Sustainable Investment: What does it mean for Africa? (London event 24 Feb)

Sustainable Investment: What does it mean for Africa? (London event 24 Feb)

This conference is organised by Addleshaw Goddard and endorsed by IPFA.

IPFA members attend free of charge.

When? Thursday 24 February 2022 from 5:00PM GMT
Where? London, UK

Join this 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?

The experienced panel will consider these questions and more.


  • 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


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

Please note: Addleshaw Goddard are managing the registrations for this conference. By registering to attend you agree to share your contact details with Addleshaw Goddard.

Queries or questions?
Contact the Addleshaw Goddard events team at [email protected]

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