Web event: ‘Money Talks: Redefining our Investments for Justice and Sustainability’

This Mandela Day, 18 July 2023, we invite you to join us to spend 67 minutes honouring Mandela’s legacy by learning more about how your investments can build the more just and sustainable world that we all want:

Money Talk: Redefining Investments for Justice and Sustainability 

When: 18 July (Mandela Day) at 13:00

Where: Online – register at bit.ly/ffsamoneytalk 

We are excited to have Ashley Daswa and Brad McWalter joining David Le Page as speakers for this event which forms part of our broader #InvestFossilFree campaign. A campaign calling on asset managers to provide fossil-fuel free funds for the people who want them. The panel will be moderated by Sarah Robyn Farrell, a climate justice campaigner/organiser, musician and writer. She is currently the divestment campaigner for Fossil Free South Africa and the Strategic Communications and Fundraising Manager for African Climate Alliance, a youth led organisation she helped found, that is acting and advocating for Afrocentric Climate Justice.  

More about our speakers

Ashley Daswa

Ashley Daswa is a well-rounded investment professional possessing experience in asset allocation, portfolio construction and embedding sustainable and responsible investment within portfolios. He has proven record of accomplishment, with over a decade experience in the investment management industry. Ashley is currently a Senior Investment Specialist at Sanlam Corporate Investments. Before rejoining Sanlam, he worked for Old Mutual Investments Strategy team where he was responsible for asset allocation and integration of responsible investing within the investment processes with special focus on alternative assets. He also worked in companies such as Aequalitas Capital Partners, Impact Amplifier and State Street. Ashley holds a master’s in finance (Cum Laude) from the University of the Western Cape and a master’s in economics (Cum Laude) from Fordham University in New York.

Brad McWalter

Brad McWalter is an independent financial planner, fulfilling a role for his clients as a financial navigator. He holds a CFP® Professional designation, and has a financial planning degree. After having worked in a large financial services organisation, he started an independent financial advice house to provide his clients with a more bespoke offering. His company’s core principle which is embodied in their process is in acknowledging that people are unique. Brad has a heart for the environment and likes to connect with people in a more individualised manner. With a view to uncovering our mutual synergies, he works mostly with professionals and working parents that understand long-term thinking.

David Le Page

David Le Page is the co-founder and coordinator of Fossil Free SA. He is a science and human rights journalist, and campaigner for ethical finance. He has previously worked with and for the Mail & Guardian, the Treatment Action Campaign, and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute.