Innovations Southern Africa Top Stories 

Sandton Central on the cutting edge of green building practices

Sandton Central which, in 2010, saw Nedbank complete its headquarters which became South Africa’s first Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Green Star-certified building, has remained on the cutting edge of green building practices on the African continent. This has seen the business district staying firmly in line with the very latest international real estate developments.

Read More
Innovations Investing Southern Africa Top Stories 

Nedbank leads in renewable energy finance in South Africa

A brief search through the headlines across the world leaves no doubt that the threat posed by climate change has morphed from a focus of only climate activists to a global concern points out Mark Boshoff, head of Strategic Initiatives for Nedbank Business Banking. Writing in an opinion piece, Mark also adds that the climate emergency is now being recognised at board level, and contributing towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become a requirement in any responsible multinational or major company.

Read More
East Africa Investing Top Stories 

Kenya launches private sector financing for solar solutions

The Kenyan government recently launched a USD 47 million financial facility under the Kenya-Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) aimed at spurring the private sector to provide viable solar and clean cooking solutions to about 1.1 million people in the 14 marginalized counties of West Pokot, Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, Isiolo, Mandera, Wajir, Garrisa, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta and Narok.

Read More