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Announcement

20 May 2021

FSD Africa signs on to United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

We are proud to announce that our investment arm, FSDAi, has recently been listed as a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Through this new membership, FSDAi joins more than 3,000 other organisations around the world that have publicly demonstrated their commitment to responsible investment.

The membership into this unique and leading platform will enable FSDAi to deeply embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards into its investment process while providing opportunities for leadership in thematic areas such as biodiversity and climate change

As institutional investors, we have a duty to act in the best long-term interests of our beneficiaries; we believe that environmental, social, and corporate governance issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios. We also recognise that applying these Principles may better align investors and our investees with the broader objectives of the society. As we grow our portfolio, the adoption of these principles will aid in the escalation of ESG issues during portfolio monitoring but also in taking up ESG opportunities.

We are delighted to join PRI and to the opportunity that this offers to advance further capital investment for sustainable finance, in meeting SDG targets and greening the planet.
Anne-Marie Chidzero, CIO, FSDAi.

PRI is recognised as the leading global network for investors who are committed to integrating ESG considerations into their investment practices and ownership policies, guided by the six Principles of Responsible Investment.