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SA's first Reit sustainability-linked ESG bond launched
SA's first Reit sustainability-linked ESG bond launchedArticle

The Investec Property Fund recently issued a three-year, sustainability-linked bond of R800m - a first for the local real estate investment trust sector...

29 Apr 2021

Francesco La Camera, DG, Irena
#EnergyIndaba: Private investment critical to meet Africa's energy needsArticle

Africa has the potential to harvest 1,000 times more than the continent's projected demands for electricity in 2040 from renewable sources...

Nicci Botha 2 Mar 2021

Cape Town/Stockholm Connect launches
Cape Town/Stockholm Connect launchesArticle

Cape Town/Stockholm Connect has launched signifying the start of a series of activities which aim to strengthen ties and facilitate bilateral collaboration between Sweden and South Africa...

26 Feb 2021

5 climate trends for 2021
5 climate trends for 2021Article

Ambitious action from all parts of society needs to be taken in the here and now on climate change...

Daniel Klier 9 Feb 2021

Nigel Beck, executive head, sustainable finance, Standard Bank Group
ESG investment can help Africa's economic recoveryArticle

Covid-19 has hindered Africa's growth, demanding new approaches to economic development, and raising the focus on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues...

Nigel Beck 7 Dec 2020

Business and society need to act in solidarity for inclusive growth
Business and society need to act in solidarity for inclusive growthArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences, but it has also revealed how society at large and business in particular can act in solidarity and collaborate to rebuild South Africa...

Issued by Trialogue 27 Oct 2020

Premal Ranchod, head of ESG research at Alexander Forbes Investments
South African green economic recovery blueprintArticle

Following the devastating impact which the Covid-19 pandemic has had on South Africa and the world, governments, corporates, and citizens collaborate to focus on a green economic recovery...

19 Oct 2020

Michael Ridley
Green and social bonds in the light of Covid-19Article

In 2019, 479 green bonds were issued by companies, governments and financial organisations, up from 382 in 2018...

Michael Ridley 2 Sep 2020

South Africa's first eco home loan
South Africa's first eco home loanArticle

One of the key residential market trends in South Africa has been the move away from freehold homes into estate or complex living, largely because they offer increased security, and a sense of community...

Kerry Dimmer, Issued by Private Property South Africa 21 Aug 2020

Why Nigeria's hotel sector is set for a good year, despite challenges
Why Nigeria's hotel sector is set for a good year, despite challengesArticle

As one of Africa's largest economies, Nigeria has made significant strides in diversifying its oil-dependent economy, focusing on sectors such as technology, tourism, transport, and electricity, from gas to renewables...

1 Apr 2020

Standard Bank issues green bond via IFC
Standard Bank issues green bond via IFCArticle

Standard Bank has issued its first green bond, a 10-year facility with the express purposes of raising capital for use in on-lending by Standard Bank Group's (SBG) Sustainable Finance Business Unit...

5 Mar 2020

#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insights
#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insightsArticle

South Africa's Economic Development Department took steps in 2017 to develop the 'social economy' with technical assistance from the International Labour Organisation (ILO)...

Kerryn Krige, Issued by Nation Builder 14 Jan 2020

Carolina Minio-Paluello, global head of solutions, Lombard Odier
Green bonds are helping investors take action against climate changeArticle

Climate change is one of the most pressing sustainability challenges investors are facing today. It presents a systemic risk that is very difficult for investors to diversify away...

Carolina Minio-Paluello 29 Jul 2019

Nairobi ready to welcome One Planet Summit to Africa
Nairobi ready to welcome One Planet Summit to AfricaArticle

The third One Planet Summit will make its debut in Africa this week, hosted in Nairobi, Kenya on 14 March...

13 Mar 2019

The importance of good environmental, social and governance practices
The importance of good environmental, social and governance practicesArticle

The JSE is one of five exchanges in the world to be internationally recognised as a pioneer of a global initiative to enhance corporate transparency, performance on environmental, social and corporate governance...

Shameela Soobramoney 21 Jan 2019

African cities can raise more money. Kenya and South Africa offer useful lessons
African cities can raise more money. Kenya and South Africa offer useful lessonsArticle

African cities will gain a billion new residents by 2050...

Sarah Colenbrander and Ian Palmer 24 Oct 2018

Growthpoint celebrates green bond listing on JSE
Growthpoint celebrates green bond listing on JSEArticle

Growthpoint Properties, the first South African company and real estate investment trust to issue a green bond programme on the JSE, celebrated the occasion with a bit of fanfare...

26 Apr 2018

2018 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2018 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announcedArticle

After gathering earlier this month, the 2018 Eco-Logic Awards judging panel have selected the finalists in each environmental category...

16 Apr 2018

Growthpoint goes greener to attract specialised investors
Growthpoint goes greener to attract specialised investorsArticle

Growthpoint Properties has become the first South African company to issue a green bond programme on the JSE...

Alistair Anderson 14 Mar 2018

Green bonds are taking off - and could help save the planet
Green bonds are taking off - and could help save the planetArticle

The "tragedy of the horizons," a term coined by Canada's Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has been haunting the financial sector ever since climate change began posing serious threats to the planet...

Olaf Weber and Vasundhara Saravade 17 Jan 2018

Green finance? Why global banks are pledging billions to fight climate change
Green finance? Why global banks are pledging billions to fight climate changeArticle

Banking giant HSBC has pledged $100bn (£76bn) to "fight climate change", to be spent on sustainable finance and investment over the next eight years...

Simon Wilde 13 Nov 2017

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JSE's new green bonds to fund low-carbon projectsArticle

The JSE's new green bond segment provides companies with an effective tool to raise capital for investments into sustainable projects...

25 Oct 2017

China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure
China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructureArticle

The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs...

Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 19 Oct 2017

Windturbines and windfarms are one example of what green bonds can finance.
Responsible green finance: can investors make a real social impact?Article

At the beginning of 2017, France announced the launch of its green bonds scheme...

Christophe Revelli 7 Feb 2017

Finance leaders discuss robust global green finance mechanisms
Finance leaders discuss robust global green finance mechanismsArticle

The Paulson Institute in America and the Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking recently convened a half-day symposium of global finance leaders and experts to discuss recommendations for the development of robust global green finance mechanisms and markets...

22 Apr 2016

SRI must be economically attractive to the private sector
SRI must be economically attractive to the private sectorArticle

South Africa's asset management industry - which currently stands at an estimated R4tn with the listed portion being R2.3tn - should translate into a lot more investment in social and economic infrastructure in order to further boost economic development...

19 Apr 2016

African cities committed to conserve natural resources
African cities committed to conserve natural resourcesArticle

Cities on the African continent are increasingly investing and implementing interventions designed to conserve natural resources and energy for generations to come...

16 Sep 2015

Working towards a green economy - change is afoot
Working towards a green economy - change is afootArticle

In the world today, 1.2 billion people live in poverty, with 70% directly dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods...

Danette Breitenbach 29 Jun 2015

UNEP releases The Coming Financial Climate report
UNEP releases The Coming Financial Climate reportArticle

A new report by the UN Environment Programme, The Coming Financial Climate, identifies measures that can make climate security an integral part of a sustainable financial system...

26 May 2015

Green building rating attracts investment, funding
Green building rating attracts investment, fundingArticle

Green building's sustainability factor is attracting investment and funding to all kinds of businesses, especially listed property companies like REITs, as more and more capital owners place a high priority on responsible investment...

28 Nov 2014

Jo'burg council chambers to get R103m facelift
Jo'burg council chambers to get R103m faceliftArticle

The City of Johannesburg plans to spend at least R103m on upgrading its council chambers in Braamfontein.

Penwell Dlamini and Lehlohonolo Tau 30 May 2014

'More effective IDC increases loan approvals by 35%Article

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has increased its turnaround time for approval of loans to businesses and has increased loans approvals by over 35%, the Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel said in his Budget Vote speech this week.

25 Apr 2012

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