Vital Capital is proud to be recognized by Krutham (formerly Intellidex) as Asset Manager of the Year in the inaugural Africa Impact Investment Awards, which recognise valuable work in promoting, financing and participating in investments that yield social and environmental benefits alongside financial returns.
The AIIA awards shine a much-needed spotlight on excellence in impact investing in Africa, aiming to increase knowledge of the sector so that it can grow and prosper. With public resources alone unable to plug the black hole in the financing needed to provide decent living standards across the continent, initiatives like the AIIAs are essential to build interest and catalyze investments in this area.
Over the next five years, impact investors are planning to increase allocations to emerging markets, according to a new report by Global Impact Investing Network. And Sub-Saharan Africa is proving to be a firm favourite, with the greatest proportion of investors (56%) stating their plans to increase impact assets in the region, zooming in on sectors that inevitably meet the basic needs of its communities.
“As macro-economic uncertainties in developed markets persist, geographic priorities are evolving – and so are perceptions of volatility and risk in emerging markets. Africa is set to draw in a new wave of impact investors – and rightly so,” said Head of ESG & Impact, Tamar Pashtan. “We are thrilled to be named among the leading firms making successful impact investments on the continent. By helping to showcase the world of opportunities across the continent, together, we can drive the modern African narrative with positive, tangible outcomes and strong financial returns.”
Read the published case study to learn more about why Vital was selected for the award.