Africa Energy Forum 2018

19 - 22 June 2018

ERM is a Lead Sponsor at the Africa Energy Forum, and will be exhibiting and presenting.

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is an international forum focused on power generation in Africa with attendance from investors, consultants, developers, ministries, utilities, regulators from the continent’s power, infrastructure and industrial sectors. The AEF this year, the forum’s 20th anniversary, will be held in Mauritius.

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ERM at the Africa Energy Forum

Along with sponsoring and presenting, a selection of ERM's power sector experts will be at booth B38 to share their insight gained from involvement in numerous Africa Power projects over the past 20 years.

Join ERM at our panel session:

Bankability Past and Future: The Evolution of Environmental and Social Risk Management
Thursday 21 June, 12h00 - 13h00

Hear from our panellists about their perspectives on key environmental and social lessons learned in de-risking projects during development, minimising cost overruns and projects delays and delivering bankable projects that meet lender standards.

What are best-in-class developers doing right? What’s next on the environmental and social agenda that could impact access to capital?


  • Maarten van Renssen, Globeleq: ESG Director
  • Sophie Mertens-Stobbaerts, ENGIE: Chief Strategy, Communications & CSR Officer
  • Nicolas Souche, IFC: Principal Investment Officer & Hub Leader, Infrastructure Africa
  • Karin Verstralen, FMO: Manager: Environmental and Social Sustainability (Energy)
  • Marcel Cabral, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy: Head of Sales Sub Saharan Africa

The panel session will be moderated by ERM Partner James Stacey.

ERM's Speaker

James Stacey
ERM Partner 

James has 25 years’ of EHSS and sustainability experience, working largely with private equity, banking & corporate clients. James has a breadth of sector and geography experience gained through his consulting, banking and private equity background with KPMG, Standard Chartered and ECP LLP. James is a Corporate Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and chairs the General Partner (private equity) Responsible Investment Group in London.


Paradis & Dinarobin Beachcomber Hotels
South-West Mauritius


If you would like to find out more about what the Forum will offer, download the latest agenda.