Financing the battle against climate change – what will it take?

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Financing the battle against climate change – what will it take?

Financing the battle against climate change – what will it take?

About the speakers
  • Phil Davis
    Phil Davis
    Director – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) at Helios Investment Partners
    Phil joined Helios in August 2020, taking responsibility for Helios’ ESG activities across the investment lifecycle. He has 14 years of relevant professional experience, working in over 25 countries around the world. He was previously Head of Sustainability for EMEA at The Carlyle Group. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Director in the Sustainability and Climate Change Consulting team at PwC, and was previously an Environmental Consultant at AMEC Earth & Environmental UK Ltd.
  • Anne-Marie Chidzero
    Anne-Marie Chidzero
    Chief Investment Officer at FSD Africa Investments
    Anne-Marie is CIO of FSD Africa Investments, the investment arm of FSD Africa. She is the former CEO of FSD Mozambique, and Co-founder of Alitheia IDF Managers, a private equity fund manager investing in women-led businesses. Anne-Marie has a wealth of experience in building African financial markets. Across her career, she has led a range of development finance investments and implemented strategies for private sector growth, in roles at the World Bank Group, CGAP, and UK Aid – among other development finance institutions. She has held Board and Advisory positions at pioneering inclusive finance organisations in Africa
  • Agnes Gitau
    Agnes Gitau
    Executive Director, EU & UK at Eastern Africa Association
    Agnes is the Executive Director at the Eastern Africa Association, an Industry body that serves businesses with an interest in the Eastern Africa Region and a Partner at GBS Africa. Her work primarily focuses on delivering critical economic intelligence in areas such as political, financial, and trade developments, as well as emerging trends such as ESG and climate change and the impact to development in the Eastern Africa region. She is a member of WTO gender research hub, with an interest in research topics/themes; Women and trade, regional trade integration strategies, ESG strategies for Africa's Private Sector and Digital & Trade Finance gaps in Africa. Agnes serves as an external research consultant for the UN's Economic Commission for Africa. She serves on the board of GBS Africa, Frontier Africa Reports and as a trustee for the Microfinance Charity (Five Talents UK) whose programs support women economic empowerment through financial literacy training. She holds an Msc in International Trade and Finance from London Metropolitan University. Away from work Agnes is mum to her teenage daughter Kenyalyn. She occasionally participates in half marathons to raise funds for causes close to her heart and enjoys hosting friends for poka and gin nights.

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