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IFC and Absa Bank Partner on Africa’s First Certified Green Loan to Support Green Energy Projects

Business Ghana 06 May 2021
The loan is the first certified loan in Africa that complies with the Green Loan Principles ... "Africa's green transition requires considerable mobilization of funds," said Jason Quinn, Absa Interim Group Chief Executive ... This is IFC's fourth investment dedicated to green finance in South Africa's financial sector.
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South African bank secures continent’s ‘first green loan’

PV Magazine 06 May 2021
The International Finance Corp (IFC) today announced it will provide credit of up to $150 million to Johannesburg-based lender Absa Bank to finance renewable energy and climate change-related projects it what it labeled “Africa's first certified green loan.”.
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Xi highlights commitment to green development

China Daily 06 May 2021
China's support of Africa's endeavor toward green, low-carbon and sustainable development, through the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation's Beijing Action Plan (2019-21), is a strategy that should be considered by other developed countries in supporting developing nations in the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.
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Green bonds are coming

B & FT Online 06 May 2021
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have unveilled a partnership to facilitate investments in projects which address climate and environmental issues through green bonds. Under the agreement, IFC will help the SEC develop guidelines for issuers and investors of green bonds in Ghana.
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Green bonds are coming as SEC and IFC enter partnership to deepen markets

Ghana Web 06 May 2021
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have unveilled a partnership to facilitate investments in projects which address climate and environmental issues through green bonds. Under the agreement, IFC will help the SEC develop guidelines for issuers and investors of green bonds in Ghana.
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IFC and SEC to develop green bonds market

Ghana Business News 06 May 2021
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have announced partnership to facilitate investments in projects which address climate and environmental issues through green bonds ... IFC has issued roughly 170 green bonds in 20 currencies amounting to over $10 billion,” it said.
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IFC and SEC partner to develop green bonds market

Business Ghana 06 May 2021
In its quest to unlock investment for private sector projects that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the country, IFC and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have partnered to facilitate investments in projects that address climate and environmental issues through green bonds.
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Absa enters new deal for green financing

Business Day 06 May 2021
Absa will become the first bank in Africa to extend loans for biomass and other renewable projects under a new ...
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Agric Minister touts AGRA as true, dependable partner

Graphic 06 May 2021
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is the only development partner that understood and believed in the vision of the Government of Ghana’s flagship agricultural transformation programme, Planting for Food and Jobs, at the outset, and has supported it since, according to the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr.
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Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

The New Arab 06 May 2021
Comment ... A special envoy for the Horn of Africa — reported to be the senior diplomat Jeffrey Feldman — is due to be appointed, short-cutting the process of confirming an Assistant Secretary of State for Africa ... In turn, Africa's inaction gave a green light to Russia and China to threaten to veto any resolution at the UN Security Council.
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Northern Trust Asset Management Hires Julie Moret to Lead Sustainable Investing and Stewardship

The Marshall News Messenger 06 May 2021
LONDON & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2021-- ... This press release features multimedia. View the full release here.. Julie Moret, global head of sustainable investing and stewardship (Photo. Business Wire) ... The Global Landscape 2020) ... Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific Contacts.. Camilla Greene ... Camilla—Greene@ntrs.com Marcel Klebba ... PUB.
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Shifting SA into gear: key trends in the auto-mobility market

Independent online (SA) 05 May 2021
The markets for fuel-burning vehicles are shrinking rapidly while the green movement, accelerated by Covid-19, is stepping up. To avoid hampering growth and risk advancements, South African manufacturers and others on the continent must work tirelessly to keep up with the green revolution. Localising auto-mobility in South Africa.
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IFC and SEC partner to develop ‘Green Bonds’ market

Joy Online 05 May 2021
The International Finance Corporation and Ghana’s Securities and Exchange Commission have announced a partnership to develop the Green Bonds market in Ghana ... Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, the introduction of green bonds will give investors opportunities to finance renewable energy and other climate-friendly projects.
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Travellers should not need PCR Covid tests if they are vaccinated or coming from low-risk countries, easyJet boss says

ITV 05 May 2021
Countries will be divided up into green, amber and red, with different rules for each category. Green ... We’re talking from the green low risk countries." ... He said a study by the Yale University shows that much of Europe can be put into the low risk green category ... Countries in Africa that have experience with ebola, with MERS, with meningitis.
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Celebration caps successful season for South African table grapes in China

Fresh Plaza 05 May 2021
South Africa’s range of ... Aside from speeches, performances and interactive activities, the event also included a tasting of South Africa’s world-class wines ... They highlighted South Africa’s diverse green, red and black table grapes, which include many new-generation varieties.
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