Faisal Jiwa discusses investing in education in Africa

Source: Informed Chat

What are your goals for investing into education? Social, impact, financial return?

Our investors include DFIs, fund of funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and private investors. Although we are not an impact investor, we do play a key role in improving the impact of our investees, particularly around the environmental, governance, and social aspects, as we believe there is a correlation between social/impact and financial return, and we in turn demonstrate the impact of our investment to our investors. This holds true in the educational sector where an improvement in the governance, for example, of an educational institution will go a long way in improving the transparency of decision making and accountability. This will help a typical family run school convert into a professionally managed organization that can help effectively balance the educational aspects with the financial returns.

Read more – Dated: FEB 25, 2016

Faisal Jiwa discusses investing in education in AfricaFaisal joined the AfricInvest team in 2013 after over 9 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Canada and the UK where he was involved in providing assurance and transaction advisory services to organisations in the manufacturing, retail, and hospitality industries. His experience includes capital budgeting, business plan modeling, going concern assessments, due diligence, and leading external and internal audit engagements. Faisal is a Chartered Accountant (Canada) and holds an Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

 

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