Sustainable Business

Retail sector presents challenges and opportunities in the face of Covid-19

By | 2020-08-04T08:53:32+02:00 August 4th, 2020|Sustainable Business|

by Tasmika Ramlakan, Analyst: Advisory, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our world irrevocably in a matter of months. Some scientists now predict that the pandemic could continue for as long as two years and will begin to subside only when about 70% of the global population has developed immunity. Apart [...]

What to look for in a world-class custodial services provider

By | 2020-08-04T08:01:47+02:00 August 4th, 2020|Sustainable Business|

by Louise Currie, General Manager, and Anke Frankland, Head, Custodial Services, Nedbank Investor Services Many investment clients value the convenience and security that a reliable custodial service offering gives them. But not all custodial services are created equal, and when it comes to adding real and tangible value to your investment portfolio, there are a [...]

The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agriculture

By | 2020-08-04T07:59:21+02:00 August 4th, 2020|Sustainable Business|

By Axel Smeulders; Principal: Nedbank CIB Agriculture has been the bedrock of global economic development for centuries, with the agricultural revolution pre-dating the industrial revolution. And while other industries and sectors may have come to hold greater economic prominence in much of the developed world, in Africa, agriculture remains the most significant economic driver and [...]

Why the global investor community should invest in Africa’s technology startups

By | 2020-07-12T21:09:09+02:00 July 12th, 2020|Sustainable Business|

By Kashira Naidoo, Analyst: Alternative Equity Investments, and Zach George; Principal, Alternative Equity Investments: Nedbank CIB. According to UNICEF's Generation 2030/Africa Report, over the next three decades almost two billion babies will be born in Africa. In fact, the report predicts that, by 2050, roughly 40% of all births, and the same percentage of all [...]

Commercially shaping a sustainable society through influence and impact

By | 2020-07-12T20:25:50+02:00 July 12th, 2020|Sustainable Business|

By Bruce Stewart, Head DCM, and Arvana Singh, Principal; Debt Origination, CIB The recent Climate-Related Financial and Business Risks Virtual Conference, co-hosted by the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, the Oxford Martin School, and Nochua International saw representatives from an extensive array of industries and sectors, in more than 30 countries globally, participating in [...]

Another green achievement for Nedbank with the launch of SA’s first ‘green’ tier 2 capital instrument

By | 2020-07-07T13:00:37+02:00 July 7th, 2020|Sustainable Business|

Nedbank recently announced the launch of an innovative Sustainable Development (SDG) Linked, tier 2 capital instrument. This instrument which is the first of its kind in South Africa, is listed on the Green Bonds segment of the JSE. The launch of this bond builds on Nedbank's established leadership in the sustainable development finance space, having [...]