Cape Town, South Africa - 1 DayMonday
In this course, wealth managers, consultants, funders, lawyers and other financial intermediaries will gain an understanding of the rapidly emerging field of impact investing and its ecosystem globally, with a specific focus on Africa. Delegates will be given tools to develop impact investing strategies, analyse opportunities and engage with clients about socially responsible investments. They will participate in case study based workshops led by a diverse group of leading experts in the field. At the end of the course, they will be able to take their first steps to realise the potential of impact investing for their clients and institutions.
2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and Chairman of Yunus Centre, joins ODI in conversation on what it would take to end inequality, massive unemployment, and environmental destruction, and explores the legal and regulatory changes needed to jumpstart the next wave of socially driven innovations. A networking reception and book signing follows the event.
Muhammad Yunus, born in Bangladesh, was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. In 1972, he became head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He is the founder of Grameen Bank and the father of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. He is also the creator of the ‘social business’ model. Muhammad Yunus’ new book, A World of Three Zeros, is available for purchase at the event.
Taking place alongside COP23, adjacent to the Bula zone, SIF brings together 600+ carefully handpicked delegates, including : Ministers of Energy and Climate Change, Blue Chip CEOs, Mayors, Responsible Investors, Development Banks, Green Entrepreneurs and media, for two packed days of capacity building, networking, collaboration and deal making that will galvanise and fast track the green economy.
Governments, cities and regions from the 152 countries that have ratified the Paris Agreement, must now meet their national climate change commitments ( INDC’s ) so they are looking for the clean energy, low carbon transport and finance solutions to make this a reality.
SIF17 provides a world class line up of keynotes, panel discussions, networking sessions, live interviews, innovation spotlights, CEO panels, Mayors breakfast briefings and much more.
Join us for debate and discussion around crucial key topics including:
- Renewable energy
- Circular economy
- Sustainable land and water management
- Carbon markets
- Climate finance
- Climate innovation in emerging regions
Leading businesses are creating and valuing entirely new forms of social and environmental business impact. These new forms of value require smart new metrics. Define your success in the new economy and discover expanded methods for identifying and measuring cost, risk and new forms of value this fall.
This 3-day Sustainable Brands event will showcase the macro, corporate and investor landscapes to help your business succeed. Insightful business leaders will share detailed research on macro trends, risks and opportunities including discussions on UN sustainable development goals and applicability for the private sector. The event will feature deep dive discussions and case studies led by remarkable thought leaders and analysts working to create smarter, more accurate and more inclusive business metrics that create value for all stakeholders. Professionals will discover new practical tools for valuing carbon, water and other types of natural capital, plus gain new intelligence on the correlation between sustainability performance and brand strength. The investor landscape will be able to access new research on the ROI of both public and private sustainable investing, discover new intelligence on green bond indices by mainstream banks and identify new players in sustainable investing across entirely new asset classes.