Event Listing

Responsible Investment Summit — Focus on Africa

Wednesday 27 March 2019

9:30am - 5pm

Old Theatre

Responsible Investment Summit — Focus on Africa

Free tickets for the summit can be found here: https://fixr.co/event/440076515

For any updates and announcements in anticipation of the summit, please refer to the event page here: https://goo.gl/9mHLsY

LSESU Investment Society’s MacroVenture arm, along with Qbera Capital and Queen Mary Trading and Investment Society, is proud to announce the inaugural Responsible Investment Summit, this year’s event will focus on development and investment in Africa.

The Summit will bring together senior speakers and panellists from academia, development financial institutions, corporates and private investors who are playing a key role in driving and facilitating responsible investment as well as sustainable business practices across the African continent.

Open to the public, we strongly encourage anyone to drop by to learn more about the world's fastest-growing continent! Moreover, this will be your unique opportunity to network with the leading businesses and investors focusing on Africa and its future!

Putting Africa as the centre of this event leaves us with a breadth of topics to discuss:

Splitting the day into sessions, we start by looking at the ‘Macro’ view of Africa as a continent, learning of its past, understanding the present and looking ahead for what to expect. Following that, commercial banks will shed light on the financial landscape currently present. Impact investing will take a substantial portion of the day as we gather expert advice on how to seize opportunities with sustainability and development at their core. We’ll also listen to the views of private investors and what they look for when they look at a prospective investment opportunity. Finally, we’ll wrap up the day talking about technology focusing on African start-ups and their potential impact on the development and progression of economies across Africa.

Summit schedule:

09:30-10:00: Registration

10:00-10:15: Opening

10:15-11:00: Demystifying Responsible Investing: What is “Responsible Investing” and how has the landscape changed over 24 months

11:00-12:00: Development Financial Institutions & Commercial Banks - Panel discussion on the responsible investing landscape Africa

12:00-12:15: Break

12:15-13:30: Responsible Investing in Africa Keynote

13:30-14:30: Corporates in Africa: Panel discussion on different approaches to “responsible business” from a corporate perspective

14:30-14:45: Break

14:45-15:45: Private Investment in Africa: Panel discussion on what private investors look for when investing including SRI measures

15:45-16:45: Disruptors & Technology - Panel discussion with start-ups from Africa on how they are changing the landscape

16:45-17:00: Closing


Keep an eye on the event page as we continue to release more details in the leadup to the event.

We are excited to see you there!