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Impact investing in Africa

18 September 2019

The Department for International Trade in Denmark, together with Sustainary, hosted an event dedicated to impact investing opportunities in Africa as a part of the TechBBQ – the biggest start-up and innovation summit in Scandinavia.

The theme of the gin and tonic mixer was the booming African market and aimed to explore impact investment opportunities in this emerging market and how businesses can seize these opportunities through the Sustainable Fast Track UK programme.

The event brought together playmakers, investors, start-ups, and stakeholders and enabled rewarding discussions on sustainable solutions and impact investing. The guests could also enjoy start-ups pitching their sustainable ideas. Peter Ib, CEO of Bluetown (, presented their low-cost, sustainable Wi-Fi solutions that help connect people in rural areas of the world. Charlotte Rønje, founder and CEO of Jamiipay (, introduced their app that aims to empower people by enabling access to sustainable financial services.

During a fireside discussion Michael Mathiesen, impact investor and CEO of Bambwa Group, and Tomi Davies, president of the African Business Angel Network, engaged with the audience and shared their invaluable knowledge and experience concerning impact investing in Africa.

The guests also got to listen to industry insights from Richard Georg Engström, founder of IMPACT X, who presented a new report on Nordic impact investing which is the first quantitative and qualitative analysis on how Nordic investors approach impact investments.

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