Please join us on Thursday at 16.30 CET (18.30 EAT) for a truly insightful session on what makes Kenya in general and Nairobi in particular Africa’s leading Impact Investment VC Hub. We have managed to assemble an amazing line of practitioners and observers: Arif Neky (tbc); confirmed speakers: Paul Clements-Hunt (who coined the term ESG!); Karnika Yadav from Intellecap, the organizer of AFRICA’S LARGEST SHOWCASE OF ENTREPRENEURS AND IMPACT INVESTORS, which will be summarized by Impact Entrepreneur correspondent RAYMOND OBARE; Curtis Musembi will share the social impact investor Oikocredit‘s decades long experience in promoting sustainable development through investments in #financialinclusion, #agriculture and #renewableenergy, including in #Kenya. Before these excellent speakers share with the audience their hard earned knowledge and experience, the event will be introduced by Sveta Banerjee (tbc) from Swiss Impact Investment Association whose objective it is to mobilize impact investors from the #GlobalNorth (including Switzerland) to invest with impact and purpose in the #GlobalSouth. Peter Chintu will present the experience (2018-19), which Zambia went through in setting up Zambian National Advisory Board for Impact Investment (NABII), in the hope that #Kenya and the other #NABII taskforces around #Africa attending may learn from #Zambia‘s experience to help accelerate the process of setting up the next generation of African NABIIs as a #prerequisite for creating a true #ImpactRevolution in Africa following the vision conceived by Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair of The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG).
#Kenya like #Geneva has a deep and unique impact investment ecosystem, and both have a strong United Nations presence. This feature alone makes Nairobi stand-out from any other VC Hub on the African continent, and perhaps this explains why Arif Neky from the LEEG-net | UN Partnership for the SDGs has taken the role to lead the Kenyan taskforce in setting up what will become Africa’s only 5th NABII. Finally, it is 4IP Group Sàrl hope that this #ImpactRevolution will be hosted on the Entnest – Home of Entrepreneurs all-in-one toolbox which its founder Johan Franzén will explain address the fragmentation and inefficiency of the current ecosystem. Join us to find out how the NABIIs in the Global North can be connected with the NABIIs in the Global South on this unique network of networks platform.
SDG Lab at UN Geneva UN SDG Action Campaign
SFG – Sustainable Finance Geneva Swiss-African Business Circle Swiss Sustainable Finance Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Fondation Genève Place Financière Fondation pour l’attractivité du canton de Genève (FLAG)
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