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Nature and financial institutions in Africa: A first assessment of opportunities and risks

– Africa’s climate resilience can be strengthened by redefining its economic model to leverage natural capital and designing financial systems to redirect critical nature-based investments.

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The future of African oil and gas: Positioning for the energy transition

With momentum for sustainability building, Africa’s oil and gas producing nations have a unique opportunity to embark on an inclusive energy transition and chart a course toward a sustainable future.
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McKinsey Africa podcast with Mukuru CEO Andy Jury

– In Africa, fintechs are helping to drive forward key strategic priorities such as financial inclusion, as well as make the established banking players reinvigorate innovation. We talk to Andy Jury, the CEO of Mukuru about the potential of this sector.
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Stretched South African consumers put health and sustainability on the shopping list

– Two years into the COVID19 pandemic, South African consumers are still facing economic challenges. But they are willing to pay for what really matters to them. In this article, we explore the implications of changing consumer sentiment and behavior for retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers in South Africa.
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Power to move: Accelerating the electric transport transition in sub-Saharan Africa

– How governments, development partners, and private-sector stakeholders can build an enabling ecosystem for electric vehicles in the region.
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Unlocking digital healthcare in lower- and middle-income countries

– COVID-19 led many healthcare systems in lower- and middle-income countries to adapt digital-healthcare platforms.
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Green Africa: A growth and resilience agenda for the continent

– How the global climate agenda creates opportunities for Africa to build resilience, catalyze sustainable growth, and contribute to the net-zero transition.
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Africa’s green manufacturing crossroads: Choices for a low-carbon industrial future

– In Africa, the decarbonization of the manufacturing sector and economic growth and industrialization can go hand in hand; the choices the continent makes now will be critical for its future success and prosperity.
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An ecosystem of partners: The foundation of capital project excellence

– To deliver large capital projects in heavy industry more efficiently, project owners can consider forming an ecosystem of partners and fundamentally rethinking ways of working together.
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Africa’s plan for a continent-wide pandemic recovery

– Dr. John Nkengasong, director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), explains what’s needed to tackle COVID-19 across the continent.
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Podcast: African banking in the new reality

– The COVID-19 crisis will not leave the banking sector unscathed. The past year has seen the acceleration of seismic trends ranging from deglobalization and a radical shift in the macroenvironment to transformed customer expectations. As African banks chart their paths to recovery in this new reality, they can act swiftly to manage elements that are within their control to shape their recovery and growth trajectory. This could be critical not just for restoring ROEs to meet the needs of shareholders and to better serve their customers, but also in enabling the recovery of Africa as banks have an important role to support customers and economies during these challenging times.
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‘None are safe until all are safe’: COVID-19 vaccine rollout in low- and middle-income countries

– Despite persistent supply issues, in-country delivery and demand for COVID-19 vaccines is likely to be the next challenge for LMICs.
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As a result of its high exposure and vulnerability to climate hazards, a third of the people considered most at risk in the world live in Africa.

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