Funding Vital Emerging & Developing Market Projects: How GEMS and Private Markets can Help Achieve Scale

Global challenges are best addressed globally. Many market participants estimate that Emerging Markets (EMs) require trillions of dollars in order to invest in infrastructure and transform their economies. This cannot be financed by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) alone. Private institutional capital is required to achieve the scale necessary to overcome…

Dr. Hubert Danso, Ai Chair, Talks GEMs Future with ARC Ratings

Africa investor (Ai) today confirmed that Dr. Hubert Danso, its CEO and Chairman, and the Chairman of the African Union’s Continental Business Network (CBN), the African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB) and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) Africa Council, sat down for an exclusive interview with ARC Ratings to discuss the Global Emerging…

Africa investor (Ai) Rallies Institutional Investors during IDA Africa Presidential Summit

Dr Hubert Danso, Africa investor CEO and Chairman, encourages long-term investors to harness the opportunities offered by Institutional Investor-Public Partnerships (IIPPs): The Framework for Strategic Investment Allocations to African Green Industrial Infrastructure as a Globally Competitive Investable Asset Class. As the International Development Association (IDA) African Heads of State Summit takes place in Nairobi today,…

Dr. Danso’s Investor Letter on Allocating to African Green Industrial Infrastructure as a Globally Competitive Investable Asset Class

Dear Esteemed Institutional Investment Partners, We stand at a historic crossroads where financial prosperity converges with environmental responsibility. As universal owners, our capital, portfolio companies, and market influence wield the power to redefine global industrial markets while fostering sustainable returns for future generations. With the advent of the African Union’s Nairobi Declaration (Africa’s Green Investment…

A Private Sector Ministers of Finance Call to Action

Ai Chairman Dr. Hubert Danso was honored to represent the private sector at The 56th Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development this week – themed, ‘Financing the Transition to Inclusive Green Economies in Africa’, hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and The Government of Zimbabwe. Given the underreported…

Bankers Push World Bank to Unlock Secret Data For Climate Loans

 As the finance industry faces mounting pressure to play its part in fighting the climate crisis in the developing world, bankers point to a significant hurdle—one the World Bank and other public sector financiers have yet to remove. The problem, they say, is data. Executives from banks, including Citigroup Inc., say they could offer better rates and…

Cheers to the New Year

Happy New Year, 2023 was a phenomenal year for climate and SDG’s investment leadership under Africa’s COP27 Presidency. Ai was pleased to see its MDB Reform Roadmap recommendations endorsed by shareholders this year and to champion the institutional investor voice at President Macron’s New Global Financial Pact Summit, President Ruto’s Africa Climate Summit, The UN General Assembly SDG…