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NGX Partners BUA Group, CSCS, Other Private Sponsors To Host Capital Markets Conference

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NGX CONFERENCE

…Theme “The Future Ready Capital Market: Innovating for Nigeria’s Sustainable Recovery”

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), led by its Chairman, Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN, and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Temi Popoola, CFA, is on course to further champion the reawakening of the capital market from the effect of the pandemic.

To achieve this, NGX, alongside its sponsors BUA Group, Central Securities Clearing System Plc (CSCS), and NG Clearing, is putting together the inaugural edition of the NGX Capital Markets Conference with the theme, “The Future Ready Capital Market: Innovating for Nigeria’s Sustainable Recovery”.

The flagship hybrid event, which will take place on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, at Transcorp Hilton Abuja, will be attended by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; and a host of key stakeholders, industry players, and top government officials.

Speaking about the importance of the conference, Mr. Popoola, said, “The Nigerian capital market plays a critical role in developing the Nigerian economy and, in proxy, the African economy. The challenges the capital market encountered during the pandemic have created an opportunity to drive sustainable wealth creation and economic development through policies that foster innovation and digitalization, addressing severe societal challenges.

NGX is strategically positioned to invite stakeholders in the capital market to form partnerships that will foster the growth and development of the Nigerian economy.

“The Future Ready Capital Market: Innovating for Nigeria’s Sustainable Recovery”

Chairman/CEO of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, CON, said, “The initiative of Nigerian Exchange Limited to engage key stakeholders in the capital market is a commendable step to revitalizing the economy and positioning it to attract greater global flows for sustainable economic recovery. We at BUA Group applaud NGX for this great initiative and are pleased to partner in taking this giant stride to chart a path for the future of a resilient Nigerian economy”.

Also commenting, Haruna Jalo-Waziri, MD/CEO, CSCS said, “I believe that yielding partnerships in the capital market will better strengthen the industry, create opportunities for more players, and support innovation and digitalisation to better drive the Nigerian economy.”

In compliance with COVID-19 protocols, in-person attendance at the conference is by invitation only. Interested persons who wish to attend online via zoom and YouTube can register at https://bit.ly/ngx-cmc2021.

Media partners for the event include CNBC Africa, Proshare, Business Day, and Nairametrics.

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NGX, GRI, PRI Set To Host Webinar On Responsible Investing

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NGX Holds Webinar On Empowering Responsible Investing Through Data Metrics And ESG Integration

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), in collaboration with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Africa and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is set to host a webinar on the role of ESG metrics and data in enabling responsible investing, on Wednesday, 29 June 2022, at 11:00 am (WAT).

The webinar themed, “Empowering Responsible Investing through Data Metrics and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Integration”, is aimed at investors, companies, market regulators, and practitioners interested in understanding ESG metrics/data required by investors to make sound investment decisions. 

The interested participant can register for the free webinar on https://bit.ly/ngx_erid

Speaking about the event, the Divisional Head, Business Support Services, NGX, Irene Robison-Ayanwale, noted that; “The increase in sustainable and responsible investment has put ESG metrics higher up on the list of performance considerations, as many investors now prefer to use their money to create change in the world. Investors increasingly rely on a wide range of ESG data when deciding where to invest their money. The webinar which is in line with the Exchange’s commitment to foster the growth of long-term sustainable finance in the Nigerian capital market will drive conversations on how decision-useful ESG data plays a key role in investment decisions”. 

Confirmed speakers at the webinar include Temi Popoola, CEO, Nigerian Exchange Limited; Chinua Azubike, CEO, InfraCredit; Dave Reubzaet, Director, Capital Markets, GRI; Darron Scorgie, Head of Africa, Signatory Relations, PRI; Temilade Aduroja, Head of Investor Relations, Dangote Cement Plc, Jude Chiemeka, Divisional Head, Capital Markets, Nigerian Exchange Limited and Nicole Martens, Senior Stewardship Professional, Old Mutual Investment.

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NGX Holds Webinar On Empowering Responsible Investing Through Data Metrics And ESG Integration

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NGX Holds Webinar On Empowering Responsible Investing Through Data Metrics And ESG Integration

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), in partnership with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Africa, and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), has announced to hold a webinar tagged Empowering Responsible Investing through Data Metrics and ESG Integration’, scheduled to hold on Wednesday, 29th June at 11:00 am-12:30 pm WAT.

As part of the Exchange’s initiatives to foster the growth of long-term sustainable finance, the webinar will drive conversations on how ESG data plays a key role in investment decisions. 

The session will also deepen investors, companies, market regulators, and practitioners’ knowledge in understanding ESG metrics and data in order to make informed choices.  

Register now for free: https://bit.ly/ngx_erid

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NGX CEO, Temi Popoola Reassures Stakeholders Of NGX’s Commitment To Lead Charge In Unlocking Capital For Sustainable Earth

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World Environment Day - Only One Earth

World Environment Day – Only One Earth; June 5th, 2022

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Mr. Temi Popoola, CFA Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited has reassured stakeholders of NGX’s commitment to lead the charge in unlocking capital for sustainable earth on World Environment Day, June 5, 2022.

Popoola said: “We live in a world where the top global risks, in terms of likelihood, are associated with a looming environmental and climate crisis. The impacts of climate change such as warming temperatures, change in precipitation, and an increase in the frequency or intensity of some extreme weather events are expected to have a significant impact on global food value chains.

“Securities exchanges are uniquely positioned at the heart of the financial industry, facilitating the effective and efficient allocation of resources for the purpose of economic growth and development. As the sustainable Exchange championing Africa’s growth, NGX has a unique opportunity to advance sustainable development and combat climate change by fostering the growth of long-term sustainable finance in new ways that reflect the times that are characteristic of the world we live in today. Accordingly, NGX collaborated with Debt Management Office (DMO) and the Federal Ministry of Environment, in developing Africa’s first fully certified green bond, the debut Federal Government Sovereign ₦10.69 billion Green Bond, and the Exchange is positioned to deliver more impact through sustainable finance”.

In his statement, NGX’s CEO said: “As we celebrate World Environment Day today, with the theme “Only One Earth”, I would like to reassure you of NGX’s long-standing commitment to fostering the growth of long-term sustainable finance in Nigeria. I look forward to your unwavering support as we work to build a new normal that would help accelerate the achievement of sustainable development and climate change priorities across Africa and a world where we can live sustainably in harmony with nature.”

Please read my letter reassuring our stakeholders of NGX’s commitment to lead the charge in unlocking capital for a sustainable Earth

Happy World Environment Day!

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