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John Vercoe

8 Miles
Director of ESG and Impact
London, Addis, Kampala, Cairo
Key Knowledge Areas: Africa, ESG, Private Equity, IFC performance standards, DFI funding, SME’s, Emerging Markets. ... Bio: Director of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and Impact at the pan-African private equity fund, 8 Miles. He brings in-depth knowledge of private sector investment in African agriculture and financing initiatives. John was born in Botswana and has focused his career on improving livelihoods and ecosystems through the effective deployment of private capital. As a member of the UN PRI's Reporting and Assessment Advisory Committee and as a Chartered Environmentalist (C.Env) he brings with him an understanding of the opportunities the private sector can deliver to improve environmental and social outcomes in Africa.