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Transition finance as a gateway to green: How can fossil fuel dependent economies start thinking about ESG? What are the first-steps?

Broadcast on Nov 24, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2020 - Virtual Conference

Strategic Partner

National Treasury, Republic of South Africa

Platinum Sponsor

Absa

Platinum Sponsor

Africa Finance Corporation

Platinum Sponsor

Standard Bank

Gold Sponsor

African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim)

Gold Sponsor

MUFG

Gold Sponsor

SMBC

WAEMU Sponsor

Agence UMOA-Titres

Silver Sponsor

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Silver Sponsor

Emirates NBD

Silver Sponsor

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Bronze Sponsor

African Trade Insurance Agency

Bronze Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

GCR Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

KFW DEG

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  • What do banks and investors expect from commodity-driven companies in relation to their approach to ESG?
  • For an oil, gas or mining company thinking about becoming more sustainably focused, what are the first steps in the transition process?
  • How can oil & gas and mining companies start to become more conscious about greener reporting?

Moderator

Heidi Barends

Heidi Barends

Sustainable Finance

Absa

Heidi Barends

Heidi Barends

Sustainable Finance at Absa

Absa

Heidi Barends

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...

Speakers

Brian Marcus

Brian Marcus

Head of Capital Management

Seplat Petroleum

Brian Marcus

Brian Marcus

Head of Capital Management at Seplat Petroleum

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 Petroleum

Brian Marcus
Colm D'Rosario

Colm D'Rosario

Deputy Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income

Amundi Asset Management

Colm D'Rosario

Colm D'Rosario

Deputy Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income at Amundi Asset Management

Colm is Deputy Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income and co-Head of EM and HY Corporates. He is Lead Portfolio Manager forour Emerging Market CorporateHigh Yield investment strategies with one of the longest track records in the Emerging High Yield category. Colm is also co-manager on a number of award-winning Unconstrainedstrategies. He has over 15 years of investment experience and has been a member of the team since 2007. Before joining Pioneer Investments, Colm worked as a Credit Analyst with WGZ Bank (2004-2007). Colm has an MA in Economics and Finance, an MSc in Mathematics and a BA in Mathematics/Economics. In 2007 he was awarded the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) designation by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Amundi Asset Management

Jens Hoenerhoff

Jens Hoenerhoff

Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Governance

DEG Invest

Jens Hoenerhoff

Jens Hoenerhoff

Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Governance at DEG Invest

Jens Hoenerhoff, degreed Energy and Process Engineer at the Technical University of Berlin, works as senior environmental specialist for the DEG, the private sector development financing branch of the German KfW-Group. As vice president/ sustainability he is inter alia responsible for the development of the WWF-DEG “Water Risk Filter”, the mapping tool for water risks.

DEG Invest

DEG: More than finance

For almost 60 years DEG has been a reliable partner to private-sector enterprises operating in developing and emerging-market countries. We provide our customers with tailor-made solutions, including financing, promotional programmes and advice tailored to individual needs. They can thus develop successfully and sustainably, while generating local added value and creating qualified jobs. With our portfolio of around EUR 9 billion in over 80 countries we’re one of the world’s largest private-sector development financiers.

www.deginvest.de/en

Ritesh Agarwal

Ritesh Agarwal

Director Investment Banking

Emirates NBD

Ritesh Agarwal

Ritesh Agarwal

Director Investment Banking at Emirates NBD

Ritesh is currently a Director in the Debt Capital Markets team of Emirates NBD Capital having joined team in September 2014. Previously, Ritesh worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mumbai office in the Capital Markets team where he helped numerous issuers raise both equity and debt. He has been involved in several landmark transactions across governments, financial institutions, blue chip and mid-cap corporates on their Islamic and conventional financing strategies and access to debt capital markets and has helped issuers raise over USD 50bn over the last few years

Ritesh has a BE in Electrical Engineering from BITS Pilani (India) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (India)

Emirates NBD

Ritesh Agarwal

Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading Banking Group in the MENAT region. As at 30th September 2020, total assets were AED 692 Billion (equivalent to approx. USD 188 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Bank expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 14 million customers. The Bank is ranked among the top 20 in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Regarded Companies, securing a leading spot among global brands.

The Bank has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 94% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. Emirates NBD was named “UAE’s Best Bank” in 2020 for a fifth consecutive year by Euromoney. In addition, Emirates NBD received the “Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East” award, introduced this year in light of the Covid-19 impact, as a recognition of its efforts in responding to the Covid-19 crisis.

Emirates NBD is also a major player in the UAE corporate segment and has strong Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets & treasury and brokerage operations.

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/emirates-nbd/mycompany/

Strategic Partner

National Treasury, Republic of South Africa

Platinum Sponsors

Absa Africa Finance Corporation Standard Bank

Gold Sponsors

African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim) MUFG SMBC

WAEMU Sponsor

Agence UMOA-Titres

Silver Sponsors

Development Bank of Southern Africa Emirates NBD Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Bronze Sponsors

African Trade Insurance Agency Fitch Ratings GCR Ratings KFW DEG