Arvana Singh

Head: Sustainable Finance Solutions

Arvana Singh


Arvana leads Sustainable Finance Solutions at Nedbank CIB and holds extensive investment banking and sustainable finance experience having arranged over R 8,5bn equivalent of green bonds and climate loans over the last three years thereby placing Nedbank at the forefront of this space. Arvana formulated a market leading sustainability issuance framework for Nedbank and structured its inaugural green renewable energy bonds and subsequent Tier 2 green capital instruments. The green renewable energy bond instruments were endorsed by international and global investors and achieved the African Banker Energy Deal of the Year Award and the Impact Initiative of the Year Award for Africa from Environmental Finance. The Tier 2 Green Bond deal resulted in Nedbank being named as the Best Sustainable Finance Bank in Africa by Euromoney in 2021.

Arvana is also developing ESG themed loan financings with clients across sectors and holds a vast knowledge on sustainable finance and E, S and G principles and frameworks. She has completed the University of Cambridge Sustainability Practitioners course, is a CFA Charterholder and serves as a contributor to various sustainable finance industry initiatives.

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa 2025

Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa 2023

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2022

ESG & Capital Markets Africa 2021 - Virtual

ESG & Capital Markets Africa 2020 - Virtual Conference

  • To what extent are “E”, “S” and/or “G” acting as markers to attract more FDI into Africa? What criteria are investors looking at?
  • Bonds, Loans & Sukuk East Africa 2019