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ESG & Capital Markets Africa 2021 - Virtual Briefing Day

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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.

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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

Simone Utermarck

Simone Utermarck

Director, Sustainable Finance

ICMA

Simone Utermarck

Simone Utermarck

Director, Sustainable Finance at ICMA

Simone Utermarck is a Director, Sustainable Finance at the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) based in London. She is part of the secretariat that manages the Principles, secretary to the GBP SBP Advisory Council the ICMA Sustainable Finance Committee (SFC) and the Global Sustainable Finance Council (GSFC), and otherwise involved in all of ICMA’s sustainable finance activities. Simone is also a member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance (SG4). She is a trained banker with extensive international experience having lived and worked in Europe, the United States, Asia and the GCC. Her previous roles were with Thomson Reuters, S&P Global Ratings, Bloomberg, PwC, Ernst & Young, DaimlerChrysler Global Capital Services.


Simone holds a double degree in International Business from Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland and the ESB Business School, Reutlingen Germany. She also completed the International Certificate in Investor Relations and the CFA Level 1.

ICMA

Speakers

Ahmed Kouchouk

Ahmed Kouchouk

Vice-Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policies

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Ahmed Kouchouk

Ahmed Kouchouk

Vice-Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policies at Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Ahmed Kouchouk was appointed Vice Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policies & Institutional reform in March 2016. Since then he has been playing a leading role in designing and implementing Egypt’s macroeconomic policies and reforms especially fiscal and debt policies. Mr. Kouchouk he served as the leading negotiator and focal point on behalf of the Government of Egypt with the IMF. Mr. Kouchouk in his capacity, supervises and oversees the work of various policy related units and departments at the Ministry of Finance including Macro Fiscal Unit, Debt Management unit, Public Private Partnership unit, Transparency and Citizen Engagement unit, Public Financial Management unit, and Institutional reform unit. Mr. Kouchouk leads and supervises several work streams at the Ministry of Finance including engagement with International institutions, Rating agencies, Investment Banks and portfolio investors. He also supervises and manage the process of setting and updating the Macro Fiscal Framework including setting fiscal & debt targets over the medium‐term, preparing the annual budget, monitoring budget implementation, managing fiscal risks, and overseeing debt strategy and related policies. Mr. Kouchouk serves as Egypt representative at the Asian International Infrastructure Bank Board (AIIB). In addition, he is the Ministry of Finance nominated focal coordinator with monetary authorities. He served as a Board Member at the Central Bank of Egypt from April 2016 to June 2018. He also leads Egypt’s inter‐ministerial task force managing annual economic dialogue with the EU. Mr. Kouchouk is currently a board member at the Arab African Investment Bank, Egypt National Academy for Training, and Egypt Air Holding Company. Mr. Kouchouk is a professional economist and policy advisor with more than 18 years of applied experience. He worked as a senior economist for the World Bank from June 2013 to March 2016. He worked as an Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Director of the Macro Fiscal Unit from 2012‐2013 and served as the Executive manager of the Macro Fiscal Policy Unit at the Ministry of Finance from 2007‐2008 and 2010‐2012. He also worked for Egypt Ministries of External Trade and Economy. Mr. Kouchouk earned his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2010 and earned a master degree in economics from York University in the United Kingdom in 2002. He has a B.S, in Economics in 1999 from the American University in Cairo. Mr. Kouchouk is married to Amal El‐Sayed (Banker and executive coach). They have two kids Salma (13 years) and Omar (11 years).

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Nicole Martens

Nicole Martens

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

UNPRI

Nicole Martens

Nicole Martens

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

I am passionate about sustainable development in general and about developing pragmatic and impactful strategies for Africa’s just transition to a low carbon economy in response to the climate emergency.

As a Development Economist, I have dedicated my career to the provision of strategic advisory services in the development space. I have worked with local and international clients across the public and private sector on the design and implementation of strategies aimed at achieving large-scale developmental impact. My work includes a special focus on the identification of innovative finance mechanisms for generating financial return and impact, specifically with reference to integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes i.e. responsible investment.

In recent years, my focus has been on identifying and addressing the needs of African investors with respect to integrating ESG into investment processes in an effort to foster the maximisation of long-term sustainable financial returns across the continent. I have specialised in the initiation and management of key stakeholder relationships and partnerships across the region, including those with investors as well as with policymakers and regulators, academic institutions and mission driven organisations.

My work has included the design and roll-out of initiatives to build capacity amongst investors and other organisations on ESG integration and responsible investment approaches – specifically, developing content for and then facilitating workshops, webinars and online learning tools.

I currently sit on a number of committees and working groups where I provide insight on international trends and developments with respect to responsible investment and represent the needs of African investors in this regard. These include:

UNPRI

Simon Howie

Simon Howie

Co-Head South Africa & Africa Fixed Income

Ninety One

Simon Howie

Simon Howie

Co-Head South Africa & Africa Fixed Income at Ninety One

Simon is a co-head of SA & Africa Fixed Income and is responsible for the SA and Africa Credit team at Ninety One. He joined in 2005 when he was tasked with building its credit business and capabilities. Ninety One now holds a leading position in managing diverse institutional credit portfolios, including both the listed and unlisted markets. These strategies include the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, a donor-funded debt strategy that supports sustainable infrastructure and the multi-vintage Ninety One Credit Opportunities range which targets private and illiquid credit in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Simon was previously with Investec Bank where he was responsible for debt origination (including corporate bonds, structured credit and securitisation) and was involved in the Southern African debt capital markets from its infancy in the late 1990s.

Simon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Natal, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Nijenrode University in The Netherlands, and is a CFA® Charterholder.

Ninety One

Nigel Beck

Nigel Beck

Head of Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Nigel Beck

Nigel Beck

Head of Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Nigel leads RMB’s Sustainable Finance and ESG Advisory business. He has pioneered the development of sustainable finance on the African continent, executing several innovative and award-winning products.

He is the longest standing Chair of the Equator Principles steering committee, lead at the International Chamber of Commerce (Sustainable Trade Finance) and member of the Impact Investing National Task Force.

He holds a number of qualifications including a MSc & DIC (Environmental Technology) from Imperial College, University of London and an MBA from Wits Business School.

Previously, he was the Global Managing Director of Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory at Standard Bank.

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Nigel Beck

RMB at a glance

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups (by market capitalisation) in Africa – FirstRand Bank Limited. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

At RMB we are passionate about solving problems for our clients by seeking solutions beyond the obvious. We are innovative in our thinking and turn challenges into opportunities. We call ourselves Solutionist Thinkers who deliver on Traditional values. Innovative ideas.

Our ability to think differently, our collaborative spirit, our client-centric approach and our belief that great minds don’t always have to think alike, is what sets us apart from our competitors. The emerging and necessary focus on ESG as a tool for capital allocation will lead to more effective and efficient capital markets when principles are adopted by stakeholders. RMB continues to embed ESG principles into our frameworks so that we can deliver relevant solutions that are valued by our clients in the markets in which we operate.

As the Corporate and Investment arm of FirstRand Bank Limited (which is wholly-owned by FirstRand Limited), we have access to a network of retail banks in 25 African countries, including representative offices and branches in the UK, India and China.

For more information please visit: www.rmb.co.za

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

Arvana Singh

Arvana Singh

Head: Sustainable Finance Solutions

Nedbank

Arvana Singh

Arvana Singh

Head: Sustainable Finance Solutions at Nedbank

Arvana has over 10 years of investment banking experience and holds an in depth understanding of credit risk, capital markets and sustainability finance principles. Arvana formulated a market leading sustainability framework for Nedbank and structured and issued South Africa’s inaugural green renewable energy bonds and subsequent Tier 2 green capital instruments. The green renewable energy bond instruments were endorsed by international and global investors and achieved the African Banker Energy Deal of the Year Award and the Impact Initiative of the Year Award for Africa from Environmental Finance. Arvana has also led the development of climate related USD loan mechanisms in conjunction with DFIs. She has completed the Sustainability Practitioners Programme with the University of Cambridge, is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Business Science Degree. Arvana is a contributor to the National Sustainable Finance Working Group in South Africa and is leading the sustainable finance solutions business at Nedbank.

Nedbank

Arvana Singh

Speakers

Nneka Chike-Obi

Nneka Chike-Obi

Director, ESG Research, Sustainable Finance

Fitch Ratings

Nneka Chike-Obi

Nneka Chike-Obi

Director, ESG Research, Sustainable Finance at Fitch Ratings

Nneka Chike-Obi joined Fitch Ratings in the ESG Research team in 2020. She is based in Hong Kong and covers thematic ESG topics with a particular interest in emerging markets, agriculture, and natural resources.

Before joining Fitch, Nneka worked in emerging markets’ impact investing and private equity at Acorus Capital (2015-2020) in Hong Kong and AgDevCo (2012-2015) in London, focusing on the natural resources and industrial sectors. She previously worked as a commodities analyst at ICAP (2010-2012) and Barclays Investment Bank (2007-2009).

Nneka has an M.Sc. from The London School of Economics and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Fitch Ratings

Nneka Chike-Obi

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

James Doree

James Doree

James Doree

Managing Director at Lion's Head Global Partners

James Doree joined Lion’s Head in 2011, and has worked with the founding Partners to build investment banking and asset management activities across Africa and Frontier Markets. He now leads Corporate and Investment Banking, covering sectors such as power, infrastructure, affordable housing, industry and financial inclusion. As part of Lion’s Head’s work in African capital markets, James has responsibility for managing the African Local Currency Bond Fund (www.alcbfund.com), which helps companies issue debt in their domestic capital markets for the first time.

In addition to his work in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, James has advised European utilities, governments and regulators on corporate and regulatory finance issues, covering energy, rail and postal sectors. James was previously a Senior Consultant at Cambridge Economic Policy Associates and, prior to that, worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Nairobi.He has a Masters in Development Economics and a first class MA in History and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford.

Lion's Head Global Partners

Siby Diabira

Siby Diabira

Regional Director for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean

Proparco

Siby Diabira

Siby Diabira

Regional Director for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean at Proparco

Mrs. Siby Diabira serves as Regional Director for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean based in Johannesburg at PROPARCO. Mrs. DIABIRA previously worked with PROPARCO in Paris as a Senior Investment Officer within the Private Equity Division handling various equity transactions across various regions in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Before Joining PROPARCO, Mrs. Diabira worked for 8 years at BNP PARIBAS dealing with Structured Finance (Buy-out, Capita expansion) and Credit Analysis in France. She started her career as Auditor with PWC. Mrs Diabira holds a Master s Degree in Financing Engineering from Sorbonne University and a Certificate of Business management from University California of San Diego.

Proparco

Siby Diabira

About Proparco

Proparco is the private sector financing arm of Agence Française de Développement Group (AFD Group). It has been promoting sustainable economic, social and environmental development for over 40 years. Proparco provides funding and support to both businesses and financial institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle-East. Its action focuses on the key development sectors: infrastructure, mainly for renewable energies, agribusiness, financial institutions, health and education.

Its operations aim to strengthen the contribution of private players to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the international community in 2015. To this end, Proparco finances companies whose activity contributes to creating jobs and decent incomes, providing essential goods and services and combating climate change. For a World in Common.

For further information: www.proparco.fr and @Proparco

Courtney Lowrance

Courtney Lowrance

Managing Director, Sustainability and Corporate Transitions

Citi

Courtney Lowrance

Courtney Lowrance

Managing Director, Sustainability and Corporate Transitions at Citi

Courtney Lowrance leads Citi’s Sustainability and Corporate Transitions team for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The team provides in-house environmental and social expertise for clients, and supports the bank in sustainable finance and product innovation. She has 20 years of experience in sustainable finance, including a previous role as the global head of Citi’s Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) group. In this capacity, she served as a technical resource for clients in improving their environmental and social management systems. Recently, Courtney spent two years in Beijing as the Principal Environment Specialist for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). In this capacity, she oversaw AIIB’s ESG strategy and helped develop the Bank’s first ESG enhanced fixed income fund focused on emerging markets in Asia.

Citi

Courtney Lowrance
Banji Fehintola

Banji Fehintola

Senior Director, Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions

Africa Finance Corporation

Banji Fehintola

Banji Fehintola

Senior Director, Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions at Africa Finance Corporation

Banji is Senior Director and Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions at Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). He is responsible for managing the Corporation’s balance sheet with total assets of about US$4.5 billion and leading the implementation of its annual funding program in the international loan and debt capital markets. Banji joined AFC in January 2008 and as the pioneer Treasurer of the Corporation, he was instrumental in setting up the Corporation’s treasury function and leading AFC to becoming one of the leading African credits in the international loan and debt capital markets.

He has led several landmark borrowing transactions that AFC has executed since its inception. He manages AFC’s relationship with its rating agencies, bankers and asset managers. AFC in one of the highest investment grade rated entities in Africa with a credit rating of A3 (Stable Outlook) from Moody’s. Prior to joining AFC, Banji worked with the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities team of Citibank Nigeria and the Tax and Business Advisory Division of former Arthur Andersen. He is a Chartered Accountant, with a first degree in Economics and a Masters degree in International Finance. He is also a CFA Charter holder.

Africa Finance Corporation

Banji Fehintola

AFC, an investment grade multilateral finance institution, was established in 2007 with an equity capital base of US$1.1 billion, to be the catalyst for private sector-led infrastructure investment across Africa. With a current balance sheet of approximately US$6.1 billion, AFC is the second highest investment grade rated multilateral financial institution in Africa with an A3/P2 (Stable outlook) rating from Moody’s Investors Service. AFC successfully raised US$1,150 billion (US$650 million and US$500 million) in 2019, US$500 million in 2017 and US$750 million in 2015 through Eurobond issuances; out of its Board-approved US$5 Billion Global Medium-Term Note (MTN) Programme. All Eurobond issues were oversubscribed and attracted investors from Asia, Europe and the USA.

AFC’s investment approach combines specialist industry expertise with a focus on financial and technical advisory, project structuring, project development and risk capital to address Africa’s infrastructure development needs and drive sustainable economic growth. AFC invests in high-quality infrastructure assets that provide essential services in the core infrastructure sectors of power, natural resources, heavy industry, transport, and telecommunications. To date, the Corporation has invested over US$7.2billion in projects within 32 countries across Africa.

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

Greg Fyfe

Greg Fyfe

Head of Sustainable Finance

Standard Bank

Greg Fyfe

Greg Fyfe

Head of Sustainable Finance at Standard Bank

Greg has twenty years of project and infrastructure finance banking experience in emerging markets, with a geographic focus on Sub Saharan Africa and a sectoral focus on infrastructure, oil and gas, energy and extractive industries. Greg has extensive experience sourcing, structuring and closing cross border project financing transactions through appropriate and tailored risk mitigation solutions and has successfully closed several high profile infrastructure finance debt, mezzanine and equity mandates with high profile clients.

Greg currently leads the global Energy and Infrastructure debt business for Standard Bank. The global team consists of 35 professionals across various geographies (London, Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala and Johannesburg). The business has an asset book of circa USD5bn with annual revenue exceeding USD160m and is primarily focussed on providing the full range of debt solutions to the banks client base across infrastructure, oil and gas and renewable energy. The business encompasses advisory, arranging as well as lending capabilities.

As of July 2021, Greg will step into his new role as Head, Sustainable Finance at Standard Bank Group where he will pursue further integration and alignment with Group SEE objectives and impact areas to create world class Sustainable Finance solutions across the business.

Standard Bank

Greg Fyfe

About Standard Bank Group

Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets, operating in 20 African countries and 5 global financial centres. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, we are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with share code SBK, and the Namibian Stock Exchange, share code SNB.

Standard Bank has a 157-year history in South Africa and started building a franchise outside southern Africa in the early 1990s.

Our strategic position, which enables us to connect Africa to other select emerging markets as well as pools of capital in developed markets, and our balanced portfolio of businesses, provide significant opportunities for growth.

The group has over 50 000 employees, more than 1 100 branches and 9 000 ATMs on the African continent, which enable it to deliver a complete range of services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking and wealth management.

Headline earnings for 2019 were R28.2 billion (about USD2 billion) and total assets were R2.3 trillion (about USD163 billion). Standard Bank’s market capitalisation at 31 December 2019 was R277 billion (USD20 billion).

The group’s largest shareholder is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank, with a 20.1% shareholding. In addition, Standard Bank Group and ICBC share a strategic partnership that facilitates trade and deal flow between Africa, China and select emerging markets.

For further information, go to http://www.standardbank.com

Speakers

Brian Marcus

Brian Marcus

Head of Corporate Finance

Seplat Energy

Brian Marcus

Brian Marcus

Head of Corporate Finance at Seplat Energy

Mr. Marcus jointed Seplat in 2018 as Head of Corporate Finance. Mr. Marcus has over 15 years’ experience in the financial sector, primarily focused on emerging markets with extensive experience in structuring energy transactions on the African continent. Prior to joining Seplat, he was an Executive Director in the Energy and Natural Resources Group at Standard Chartered Bank and prior to that role, he was an associate attorney with Latham & Watkins.

Seplat Energy

Fergus McCormick

Fergus McCormick

Fergus McCormick

Director, Sovereign Research at Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

Fergus McCormick serves as Director of Sovereign Research at the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance.

Fergus is also Senior Advisor at the Kazarian Center for Public Financial Management. Before this, Fergus was Chief Economist and Head of Sovereign Ratings at DBRS, a Latin America Economist at Morgan Stanley, a Global Equity Strategist at Bear Stearns, a Sovereign Analyst at Fitch Ratings and Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Company, and an Economist/Statistician at the Inter-American Development Bank.

Fergus holds degrees from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and Reed College. He is a dual U.S.-British citizen.

Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

Fergus McCormick
Natalie Mordi-Hillaert

Natalie Mordi-Hillaert

Head of ESG Capital Markets, EMEA

BofA Securities

Natalie Mordi-Hillaert

Natalie Mordi-Hillaert

Head of ESG Capital Markets, EMEA at BofA Securities

Natalie Mordi-Hillaert is Head of ESG Capital Markets, EMEA for Bank of America. In this role, she is responsible for supporting the firm’s Equity and Debt Capital Market businesses by providing clients with advice on how to better target a rapidly expanding ESG-focused investor base.

Natalie has provided ESG-themed financing solutions to a variety of clients in Europe, Middle East & Africa as well as Asia-Pacific. In the past 12 years, she has been actively involved in over 150 deals, structuring and executing transactions for issuers from a number of varied sectors and geographies. Notably, Natalie structured the first ever Transition Bond (Snam) and the first ever Sustainability-Linked Bond offering (Enel) and continues to deliver on a number of firsts including COVID-19 bond issuances channeled to support countries impacted by COVID-19.

Natalie has been an active member of the Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles Executive Committee for over 5 years and is a regular speaker at industry conferences globally.

Before taking on her dedicated ESG Capital Markets role in January 2014, Natalie advised Sovereigns, Supranational & Agencies on primary debt offerings including Green Bonds and Social Bonds.

Natalie graduated from the University College London with a Master of Science Degree in Medicinal Chemistry.

BofA Securities

Theuns Ehlers

Theuns Ehlers

Head: Project Finance

Absa

Theuns Ehlers

Theuns Ehlers

Head: Project Finance at Absa

Absa

Theuns Ehlers

Absa Group Limited (‘Absa Group’) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is the parent company of one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups.

Absa Group, through its worldwide affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “The Group”), offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance.

The Group has a presence in 12 countries in Africa, with approximately 42 000 employees.

The Group’s registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Absa Bank Limited), Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. The Group also has representative offices in Namibia, Nigeria, London and New York as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

For further information about Absa Group Limited, please visit: www.absa.africa

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Marie Diron

Marie Diron

Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Marie Diron

Marie Diron

Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group at Moody's Investors Service

Marie Diron heads the Sovereign Risk Group for Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Subsovereign Risk Group for Asia Pacific and EMEA. She is responsible for analytical teams covering more than 70 sovereign ratings, 15 Multilateral Development Banks and around 400 subsovereign ratings in about 30 countries. Marie is also rating group coordinator for Moody’s Investors Service’s ESG scores.

Marie has worked as Moody’s lead sovereign analyst for a number of Asia Pacific credits. Marie has also worked in Moody’s Credit Policy, co-ordinating Moody’s Global Macro Outlook and other credit research work. Marie was previously Director at Oxford Economics, leading the company’s forecasting and scenario analysis service to financial sector and corporate clients, after a number of years at the European Central Bank and Brevan Howard LLP. Marie received a MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and graduated from the Ecole Centrale Paris.

Moody's Investors Service

Marie Diron

Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and the firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 130 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 76,000 structured finance obligations.

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

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

GFC Media Group

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Chief Executive Officer at GFC Media Group

Alex is Founder and CEO of GFC Media Group. He is responsible for shaping the business strategy as well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the company. Launched in 2009 focusing on capital markets conferences in the GCC, the business today operates across 4 continents and delivers market intelligence and peer-to-peer discussion to over 10,000 senior finance and investment executives per year.

In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GFC Media Group transitioned its entire business online, having spent 10 years only delivering Live conferences and roundtables.

Prior to starting GFC Media Group, Alex worked in various roles in media, research, and events. He has a degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Durham.

GFC Media Group

Alex Johnson

Speakers

Giulia Pellegrini

Giulia Pellegrini

Deputy CIO, EM Fixed Income

Allianz Global Investors

Giulia Pellegrini

Giulia Pellegrini

Deputy CIO, EM Fixed Income at Allianz Global Investors

Giulia Pellegrini is Deputy CIO for Emerging Markets Debt at Allianz Global Investors, where she focuses on EM sovereign debt strategies and ESG investing. Prior to joining AllianzGI in 2020, she was Head of Sustainable EM Fixed Income Investing at BlackRock since 2015. Ms Pellegrini was previously Chief Economist for Sub-Saharan Africa in J.P. Morgan’s Emerging Market Research team in London and in Johannesburg and an Economist at the World Bank in the Africa Finance and Private Sector Development Department in Washington D.C. She started her career as an Economist in the Policy & Strategy Division of the Debt Management Office of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Abuja. Giulia holds master degrees in Development Economics and in Econometrics from the University of Oxford, St Antony’s College and from Birkbeck College as well as a BSc in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London.

Allianz Global Investors

Emmanuel Haye

Emmanuel Haye

Deputy Head of the Financial Institutions Debt Group

Proparco

Emmanuel Haye

Emmanuel Haye

Deputy Head of the Financial Institutions Debt Group at Proparco

Mr. Emmanuel Haye serves as deputy head of the Financial Institutions Debt Group, covering Africa and Middle East, at Proparco, in Paris. Mr. Haye previously worked with PROPARCO and AFD in several African countries during 15 years. He started his career as Auditor with Deloitte. Mr. Haye holds a Master in Management Degree from EDHEC business school.

Proparco

Emmanuel Haye

About Proparco

Proparco is the private sector financing arm of Agence Française de Développement Group (AFD Group). It has been promoting sustainable economic, social and environmental development for over 40 years. Proparco provides funding and support to both businesses and financial institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle-East. Its action focuses on the key development sectors: infrastructure, mainly for renewable energies, agribusiness, financial institutions, health and education.

Its operations aim to strengthen the contribution of private players to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the international community in 2015. To this end, Proparco finances companies whose activity contributes to creating jobs and decent incomes, providing essential goods and services and combating climate change. For a World in Common.

For further information: www.proparco.fr and @Proparco

Robert Lewenson

Robert Lewenson

Head of Stewardship

Old Mutual

Robert Lewenson

Robert Lewenson

Head of Stewardship at Old Mutual

Robert joined the Old Mutual Investment Group Responsible Investment team in October 2014, as a Governance and Engagement Manager. He is responsible for proxy voting and engagement, representing Old Mutual Investment Group on various industry bodies and championing responsible investment for the OM group. Robert's legal and corporate governance background enables him to bring his knowledge of law and negotiation skills to the fore in promoting clients' interests. Prior to joining the Responsible Investment team, he was a legal advisor at Old Mutual Investment Group for seven years. Robert has fourteen years of work experience in the legal profession and asset management industry. He holds a BBusSci LLB (UCT) and is an Attorney of the High Court

Old Mutual

Andrew Johnstone

Andrew Johnstone

Chief Executive Officer

Sanlam InfraWorks

Andrew Johnstone

Andrew Johnstone

Chief Executive Officer at Sanlam InfraWorks

Sanlam InfraWorks

Sören Stöber

Sören Stöber

Head of ESG Business Development

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Sören Stöber

Sören Stöber

Head of ESG Business Development at S&P Global Market Intelligence

Sören heads up S&P Global’s ESG business development efforts for Africa, Northern Europe, and Germany. S&P Global Trucost has been assessing risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader environmental, social, and governance factors since 2000. Prior to joining S&P Sören held corporate sustainability and ESG reporting positions and worked for the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy and Environment.

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Company Website: https://www.spglobal.com/esg

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/s&p-global-market-intelligence

S&P Global Market Intelligence integrates financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess risk. S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.

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

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas

Head of ESG Finance, EMEA

MUFG

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas

Head of ESG Finance, EMEA at MUFG

Geraint has over 30 years of experience in the Financial Services. He is responsible for a number of core products within the Capital Markets Group – including Green funding, ratings advisory, M&A financing, high yield debt and investor presentations.

Geraint has been an integral part of structuring MUFG’s own green bond issuing programme since 2016 and regularly engages with MUFG Clients around their new and existing green, social & sustainable frameworks and funding needs and represents MUFG at relevant market events on the subject.

Prior to joining MUFG, Geraint was Head of Credit Research at Commerzbank, Head of European Credit Research at BNP Paribas and has also worked at UBS and Fitch Ratings.

MUFG

Geraint Thomas

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with around 2,700 offices in more than 50 markets. The Group has over 180,000 employees, and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.

MUFG aims to be the world’s most trusted financial group through close collaboration among its operating companies, and to respond to all of the financial needs of its clients, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

Please visit our website for more information - mufgemea.com.

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Twitter Page: @MUFGEMEA

Speakers

Natalie van der Bijl

Natalie van der Bijl

Integrated Reporting & Sustainability Officer

Growthpoint Properties

Natalie van der Bijl

Natalie van der Bijl

Integrated Reporting & Sustainability Officer at Growthpoint Properties

Natalie has been active in the sustainability arena for over 16 years with experience in the property, pharmaceutical and financial sectors.  She has been with Growthpoint for eight years, where she has been responsible for driving ESG within the business.  One of her key milestones was elevating the knowledge of ESG at various levels of the organisation from operational level to board committees. This has included projects on social impact, climate risk as well as conceptualising and preparing Growthpoint’s ESG Report.  Due to her sustainability knowledge coupled with her understanding of the innerworkings of corporates across various sectors, Natalie is familiar with the challenges that can arise when undertaking integrated & sustainability reporting.  Natalie has a Certificate in Sustainable Business from Cambridge University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Wits Business School.

Growthpoint Properties

Natalie van der Bijl
Shrey Kohli

Shrey Kohli

Head of Debt Capital Markets

London Stock Exchange

Shrey Kohli

Shrey Kohli

Head of Debt Capital Markets at London Stock Exchange

Shrey is responsible for London Stock Exchange plc’s debt, structured finance and close-ended investment funds markets. At LSEG, Shrey has covered roles across Product Development & Regulatory Strategy, and was previously Head of Strategic Development for LSE plc.

He represents LSEG on the Advisory Council of the Green & Social Bond Principles Executive Committee. During 2018-19, Shrey was seconded to International Finance Corporation as Financial Officer in Treasury & Syndications. He has previously worked at McKinsey and Co, the strategy consultancy.

He holds an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc (Hons) in Physics from University of Delhi.

London Stock Exchange

Shrey Kohli

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is a global financial markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on Information Services, Risk and Balance Sheet Management and Capital Formation. The Group supports global financial stability and sustainable economic growth by enabling businesses and economies to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. These include London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS (a European fixed income market); Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF); FTSE Russell, a global index, data and analytics provider; global clearing house LCH; and LSEG Technology. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,500 people.

Further information on LSEG can be found at www.lseg.com

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/company/london-stock-exchange-group/

Twitter handle: @lsegplc

Alain Tchibozo

Alain Tchibozo

Alain Tchibozo

Chief Economist at Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement

Alain TCHIBOZO was appointed Chief Economist at Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD) in December 2020. He has over 30 years of experience as a financial analyst covering European banks including as Head of Banks Research where he worked at Credit Agricole Group (Paris) and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, ING and Mediobanca Securities (all in London).

Prior to joining BOAD, Alain has worked as a portfolio manager at London based hedge fund Inverewe Capital that primarily focused on banks and insurance companies and invested across asset classes, including: equity, debt (AT1 to Tier 2), CDS and other securities and derivatives.

Alain TCHIBOZO is graduate from HEC (Paris) and French Analyst Association SFAF (Société Française des Analystes Financiers) and held UK regulatory licenses from the FSA/FCA. He is also co-author of a book discussing banking strategies ahead of the digital transition called Transformer la banque that was published by Dunod in September 2020.

Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement

Marilyn Obaisa-Osula

Marilyn Obaisa-Osula

Associate Director (ESG/ Sustainability)

KPMG

Marilyn Obaisa-Osula

Marilyn Obaisa-Osula

Associate Director (ESG/ Sustainability) at KPMG

Marilyn Obaisa-Osula: is anAssociate Director (ESG/ Sustainability) in KPMG in Nigeria. She has about fourteen (14) years’ work experience. Her expertise covers ESG (Reporting and integrated reporting), ESG (assurance and audit), Impact assessment, sustainability/ESG strategy, stakeholder engagement, United Nations (SDGs) (integration and implementation) and sustainable finance.

KPMG

Marilyn Obaisa-Osula

KPMG are a multidisciplinary firm that provides professional Audit, Tax and Advisory services. They have 200 partners and over 3,400 professionals in 18 offices strategically located in the most important cities of the country, to help local, national and multinational clients.

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

Wayne Frank

Wayne Frank

Principal: Distribution

Nedbank

Wayne Frank

Wayne Frank

Principal: Distribution at Nedbank

Wayne has 18 years of banking experience across a wide area of roles. Wayne performed numerous roles in the Leveraged Finance bank debt market while living in London (8 years) and since being back in South Africa for the last 10 years placing corporate bonds and loans with institutional investors and other banks while working in the Distribution and Syndication team at Nedbank CIB. Increasingly Wayne has been involved in the structuring and placement of impact bonds and loans which has seen increased interest from the investor community in South Africa. Was involved in the structuring and placement of Nedbank’s Sustainability linked Green bonds in 2019 which became the first green bonds to be listed by a bank on the green segment of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. In August 2020 that deal was awarded Energy Deal of the year 2020 by the African banker magazine.

Nedbank

Wayne Frank

Speakers

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Fund Manager at M&G Investments

Gregory Smith is a fund manager at M&G Investments, focused on emerging market sovereign debt. He has a PhD in quantitative economics, plus expertise in finance and assessing political risk. Prior to joining M&G he was a senior economist and sovereign debt advisor at the World Bank where he did stints covering East Asia and Africa. His research includes investing with an Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) lens, sovereign debt management, and what future sovereign debt restructuring might look like. He is author of the book: ‘Where Credit is Due’, that analyses the strategy of African countries that have borrowed in global debt markets.

M&G Investments

Shiran Moodley

Shiran Moodley

Head, ESG & Sustainable Finance

Absa

Shiran Moodley

Shiran Moodley

Head, ESG & Sustainable Finance at Absa

  • Shiran Moodley co-leads the Sustainable Finance team for Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) in Absa, focusing on product solutions and client engagement for sustainable assets​
  • He has over 10 years’ experience across banking, having started in quantitative actuarial consulting and Risk modeling for Ernst and Young and Nedbank respectively. ​
  • He joined Absa CIB in 2013, serving in a number of roles including Product Owner for Pricing in CIB Digital [2015-2019] and Management Strategy Consultant [2013-2015]. He joined Investment Banking Division (IBD) in 2019 leading the Digital and Innovation Initiatives before transitioning to Sustainable Finance​
  • Shiran holds Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Actuarial Science from the University of the Witwatersrand . He has completed the executive education of Sustainable Finance through the University of Cambridge in 2020

Absa

Shiran Moodley

Absa Group Limited (‘Absa Group’) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is the parent company of one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups.

Absa Group, through its worldwide affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “The Group”), offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance.

The Group has a presence in 12 countries in Africa, with approximately 42 000 employees.

The Group’s registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Absa Bank Limited), Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. The Group also has representative offices in Namibia, Nigeria, London and New York as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

For further information about Absa Group Limited, please visit: www.absa.africa

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Natalya Tueva

Natalya Tueva

Director, Sustainable Finance

SMBC

Natalya Tueva

Natalya Tueva

Director, Sustainable Finance at SMBC


Natalya is currently Director of Sustainable Finance, Loan Capital Markets for EMEA at SMBC BI having joined the firm in 2021 from HSBC where she spent 10 years with roles covering multi-national, large corporate and private equity invested portfolio companies.

Over the last 5 years Natalya has been leading on sustainable finance origination, structuring and execution of ESG solutions, including Green loans, Social loans and Sustainability Linked loans, for corporate clients. She also developed Green Loan and Sustainability Linked loans riders as well as the Green Loan Eligibility Guide for HSBC UK in partnership with Sustainalytics.

Natalya is a core member of the LMA Sustainability Committee and has been working with the LMA to develop sustainable finance industry guidelines on ESG standards as well as advised the LMA on the application of the Green Loans Principles in the real estate finance lending and investment lending context. Natalya is a CISI Certificate in Corporate Finance qualified.

SMBC

Natalya Tueva

With over four centuries of history and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers in Africa and MENA choose SMBC Group because we offer local knowledge and global expertise.

With one of the most extensive domestic and international branch networks of any Japanese bank, SMBC Group uses the strength of its extensive footprint with powerful capabilities in loan and debt capital markets, project and trade finance, and a wide range of other financial services to deliver customer-focused, integrated solutions.

African & MENA customers benefit from SMBC Group's position as a world leader in loan capital markets bookrunning and arranging of loan facilities, including structuring, pricing, advising, executing and distribution of syndicated loans. A specialist debt capital markets team can provide expert advice and execution in core markets for public and private bond issuance, and offer issuers with guidance through the process from structuring, documentation and legal requirements, to execution of relevant funding solutions and investor relations. Particular focus is dedicated to corporate and structured finance and emerging market benchmark transactions for distribution to an international investor audience.

Markus Quick

Markus Quick

Partner, ESG Risk Management

KPMG

Markus Quick

Markus Quick

Partner, ESG Risk Management at KPMG

Markus Quick is a Partner in the Frankfurt, Germany Office of KPMG. He has 20+ years of experience in risk management consulting and consulting projects for German as well as European Banks. His expertise covers Risk Management (focus on Non-Financial Risk, ESG/Sustainability), Internal Governance and Risk Culture. Markus leads the global KPMG working group on ESG Risk Management. He serves the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) as a Chapter Director for Germany.

KPMG

Markus Quick

KPMG are a multidisciplinary firm that provides professional Audit, Tax and Advisory services. They have 200 partners and over 3,400 professionals in 18 offices strategically located in the most important cities of the country, to help local, national and multinational clients.

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