Attracting Investment into the Green Economy and the Atlantis SEZ

Lisa Johansson is Green Economy Investment and Finance Liaison at Wesgro and GreenCape. Jarrod Lyon is Business Development Executive at Atlantis Special Economic Zone for Green Technologies. In episode 3 of the 10 episode Wesgro Series on Future Cities Africa we discuss: Attracting Investment Into the Green Economy and the Atlantis SEZ.

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This episode is brought to you in partnership with Wesgro

Listen or watch to understand:

  • The investment promotion ecosystem supporting the green economy.
  • The Green Economy Hub players and why it is so important to have these relationships in place.
  • Online resources available to assist investors interested in looking into the green economy in South Africa.
  • Green Technology and where the world is going with it.
  • How Green Technology is relevant to the South African economy.
  • The Atlantis Special Economic Zone and how the company is a breakthrough for the Western Cape.
  • The relationship and synergies between Wesgro, GreenCape and the Atlantis Special Economic Zone.
  • What we are currently not getting right and what more needs to fall into place for green technologies and the green economy to really accelerate exponentially.

About Lisa Johansson
Lisa Johansson is a shared resource between Wesgro and GreenCape as their Green Economy Finance and Investment Liaison. She has a background in investment banking and corporate finance. Lisa has a strong calling to assist in sustainability impact investment; specifically around assisting in implementing meaningful solutions for today's productivity requirements, without compromising future generations to meet their needs.

About Jarrod Lyons
Jarrod graduated from the University of Cape Town with an MSc. He started his career at GreenCape as an Industrial Symbiosis practitioner, later serving as a shared resource between Wesgro and GreenCape to strengthen the already active investment promotion ecosystem active in the Western Cape, South Africa. His education in science has allowed him the ability to apply problem-solving skills to 'real-world' problems, while also being able to accurately identify and navigate problems foreseen going forward. Jarrod is currently the Executive for Business Development within the Atlantis Special Economic Zone Company with the primary responsibility of promoting the zone as a world class destination for greentech manufacturers seeking sustainable ways to manufacture their products destined for the global market.

About Wesgro
We are a region of unlimited potential. And this translates into unlimited opportunity. Whether you're interested in travel, investment, film or exporting, Cape Town and the Western Cape have something for you. Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, can help you uncover these opportunities.

As the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, Wesgro assists investors and businesses looking to branch out into the province.

Regardless of the sector your company operates in - be it wine, technology, agriculture or another sector - Cape Town and the Western Cape have all the elements necessary to make your investment a success.

We are a region of unlimited potential, and this translates into unlimited opportunity. We offer expertise and assistance to those looking to travel, invest, film or trade in Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Let Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, help you uncover these opportunities.

Visit: Wesgro

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