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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Tania Swanepoel
Head: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) at Old Mutual Alternative Investments


Tania is the Head of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) at Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), the largest private alternative investment manager in Africa with over R116 billion in assets under management. Tania leads the OMAI ESG practice, determines and drives the strategy and works to increase the ability of the business to execute on ESG and Impact aspects and activities. Since joining OMAI in 2018, she has played an active role in the integration of ESG and impact investing practices into investment decision making, analysing ESG risks and unlocking opportunities across our portfolios. Tania supports asset managers and portfolio company management teams in executing on ESG performance and maximising positive impacts.

Tania has been a non-Executive Director on the Boards of Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (REISA), Umoya Energy Wind Farm and Cookhouse Wind Farm and serves on the social and ethics sub-committees of several companies.

She has over 25 years of ESG experience and prior to joining OMAI, she was a Principal Consultant at Environmental Resources Management (ERM) and served on the Board of Directors at ERM Southern Africa for six years. Her experience in the impact assessment and planning, due diligence and contaminated land arenas provides her with a strong technical background in broad environmental, social, health and safety (ESHS) best practises in the renewable energy, power utilities, oil and gas, mining, industrial and transport sectors.

She holds a B.Sc. Hons (Engineering & Environmental Geology) degree from the University of Pretoria and a B.Sc. Hons (Geology & Geohydrology) degree from the University of the Western Cape and is a Registered Professional Natural Scientist (Pr. Sci. Nat).

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Agenda Sessions

  • Chair's afternoon remarks

  • Chair's closing remarks and end of ESG and Impact Summit

  • Chair's welcome address