SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructur - Mark Hasserman

SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Join Mark Hassenkamp as he learns more about SDG 9 and discovers his impact.

Economic growth, social development and climate action rely heavily on investment in resilient infrastructure as well as inclusive and sustainable industrialisation. Basic infrastructure like roads, sanitation, power, water resources and communication technologies remain scarce in many developing countries. Sustainable Development Goal 9 aims to "build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation by 2030". 

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for resilient infrastructure. For economic recovery we need to build back better, create jobs, reduce poverty and stimulate investment. The humanitarian crisis has accelerated the digitisation of businesses and services, as well as access to healthcare, education and essential goods and services online. It has never been more important to bridge the digital divide for the 3.6 billion across the world who remain offline.  

Mark Hassenkamp, Global head of agriculture at LiveKindly Collective, is a farmer from White River, Mpumulanga. Mark is passionate about driving innovative developments to advance the global transition to sustainable food and agriculture. 

Mark started his learning journey about the importance of industry, innovation, and infrastructure, tutored by Aunnie Patton Power, founder of Intelligent Impact. 

In early 2022, the class met in person for the first time. Through curiosity, group discussion and reflection, Mark and the class learned that small but consistent actions from each of us make a considerable impact as a collective. 

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Meet MARK HASSENKAMP

Mark begins his discovery of SDG 9

We invited Mark to join the Class of 2030 to focus on SDG 9. Lessons took place online, with a single goal in mind: to give Mark insight into the SDG to help him understand its relevance in achieving the 2030 goals.

Class in action

Mark reflects on his experience in the Class of 2030 and how he found his impact

As a founding member of the class, Mark believes that it’s in the practical application of the theory where change really happens. Through dialogue and discussion, we can empower those around us to get involved for a real shift to happen.

Class in session

Learn with Mark Hassenkamp

Through three online lessons with his tutor, Mark was exposed to the importance, opportunities and challenges of SDG 9. From understanding physical and digital infrastructure, to the significance of access to finance and why research and development is critical.

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Meet the tutor

Aunnie Patton Power

Aunnie Patton Power is founder of Intelligent Impact, an innovative finance advisory firm and a lecturer on innovative finance, impact investing, and technology for impact. She is an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, adjunct faculty at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, and a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship. Aunnie’s first book, ‘Adventure Finance’ was published earlier this year.

Aunnie Patton Power

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The Fund’s impact on SDG 9

Our Global Sustainable Equity Fund has an impact rating of 3.31 on industry, innovation and infrastructure.

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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 9

Our Global Sustainable Equity Fund has an impact rating of 3.31 on industry, innovation and infrastructure.

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Investec’s approach to the SDGs

We believe that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a solid framework for us to assess, align and prioritise our activities. Our strategy is to harness the expertise in our various businesses and identify opportunities to maximise impact by partnering with our clients, investors and various stakeholders to support delivery of the SDGs, and build a more resilient and inclusive world.

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