We were excited to run this invitation-only roundtable event in conjunction with the Shell Foundation and Prosper Africa to showcase innovative emerging market (EM) investment opportunities relevant to UK pension funds.
The roundtable was of interest to any pension fund aiming to make real-world impact alongside a competitive risk-adjusted financial return.
Our experience of UK asset owners (AOs) to date has been those investors with a dual objective of impact alongside risk-adjusted financial returns have focused on developed markets. This event extended the focus to EMs with concrete examples of capital deployed and provided an opportunity to:
Shell Foundation is a UK-registered charity focused on empowering emerging market populations by working as an ‘Impact LP’ – backing SDG-aligned investment strategies and leveraging its capital to de-risk institutional investor participation and co-create blended finance facilities. To amplify its work and funding leverage, Shell Foundation holds partnerships with the UK government's FCDO and British International Investment (BII), Nuveen/TIAA and the US Development Finance Corporation.
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Prosper Africa is a Presidential-level national security initiative aimed at strengthening the strategic and economic partnership between the US and Africa by catalysing transformative two-way trade and investment flows.
Pensions for Purpose
Pensions for Purpose exists as a bridge between asset managers, pension funds and their professional advisers, to encourage the flow of capital towards impact investment. Our aim is to empower pension funds to seek positive impact opportunities and mitigate negative impact risks. For membership information, please email our Membership Manager.