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Get to know the companies leading the green economy transition into Africa

Industry Verticals

Africa’s Green Economy Summit connects people and organisations to information and each other with an objective to create opportunity. Whether you are an investor looking for potential partners, interested in new trends or ready to source new projects, a government representative looking for policy recommendations and best practice or a project owner chasing funding, Africa’s Green Economy Summit’s ecosystem of like-minded professionals will ignite the spark of change.

Energy storage
Renewable energy
Water services
Agriculture & forestry
Clean technologies
Green buildings
Real estate
Green transport

Title Sponsor

Sanlam Investments is one of South Africa’s largest sustainability-driven, black-owned asset managers. We develop high-quality investment solutions that are differentiated but relevant within a changing asset management landscape. At the heart of our purpose is our journey towards long-term sustainability for South African investors and future generations.

Partner Organisation

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999)

Host City

The City of Cape Town has one vision: to be a City of Hope for all – a prosperous, inclusive and healthy city where people can see their hopes of a better future for themselves, their children and community become a reality. The City of Cape Town wants Cape Town to be living proof that a better life is possible for all — especially the least well off — in South Africa.


Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) is a division of Nedbank – a leading bank in Africa that provides global market, transactional, corporate and investment banking services. One of our key focus areas is sustainable finance where we lead through innovative financing structures and solutions to help meet our sustainability objectives.


The Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize Program is a series of multimillion-dollar innovation competitions designed to advance technological solutions that accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The aim of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy is to reward innovators who expand access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity in Africa. The competition offers $2 million in prizes, including a $1 million grand prize for the winning team. The five finalist teams have traveled to South Africa to demonstrate their innovations live and pitch their green energy solutions at the African Green Economy Summit.


The Gautrain is the first and only rapid rail network in South Africa. Travelling at 160 kilometres (100 miles) per hour, Gautrain links ten stations over an 80-kilometre (50 miles) route, linking the metropolises of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni, as well as Africa’s largest airport – OR Tambo International Airport.

Investment Promotion Partner

Wesgro is the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency the Western Cape. The province’s tech and green value proposition is successfully driving its competitiveness to capture its share of global investment, awarding us the status of Africa’s Tech Capital and a leading green economic hub on the continent.

Partner Institute

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean

Special Economic Zone Partner

Established in 2009, the Gauteng IDZ is mandated with the development and operations of the designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at the OR Tambo SEZ. In support of its mandate, the Gauteng IDZ works to create an enabling platform for manufacturing investment opportunities that support the positioning of OR Tambo SEZ and the Gauteng City region as globally competitive investment locations. The Gauteng IDZ also aims to promote job and enterprise development opportunities facilitated through partnerships that can enable the sustainable growth of emerging enterprises or new industrialists, further contributing to economic growth.

Empowerment Partner

USAID’s Comprehensive Action for Climate Change Initiative is the agency’s global flagship program to help nations meet their Paris Agreement climate commitments by creating programs and policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change. CACCI contributes to USAID’s Climate Strategy by helping countries implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), while ensuring inclusion and local ownership of solutions and their benefits. These efforts will support USAID’s target for aligning development and humanitarian assistance programs with NDCs, NAPs, and partner country climate policy priorities in at least 80 countries by 2030.

Auto Development Partner

The AIDC-EC is an Eastern Cape Provincial Government entity focused on assisting the automotive sector in the Eastern Cape to remain viable and competitive.
Engagements by key Stakeholders in the automotive sector are paramount for the AIDC-EC towards achieving its mandate. The agency values partnerships, collaborations, coordination, and consolidation of collective efforts for the growth of the automotive sector in the Eastern Cape.
Through its role as the Secretariat of the Provincial Automotive Advisory Council (PAAC) for the Eastern Cape, chaired by MEC for Economic Affairs, Honourable Mlungisi Mvoko, the AIDC-EC is at the pulse of facilitation and coordination of effective communication amongst council members that consist of various industry bodies, government, OEMs and suppliers.

Project Partner

What We Do:
We are actively contributing to changing economic inequality in South Africa.
SMEs are our most powerful job creators, but without help, most fail within two years. Our solutions combat this, giving SMEs access to finance and skills to build sustainable businesses.
Unlocking Potential Through Purposeful Partnerships
SME development with Edge Growth is for future-focused corporates, impact investors and funders who share our passion for growing world-shaping SMEs and a sustainable business landscape.
Leading Growth. Igniting Impact

Energy Systems Catapult is an independent research and technology organisation. Our mission is to accelerate Net Zero energy innovation.
Launched in 2015 by Innovate UK, the Catapult has built a team of more than 250 people, with a range of technical, engineering, consumer, commercial, incubation, digital, and policy expertise. They draw on sector-leading test facilities, modelling tools, and data collected from our back catalogue of more than 500 research projects.
The Catapult uses that ‘whole energy’ system capability to support innovative companies - small and large – to test, trial and scale their new products and services. Impact comes when those innovators attract new customers, new investment, and new grants so they can thrive in the future energy system.

2024 Sponsors & Partners

Title Sponsor
Partner Organisation
Title Sponsor
Sanlam Investments
Partner Organisation
African Union
Host Province
Host City
Host Province
Western Cape Government
Host City
City Of Cape Town
Gold Sponsors
Milken-Motsepe Prize
Nedbank CIB
Silver Sponsors
Investment Promotion Partner
Empowerment Partner
Investment Promotion Partner
Empowerment Partner
Partner Institutes
Global Green Growth Institute
World Resources Institute
Host Media Partner
Knowledge Partner
Auto Development Partner
Special Economic Zone Partner
Host Media Partner
ESI Africa
Knowledge Partner
Frost & Sullivan
Auto Development Partner
Special Economic Zone Partner
Supporting Partners
African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank
National Business Initiative
Project Partners
Alex Searle
Bellcrescent Partners
Catapult Energy Systems
Circular Energy
Edge Growth
Media Partners
African Banker
African Business
Global Africa Network
Global Water Intelligence
Green Economy Media
Green Times
Highways Today
Mining Review Africa
Savvy Investor
South African Business

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