This article was published by GREENMONEY  JOURNAL, covering sustainable business and investing since 1992.  

             

Twenty-two years ago, when apartheid fell, South Africa pointed the way from disinvesting to reinvesting in one of the landmark nonviolent social transformations of our time. A number of international investors decided then to put their money to work in building a more equitable South Africa. Today South Africa is the largest impact investment mar...

June 22, 2016

The Pulse is a special background brief by Shared Interest’s Executive Director, Donna Katzin, for key investors and other stakeholders on recent developments in South and Southern Africa that impact the organization’s work. 

The National Development Plan aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030.

 - National Development Plan – 2030        

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South Africa’s challenges in agriculture are not new, as the country continues to grapple with natu...

May 18, 2016

 

 One of the most compelling aspects of gender lens investing is its potential not only to incorporate women and girls into systems that have excluded them – but to change those systems.  And to change them by applying values and practices women prioritize in order to build more just and inclusive societies.   During the past 22 years, Shared Interest’s experience in South and Southern Africa has provided a number of examples that demonstrate the impact and potential of gender lens investing – a...

March 10, 2016

 

One of the most compelling aspects of gender lens investing is its potential to incorporate women and girls into systems that have excluded them — and to change those systems. To change them by applying values and practices women prioritize in order to build more just and inclusive societies.

When Shared Interest was launched in 1994, just after Nelson Mandela was elected president, to enable international investors to put their money work in helping to build a more equitable South Africa, race...

November 12, 2015

 

In 1999, Madiba Restaurant was started with five tables around makeshift bar — it was the first South African restaurant in New York City.

 

Today, Madiba is the epicenter of South African culture and cuisine and serves what owner, Mark Henegan, calls “Rainbow Cuisine” — a hodgepodge of cultural influences from Dutch, British Indian, and traditional South Africa. Our catering partner and long time friend is a source for more than just food — Madiba is involved in local outreach programs and conti...

November 11, 2015

Born in Soweto, raised in Swaziland, and educated in the United States and Europe, Thulare has launched her Fashion Deli stores in both Cape Town and NYC. Using her skills and influence, her vision is to create an authentic perception of Africa through her array of fashion and lifestyle products.

Once named the “Most Innovative Designer” at Cape Town Fashion Week, Thulare stresses the importance of promoting Southern African design in the United States. She notes “market access for Made in South...

October 13, 2015

 

The Pulse is a special background brief by Shared Interest’s Executive Director for key investors and other stakeholders on recent developments in South and Southern Africa that impact the organization’s work. This is the first report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress and Headwinds

 

As Shared Interest celebrates a year of success in strengthening the platform for equitable development at the levels of South Africa’s grassroots communities as well as financial institutions, the nation itself faces some significant...

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