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FT and EMPEA Events | 17-18 October | London

Two full day conferences on Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets & Private Equity in Africa


The United Nations estimates that reaching the SDGs in emerging markets will cost approximately $3.9 trillion per year and assumptions leave a financing gap of $2.5 trillion annually. Impact investing has emerged as key to closing the SDG financing gap and the most promising approach to providing financial returns above investor hurdle rates while simultaneously achieving social outcomes. As sustainable investment continues to be high on the agenda with data beginning to link impactful outcomes to significant commercial returns, this Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets summit brings together key industry stakeholders to address the key concerns and share experiences.

The Private Equity in Africa summit aims to paint a more nuanced portrait of investment throughout the continent at a critical time when there are increased signs of technological change and innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The number of venture capital deals, for example, have steadily climbed and they now represent 18% of total number of deals for the first quarter of 2017 (EMPEA). Following a decline in fundraising after two record years and the search for new markets and exit opportunities. Private equity funds and investors will draw on real examples of specific deals, success stories, and existing challenges during panel discussions and case study presentations which will delve into both specific regions and sectors. 

Join us to find out what is really happening in some of the fastest growing emerging markets and global sectors and what is next for private capital opportunities through on-the-ground perspectives of leading fund managers, direct investors and institutional limited partners.


Events in this Series

Events in this series

Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets | 17 October

Sustainable Investing 2017

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Private Equity in Africa | 18 October

Private Equity Africa 2017

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Events in this series

Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets

17 October

As emerging market investments bring a wealth of opportunity, they also carry a host of ever evolving challenges.  As sustainable investment continues to be high on the agenda of investors and funds, this event brings together key industry stakeholders to address the key concerns and share experiences. 

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Private Equity in Africa

18 October

The private equity industry is facing changeable, challenging circumstances, in addition to new opportunities. Key players in the African private equity market will discuss how international developments and structural changes are impacting the African market. Private equity funds and investors will draw on real examples, success stories and existing challenges, during panel discuss and case study presentations.

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Register for both Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets and Private Equity in Africa and claim up to a £700 discount. To register at this discounted rate, please email or register now.


1 Day Ticket

2 Day Ticket

EMPEA Members




Non EMPEA Members




2016 LPs Included

  • Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund
  • British Airways Pension Investment Management
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • CDC group
  • EL Rothschild
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • French Caisse des Dépôts
  • Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
  • North Yorkshire Pension Fund
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Schroder Foundation
  • Soros Economic Development Fund
  • St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, Endowment
  • Swedfund
  • Swiss Re Direct Investments Ltd
  • Temasek
  • University System of Maryland Foundation
  • Venture Capital Trust Fund (Ghana)
  • Warwickshire Pension Fund
  • Wimmer Family Office

2016 Testimonials

"Great exposure to an international network of specialists in the ESG field."

     - Emanuela Ambrosim, Ethos Private Equity

"Delighted that such well respected and intellectually rigorous organizations as EMPEA and FT have taken leadership in bringing together experts for a candid discussion of the challenges of achieving sustainability."

     - Patricia Dinneen, EMPEA

"THE best networking events for sustainability in emerging markets."

     - Imoni Akpofure, Kina Advisory Ltd

"Great panel of speakers, well researched agenda, excellent organisation."

     - Anonymous

"Different perspectives but one global view at the Sustainable investing conference."

     - Luz Maria Pineda, Fonde de Fondos (CMIC) Mexico

"FT Live sets the standard for insight and discussion."

     - Donald Macdonald, IIGCC

"FT Live is the most efficient venue to network with investors, market participants and parties operating within my investing."

     - Franklin Olakinle Amoo, Baylis Emerging Markets


Accommodation information

We have arranged special accommodation rates at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel for the nights of 16 October - 18 October at £310 per night.

To secure this please book online here.

Please note that rooms are limited so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.