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,…

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…

His Excellency Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan highlights United Arab Emirates commitments to Africa at Conference of the Parties (COP28)

His Excellency Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State, participated in the ‘Africa Investment Earthshot Leaders’ Summit’ at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), which is currently being held at Expo City Dubai. During a keynote speech, His Excellency highlighted the most prominent pledges…

Mercer unpacks Asset Allocation at The COP28 Africa Investment Earthshot Leaders’ Summit

Mercer, a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy, and people advising trillions of institutional assets, shared asset allocation assumptions at the COP28 Africa Investment Earthshot Leaders’ Summit, hosted by the COP28 Presidency, in association with The African Union Development Agency (AUDA), The AU…

Investable Green Industrial Cities Standards previewed at COP28 Africa Investment Earthshot Summit

While Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are well-recognised place-based investment tools for economic development, there is an urgent need to evolve bankability models and practices in the direction of investable Green Industrial Cities (GICs). GICs are destinations that nurture productive, long-term growth and attract industrial capital at scale. However, they do much more. GIC’s represent a…