SIBOS 2021 An abundant continent demands unique skills. We bring you both. Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Insights and Events > SIBOS 2021 For a continent with abundant history, cultures and opportunities, you need our deep sector expertise, investor solutions, trade and cash management capabilities and sustainable foresight. SIBOS 2021 An abundant continent demands unique skills. We bring you both. The unimaginable is now everywhere. Evolving the role of finance and how business is done. Absa Corporate and Investment Banking has the bravery to reimagine the future as this is the only way to do business – especially in Africa where our experience and expertise are helping clients to realise Africa’s sustainable trade potential. Absa CIB joins the conversation on the right transactional and cash management in Africa. We have accelerated progress in digital and technological offerings, risk management and services that support greater diversity on the continent. Explore our uniquely African perspectives Analysis and data-driven insights on the powerful dynamics impacting business and finance today – and the implications for tomorrow. DEALS Redefining the future through green energy finance Green, clean, energy is the way to go. Our R5,2bn deal with Globeleq demonstrates our commitment to the financing of clean energy and the acceleration of investments that make a sustainable impact on the communities we serve. The bravery to imagine. That’s Africanacity FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS Lessons from building a custody business during a pandemic Building and selling a business is a very personal journey and when you get the opportunity to reiterate on your original concept, there is something special about taking it to a whole new level. Our journey with Absa Investor Services gave us a chance to do just that. DEALS Collaborating in responsible lending to create sustainable economies CDC provides $50m risk sharing facility to Absa to support lending to MSMEs and households through Microfinance and Non-Bank Financial Institutions in Africa TRADE INSIGHTS AfCFTA, the long road to Africa’s promised land of trade and prosperity The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been touted as the supercharger of Africa's long-term economic success. Here, Bohani Hlungwane, Group Head of Sales, Trade and Working Capital at Absa, looks at how far we have come and what needs to be done. vvvvvvvv RISK MANAGEMENT Transactional Trends It has been said that 2020 was a year of survival and 2021 will arguably be the inflection point that presents pathways out of the pandemic. RISK MANAGEMENT Mitigating the Climate Crisis and Driving Inclusive Growth Africa is facing the triple challenge of inequality, climate change and the post-pandemic economic recovery. How can sustainable finance drive much-needed change? AWARDS Absa secures two more digital banking awards Africa’s leading Pan-African banking group has once again been recognised for its digital banking offering, having secured two categories at the recent Global Finance Digital Innovator Awards. DEALS Funding that makes a shared future possible Funding partner to Heirs Holdings and Transcorp, for their USD 1.1 billion acquisition of OML 17. DEALS Enabling Africa’s Digital Transformation Contributing R2.5 billion in capital funding to Teraco's data centre infrastructure development. That's Africanacity CORPORATE BANKING Leadership: Playing offensive or defensive Absa Group's Managing Director Transactional Banking African Regional Operations Thabo Makoko has a clear message to stakeholders. Discover our unique skills The African continent is a dynamic place of great opportunity. With so much experience, you will need the credentials of a strategic bank with on-the-ground presence. 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