Arvana Singh

Head: Sustainable Finance Solutions

Arvana Singh


Arvana has over 10 years of investment banking experience and holds an in depth understanding of credit risk, capital markets and sustainability finance principles. Arvana formulated a market leading sustainability framework for Nedbank and structured and issued South Africa’s 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. Arvana has also led the development of climate related USD loan mechanisms in conjunction with DFIs. She has completed the Sustainability Practitioners Programme with the University of Cambridge, is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Business Science Degree. Arvana is a contributor to the National Sustainable Finance Working Group in South Africa and is leading the sustainable finance solutions business at Nedbank.

Speaker at these events:

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