Investing Impact Capital In Botswana
The role of pension funds and insurance companies in safeguarding the future of their members through growing and securing their retirement and insurance savings is well understood. But for too long, their commitment to the long-term needs of the economy and sustainability (ESG and impact investing) issues have received little consideration or misunderstood.
In Botswana, the case for long term asset owners to allocate capital to investment opportunities that target risk-adjusted returns whilst delivering sustainable and developmental impact is probably more evident. With the largest pensions asset per capita in Africa, high level of borrowing for development and an economy in need for diversification.
Themed delivering sustainable impact without compromising returns, the 2019 Investing Impact Capital In Botswana makes the case for impact investments for pension funds, insurers, sovereign and development funds portfolio providing they have an appropriate risk/reward profile. However, to achieve sustainable impact and optimum returns Botswana asset owners must collaborate with policymakers, regulators, impact entrepreneurs, impact co-investors, impact managers and impact supporters.
Dir Retirement Funds, NBFIRA
Gosego January, CEO, Debswana Pension
Outule Bale, CEO, Khumo Property Asset Mgmt.