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Launch at Net Impact University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business UCT GSB

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  • 1. Introducing AfricaSIF AfricaSIF is an independent, not-for-profit pan- African network, knowledgebase and advocate launched in June 2010 to promote sustainable investment across the continent. The AfricaSIF Project is building AfricaSIF as a network of institutions and individuals active in public, private and philanthropy sectors making investment in Africa happen across asset classes, countries and stakeholders from our platform @ africasif.org. Africa Sustainable Investment Forum AfricaSIF Project Steering Committee 2011 africasif.orgDisclaimer: AfricaSIF, AfricaSIF Project, its members and SinCo do not represent any position, endorse specific policies or standards, nor advocate any direction other than those that drive sustainable investment on the continent. The views expressed in this publication are those of its authors and do not reflect those of its clients nor stakeholders unless otherwise stated. In addition, investment products and organizations referenced in this report are for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice nor endorsements of the views expressed. Investors should perform their own due diligence on any potential investments. AfricaSIF Project 2009-2011 | africasif.org 1
  • 2. Making the case for sustainable investment in Africa, one investment at a time africasif.org 2
  • 3. AfricaSIF: attracting sustainable investment Investment: What is the proposition to attract new capital in new ways to Africa - increasing investment flows to the continent across asset classes? + Sustainability: How do we ensure that when the capital flows, it is sustainable investment that explicitly integrates ESG factors that empowers long-term sustainable development and moves Africa toward the MDGs? = AfricaSIF: Networking investment practitioners inside and outside Africa joined as a collaboration of individuals and institutionsNetwork sharing research, analysis and investment opportunities thatKnowledgebaseAdvocate increases the size of the market for all and advocates for investment guidelines that integrate environmental, social and governance [ESG] factors in Africa. SOURCESThe Sustainability Imperative, Harvard Business Review, May 2010 (http://hbr.org/2010/05/the-sustainability-imperative/ar/1 AfricaSIF Project 2009-2011 | africasif.org 3
  • 4. AfricaSIF: builds the platform in 3 ways Building a platform in Africa •  Connecting individuals and Network organizations in Africa and the world •  Past and current research on Knowledgebase investment in Africa •  Benchmark survey & report every 2 years •  Developing case studies and promoting Advocate sustainable finance to all stakeholdersAfricaSIF Project 2009-2011 | africasif.org 4
  • 5. AfricaSIF proposition: geographies Regional expertise in network, business languages •  Southern •  South Africa Regional expertise in network Africa •  Botswana •  Eastern •  Kenya Africa •  Tanzania •  Western •  Nigeria Africa •  Ghana •  Northern •  Egypt Africa •  Morocco •  English Botswana, Uganda Business languages •  Portugese Angola, Mozambique •  French Cote D Ivoire, Senegal •  Arabic Morocco, TunisiaAfricaSIF Project 2009-2011 | africasif.org 5
  • 6. Voices: What people are saying about AfricaSIF•  This is so exciting and a brilliant concept. AfricaSIF has a lot of interesting, relevant information.•  AfricaSIF will achieve some key things if it is successful: Increase accountability, Reduce poverty. Increase entrepreneurship. This is what sustainable investment could achieve for Africa.•  I think the AfricaSIF is a very good idea.•  This makes sense.•  Africa is in desperate need of meaningful investment that will have lasting benefits and provide platforms for future growth.•  There is an imperative for change in how people do business and with how people invest their money. Drivers for this change are needed and AfricaSIF seems to be well-aligned to motivate this change.•  “Africa is receiving a lot of investment attention, its important to make sure it is sustainable for the continents long-term growth and not exploitative.”AfricaSIF Project 2009-2011 | africasif.org 6
  • 7. AfricaSIF people: 2010 Intern Pod 2/2 Brandon Purcell Sandro BelvisiKelly Knorr MBA, Intern MBA, InternMBA, Intern UC-Berkeley (Haas) IE-MadridUC-Berkeley (Haas) 2009 20102010 Corinna Bordewieck Cathy Richards Matt Stephenson Master of International Affairs, Intern MBA, Intern MPA, Intern Columbia University School for Wharton MIIS International and Public Affairs 2011 2009 2010Nina Corynne Dongkeng Zapgo Ike Nwagbara Megan HaasMaster in Business Law, Intern Master in Finance, Intern Master of Arts in Law and DiplomacyUniversité Libre de Tunis London Business School Fletcher School, Tufts UniversityScheduled June 2010 2010 2011 AfricaSIF Project 2009-2010 | africasif.org 7 7
  • 8. Vision of the world tomorrow Together, we can partner on behalf of our planet and prosperity and help countries increase access to power whileskipping - leapfrogging - the dirtier phase of [invest]ment . - Barack Obama, 44th president of USA in address to Ghanaian parliament, Accra, 11 July 2009 8

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