SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

Join Naomi Schiff as she learns more about why it’s important to expand access to affordable and clean energy.

The world is making progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 7, with encouraging signs that energy is becoming more sustainable and widely available. Access to electricity in poorer countries has begun to accelerate, energy efficiency continues to improve and renewable energy is making impressive gains in the electricity sector. However there is much progress still to be made. By 2030, we need to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services and double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

789 million people – predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa – are living without access to electricity, and hundreds of millions more only have access to very limited or unreliable electricity. It is estimated that only 28% of health facilities have access to reliable electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, more focused attention is needed to improve access to clean and safe cooking fuels and technologies for 3 billion people.

Join Naomi as she learns about the importance of creating access to clean and affordable energy, tutored by Fumani Mthembi, Managing Director of Knowledge Pele.

SDG 7: Meet Naomi

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The Fund’s impact on SDG 7

Our Global Sustainable Equity Fund has an impact rating of 1.4 on affordable and clean energy.

Investec Global Sustainable Equity Fund

Invest in a fund that strives to have a 100% net positive impact, aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Fund’s impact on SDG 7

Our Global Sustainable Equity Fund has an impact rating of 1.4 on affordable and clean energy.

Scores range from -10 (significant negative impact) to +10 (significant positive impact).

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SDG 7: Naomi Schiff - Racing Driver and Presenter

Meet the class

Meet Naomi Schiff

Racing driver, presenter and diversity and inclusion ambassador for W-Series racing. Naomi is of Belgian and Rwandan descent, she grew up in in Johannesburg, but currently calls London home. Naomi started kart racing at the age of eleven and now travels to the world’s finest race circuits as an ambassador of women’s racing.

Meet the tutor, Fumani Mthembi

Fumani Mthembi is a social entrepreneur and co-founded the Pele Energy Group, South Africa’s largest 100% black-owned independent power production and development company. Within Pele, she is Managing Director of Knowledge Pele, the research and development subsidiary of the Group. Knowledge Pele leverages capital and infrastructure assets for the benefit of underprivileged communities. Through Knowledge Pele, Fumani leads the transformation of these communities into self-sustaining socio-economies, powered by capable people, green infrastructure and clean industries.

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