Greenwashing and governance

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Greenwashing and governance

Greenwashing and governance

About the speakers
  • Alison Klein
    Alison Klein
    Former Manager, Private Equity at FMO
    Alison Klein is a manager, private equity at FMO, responsible for generalist funds and co-investments in Africa and Latin America. With a committed portfolio of EUR 9.2 billion across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, FMO supports sustainable private sector growth by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. Through private equity investments FMO seeks to drive both impact and return, building a portfolio of established and emerging managers who share these goals and co-investing alongside them in our focus sectors: Agribusiness, Energy, Financial Institutions, and Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Services. Alison’s investment experience ranges from late-stage venture capital in Silicon Valley to cleantech, venture, growth capital and buyout funds in Western Europe and emerging markets. She has an MBA from INSEAD and an AB from Harvard College.
  • Yoza Jekwa
    Yoza Jekwa
    CEO & Co-Founder at Thrive Capital Partners
    Yoza is the CEO and Co-founder of Thrive Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on infrastructure and impact investing in SA and other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this, Yoza was the CEO of Mergence Investment Managers, a diversified asset management company with products in the listed and unlisted space, with circa R35 billion of Assets Under Management. She also has extensive investment banking experience as an originator and structurer of acquisition financing/ investments for mid to large cap corporates in South Africa, Sub Saharan Africa and Europe, as a dealmaker within RMB and as a Principal in Acquisition and Leverage Finance at Nedbank. Yoza currently serves as an independent non-executive director on the boards of Brait PLC, Northam Platinum and Thungela Resource. She is also a member of the HR, Social Ethics and Transformation Committees of all these boards and actively champions sustainability and ESG within these companies. Yoza has been actively involved in various outreach and social responsibility programmes.
  • Thaheer Mullins
    Thaheer Mullins
    Partner at Savant
    Thaheer Mullins is a partner at Savant. He takes a hands-on approach to due diligence, deal structuring, execution and post-investment monitoring & evaluation. He is actively involved in helping ventures put together building blocks for commercial success. Thaheer holds a BA Honours, PGDM in Marketing as well as an MBA and offers a diverse soft skillset. Savant invests in deep tech, science and engineering companies that transform industries and solve real world problems. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive, founder-friendly environment, which ultimately enhances the probability of success. Our portfolio companies tend to benefit from a strong emphasis on governance building.
  • Vere Shaba
    Vere Shaba
    Founder & Director: ESG, Engineering & Sustainability at Greendesign Africa

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