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How to attract investment opportunities for South African SMMEs working in the green economy

Missed the Initiate! session at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa's Virtual Event? Not to worry, you can still listen to the experts' insights on "How to attract investment opportunities for South African SMMEs working in the green economy". 

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Investing in a Green Economic Recovery: Insights from GreenCape’s 2020 Market intelligence Reports

GreenCape’s 2020 Market Intelligence Reports highlight investment opportunities in the green economy.

Investors and businesses interested in the green economy can learn more about the investment opportunities, specifically looking at how these investments could build back better for a resilient green economy, given the current context.

In this webinar GreenCape CEO Mike Mulcahey discusses detail and context, getting down to specific opportunities and takeaways with the GreenCape experts. 

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Masterclass in personal branding to nurture business relationships and career growth

A Masterclass in personal branding to nurture business relationships and career growth.

Watch the webinar to find out how to maximise the various social media platforms as well as know the legalities and implications that each post can have on either your personal brand or business.

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Green entrepreneurship as a driver for change

SMMEs form the backbone of most economies worldwide, providing high levels of employment and contributing extensively to GDP growth. Successful green enterprises are driven by passionate and committed green entrepreneurs who recognize their social responsibility and seize opportunities to capitalize on them through a business. This results in innovation as well as sustained economic growth and social development.

Watch the webinar as we unpack green entrepreneurship in South Africa and highlight the critical support needed to grow green SMMEs.

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Interviews

Initiate Africa's project lead, Naz Fredericks spoke to Cape Talk radio about this game-changing programme that will take place at this year's African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa.

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Interview | Expert Opinion: Engineering your future - student success matters!

Interview | Expert Opinion: Engineering your future - student success matters!

The Southern African Landscape is facing a severe shortage of engineering skills in Africa. This in itself is threatening Africa’s progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

This has been earmarked as a dire issue that needs to be addressed to meet the World Federation of Engineering Organizations Estimate of the need of 2.5 million new engineers that is needed to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals to move Africa forward in a sustainable manner. 

Could this be the lack of support from academia, government or sector itself or the lack of funding for education? Join Initiate as we interview the President of the SAIEE (Southern African Institute of Electrical Engineers) and get his take on this. 

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Interview | In the Spotlight - Catalysing the green economy for SMMEs

Interview | In the Spotlight - Catalysing the green economy for SMMEs

In 2020 Initiate did a session entitled: How to attract investment opportunities for South African SMMEs working in the green economy. In this session we introduced the Green Outcomes Fund which was at the time a newly formed fund, in partnership between the National Treasury and Green Cape.  The Green Outcomes Fund aims to achieve clearly defined green outcomes, encourage greater capital allocation to green businesses by local fund managers, and catalyse increased and higher quality, consistent, reporting of green impacts. 

Let us revisit this conversation with the CFO of GreenCape who is also a Green Outcomes Fund advisory committee member.  Megan Van Vlaanderen 

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