IFSWF Santiago Principles

Impact Investment Opportunities for SWFs in their Domestic Markets

5 April, 2022, 14:00 to 15:00

Online Seminar
United Kingdom

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) are joining forces in advancing impact investing among sovereign wealth funds and co-host an online roundtable: Impact Investment Opportunities in the Domestic Market. The roundtable will bring together a group of senior executives to discuss investing for impact in emerging markets.

This workshop will be held online at 14:00 BST on Tuesday 5 April 2022. View in my time zone

Register ►





14:00 –14:10

Opening Remarks

  • International Finance Corporation
  • International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Issa Faye, 
Director, Development Impact Measurement Department, IFC

Duncan Bonfield, 

14:10 – 14:20

Session 1: Investing for Impact

Presentation by IFC

  • Impact Investing: Potential market size and prospects
  • The Operating Principles for Impact Management

Annie Parseghian, 
Impact Investing Outreach Lead, IFC

Diane C. Damskey, 
Head of Secretariat, Operating Principles for Impact Management

14:20 – 15:10



Session 2: Executing Investment Opportunities in the Domestic Market

Moderated by Laurie Spengler

Moderated Discussion

This is a moderated discussion on critical aspects of finding investment opportunities in the domestic market.

Topics to be covered:

  • African pension funds’ perspectives on finding impact investing opportunities
  • Growth of green and social bonds
  • Opportunities of co-investing with DFIs  
  • Climate investing: investing for climate adaptation  
  • Creating an enabling environment for investors 

Sandra Antunes Boumah, 
Investment Manager, Financial Institutions Africa, IFC

Vera Sevrouk, 
Senior Syndications Officer, IFC

Tania Swanepoel, 
ESG Advisor, Old Mutual Alternative Investments  

Papa Demba Diallo, CEO, Fonds Souverain d’Investissements Strategiques (FONSIS)

Uche Orji
CEO, Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority  

15:10 – 15:25

Q&A moderated by Laurie Spengler

15:25 – 15:30

Closing Remarks by Duncan Bonfield and Victoria Barbary of IFSWF

© 2024 International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. All rights reserved.
Email: secretariat@ifswf.org  |  Phone: +44 203 906 7320