The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way in which the world does business and this means a change in the way that business is governed and functions. According to data from a Refinitiv report on Governance and Sustainability, sustainability has been at the forefront of businesses so far as an increase in corporate accountability to all stakeholders, greater corporate governance and gender equality in the workplace has proved king. But will this all change as COVID-19 disrupts business. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack this report is Elena Philipova, Global Head of ESG Proposition at Refinitiv.
The CEO of Refinitiv, David Craig, says the importance of environmental, social and governance data is growing and that such data creates a window of clarity that could drive robust decision-making for both foreign and local investors in Africa. To tell us more on how data can shape investment for Africa, David Craig joins CNBC Africa for more.
Refinitiv says Sub-Saharan African investment banking fees reached an estimated $227.3 million in the first half of the year, the lowest first-half total in three years. Franita Neuville, Market Development Manager for Investment and Advisory at Refinitiv joins CNBC Africa for more.