16 Jan '13, 10am

"Will 2013 Be the Year to Invest in Africa?" via @triplepundit

"Will 2013 Be the Year to Invest in Africa?" via @triplepundit

Even a few of our most recognizable corporate giants have mingled with the budding economic behemoth in ways that reflect serious commercial interest combined with commitment to positive impact in local communities. Microsoft has long held a commercial, albeit nourishing presence in Africa and Walmart turned heads recently by acquiring Massmart, a leading retailer in Sub-Saharan Africa which happens to rank among the world’s top ESG performers . Visa made a big statement that underscores its perceived alignment between providing financial services to East Africa and improving its balance sheet. Last year, it opened a regional headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya while also establishing an intensive partnership with the government of Rwanda . A handful of our corporate leaders are reaping the rewards for their willingness to pioneer commercial approaches to help develop Africa, y...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/01/will-2013-be-year-afr...

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