INSIGHT SERIES Absa Insights Series Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Absa insights series Our foresight assists your business’s sustainable growth potential We have created a platform for our sector experts to provide data driven insights that will help your business adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. SECTOR EXPERTISE Matching Foresight with Sustainable Possibilities As global and continental economies change, we’re faced with new challenges and opportunities. As a bank committed to the sustainable development of our African continent, we partner with our clients to navigate this changing world, sharing deep insights and learnings on key sectors, many of which have been disrupted by the global pandemic. Through the Absa Insights Series, we help our clients unlock their full growth potential through sustainable opportunities and solutions, ensuring a future for them, our planet and for generations to come. Contact us Motlatsi Mthimunye, Head: Growth Sectors at CIB, explains how Absa Insights Series provides expert perspectives on a variety of sectors that are currently driving the economy. Podcast From insights that inform consumer trends and the economics of sustainable development, to how small businesses can shape our continent’s economy, stay informed through our podcast series that will feature discussions from thought leaders and sector experts. Energy and Resources 3 EpisodesA report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that Africa will be the most populated region in the world by 2040, surpassing China and India. While this increase in population presents challenges for the continent, there are exciting opportunities unfolding in the resource and energy sector.Africa is emerging as a global force in oil and gas markets and is forecast to outstrip China in the coming years.MORE Episode 01Can Africa capitalise on its renewable resources to avoid an energy crisis? Episode 02Could sustainable energy reduce climate crisis and boost inclusive growth? Episode 03 Is green energy the solution to Africa’s energy dilemma? View all episodes Healthcare 3 EpisodesThe health sector has played a pivotal role in managing the Covid-19 outbreak, yet there is still more work to be done - driven by efficient and effective planning as well as collaboration. We have assembled a diverse and wide-ranging interviews with some of our clients across a myriad of fields to help us get a clear vision of how we can collectively journey towards continental economic recovery and growth.MORE Episode 01Life courtesy of vaccines: The biggest driver of Africa's economic recovery Episode 02This is the core problem with South Africans not wanting to get vaccinated Episode 03Are incentives key to getting South Africans to vaccinate? View all episodes Telecommunications, Media and Technology 2 EpisodesTraditionally the provider of voice, data connectivity and mobile payments solutions, the telecommunication sector, is now playing an increasingly important role in sectors like agriculture and healthcare. We delve into this, and more, in the Absa Insights, Telecommunications Media and Technology Podcast series.MORE Episode 01How the Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting rural farmers to the world Episode 02Smart farming: How the IoT tracks the health of livestock and crops with an app Episode 03Here's how telecommunications companies are helping farmers yield results View all episodes Enterprise and Supplier Development 3 EpisodesThe role of small- and medium-sized businesses is an important one. In this series our thought leaders discuss how SMEs are likely to lead the economic recovery on the African continent, as well as the challenges that small businesses may face.MORE Episode 01Localisation improves Africa’s access to mainstream supply chains Episode 02SMMEs in South Africa: Enterprise Supply Developments need to up their game Episode 03Absa Bank Kenya breaks tradition and goes out looking to help grow SMEs View all episodes Consumer Goods and Services 3 EpisodesWhat informs consumer behaviour? 2020 created a shift in consumer trends, with the increase of e-commerce shopping and spending more on home renovations.In this series of the Absa insights podcast, we discuss the data driven insights that inform consumer trends.MORE Episode 01Through the great staggering to a better normal Episode 02EFTs and E-Wallets make online shopping in Africa easier, quicker and accessible to everyone Episode 03Consumers choose home improvement and loungewear over expensive luxuries View all episodes Agriculture 3 EpisodesFarmers might not be driving Ferraris… yet, but there’s no doubt that Agriculture is a continental bright spot. In this Absa Insights podcast series, listen to thought leaders Roux Wildenboer, Steve Biko and Wandile Sihlobo as they delve into Agriculture across the African continent.MORE Episode 01As global food prices soar, Africa's agriculture sector is yet to benefit Episode 02The Agricultural sector: the bright spot for a fruitful future Episode 03Could Kenya’s fresh outlook on agriculture serve as a blueprint for SA? View all episodes Explore our insightful sector series Your endless possibilities are now in your grasp. We are giving you access to sectorial insights from thought leaders to help you unlock business possibilities. Energy and Resources InsightsA report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that Africa will be the most populated region in the world by 2040, surpassing China and India ... Healthcare InsightsIn our special edition of the insights series, how the vaccine rollout offers us all a glimmer of hope to safeguard our way of life and our loved ones as we seek to protect ... Consumer InsightsAs the playing field for consumer products and services is constantly shifting, we extract practical business insights so you can respond effortlessly at every step of your growth journey. Agriculture InsightsWith expertise in the agricultural sector, we offer our clients valuable insights at every step of their growth journey. These strategic partnerships help them unlock their full financial potential with foresight and sustainable solutions. Enterprise and Supplier Development InsightsIn the next part of the Absa Insights series we discuss Enterprise and Supplier Development across Africa. Telecommunications, Media and Technology InsightsTraditionally the provider of voice, data connectivity and mobile payments solutions, the telecommunication sector... 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