Private Capital Mobilisation – why we need to speak up, not just pay up

Dr Hubert Danso, Chairman and CEO of Africa Investor (Ai) Group, Chair, CFA Asset Owners Council, Co-Chair SMI Africa Council. The concept of Private Capital Mobilisation (PCM) is being touted as a big part of the solution to the ever-growing SDG and climate financing gap for emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) requiring additional trillions annually to 2050. Development experts …

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, seeking to scale IDA 21’s …

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 Deal), the asset-owner-led African Green …

MDB Private Capital Mobilization Market Failure Elevated at World Bank Meetings

Africa investor (Ai) issued a Memo today entitled “More Smoke & Mirrors: The Calculated Mirage of Adequate MDB Private Capital Mobilization for Africa’s Climate & SDG Investment Goals.” This memo coincides with the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington DC. The high-level Memo serves as a cautionary note to African …

AU Summit Africa Business Forum addresses ‘Making Development Investable’

Leaders from the African government, civil society, investment and business community, convened over the weekend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 37th African Union (AU) Summit and the Africa Business Forum (ABF) 2024, co-hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Google. Africa investor’s CEO and Chair, Dr. Hubert Danso Chaired the ‘Making Development Investable’ roundtable.

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 access to some of the world’s …

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 Review, and at COP28’s Big  …

Africa investor (Ai) at COP28 Newsletter

Ai and Global investors issue Heads of State Call to Action at COP28 Announced during the Leaders Summit at COP28 in Dubai, to fight climate change and deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals announced, Africa investor and 9 other global institutional investment organisations. Announced during the Leaders Summit at COP28 in Dubai, to fight climate change and deliver on the ...

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 and commitments announced by the …

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 Continental Business Network (CBN), Africa …