Thought Leaders Imbizo – Program Framework

Date: 1 June 2021

Time / Session Duration Session Hosted by and Topic
09h00 to 09h15 IRFA Opening Session – Setting the Scene

09h15 to 10h15 The intersection of alternative investments and the environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

The panel will look at how selected alternative investment types are well suited to incorporate ESG principles. Linking this to the increasing use of purpose-driven outcomes (for example sustainable development goals) as well as measurement metrics which are becoming increasingly important to investors.

Session hosted by Momentum Investment.

10h15 to 10h30 Break
10h30 to 11h30 Woman in  the World Economy and Finance

The panel will look at the role of women as the agents of change. Research shows that supporting more women to become entrepreneurs would unleash their potential to contribute significantly to economic development. What needs to be done to unlock this power force? How can retirement funds invest to unleash this power?

Session hosted by the IRFA

11h30 to 12h30 IRFA Panel discussion on Infrastructure Investments for Retirement Funds

The panel will explore what infrastructure investing can mean for the retirement sector taking into account government policy, the regulatory framework and international infrastructure funding expertise.

Session hosted by the IRFA

12h30 to 13h00 Break
13h00 to 14h00 Accelerating innovation in education investment

The panel looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant national lockdown contributed to accelerating innovation in the education sector.

Session hosted Old Mutual Alternative Investments.

14h00-14h45 Taking Stock and Setting Our Goals