Investec Future Impact

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Join us as we journey from rural South Africa to international financial hubs and beyond, gathering stories of people and organisations finding solutions to Africa’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Hosted by Sebenzile Nkambule, this eight-part series will leave you feeling hopeful about our ability to build a sustainable future.

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Finding your personal impact

In this final episode, we hear from three individuals who have made sustainability their personal mission. Discover how you too can make a surprisingly big impact through small, personal changes.

Export Finance: The sustainability maker

Is export finance Africa's solution for infrastructure build and socio-economic development? It's been around for over a century, and is suddenly garnering a lot of attention from investors concerned with sustainable impact.

Facing up to SA’s human trafficking problem

Human trafficking in South Africa involves the exploitation of vulnerable children, women, and men for the purposes of sex and slave-like labour. Learn how victims fall, why they stay, and what banks and other organisations are doing to combat the scourge.

Net zero: Renewables can't go it alone

The transition from fossil fuels to renewables is well underway. But solar and wind technologies aren’t ready for baseload responsibility. Coal, natural gas and nuclear will remain key in the energy mix in South Africa.

Reimagining education

For decades, rural children in South Africa have suffered a debilitating condition: an estrangement from learning that causes a lifetime of struggle. An NPO in Mpumalanga, Good Work Foundation, is providing an antidote. Listen to find out how they’ve achieved an average pass rate of 23% to 96% in just two years.

Greenlighting power: the story of a green bond

The World Economic Forum expects the annual issuance of green bonds to exceed $1-trillion in 2023, double 2021’s figure. But what are they, and can they help solve SA’s power crisis? In this episode of Future Impact, experts from Investec, the JSE and Kathu Solar Park explain green bonds and how they’re funding wind and solar plants in South Africa.

Conservation, communities and the rhino crisis

Rhino conservation efforts will only be successful if they create tangible value for the surrounding communities. In this episode of Future Impact we hear from the founders and workers at the largest rhino sanctuary in the world on how putting people at the centre of their conservation strategy has been the key to their success.

Demystifying sustainable investing

What’s the difference between ESG, sustainable and impact investing? Experts unpack the buzzwords in this new podcast. Get insights from Investec, hydrogen-focused VC firm AP Ventures, the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship and social enterprise Kusini Water.

8 episodes