The New CSR: exploring sustainable investment strategies in Africa
Date & Time:
15th May 2019
1:00pm WedAdd to calendar
Ropemaker St, LondonView on maps
Investment portfolios around the world are changing. Fossil fuel disinvestment and environmentally and socially responsible investment approaches show how far we’ve come since Milton Friedman’s famous assertion that the corporations’ only social responsibility was to make profit.
Rather than just recipients of aid or exporters of commodities, African countries are increasingly being seen as attractive investment destinations. And whilst many corporations and institutional investors still default to surface-level action when it comes to sustainability and CSR, paying lip service or donating ad hoc funds at arms length, broadening investment approaches are increasingly common, with goals to achieve business outcomes and ROI along with system-level environmental and social change.
With the help of expert contributors, and insights canvased from across Africa and around the world, in the third event of the series, we’ll be exploring a variety of different approaches. This will include scrutinising impact investing in Africa, active ownership models and patient investment strategies, and what they could mean for green tech innovation and enterprise in Africa in key sectors such as energy, water, agriculture and infrastructure.