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Understanding the spectrum of “green”: What assessment and reporting metrics are available to borrowers and issuers? (presentation)

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

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Standard Bank

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Africa Finance Corporation

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Agence UMOA-Titres

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Nedbank CIB

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Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

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Understanding the spectrum of “green”: What assessment and reporting metrics are available to borrowers and issuers? (presentation)

  • Fifty shades of green: What does the spectrum of green look like?
  • What methods are most effective in tracking how transactions match up to sustainable finance and ESG metrics?
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting: Why reporting on climate risk is becoming more important
  • How to build in TCFD as part of your business’s wider ESG strategy
  • To what extent can ESG assessment and reporting criteria be standardised across the continent?
  • Does standardisation limit access to sustainable finance for high yield African players?
Africa

Speaker

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.

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Nneka Chike-Obi

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