We invite you to join us for a panel discussion to consider the key themes relating to sustainable investment in Africa.

Sustainable investment has become one of the most important topics for policymakers, governments, investors, businesses and consumers. It was a key subject of discussion at COP26, and is part of the broader push to increase aid and development finance to Africa as it seeks to accelerate economic growth, recover from the pandemic and address the challenges of climate change.

But what exactly does sustainable investment mean for Africa? What role do international and African governments and multilateral institutions have in incentivising sustainable investment? What support and investment do African countries need to grow their economies and mitigate the impacts of climate change? What policy changes are needed to reduce perceived investment risk in Africa for international investors? What are the opportunities for private investors?

Our experienced panel will consider these questions and more and we hope that you are able to join us and take part in the discussion. 

There will also be an opportunity for networking and refreshments after the panel discussion. 

If you have any further questions, please contact our Events team.

Event details

24 February 2022

17:00-21:00 (BST)




Mariam Akanbi
General Counsel at ARCH Emerging Markets and Co-founder of Black Women in Asset Management  

Melanie Mann
Head of ESG at ARCH Emerging Markets Partners

John Owers
Head of Mid and Large Funds at CDC Group plc

Aida Sitdikova
Director, Energy Eurasia MEA, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD  

Fola Fagbule
Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Advisory at Africa Finance Corporation 

John Coleman
Partner, Addleshaw Goddard