Joanne Bate

Joanne Bate

COO Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC)

Joanne is the Chief Operations Officer of the IDC and is a chartered accountant by profession. She initially joined the IDC as a business analyst in 1996. During her early career, Joanne participated in and lead deals and transactions across sectors acting in both the lender and sponsor capacity. She formed the Corporate Finance team with a view to building capability to provide financial and advisory support to transformation transactions and later lead the Project Finance teams’ efforts in South Africa and on the continent.

Joanne then undertook a career in the private financial sector at HSBC Corporate Finance followed by a variety of roles at Absa Corporate and Investment Bank. These included head of Coverage for Public Sector, Infrastructure and Mining and most recently head of Client Innovation. In Client Innovation she was responsible for designing business strategies aligned to positive environmental and social impact and was part of the working group to align the bank to the Principles for Responsible Banking. 

Joanne re-joined IDC in February 2020 as the Chief Operations Officer.

Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Wednesday 11/05/2022

From 09:25 To 10:00

05/11/2022 09:25 05/11/2022 10:00 South Africa at the Crossroads – balancing the Just Transition with South Africa’s communities and the the economic opportunities of the evolving mining & energy sectors. What does the latest progress toward a Just Transition – and the outcomes of COP26 - mean for operators and investors in the energy & mining sector? 
  • Coal related energy accounts for 45% of employment, 60% of GDP, 70% of export earnings. How is the importance of coal to specific communities being balanced with the need to reduce global emissions?
  • South Africa does have a unique opportunity to develop a significant green hydrogen economy, given the country’s material green energy comparative advantages. The development of a pragmatic incentive based green hydrogen roadmap, strategy and implementation done in partnership with the private sector could be a game changer.
  • The Critical Roadmap: implementation of effective policy measures to accelerate the adoption of the green hydrogen economy and renewable energies into the SA energy mix, while providing mechanisms to manage the Just Energy Transition and the declining role of coal over time.
Westin Hotel Ballroom

Westin Hotel Ballroom

"South Africa at the Crossroads – balancing the Just Transition with South Africa’s communities and the the economic opportunities of the evolving mining & energy sectors."

Joanne Bate Roger Baxter
Time and date

Wednesday 11/05/2022

From 09:25 To 10:00

05/11/2022 09:25 05/11/2022 10:00 South Africa at the Crossroads – balancing the Just Transition with South Africa’s communities and the the economic opportunities of the evolving mining & energy sectors. What does the latest progress toward a Just Transition – and the outcomes of COP26 - mean for operators and investors in the energy & mining sector? 
  • Coal related energy accounts for 45% of employment, 60% of GDP, 70% of export earnings. How is the importance of coal to specific communities being balanced with the need to reduce global emissions?
  • South Africa does have a unique opportunity to develop a significant green hydrogen economy, given the country’s material green energy comparative advantages. The development of a pragmatic incentive based green hydrogen roadmap, strategy and implementation done in partnership with the private sector could be a game changer.
  • The Critical Roadmap: implementation of effective policy measures to accelerate the adoption of the green hydrogen economy and renewable energies into the SA energy mix, while providing mechanisms to manage the Just Energy Transition and the declining role of coal over time.
Westin Hotel Ballroom
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