicorp
  • Taquanta Asset Managers
  • TCX Fund
  • Terebinth Capital
  • The Autonomous Sinking Fund, Cameroon
  • The Global Fund
  • Thrive Agric
  • TMF Group
  • Toyota Financial Services
  • Transaction Capital Recoveries
  • Transnet SOC
  • Tysers
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • UAC of Nigeria plc
  • UMOA - Titres
  • Unilever
  • Union Bank of Nigeria
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • Unlu & Company
  • Verdant Capital
  • Vertex Energy
  • Viathan Engineering
  • VSA Capital
  • Vuyolomzi Enterprise
  • White & Case
  • Woolworths Holdings
  • Zamara Actuaries
  • Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO)
  • Zambia National Building Society
  • ZEP-RE (PTA Reinsurance Company)
  • ZTE Corporation

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