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Unpacking the Lack of Impact Capital into Africa

David Harlley Third Way Capital

This session will take the form of a fireside chat between Paloma Schackert (COO of Ethical Apparel Africa) and David Harlley (CEO of ThirdWay Capital International). Discussion points will include
i. The current state and trends of impact investing in Africa (emphasis on sub-saharan Africa) — unpacking the disparity between the current volume of overall investment (less than 1% of global private equity flows to Africa) and the level of potential in the region
ii. Systemic gaps in the financial landscape that could be addressed with impact capital
ii. The prevailing headwinds to increased investment into Africa, and what may need to change to move things in the right direction
iv. The opportunity at hand if capital flows can be increased
v. Risks that come with increased capital flows from the West into Africa

Track

Capital Flows for Impact: Dialogues Around the State of Impact Investment

Format

Fireside chat (2 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameDavid Harlley
  • TitleCEO & Co founder
  • OrganizationThird Way Capital
  • NamePaloma Schackert
  • TitleCOO & Co founder
  • OrganizationEthical Apparel Africa

Description

This session will take the form of a fireside chat between Paloma Schackert (COO of Ethical Apparel Africa) and David Harlley (CEO of ThirdWay Capital International). Discussion points will include
i. The current state and trends of impact investing in Africa (emphasis on sub-saharan Africa) — unpacking the disparity between the current volume of overall investment (less than 1% of global private equity flows to Africa) and the level of potential in the region
ii. Systemic gaps in the financial landscape that could be addressed with impact capital
ii. The prevailing headwinds to increased investment into Africa, and what may need to change to move things in the right direction
iv. The opportunity at hand if capital flows can be increased
v. Risks that come with increased capital flows from the West into Africa

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