Investing Capital for Sustainable Impact in Nigeria
Increasingly banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers are accessing new customers, investors and markets through business and investing approach that delivers good social and environmental outcomes without compromising financial performance. This is the case in select African countries like Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa where the industry is experiencing impact investment renaissance.
Also, interventions by the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Stock Exchange, Securities Exchange Commission and the National Pension Commission is creating a local ecosystem committed to inclusive and sustainable impact.
However, impact investing in Nigeria is hampered by the lack of bankable transactions, the reluctance of growth enterprises to forego equity, difficulty raising capital and finding exits. Investing Capital for Sustainable Impact in Nigeria will explore new approaches to educate asset owners and scale up impact capital in Nigeria.
Mary Uduk, Securities & Exchange Commission
Oscar Onyema, The Nigerian Stock Exchange
Solomon Quaynor, Rothschild Global Advisory
Eric Fajemisin, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers
Dave Uduanu, Sigma Pensions