Investing in the SDGs: Unlocking Africa’s Trillion Dollar Impact Opportunities
Currently, foundations and DFIs are playing the leading roles financing the region’s development, and as they shift their approach to more innovative financing models that delivers both financial returns as well as social and/or environment impacts, there is a need and growing demand by key actors for more private sector investors especially High-Net-Worth Individuals, Ultra High-Net-Worth Individuals (HNWIs & UHNWIs) and Institutional Investors to be more committed to impact investing.
Inside the minds of investors attracted to the region’s high growth opportunities and the idea of doing well by doing good, are concerns about accessing high-quality deal-flows, how to exit their investments and finding reliable asset managers especially financial advisors with the relevant skills, experience and track record to advise and guide them in investing for impact. On the demand-side, a growing number of African and non-African entrepreneurs and project owners with sustainable and innovative businesses that solves the region’s local challenges need growth capital from investors, co-investors and new partners to scale their projects.
Hence, the Africa Impact Investing Leaders Forum will bring together all key stakeholders to
- Discuss new approaches in attracting and getting HNWIs, UHNWIs and institutional investors more committed to impact investing.
- Examine the various challenges that they face, share success stories and best practices.
- Connect investors to pipeline of opportunities across sectors; co-investors and high-impact entrepreneurs.
Congratulations for the Impact Investing in Africa forum yesterday. It was an outstanding event!
– Pierrick Paindavoine, Director, Impact Investing Fund, Louis Dreyfus Commodities