Energy related infrastructure require large capital expenditure, have high operating costs and are complex projects to execute. Therefore, the investment made into these projects are substantial (comparable to the budgets of entire countries). As a result, Governments see this as an opportunity for the project execution to enable other sectors of the economy. Consequently, when executing energy infrastructure projects decisions made do not necessarily relate to the lowest cost option, but the environmental or social benefits are taken into consideration.
This panel discussion will look into existing work being conducted in the impact investment space. The team of experienced panellists will present their findings on work being done in a space that could make significant contributions to enabling economic development in South Africa and the rest of Africa.
Chris Ahlfeldt: Energy Specialist, Blue Horizon Energy Consulting Services - View CV
Dean Alborough: Head Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Old Mutual Alternative Investments - View CV
Xolisa Dhlamini: Lecturer in the Development Finance Centre, UCT Graduate School of
Business (UCTGSB) -View CV
Mark van Wyk: Head: Unlisted Investments, MERGENCE Investment Managers - View CV