ThirdWay Africa: Best ESG Merchant Banking Team Africa 2020


ThirdWay Africa is the results-driven merchant bank challenging traditional investment models. It combines financial expertise with development thought-leadership to create multi-stakeholder collaboration across the private sector, civil society and government agencies. It unites groups on common ground, rooted in the mission statement of “businesses, communities and ecosystems thriving together”. ThirdWay Africa brings together groups sometimes hampered by conflicting agendas to normalise commercial capital sources, reduce risks, and enhance the appeal of investment opportunities across the African continent. From its headquarters in London and office in Maputo, ThirdWay Africa cultivates profitable potential throughout Indian Ocean Africa. Its corporate and public advisory services prioritise sustainable development goals. It offers impact consulting and helps companies to connect with development institutions. Thirdway also designs asset management strategies that seek steady returns along with measurable social and environmental impacts. ThirdWay Africa was established in 2014 by a seasoned team with a combined 75 years of financial experience and a quarter century of expertise in agribusiness, forestry and renewable energy development. Sustainability is the cornerstone of the ThirdWay mandate, based on the iron-clad conviction that noteworthy environmental, social and governance performance leads to long-term value creation for all stakeholders. ThirdWay Africa serves as a bridge between the public and private sectors by promoting a new investing paradigm which aims to ensure that risks stay down and returns go up. In recognition of its short-term commercial successes and far-reaching development contributions, the judging panel declares ThirdWay Africa as the 2020 winner of the award for Best ESG Merchant Banking Team (Africa).

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