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Rentia van TonderRentia van Tonder

Head Power and Infrastructure Client Coverage at Standard Bank SA

After earning her BSc (Hons) Rentia joined ABSA bank and later completed her MBL (Masters in Business Leadership) and EDP (Executive Development Programme). She joined the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) where she started in the Economic Research department, was seconded to the office of the minister of Minerals and Energy as advisor and joined the IDC’s mining business unit when she returned in 2000. She was promoted to Head: Wood & Paper Strategic business unit in 2003 and later Head: Green Industries, a new unit formed in 2011, where she lead the team focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency, fuel based energy and other green related initiatives.

Rentia joined Standard Bank in 2014, with a focus on developing and implementing opportunities for Standard Bank to be the leading funder of renewable and power projects in SA and the rest of Africa. She has recently taken on the role as Head: Power in Corporate and Investment Banking and continue to focus on developing the franchise.

Takes part in

Jan, 20 5:00 PM CET
Main Stage
Panel Discussion

New Energy Investment Rules for Achieving Sustainable Future

  • How are energy investment rules changing to obtain a low-carbon energy system? Successful examples of green investments around the world.

  • What is the likelihood that investment opportunities arising from the energy transition will outweigh climate-related risks? How to assess climate-related risks before making energy investments.

  • How can regulators and banks foster a corporate transition to cleaner technologies? What financial instruments are there for promoting energy efficiency—regulation, taxation, subsidies?

  • How can green investments bring a competitive advantage to companies and improve their economic resilience to climate change?

Rentia van Tonder Head Power and Infrastructure Client Coverage at Standard Bank SA
David Hayes Managing Partner at bp ventures
Amy West Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance and Corporate Transitions at TD Securities.
Reid Capalino SVP Business Development at LS Power