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One size does not fit all: How can African corporates begin incorporating ESG principles into their long-term growth strategy?

Broadcast on Oct 6, 2020 from Livestream: ESG & Capital Markets Africa 2020 - Virtual Conference

Gold Sponsor

Standard Bank

Multilateral Sponsor

Africa Finance Corporation

WAEMU Sponsor

Agence UMOA-Titres

Silver Sponsor

Nedbank CIB

Silver Sponsor

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Bronze Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

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One size does not fit all: How can African corporates begin incorporating ESG principles into their long-term growth strategy?

  • Where to start when defining a corporate ESG policy? Understanding how Environmental, Social and Governance principles fit into your existing strategy
  • What tools can corporates use to measure whether existing and new transactions match up to their newly-outlined ESG principles?
  • Understanding green finance as a risk mitigator: How to educate shareholders on the benefits of increased transparency in green reporting
  • Learning best practices from success stories: Which African institutions have already made their first steps on the ESG pathway – what best practices can they share?
Africa

Moderator

Megan Morrerira

Megan Morrerira

Investor Relations Manager & ESG Officer

SA Taxi

Megan Morrerira

Megan Morrerira

Investor Relations Manager & ESG Officer at SA Taxi

Megan joined SA Taxi in September 2014. Megan is a CA (SA) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) from the University of Cape Town. Prior to her tenure at SA Taxi, Megan was an assistant audit manager at EY, where she completed her articles. At SA Taxi, she has extensive experience as a funding analyst responsible for funder reporting, reporting on securitisation vehicles and company secretarial work. In May 2016, Megan took up the role of the Investor Relations Manager for debt stakeholders, where managing engagements for existing and potential relationships is key. Most recently, Megan has also assumed the role of the ESG Officer for the SA Taxi group.

SA Taxi

Megan Morrerira

Speakers

Wangui Maranga-Okello

Wangui Maranga-Okello

Wangui Maranga-Okello

Head of Corporate Finance at Acorn Holdings, Kenya

Wangui is an experienced financial services professional, having gained over 18 years’ experience as a senior portfolio manager with one of the largest fund management firms in East Africa. Currently with Acorn Holdings Ltd as the Head of Corporate Finance, Wangui oversaw the issuance of Acorn’s 5-year bond in October 2019, raising USD 43 million in what was deemed as a first of many in Kenya:

  • The first Green Bond issued in East Africa
  • The first bond to be rated by one of the top rating agencies in the world, Moody’s
  • The first fully secured and collateralised bond
  • The first project bond
  • The first restricted public offer approved by the Capital Markets Authority
  • The first local currency bond to be subsequently listed both on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and London Stock Exchange

Wangui holds an MBA (Finance) from University of Leicester, Bachelor of Commerce from University of Nairobi, is a qualified accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has a Higher Diploma from the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS).

Acorn Holdings, Kenya

Sonya Dilova

Sonya Dilova

Director, Emerging Markets Corporates

BMO Global Asset Management

Sonya Dilova

Sonya Dilova

Director, Emerging Markets Corporates at BMO Global Asset Management

Sonya Dilova is a Fund Manager in the Emerging Markets Debt team at BMO GAM, which she joined in 2006. Her primary responsibility is managing global EM corporate funds. Prior to BMO GAM, Sonja worked at Fitch Ratings for four years as well as Société Générale where she worked as an Equity Analyst in the Emerging Markets team. She received her PhD in Eastern European Studies from the University of Birmingham in 2000, following a period spent working at the Bulgarian Foreign Investment Agency.

BMO Global Asset Management

Sunmbo Olatunji

Sunmbo Olatunji

Sunmbo Olatunji

Group Treasurer at Access Bank

Access Bank

Bhulesh Singh

Bhulesh Singh

Head of Shared Value

First Rand Group

Bhulesh Singh

Bhulesh Singh

Head of Shared Value at First Rand Group

First Rand Group