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African PE leads the way in ESG investment

Adoption of environmental, social and governance criteria in private equity is on the rise. At the beginning of this year, a Preqin survey of more than 300 fund managers globally showed that 53 per cent of respondents had established an ESG policy or had one pending. As well as a tool to mitigate risk and provide downside protection, managers are increasingly embracing the upside potential of investing in sustainable businesses.

But while the debate rages on about whether impact and other forms of responsible or ESG investing compromise or propel financial returns, what seems to be missing from the discussion is how different markets compare with each other in terms of ESG integration. When it comes to this, I’d argue that African private equity has been ahead of the curve for over 20…

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Milestone: African-American leads Cedar Rapids school board

CEDAR RAPIDS — The new president of the Cedar Rapids school board, Nancy Humbles, is believed to be the first African-American to lead the board.

Humbles was appointed president in September after nearly a decade on the board.

In an interview, Humbles said it’s an honor to be the board president — a position filled by vote of the board members — “regardless of race, creed, gender or class.”

“But as an African-American, … it is an honor, and someone always has to be first,”…

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African Development Bank leads pan-African campaign against Fall Army Worm

The African Development Bank recently convened a meeting of experts and stakeholders in the agricultural sector to design integrated pest and disease management mechanisms for controlling the spread of the Fall Army Worm in East Africa.

The Fall Army Worm or Spodoptera frugiperda is an invasive insect threatening food supplies and incomes of millions of African smallholder farmers. The multi-stakeholder, regional action plans to stop the menace of the worm in Africa falls under the Bank’s Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) agenda.

Held 11 and 12 October 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya, the meeting brought together government representatives and fall army worm response coordinators from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, the Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and…

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Fralin Museum of Art leads city-wide Signs of Change/Charlottesville art, community engagement project : Augusta Fr…

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is mounting a city-wide campaign to educate residents about the history of slavery and African American life in Charlottesville, and to shed light on current realities for residents of color.

Signs of Change/Charlottesville, which begins this month, is a partnership with the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative. The project will also involve 11 artists from the Charlottesville and Virginia area.

Artist Hank Willis Thomas invited The Fralin Museum to participate in the For Freedoms/50 State Initiative, a national program that uses art to promote civic engagement in…

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Action News Jax investigation leads to community cleanup

An Action News Jax investigation gets results on a historic African-American cemetery in St. Johns County, in disrepair.

Action News Jax has been working to find out who’s responsible for the weeds covering grave sites and headstones at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Augustine.

A neighbor said that after…

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Jamaica leads Caribbean with Passport to Success master trainers | News

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) in conjunction with New Employment Opportunities for Youth (NEO) Jamaica, hosted a three-day Passport to Success (PTS) master-trainer workshop for professionals from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the MultiCare Youth Foundation at the Medallion Hotel from September 12-14, 2018.

The four trainees then went on to conduct their first ‘Train the Trainers’ sessions the following week, September 18-24.

On completion of their training, the four women – Abbigayle Grant and Dahlia Green of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and Sharlene Brooks and Tameka Thorpe of the MultiCare Youth Foundation – will be certified to conduct training in PTS.

Diego Mendez, facilitator, highlighted the positive impact the master trainers will have…

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