AVCA ESG Training Series - Social Factors

In line with AVCA's commitment to educating Africa-focused private investment practitioners through comprehensive professional development programmes, we are launching the ESG Training Series to equip fund managers with practical tools and guidelines for applying ESG principles across the investment lifecycle to deliver returns and achieve impact.

Exploring Social Factors in African PE and VC



Socially responsible investing has increasingly been identified as a challenge in ESG investing which may be attributed to confusion around its definition, compounded by scarcity in quantitative data and different regulatory approaches. Fund administrators are increasingly calling for a social taxonomy to help them define and measure social risk in their investments with an indication that this may be far from available. In recognition of the complexity associated with the ‘S’ in ESG, this session recaps prevalent and emerging social issues, including the human rights-based approach that includes gender mainstreaming, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), child labour and modern slavery at workplaces and in local communities in which investments operate. Approaches to comprehending pertinent social issues relevant to fund administrators. Portfolios and applying appropriate tools towards regulatory compliance and good practice are discussed.

Facilitated by

  • Angela Mwenda, Principal E&S Consultant, IBIS Consulting
  • Teddy Deroy, Director, IBIS Consulting




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