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Implementing Sustainable Finance products: What can African players learn from successful ESG strategies and issuances in other regions?

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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Implementing Sustainable Finance products: What can African players learn from successful ESG strategies and issuances in other regions?

  • Green bonds, sukuks, SDG linked bonds and loans: Understanding the debut issuer journey
  • What were the key challenges they faced, and how did they overcome them?
  • What are the benefits?
  • How are social bonds operating in different jurisdictions? Would a similar structure translate well to the African market?
Africa

Moderator

Nigel Beck

Nigel Beck

Head of Sustainable Finance

Standard Bank

Nigel Beck

Nigel Beck

Head of Sustainable Finance at Standard Bank

Nigel is the Global Chair of the Equator Principles Steering Committee, lead at the International Chamber of Commerce on Sustainable Trade Finance and a member of the Impact Investing National Task Force. Within Standard Bank, he partners with businesses to better serve clients, drive sustainable innovation and capture emerging opportunities within this growth area. He leads a dedicated team with a full range of knowledge, skills and experience necessary to enable the development of sustainable business opportunities (green/social/climate products and services).

Prior to working in banking, he was a consultant on large and small infrastructure/resource transactions and worked within the British Public sector.

He is a Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (MIEMA) and is a Chartered Environmentalists. Nigel has a BSc from the University of Cape Town, BSc (Hons) from Pretoria University, MSc & DIC (Environmental Technology) from Imperial College, University of London, and an MBA (Finance) from Wits Business School and Executive Leadership Programme from Duke Fuqua School of Business.

Standard Bank

Nigel Beck

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

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

David Rajak

David Rajak

Capital Markets and Investor Relations Executive

Bayport Management Ltd

David Rajak

David Rajak

Capital Markets and Investor Relations Executive at Bayport Management Ltd

David Rajak and his team are responsible for raising funding for the Bayport Management Ltd (BML) group’s subsidiaries as well as for the Mauritian holding company in. The team under David’s stewardship have led the way for both listed and unlisted debt issuances and Impact Funding in both Africa and Latin America in addition to successful European listed debt offerings. Prior to joining BML in 2009, David worked at the Standard Bank Group in both London and Johannesburg within the global markets division where his final position was Head of Syndication for Capital Markets. Following his time with Standard Bank, David joined Rand Merchant Bank in Johannesburg for two years as head of their Debt Capital Markets Distribution team. David received his Bachelor of Business Science degree with Honours in Finance from the University of Cape Town in 1994.

Bayport Management Ltd

David Ashaolu-Coker

David Ashaolu-Coker

Fixed Income Product Specialist

London Stock Exchange

David Ashaolu-Coker

David Ashaolu-Coker

Fixed Income Product Specialist at London Stock Exchange

David is a multi-asset business and product development associate in London Stock Exchange’s Primary market team, with a specific focus on African debt capital markets and product innovation. David has worked on a number of African transactions and was involved in the development of London Stock Exchange’s Sustainable Bond Market. He holds a BA in PPE from University of Manchester.

London Stock Exchange

David Ashaolu-Coker

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

Laila Razack

Laila Razack

Chief Financial Officer

Equites

Laila Razack

Laila Razack

Chief Financial Officer at Equites

Equites