Institutional investors turn focus to Scope 3 emissions at upcoming COP 27 in Egypt

News – Glasgow, Johannesburg, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Paris, New York, London, Addis Ababa, Tokyo 10 November 2021 The African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB) today announced the successful hosting of its Partnerships Dialogue Series: Enabling Institutional Investor-Public Partnerships (IIPP) and Scope 3 Allocations in support of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This Summit…

Institutional investors announce Net Zero Model Investment Law at COP 26

News – Glasgow, Johannesburg, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Paris, New York, London, Addis Ababa, Tokyo 10 November 2021 The African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB) today at COP 26, announced its Model Law on Institutional Investor-Public Partnerships (IIPP) initiative (ML-IIPP). This was unveiled at the AfGIIB Partnerships Dialogue Series on the Road to COP 27, that…

Namibia Launches Commodity-Backed Fund

  Africa saw the launch of its latest sovereign wealth fund in the form of Nambia’s more conventional commodity-backed Welwitschia Fund. The fund has an initial injection of N$262 million (US$16 million), but will be boosted by offshore oil resources discovered by TotalEnergies  and Shell. It will collect royalties from mineral resources as well as…

IIGCC report aims to support investors in understanding the $126 trillion of investment in climate solutions required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement

The report shows where capital can be directed most effectively, including 10 priority technologies, to meet the record investment in climate solutions required by 2050.  The report underscores areas where investor engagement is needed to help corporates prioritise investments in key technologies and to obtain the corporate disclosures needed to further advance the measurement of…

Business leaders have to play a better political role

Like it or not, they are potent players in our fragile democratic politics and in global decision-making. We in the western world confront two crises: a collapse in trust in our democratic political system and a planetary environmental threat. The former requires the renewal of common purpose at home. The latter requires not just common…

Institutional investors announce new net zero investment initiative

The African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB) has announced its model law on Institutional Investor-Public Partnerships (IIPP) initiative (ML-IIPP). First adapted by the African Unions’ 5 percent institutional infrastructure investment agenda initiative, the ML-IIPP framework will assist emerging and developing countries to derisk and meet their net-zero capital mobilization goals. The ML-IIPP initiative is a…

Invitation: African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB), Partnerships Dialogue Series: Enabling Institutional Investor-Public Partnerships (IIPP) & Scope 3 Allocations, in support of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

You are cordially invited to our next African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB), Partnerships Dialogue Series, COP 26 Virtual Side Event on: Enabling Institutional Investor-Public Partnerships (IIPP) and Scope 3 Allocations, in support of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), on 10 November 2021, at 3pm-4:30pm CET. The event is a collaboration between the: African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB)…

MiDA Advisors, Standard Bank and Mercer launch infrastructure publication part II in effort to mobilise private capital for African investment and development

MiDA Advisors and Standard Bank Group, in collaboration with Mercer, have published the second edition of the report titled “Infrastructure financing in sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and impact for institutional investors”, to present the attractive case for investing in Africa. This report builds upon the 2018 groundbreaking publication by MiDA Advisors and Mercer, Investment in African Infrastructure:…