IFC Sustainability Webinar: Investing in Africa’s Sustainable Future. Webinar on Collaborative Leadership for Sustainable Finance by the African Pension Sector.

January 18, 2022

SBFN and the African Pension Supervisors Forum, in collaboration with the World Bank's Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice (FCI GP), hosted “Investing in Africa’s Sustainable Future”, a webinar to explore collective leadership for sustainable finance by the African Pension Sector

The webinar features latest research from the World Bank on ESG disclosure by African pensions and listed companies. Hear firsthand, practical experiences from African pension fund regulators and supervisors from Kenya and South Africa, as well as South Africa's Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) and Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF), who are responding to new trends in ESG, sustainable finance, and climate change to build a better future for their beneficiaries. Speakers shared their visions and tools for pension funds to promote sustainable development, contribute to the SDGs, and mobilize national and regional collaboration. They also confirmed the critical importance of ESG risk management, sustainability reporting, and climate risk management as foundations for pension funds to achieve their economic and social responsibilities to their stakeholders.

The event is part of SBFN's webinar series and reflects SBFN's new expanded focus on national and regional enabling frameworks for sustainable finance across all parts of the financial sector ecosystem, including pensions and capital markets. For more in-depth insights into sustainable finance trends across emerging markets, see SBFN’s 2021 Global Progress Report at www.sbfnetwork.org.


About the Presenters:

Nzomo Mutuku

CEO, Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) of Kenya, and
Chair of the African Pension Supervisors Forum

Olano Makhubela

Divisional Executive for Retirement Funds Supervision
Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), South Africa

Fiona Stewart

Lead Financial Sector Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation
World Bank

Martin Valcin

Global Manager, ESG Advisory, Knowledge and Learning
International Finance Corporation

Louise Gardiner

Africa and Working Groups Coordinator
Sustainable Banking and Finance Network



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