CONFERENCES 2013

REUTERS 3rd ANNUAL TRADING AFRICA SUMMIT: 

“AFRICA – The Hype, The Myth or Reality”


ESG Keynote: 

TOO LITTLE OR TOO LATE? 

Reality Checks for ESG in Investment in Africa in 2013

16:10 ESG Keynote followed by ESG Panel


Cape Town, South Africa, 6 - 7 November 2013

@ReutersAfrica #TradingAfrica2013


CONFERENCES 2013

REUTERS 3rd ANNUAL TRADING AFRICA SUMMIT:

“AFRICA – The Hype, The Myth or Reality” 

ESG Keynote: 

TOO LITTLE OR TOO LATE? 

Reality Checks for ESG in Investment in Africa in 2013

16:10 ESG Keynote followed by ESG Panel

Cape Town, South Africa, 6 - 7 November 2013

@ReutersAfrica #TradingAfrica2013


SinCo is Technical Partner to the Thomson Reuters Africa team producing their 2nd @TradingAfrica conference 6-7 November 2013 in Cape Town South Africa. This page captures our event collaboration. Follow tweets on @TradingAfrica and @SinCoESG, as well as @AfricaSIF. 


See also

SinCo is Technical Partner to the Thomson Reuters Africa team producing their 2nd @TradingAfrica conference 6-7 November 2013 in Cape Town South Africa. This page captures our event collaboration. Follow tweets on @TradingAfrica and @SinCoESG, as well as @AfricaSIF. 


See also

TOO LITTLE OR TOO LATE? 

Reality Checks for ESG in Investment in Africa in 2013

Graham Sinclair 

@esgarchitect

7 November 2013

    • Tomorrow is another country. All future sustainability thinking and investment integrating ESG will evolve in the context of more assets based in Asia, increased investment and consumption demand from frontier and emerging economies, savers stretched to defer consumption for investment, and multimedia channels for communication in all directions.  


    • Too Little or Too Late? What is said versus what is actually done about making ESG in investment happen in Africa, and how slowly the market is growing. 


    • Too Little?  
      • The small "ESG branded" size of the market with around 1% of assets in Africa branded for ESG issues (eg ABC Low Carbon Fund or XYZ Impact Fund) AND small demand for ESG research and thin reporting by investment managers on ESG performance attribution, relative to positioning by institutional investors' claims of ESG. 
      • Relative to the addressable market of professionally managed money - BCG reports global AuM grew to record $62.4 trillion in 2012. 


    • Too Late?  
      • Realities of African economies and investment practice that have failed to proactively advocate for ESG, and now we sit with economies that look much like traditional economies (investors care first about profit, not Africa's legacy)
      1. The social license to operate of many industries is weak and societies have huge inequities (investment impact of Marikana). One billion consumers face harder route to the middle class.
      2. Natural environment in Africa has already paid a huge price for exploitation. The planet as a whole is going to blow thru the limits suggested to prevent long term serious changes in climate. Africa with agriculture and tourism based industries, much to suffer from freak climate patterns. 
      3. Carbon budget will all used up in 21 years, PWC reports using carbon figures outlined UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) September 2013 report, threatening to cause global warming of more than double the threshold deemed safe by the United Nations.

 

INVITATION FROM THOMSON REUTERS

August 2013

Thomson Reuters, the premier news and market information services group, is proud to be associated with the third Trading Africa Summit, an event that has rapidly established itself as one of the leading business and networking events on the continent. Attracting high-level delegates from South Africa, countries across Africa and as far afield as the United Kingdom and the United States, the conference offers unrivalled opportunities for those attending to meet industry experts from Africa, assess investment opportunities and hear more about the trends making Africa one of the global investment destinations of choice. 

As an organisation that is known not only for its quality news and market information services, but also its expertise in investor relations, tax and legal services, Thomson Reuters is ideally placed to offer you the unrivalled opportunity to partner with them in what promises to be the most valuable information–sharing event yet to take place in Africa.

If you are a professional who is already investing in Africa, there is no better place than the Trading Africa Summit to meet your peers to discuss real investment opportunities on the continent, exchange experiences, share knowledge and gain invaluable insights into African markets.

Whether your focus is on meeting industry experts who have already taken the step of investing in Africa, or finding out more about the wide variety of investment opportunities available in the booming economies of Africa, you are sure to find people who can help you form your own opinions on the opportunities Africa represents. This year’s Summit is built around highly interactive round-table discussions. These are featured alongside informative addresses with industry experts representing the major regions across the continent. Adding value this year will be corporate representatives who can provide delegates with on the ground business expertise and insight to real investment opportunities. 

In our role as facilitators, Thomson Reuters will arrange one-on-one meetings between corporate representatives and potential investors so that in-depth information on investment opportunities can be shared where this is required.


With this year’s theme “AFRICA – the hype, the myth or reality” we initiate a critical and thought provoking discussion on Africa’s investment opportunities. The media is praising Africa for its investment potential and returns, we will analyze the investment flows across asset classes and sectors and do the reality check.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The Trading Africa summit is relevant to the following professionals:

  • Senior Corporate Representatives and IR officers
  • Chief Investment Officers
  • Portfolio / Fund Managers
  • Institutional Sales and Sales Traders
  • Head of Trading and Traders
  • Analysts and Economists
  • Exchanges and Regulatory Bodies


Last year’s attendance figures show that 65% of conference delegates are based in South Africa, 29% are based on the rest of the continent, while the remainder comes from our overseas markets of the UK and US.


SinCo in support of Africa Sustainable Investment Forum (AfricaSIF.org) has deployed Graham Sinclair to advise and support the sustainable investment and ESG (environmental, social and governance) modules at the event.



 

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