Bertha Centre Collective # 3 - African Investing for Impact Barometer Launch

Date: 19 April 2018

Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Venue: UCT GSB, MTN Solution Space



The 2017 Africa Investing for Impact Barometer shows that over $400 billion in financial assets have been directed to investing for impact in Southern Africa, East Africa and West Africa.

Responsible investment in Africa is on the rise. According to the latest data from the 2017 Africa Investing for Impact Barometer (AIFIB), there has been an increase in investments on the continent targeting financial returns combined with positive social, environmental or good governance.

Join us on the 19th of April as we launch the fifth edition of the African Investing for Impact Barometer (AIFIB) which reveals that more than half of the funds examined in sub-Saharan Africa are invested in one or more investing for impact strategies. The publication is an annual study and provides a snapshot of the investing for impact market in Africa.

The event will host a panel discussion on Impact Investing including two Bertha Centre Scholar alumni: Xolisa Dhlamini and Dean Hand.


Xolisa Dhlamini

Xolisa is a lecturer, researcher and PhD candidate in the field of sustainable and responsible investment. His areas of expertise are sustainable investment, sustainable responsible business practices and impact Investment.

Dean Hand

Dean is an experienced impact investment strategist with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry as well as social enterprises. She is skilled in impact investment, social enterprise, public speaking/lecturing, directorships and partnerships. 

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