June 2018: Impact@Africa Launch

Impact@Africa will be launched during the Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa on 25 and 27 June 2018.

RBF 2018 will bring regional leaders together to find a coherent approach to advancing and accelerating the rate of development, addressing inequalities, improving energy access, food security and new ways to create fair and decent employment. It will focus on case studies and initiatives relating to inclusive growth and innovation that integrate several of the 17 SDG’s.

The Impact@Africa launching will comprise three activities, which together will provide key insights in the sub-themes encapsulated in the Impact@Africa Strategic Plan.

  1. On 25 June 2018, the Impact@Africa Board will host an internal working session which will constitute the first general assembly of the Network. This session will prepare the constituent assembly by discussing the action plan and engage with the broader conference delegates to introduce them to Impact@Africa and solicit their participation in support of the implementation of the Action Plan.
  2. On 27 June 2018, Impact@Africa will officially be launched in a plenary session.
  3. The public launch will introduce the Network to industry stakeholders and highlight the activities of Impact@Africa within the African impact investing community. In the afternoon, a RBF parallel session will dedicate itself to the role of impact investment in catalyzing sustainable development in Africa.