ABOUT OUR SPONSORS
A positive role to play
Societe Generale group aims to be a trusted partner for our clients and is resolutely committed to the positive transformations taking place in the world. Whether working in Europe, contributing to sustainable development in Africa or supporting the global ecological transition, we address the challenges of our time by seeing them as opportunities.
Working for the sustainable development of the African continent
Africa and Societe Generale have an uninterrupted history going back for over a century. The Group is supporting the continent in a fair, environmentally friendly and inclusive transition. Put simply, a sustainable and positive transition, drawing its strength from one conviction: the demographic and economic development of this continent – with its talent, natural resources and infrastructure projects – is a key issue of this millennium. Societe Generale supports local economies in particular through the Grow with Africa programme, a demonstration of our commitment to long-term performance.
With a presence in 19 countries, the Group is the leading international bank in West Africa.
Meridiam is an independent investment Benefit Corporation and an asset manager, founded in 2005 on the principle that infrastructure investment should be on a long-term, responsible, and sustainable basis, with clear benefits to local communities. And, on the belief that consideration of ESG criterias and impact is essential.
We work for people and the planet – designing, financing, developing and operating transformational infrastructure, for the long term.
Driven by our mission, we are dedicated to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, determined to make them a reality, addressing what we believe are the world’s most pressing challenges – building resilient communities, tackling climate change and protecting the environment.
Meridiam invested more than $75 billion to date and currently manages over 100 essential public infrastructure globally that responds to the critical needs of communities, in three core sectors: sustainable mobility, innovative low carbon solution, critical public services.
Investing responsibly has the power to build economic growth and dramatically improve people’s lives. It’s why we promise long-term commitment to every project and every community we serve.
For today’s world, tomorrow’s progress and the good of future generations.
Mazars is a leading international audit, tax and advisory firm, aspiring to build the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world. Operating as a united partnership, Mazars works as one integrated team, leveraging expertise, scale and cultural understanding to deliver exceptional and tailored services in audit and accounting, as well as tax, financial advisory, consulting and legal services*.
Founded in Europe, Mazars is present in over 90 countries and territories, with more than 44,000 professionals – 28,000+ in our integrated partnership, 16,000+ via the Mazars North America Alliance – dedicated to helping clients make the most of business opportunities and operate with confidence.
*where permitted under applicable country laws.
VEUVE DU VERNAY
Launched in 2003 Trace is a global multimedia platform dedicated to Hip Hop, Afro-urban cultures and the success of young people and artists. Trace reaches over 350 million fans in 180 countries, including 290 million fans in Africa.
Trace has launched Trace Academia: a mobile app that offers FREE courses and certificates dedicated to jobs, entrepreneurship and soft skills. Trace Academia’s mission is to empower young people, with a focus on women, by providing them with free learning from the world’s best experts as well as opportunities to kickstart their career.