Xolisa Dhlamini

POSITION: Lecturer in Development Finance

QUALIFICATIONS: Bcom (Wits) | Bcom Hons (UNISA) | MPhil (UCT)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Development Finance; Sustainable Finance, Sustainable Responsible Investment, Impact Investment, Organisation of Capital Markets; Institutional theory

EMAIL: xolisa.dhlamini@gsb.uct.ac.za


Xolisa is a lecturer and the head of coursework in the Development Finance Centre. He has 13 years of professional experience working with institutional investors. He has been working in sustainable responsible investment (SRI) and impact investment research since 2015. He has led research for the the Bertha Centre's African Investing for Impact Barometer; an annual publication which analyses the spectrum of investing for impact strategies (IFI) implemented by mainstream and private equity fund managers in East, West and Southern Africa.

Xolisa is the former head of the African Network of the UN-Supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI); a leading global organisation in the field of SRI. Prior to PRI, he held investment consulting/advisory roles at leading firms including Alexander Forbes, Absa Consultants & Actuaries as well as Independent Actuaries & Consultants.

Xolisa is an experienced facilitator of SRI and impact investment training academically and professionally. He is also a regular content advisor and speaker at several pension investment conferences specifically focused on alternative investments. He has spoken and worked with investment communities in countries such as Botswana, Ghana, Namibia, NigeriaMauritius, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Xolisa is completing his PhD and supervises research by students in the MCom Programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business.




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