London, 3rd July 2019, our Founder and Managing Partner, Mr. Kofi Owusu-Bempah was invited to present at the Hogan Lovells Africa Forum, ‘Impact Investing in Africa’ panel.
Along with other panelists Julien Deconinck, James Magor and Abi Mustapha-Maduakor, Mr. Bempah discussed the growth of Impact Investing and moving from concessionary financing (reserved to DFIs) to mainstream financing (open to traditional investors).
Mr. Kofi Owusu-Bempah spoke about the importance of identifying what is meant by Impact Investing and distinguishing Impact Investing from Traditional Investing. Kofi talked about looking at the social impact. E.g. social development fund and developing sustainable farming opportunities.
Kofi emphasized that the nature of power projects means that social impact is generally a part of the project’s requirements. He also mentioned the challenge of ensuring that projects are not being perceived as ‘Green Washing’.
Mr. Kofi Owusu-Bempah said: ‘It was an honor to join some bright individual such as Julien Deconinck, James Magor and Abi Mustapha-Maduakor and to discuss the importance of measuring the financial success of impact investments in the African Continent and other regions.’
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About PASH Global
Pan-African Soleil Holdings Inc. (PASH) is an impact investor in the clean energy sector. PASH is a London headquartered company established in 2012 to develop, finance, build, operate and maintain power assets globally. For more information, please visit www.pashglobal.com.
About Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells offers the full spectrum of legal services in Africa and advises on large infrastructure and energy projects, multi-party PPP and project financing, complex Islamic financing, FINTEC, and private equity transactions specifically for African investors.
Hogan Lovells has more than 30 years of experience on the continent. Hogan Lovells advises inbound, outbound, and pan-African clients on their strategic goals. Hogan Lovells works closely with law firms in 50 African countries and is committed to making a positive impact on local communities by investing in social enterprise and in-country capacity building. For more information, please visit https://www.hoganlovells.com/en.