Countdown to COP27: More African countries implementing sustainability-focused policies

With only days to go until COP27 takes place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, there is hope that it will focus on priority issues for the African continent, including addressing Africa’s climate challenges and the deadlock on climate finance. The Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2022, published by OMFIF, found that more African countries are implementing environmental, social and governance policies and offering sustainable financial products.

Ahead of this year’s climate conference, Katerina Atkins, programme coordinator of OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute, speaks with Nikhil Sanghani, OMFIF’s managing director of research, about the findings of the report on the availability of sustainable products and ESG policy indicators across the African continent. They discuss which African countries are spearheading sustainable financial product offerings and why it is important for the continent to continue working on sustainability-focused policies.

Recorded on – 26/10/2022

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