ADSFF 2022 Agenda

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The UAE’s financial sector is committed to assisting the country’s delivery on its national climate goals and programmes, notably the Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, the first-ever net-zero target in the Middle East and North African region.

The fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum (ADSFF) will convene top global institutional investors, selected Heads of State and Ministers of Finance, regulators and financial institutions to discuss areas of collaboration to increase the flow of capital toward sustainable investment. Key cross-cutting areas such as innovation and inclusion will be incorporated throughout.

ADSFF is a flagship initiative by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Abu Dhabi’s International Financial Centre. Continuing the momentum generated by last year’s event, which focused on ‘scaling investments for sustainable development’, ADSFF 2022 will reveal further progress towards Abu Dhabi’s Sustainable Finance Agenda and the work of its key partners, highlighting how to finance sustainable economic development.


* This is not the final agenda, exciting new topics and speakers will be added on a regular basis, keep watching this spot for more updates!

AGENDA

11:00 AM

Moderator opening remarks

Eithne Treanor, Managing Director, ETreanor Media

11:05 AM

Chairperson opening remarks

Mercedes Vela Monserrate, Head of Sustainable Finance, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

Keynotes

11:10 AM

Welcome address: Abu Dhabi’s Sustainable Finance Agenda

H.E. Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

11:15 AM

Global challenges to tackle climate change

H.E. Ban Ki-moon, President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute, Eight Secretary-General of the United Nations

11:25 AM

High-level keynote

H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

11:30 AM

Tracking progress: ADGM’s Sustainable Finance journey

11:40 AM

Transitioning to a Net-Zero Economy

H.E. Younis Alkhoori, Undersecretary, Ministry of Finance, UAE

11:55 AM

High-level keynote

Dr. Ryadh M. Alkhareif, Deputy Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, KSA

12:00 PM

Abu Dhabi’s fourth Sustainable Finance Declaration

12:10 PM

Nuclear energy for a Net-Zero World

H.E. Mohammed Al Hammadi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

12:20 PM

High-level keynote

Mary Schapiro, Former Chair of the US SEC & Vice Chair, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), Head of Secretariat for Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

12:30 PM

Net-Zero: From commitment to implementation

Jean Lemierre, Chairman, BNP Paribas

12:40 PM

Corporate transition to Net-Zero

Maria Ferraro, Member of the Executive Board & Chief Financial Officer, Siemens Energy AG

Sub-topics (Panel discussions)

1:00 PM

Revising Regulations to Support Sustainability

Introduction
Ivan Faiella, Coordinator of the Bank of Italy Task Force for G20 Sustainable Finance

Panel discussion

  • F. Christopher Calabia, Chief Executive, Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)
  • H.E. Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi, Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA)
  • Emmanuel Givanakis, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
  • Fahima Al Bastaki, Chief Business & Market Development Officer, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)

Moderator
Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance, Institute of International Finance (IIF)

1:45 PM

Launch of the first-of-its kind Sustainable Finance Platform

1:50 PM

Getting innovations to market

Introduction
Kristen Weldon, Managing Director, BlackRock & Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock Alternative Investors

Panel discussion

  • Daniel Klier, President of Arabesque & Chief Executive Officer of Arabesque S-Ray
  • Alexander L.C. Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, Greenomy
  • Rebeca Minguela, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Clarity AI
  • Robert Sprujit, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, ING

Moderator
Cathrine de Coninck-Lopez, Global Head of ESG, Invesco

Spotlight on Masdar’s Green REIT by Abdulla Balalaa, Executive Director, Masdar City & Chairman of Masdar Green REIT

2:35 PM

Mobilising investments to help finance the transition efforts

Introduction
Mohamed Al Dhaheri, Acting Director General, Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)

Panel discussion

  • Thomas Höhne-Sparborth, Head of Sustainability Research, Lombard Odier
  • Tanguy Claquin, Global Head of Sustainability, Credit Agricole CIB
  • Oliver Philips, Associate Director, Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered
  • James Spence, Co-founder & Director, Libra Project Asset Management
  • Mehdi Amine Fichtali, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, FinaMaze

Moderator
Ismail Radwan, Lead Economist, The World Bank GCC

Upskilling and building capacity with ADGM Academy

3:20 PM

Technical assistance alongside financing

Introduction
Margaret Franklin, CFA, President & Chief Executive Officer, CFA Institute

Panel discussion

  • Adam Boukadida, Chief Financial Officer, Etihad Airways
  • Laetitia Hamon, Head of Sustainable Finance, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
  • Stephen Moss, Regional CEO for the Middle East and North Africa, HSBC
  • Ibrahim Al-Zubi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding

Moderator
Stephen Nolan, Managing Director, UNDP Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S)

4:10 PM

Putting a value on carbon

Introduction
Mohamed Al Hashimi, Chief Financial Officer, ADNOC Distribution

Speakers

  • Thomas McMahon, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, AirCarbon
  • Ana Haurie, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Respira International
  • Albert Yip, Chairman, Carbon Credit Xchange Limited (CCX)
  • Martin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, INNOVO Innovation

Moderator
David McNeil, Head of Climate Risk, Director, Fitch Ratings

4:55 PM

AirCarbon Exchange, the worlds first fully digital carbon exchange

5:00 PM

The use of Islamic finance

Introduction
Margaret Kuhlow, Global Finance Leader, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Speakers

  • Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC)
  • Michael Grifferty, President, The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA)
  • José Angel Tejero, Chief Financial and Sustainability Officer, Acciona SA
  • Mike Davis, Global Head of Wholesale Banking, Abu Dhabi Investment Bank (ADIB)

Moderator
Mohieddine Kronfol, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton

5:50 PM

Keynote or closing remarks

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, CEO, Alliances for Global Sustainability

6:00 PM

Closing remarks conference chairperson

6:15 PM

Close of ADSFF 2022