Investing Capital for Sustainable Impact in Africa

ESG and Impact Investing has typically been biased towards liquid asset classes such as equities and bonds. However, the rising attractiveness of alternative asset classes for long-term asset owners and the increasing need to make positive social and environmental without compromising financial performance has brought sustainable investing, particularly, Impact Investing to prominence in the alternative asset management industry.

However, alternative investors looking to allocate capital to impact investment opportunities still have a limited range of products and portfolio solutions to meet their needs. As well as lack of a more consistent way of defining, measuring and reporting on ESG and impact outcomes.

Themed 'Maximising risk-adjusted returns and impact', the 'Investing Impact Capital In Africa Alternatives' brings together asset owners, asset consultants, fund managers and industry stakeholders to examine how to get the best risk-adjusted returns and diversification from alternatives and private markets investments in Africa while achieving measurable impact.

Be Part of It - The Most Comprehensive Forum On Sustainable Investing In Africa Alternative Assets

Why Attend?

Investing Impact Capital In Africa Alternatives will bring together professionals committed to helping their clients deploy their capital for sustainable impact and places emphasis on strategies that use non-traditional methods to gain exposure to traditional assets and vehicles that invest in non-traditional assets such as:
  • Infrastructure
  • Hedge Fund Strategies
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Private and Alternative Credit
  • Private Real Estate
  • Foresty and Farmland
  • Collectables — Art, wine etc.

The immersion brings together drivers of impact projects, providers of impact capital, managers of impact capital and enablers of impact to examine how the ecosystem is innovating across alternative and traditional asset classes to allocate capital for social and environmental impact without compromising financial returns.

Who Attend?

Investing Impact Capital In Africa Alternatives is complimentary for senior executives from Pension Funds, insurance companies, SWFs, DFIs, Family Offices, Endowments and Foundations.

A limited number of paying places are available to:
  • Policymakers and Industry Regulators
  • Central Bankers and National Treasuries
  • Pension funds and Insurers
  • Endowments and Foundations
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Impact Investment Funds
  • Philanthropists & Social Investors
  • Wealth & Asset Managers
  • Investment Consultants
  • Family Businesses & Offices
  • Private Equity & Debt Funds
  • Real Estate & Infrastructure Funds
  • Management Consultants & Lawyers

The complimentary places are limited and subject to approval.

ESG and Impact Investing is now among the top two items on the agenda of alternative asset owners and managers


Obie Mckenzie, Vice Chairman, Cordiant Capital


Ikenna Emehelu, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Elias Masilela, Chair, Impact Investing National Task Force, South Africa


Aymeric Saha, MD, NASP-USAID Investment Partnership

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Donna Sims Wilson, President, Smith Graham & Co.


Ayo O. Ayodele, Director, IRM Partners LLC



Insuring A Sustainable Future For Africa

With over thirty trillion dollars global AUM, insurers are uniquely placed to play a catalytic role in turning ESG challenges into sustainable investment opportunities. This is evident in the unique triple role that insurers can play as risk carriers, risk managers and long-term investors. This theme looks at how insurers can enhance socio-economic welfare, foster stakeholders shared values and build a more resilient Africa whilst delivering superior returns to their shareholders.